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Re: Turntables.
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2021, 10:08:33 PM »
I have Tinnitus, so I donít need a very fancy set-up as it would be wasted on me.  I do however spend out on decent speaker cabling.

Just use my old DJ gear, so 2 x Technics 1210s with Shure White Label carts, Pioneer DJM600 mixer and a cheap Cambridge amp.  Sorted.


Nice speakers , Col ! The SL1210 still change hands for decent money and l imagine not just sought after by DJ's now . When the cd player arrived in the 8ts , l don't think they envisaged that they would still be selling turntables and vinyl in the 2020's.
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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2021, 09:45:22 AM »


It's not a massive room Rafa but it will be nice to have the option to use the room flexibly.  I'm sure it will eventually end up as a bit of a utility room; I've been working from home for the last 13 months and whilst I expect we'll be returning to the office in the next few months, we've already been told we'll be able to work more flexibly, so I also think we'll kit a corner of the room out as an home office. Add my music collection to the mix and whatever Mrs Chilli wants to put in there, I'm sure it will get filled up pretty quickly.

I know what you mean, Paul; in fact, it's like a non-written rule of matter, that Einstein himself would've been proud of: once a room gets vacant at home, chances are it'll become a junk room in no time  ;D. Still nice if you can use that space for yourself, be it for work or/and leisure.

I've been some months working from home myself, but using our studio, where there's no convenient place left for a hi-fi system, tbh, or even for listening to music properly (if not using headphones), less so with my wife studying for a public exam in the adjacent room.

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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2021, 11:57:00 AM »
I have Tinnitus, so I donít need a very fancy set-up as it would be wasted on me.  I do however spend out on decent speaker cabling.

Just use my old DJ gear, so 2 x Technics 1210s with Shure White Label carts, Pioneer DJM600 mixer and a cheap Cambridge amp.  Sorted.


Nice speakers , Col ! The SL1210 still change hands for decent money and l imagine not just sought after by DJ's now . When the cd player arrived in the 8ts , l don't think they envisaged that they would still be selling turntables and vinyl in the 2020's.

That looks nice Col; and quite a collection of vinyl you have there.

Just answer me one question though; the 1878 in your picture frame - the Tractor Boys by any chance 😁.

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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2021, 12:50:11 PM »
I have Tinnitus, so I donít need a very fancy set-up as it would be wasted on me.  I do however spend out on decent speaker cabling.

Just use my old DJ gear, so 2 x Technics 1210s with Shure White Label carts, Pioneer DJM600 mixer and a cheap Cambridge amp.  Sorted.


Nice speakers , Col ! The SL1210 still change hands for decent money and l imagine not just sought after by DJ's now . When the cd player arrived in the 8ts , l don't think they envisaged that they would still be selling turntables and vinyl in the 2020's.

Thanks!  Both sets are end-of-line reductions from Richer Sounds.  Canít even remember the manufacturers names off-hand - nothing major.  Having the second set of shelf speakers set higher and wider enhances the sound very noticeably.

Yes, the 1210s were worth every penny.  Have had them decades and are virtually bomb-proof.

I think I read somewhere that new vinyl sales outstrip CD sales nowadays.  Amazing.  Also received a new works vehicle recently and that doesnít feature a CD player - so now deemed a defunct format, I guess.

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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2021, 12:58:00 PM »
I have Tinnitus, so I donít need a very fancy set-up as it would be wasted on me.  I do however spend out on decent speaker cabling.

Just use my old DJ gear, so 2 x Technics 1210s with Shure White Label carts, Pioneer DJM600 mixer and a cheap Cambridge amp.  Sorted.


Nice speakers , Col ! The SL1210 still change hands for decent money and l imagine not just sought after by DJ's now . When the cd player arrived in the 8ts , l don't think they envisaged that they would still be selling turntables and vinyl in the 2020's.

That looks nice Col; and quite a collection of vinyl you have there.

Just answer me one question though; the 1878 in your picture frame - the Tractor Boys by any chance 😁.

Hi Chilli - thanks for your comments - I have another shelf unit of records in another room but this is the perfect amount and I aim to cull it down to just this wall eventually.

Yes, both me and my son are long-standing season ticket holders at Portman Rd (though we have only attended one match this season, obviously!).  We are having a torrid time of it and our new manager has already sussed out that the players think theyíre way better than they actually are and has started to show them the door.  With promised investment from our new owners, I envisage next seasons team looking very very different indeed!

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« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2021, 01:49:52 PM »
I have Tinnitus, so I donít need a very fancy set-up as it would be wasted on me.  I do however spend out on decent speaker cabling.

Just use my old DJ gear, so 2 x Technics 1210s with Shure White Label carts, Pioneer DJM600 mixer and a cheap Cambridge amp.  Sorted.


Nice speakers , Col ! The SL1210 still change hands for decent money and l imagine not just sought after by DJ's now . When the cd player arrived in the 8ts , l don't think they envisaged that they would still be selling turntables and vinyl in the 2020's.

That looks nice Col; and quite a collection of vinyl you have there.

Just answer me one question though; the 1878 in your picture frame - the Tractor Boys by any chance 😁.

Hi Chilli - thanks for your comments - I have another shelf unit of records in another room but this is the perfect amount and I aim to cull it down to just this wall eventually.

Yes, both me and my son are long-standing season ticket holders at Portman Rd (though we have only attended one match this season, obviously!).  We are having a torrid time of it and our new manager has already sussed out that the players think theyíre way better than they actually are and has started to show them the door.  With promised investment from our new owners, I envisage next seasons team looking very very different indeed!

Likewise with me and my son at Hillsborough!!  It sounds like our teams have fared similarly this season, though I think I could argue that we've had an even more torrid time than you (it's safe to say we'll be playing you next season 😁).  At least you managed to watch them once; we've not even had that (dis)pleasure due to a local lockdown being in place when some clubs were allowed to admit fans.

I envisage a similar clear out of players at season's end, though I think we will struggle to invest wisely in our squad (our chairman's recent history of funding player purchases doesn't bode well going forward).  Having said all of that, I can't wait to get back to actually attending matches; it's definitely not the same watching games at home on the TV!!   

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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2021, 05:56:59 PM »
I have Tinnitus, so I donít need a very fancy set-up as it would be wasted on me.  I do however spend out on decent speaker cabling.

Just use my old DJ gear, so 2 x Technics 1210s with Shure White Label carts, Pioneer DJM600 mixer and a cheap Cambridge amp.  Sorted.



Impressive rig, Col. I know what you mean about tinnitus, I have it too and "lost" a frequency range at some point, so all my gear is very late 60's-70's mid priced used analog equipment... but your set up there is a "killer"!
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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2021, 06:02:03 PM »
I have Tinnitus, so I donít need a very fancy set-up as it would be wasted on me.  I do however spend out on decent speaker cabling.

Just use my old DJ gear, so 2 x Technics 1210s with Shure White Label carts, Pioneer DJM600 mixer and a cheap Cambridge amp.  Sorted.


Nice speakers , Col ! The SL1210 still change hands for decent money and l imagine not just sought after by DJ's now . When the cd player arrived in the 8ts , l don't think they envisaged that they would still be selling turntables and vinyl in the 2020's.

Thanks!  Both sets are end-of-line reductions from Richer Sounds.  Canít even remember the manufacturers names off-hand - nothing major.  Having the second set of shelf speakers set higher and wider enhances the sound very noticeably.

Yes, the 1210s were worth every penny.  Have had them decades and are virtually bomb-proof.

I think I read somewhere that new vinyl sales outstrip CD sales nowadays.  Amazing.  Also received a new works vehicle recently and that doesnít feature a CD player - so now deemed a defunct format, I guess.

From the figures l read , Col, cd sales still outstrip those of vinyl but whilst the sales of cds are in rapid decline , Lps are seeing a healthy increase in sales year on year , which as l meantioned , possibly would not have been believed at the end of the 8ts when cds became king of the formats ( stopping the cd player skipping in cars was a major problem for them even into the 9ts) .
As we know , with a properly set up turntable , the old analog sound is much better on the ear , though nowadays studio quality sound from a streamer is pretty good though l think having a physical copy that you can look at and hold and read has a lot going for it.
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« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2021, 10:12:45 AM »

From the figures l read , Col, cd sales still outstrip those of vinyl but whilst the sales of cds are in rapid decline , Lps are seeing a healthy increase in sales year on year , which as l meantioned , possibly would not have been believed at the end of the 8ts when cds became king of the formats ( stopping the cd player skipping in cars was a major problem for them even into the 9ts) .
As we know , with a properly set up turntable , the old analog sound is much better on the ear , though nowadays studio quality sound from a streamer is pretty good though l think having a physical copy that you can look at and hold and read has a lot going for it.

This is where I read about the vinyl sales increase.  I do find it hard to believe, to be honest.  But then I think of people I know who buy CDs... none of my mates.  My son and his friends are the download/streaming generation.  I think the older generation (60+) may be the main buyers of this format now.

https://www.loudersound.com/amp/news/sales-of-vinyl-in-the-uk-set-to-eclipse-cds-for-the-first-time-in-decades

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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2021, 10:57:52 AM »
It's not that surprising given how expensive new vinyl records are.
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