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Originally Posted by CJs06 View Post

Your record collection is astounding sir, I aplaud your efforts! Any genre in particular? Nice collection of cans as well.

What turntable is that if you don't mind me asking?

Thank you very much. The 'table is a lightly modified VPI HW19mkIII with a REga RB600 arm and an AT33PTG/II at the pointy end. I don't know if there's a genre, as a whole, that I don't care for other than what's commonly called Classical Music (the Romantic and Baroque periods, especially). This being said, I do like many 20th Century compositions, as well as some Early Music.
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

I dont think i ever saw a bigger LP collection then urs! Impressive! Nice rig also! But if i am mistaken its not a headphone rig..right?

Even though there are 3 dedicated headamps (4 if you count the receiver) and 8 cans in the pics, you're right - it's not a headphone system. Thank you for the kind words.
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Thank you very much. The 'table is a lightly modified VPI HW19mkIII with a REga RB600 arm and an AT33PTG/II at the pointy end. I don't know if there's a genre, as a whole, that I don't care for other than what's commonly called Classical Music (the Romantic and Baroque periods, especially). This being said, I do like many 20th Century compositions, as well as some Early Music.

so is it more than 4000 ? 

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When there are enough records that you can almost say they are a load bearing wall... :blink:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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so is it more than 4000 ? 

I estimate ~5K; never counted. If you include the 7 boxes of lesser pressings in my closet, add a few hundred more. I don't shop at garage sales - well, not since the good stuff was mostly spoken for in the 90s, some by me - don't shop at thrift stores. Quality is paramount.

Going back ~15-20 years, it was harder and harder to buy new LPs, especially the kind of stuff I look for. New titles? Forgetaboutit. So, I got myself an account with a couple of distributors, started receiving bulletins with new releases, and supplemented my collection in such a manner. As such, I have quite a few titles that are highly sought after, almost solely, because they were rarely seen in stores. I also worked in radio for a time, and have many promos. My stint in the audio business brought in just as many audiophile pressings, and so it goes. I still go record shopping weekly, but these days my purchases are ~60% CD. So inexpensive, they're hard to pass up.
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When there are enough records that you can almost say they are a load bearing wall... blink.gif








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We knew that shelves would have to be built before moving into the house. It took about a year to get all the ducks in a row. During that time, the boxes of LPs sat in a spare bedroom. After 6-8 months, we noticed crack starting to develop between the floor and the wall closest to the boxes. Needless to say, the shelves are indeed built on a load-bearing wall.
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Originally Posted by Shaffer View Post

Even though there are 3 dedicated headamps (4 if you count the receiver) and 8 cans in the pics, you're right - it's not a headphone system. Thank you for the kind words.
Am sorry..didnt see that correctly..i was confused by the huge speakers..what brand are they?
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We knew that shelves would have to be built before moving into the house. It took about a year to get all the ducks in a row. During that time, the boxes of LPs sat in a spare bedroom. After 6-8 months, we noticed crack starting to develop between the floor and the wall closest to the boxes. Needless to say, the shelves are indeed built on a load-bearing wall.

 

Well it seems that you've already exceeded the one wall. Clearly, the only solution is to buy a new house :cool:

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Am sorry..didnt see that correctly..i was confused by the huge speakers..what brand are they?

They're Dunlavy SCIV.

It's my third pair of Dunlavys. Started out with SCIV. They were black and I truly hated that, so when an opportunity came up to upgrade to SCV - about 70% bigger (for reference) - in a finish of my choice, I jumped on it and ordered a pair in cherry. Had those for 7 years or so, and decided that I liked the SCIV better. So I'm back to SCIV and very happy about it. Plus, they're not nearly as demanding of a partnering amplifier, making my life easier with 2 kids approaching college-age.
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Well it seems that you've already exceeded the one wall. Clearly, the only solution is to buy a new house cool.gif

I like the way you think!
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Originally Posted by devouringone3 View Post
 

 

You should really try my Grado pads mod:

 

 

 

My station is really simplistic, not sure if temporary, but it's doing the job. It consists of a fairly narrow 1-meter long stand up desk (: it's a chest of drawers, with no chair to be found anywhere close to it, I hate those); the keyboard and mouse on top of it fall at navel height on one end, and on the other (facing the wall) lies a jacked up laptop with its screen at just over a meter (or ~1.5x arm) from me, and the only thing lying between me and the computer is ^that^ headphone's resting place (on toilet paper squares). Accessories and adapters are in the drawers inside my “desk”, and I'm not using any amplifier or external DAC, even though I own a few in storage (those in my signature).

 

I've moved in this room 2 months ago and I'm finding myself satisfied with just that and a bed right next to it. I have a few boxes of stuff that I've not opened but really not that much stuff at all.

 

I most certainly will! :)

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^^ Iike it! Simple, effective. I can see myself with a nice dap and good iem's one day. 

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still having a lot of fun with the combo thanks to a couple of members who helped in the journey :)

 

on orders the JKenny usb to SPDIF converter to , hopefully, improve the combo 


Edited by snapple10 - 3/25/14 at 5:46am
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