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post #76 of 111

IMG_2812.JPG This is my collection :p my dad has some more

IMG_2813.JPG My Thorens TD145 mk II i'm very proud of it :)

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post #77 of 111
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Originally Posted by ultrabike View Post

 

That is not a record wall. That is some serious audio collection warehouse! ... MUCH to be learned here smile.gif

and much to buy


Edited by William007 - 7/5/12 at 9:05am
post #78 of 111
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Sure. I'd love to see it.
Here is my record wall. This is about 2/3 of my records. More in my library...
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Here is my listening room/theater...
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...and with the screen down.
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I'm jealous tongue.gif would love to have such a big collection smily_headphones1.gif What do you use to clean your records?
post #79 of 111
That looks like an original pressing of the Karajan Ring. Very Nice! That was my first Ring. I bought it by saving up money for three months. My copy was in a big gold box and it came with a hardbound picture book. I really like the Rhinegold in that cycle. The best Rhinegold ever. The descent into Nibelheim with all the hammering sounds spectacular.

I've tried a lot of different ways to clean records, but eventually settled on the simplest. Using clean sponges, I sponge on white vinegar cut 50/50 with distilled water. Then I sponge it all off and rinse it by doing a pass with distilled water. It doesn't harm the records like solutions that use alcohol, it doesn't leave any residue like dish soap, and it's a lot simpler and cheaper than the record cleaning machines. An old time record collector taught me about white vinegar. He knew his stuff. It makes records shine like new and gets out the most encrusted dirt.

The only drawback is if you have a lot of records to clean, your fingers end ep smelling like pickles.
Edited by bigshot - 7/5/12 at 10:23am
post #80 of 111
The best part of being a record collector is you don't have to buy records. If you tell everyone you know that you like LPs, they'll open up their garages and storage lockers and give you stacks of them. One collector gave me a six foot cube of boxes of 78s once. He was happy to have them out so he could make room on the shelves for CDs.
post #81 of 111
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post

The best part of being a record collector is you don't have to buy records. If you tell everyone you know that you like LPs, they'll open up their garages and storage lockers and give you stacks of them. One collector gave me a six foot cube of boxes of 78s once. He was happy to have them out so he could make room on the shelves for CDs.
Yes that's thats true! But i don't get why people don't like vinyl it doesn't take that much to make vinyl sound good, but it does take some money and decend equipment to make CD sound as warm as lp
post #82 of 111
My dad used alcohol for hes records.. They al make a lot of static noise and pops now :s
post #83 of 111
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post

That looks like an original pressing of the Karajan Ring. Very Nice! That was my first Ring. I bought it by saving up money for three months. My copy was in a big gold box and it came with a hardbound picture book. I really like the Rhinegold in that cycle. The best Rhinegold ever. The descent into Nibelheim with all the hammering sounds spectacular.
I've tried a lot of different ways to clean records, but eventually settled on the simplest. Using clean sponges, I sponge on white vinegar cut 50/50 with distilled water. Then I sponge it all off and rinse it by doing a pass with distilled water. It doesn't harm the records like solutions that use alcohol, it doesn't leave any residue like dish soap, and it's a lot simpler and cheaper than the record cleaning machines. An old time record collector taught me about white vinegar. He knew his stuff. It makes records shine like new and gets out the most encrusted dirt.
The only drawback is if you have a lot of records to clean, your fingers end ep smelling like pickles.
Was it that expensive? I love the picturebooks that come with those books, i also got a statue of Herbert karajan smily_headphones1.gif
post #84 of 111
When I bought Karajan's Ring, it was $150 I think. I was a student and that was a lot of money. I remember going to the record store and staring at the giant gold box and wishing I was rich.

Back then, I believed that DGG was the best label and Karajan was the best conductor. I've since found out that there are lots of great conductors, and every label has good and bad recordings.
post #85 of 111
That aint cheap.. I got them from my grandmother when she died last year.. Thoe records mean a lot for me.. Could you post a picture of your ring?
post #86 of 111
I don't have the records any more. I gave them away when I got the CDs. I kept the book though. This is what my set looked like...

http://www.popsike.com/KARAJAN-Wagner-Compl-Ring-DEUTSCHE-GRAMMOPHON-19-LPs/120388799651.html
post #87 of 111
That is a very nice set! I got them aswel but seperated
post #88 of 111

Please do yourself a favor and go listen to some Bach. If you listen to Rock n Roll, Jazz, Metal, or anything similar, you'll realize over time that  great musicians from such genres were inspired by Bach. 

 

The great thing about Bach is the sheer diversity. He composed some of the most complex music ever conceived by the human mind (this is no exaggeration) but at the same time, he composed less demanding works as well. I highly recommend you browse through the Bach Cello Suites. Mischa Maisky's youtube versions have a great acoustic setting to them, and I initially listened to his recordings. My favorite is Jian Wang's. He gets some aspects of Bach that every other interpreters lack entirely... this is the main reason why I listen to him. 

 

After the Cello Suites, the Violin Sonatas and Partitas are very good choices. Then get into his orchestral works. Here try one now:

 

type on youtube search bar: bach violin concerto d minor 1/3     --> first video that pops up. 

 

If you're not classically trained, everything might seem to barge in on you. You might even feel overwhelmed. This is true for most of Bach's complex works. It's a matter of accepting the flaws of the performance. After all, if it was a perfect Bach performance, everything would sound crystal clear - the alto, the bass, the treble, etc. 

 

If you want some recommends that are non-Bach, I can help you there as well. I know TONS of classical music, though I am primarily a Bach expert. Just reply back. 

post #89 of 111
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A very good list has been made by a fellow Head-Fier, I just added some colors to emphasize he philosophy of this list.

 

A list with Bach's WTC at # 17? Surpassed by the Goldberg Variations and the Brandenburg Concertos? That's a major flaw considering how it's considered one of the most (if not the most) influential piece of work in western music history. 

post #90 of 111
I'm just starting to rip my Hanssler Bach box which I bought years ago and haven't listened to. The cantatas are amazing. They have everything in them.
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