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Zedd's Clarity (Deluxe Edition) is available for preorder.  Very exciting, for me anyway.  I still listen to the .mp3 version of this album regularly, and he's adding some new stuff.

http://www.soundstagedirect.com/zedd-clarity-deluxe-edition-vinyl-records.shtml

YES. LPs.

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Sure, that is an old school record collection. And an extensive one at that. I hope it's not 'the worst 5000 records ever made". I can't tell from here. rolleyes.gif

 

Hehehe. I had a what I thought was very large record collection and 3/4 of it was terrible. Hehehe. I worked in a record store and would get all of these promos to take home. It did look impressive though. (And still does!)

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Quantity over Quality I say!  :blink:

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Quantity over Quality I say!  :blink:

 

I may have some hidden treasures in my collection and not know it! Yah never know. :)

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
Quantity over Quality I say!  :blink:

 

I may have some hidden treasures in my collection and not know it! Yah never know. :)

 

 

 

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Hehehe. I had a what I thought was very large record collection and 3/4 of it was terrible. Hehehe. I worked in a record store and would get all of these promos to take home. It did look impressive though. (And still does!)





 



If I may ask, why do you keep the the bad records, especially as they represent 3/4 of the whole? How big is your collection?




FWIW, when I was in a position to keep a number of promos, I'd sell or give away 95% and hang on to the good stuff. Seems kinda obvious, as this sort of thing goes. At that time, some promos were issued on special vinyl, like Quiex II as an example, and many offered alternate masterings. They were meant for airplay. That's the kind of stuff that's worth hanging on to, AFAIK, record stores almost never got the special pressings, just promos of released titles.


 

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Cause you don't get rid of records!  It's a rule!

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If I may ask, why do you keep the the bad records, especially as they represent 3/4 of the whole? How big is your collection?


FWIW, when I was in a position to keep a number of promos, I'd sell or give away 95% and hang on to the good stuff. Seems kinda obvious, as this sort of thing goes. At that time, some promos were issued on special vinyl, like Quiex II as an example, and many offered alternate masterings. They were meant for airplay. That's the kind of stuff that's worth hanging on to, AFAIK, record stores almost never got the special pressings, just promos of released titles.

 

Well to tell you the truth, I've given away a lot of records in the past and regretted it later so I thought I'd hold on to the ones I inherited or got as gifts until I really need the shelf real estate. At least 1/2 of them are from the Disco age. I can't even look at them but who knows, maybe, they might be worth something in 20 years. Then again. I also have some old 60s records like Jimi Hendrix Experience from an England pressing and even an Abbey Road 1st issue English pressing that is in okay shape but I still want to hold on to them. I guess you could call me a pack rat when it comes to vinyl.

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Here's a craptastic shot courtesy of a beat iPhone 4: 

 

 

Just got the Clearaudio Virtuoso set up last night... 

 

NK

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Originally Posted by Nick 214 View Post
 

Here's a craptastic shot courtesy of a beat iPhone 4: 

 

 

Just got the Clearaudio Virtuoso set up last night... 

 

NK

 

Better the TT than an iPhone upgrade :beerchug: 

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Better the TT than an iPhone upgrade :beerchug: 

 

Oh but the 5s is so tempting!

 
Then again, my 4 is jailbroken and highly modified... 
NK
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Better the TT than an iPhone upgrade :beerchug: 

 

+1.:beerchug: 

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Today I became aware of yet another gizmo we are "supposed" to use.. 

 

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/furutech-demag-lp-demagnetizer/?utm_campaign=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email-164

 

http://www.soundstage.com/vinyl/vinyl200702.htm

 

As it obviously is not from yesterday - does anybody here have any experience with it? If possible, backed up by needle drops of the very same LP "before" and "after", done under exactly the same conditions/equipment. That kind of $ is justifiable ONLY if it really does help sonics - hand wound, etc, even if done by virgin Dodo birds, won't cut it. The current Absolute Sound review might simply be a "reminder" to help clear the stock.

 

I do have a sizeable collection >1K LPs acquired in a single purchase, all of which leave sonically much to be desired. Not scratched, not worn out, not tracked too lightly, would achieve from mint to minimum VG rating  - yet they simply do not "sing". 98% classiccal collection, with some recordings to artistically die for. It is bad enough to start listening to a piece of music and in the middle of first side switch off the system in aghast and go flushing the dissapointment with the minimum appropriate amount of beer in the nearest pub.

This is NOT a happy :beerchug:.

 

Remnants of the vicinity of THE MONSTER MAGNET :angry_face: at some point in the history of these LP ? Anyone with similar experience ?

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I also have a lot of classical LP's from the beginning of the digital era that proudly (but mistakenly) boasted 'digital (re)master' that sound really flat and disappointing. And some pressings are just plain bad, like a King Crimson album I had that sounded like it was coming out of the basement. Now I have another copy that sounds just fine.

I also bought a complete collection a few months ago, about 800 pcs, most of them handled with TLC. That was really a collection, undeniably quality music even without accounting for different tastes (mostly old style hardrock and related). Some were even treated with Permostat. But since I'm carefull with my Koetsu I'm washing all of them with an Okkie Nokki cleaner en treating with Permostat. That way they are really clean and never get staticly charged again.

Since vinyl is a plastic when you move or rub it against another surface it charges. I don't see how that has anything to do with the carbon blackener in it (hardening additive). That makes the vinyl harder and more wearproof. Leaving it out is not the best idea. Colored vinyl is softer. Permostat is much cheaper, about 50 c /lp, and works permanently. I don't need a $2000 apparatus for that.
Edited by ]eep - 9/21/13 at 3:24pm
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$2715.00

OMFG.....that is absolutely hilarious!
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