record player

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by homerjward, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    i was at home and bored this afternoon and no one was home, so i figured i'd hook up my parents' old record player. that thing is cool! idk why, there's just something awesome about it. i listened to 'revolver' a couple times and i'm going to listen to 'every picture tells a story' next. my parents have TONS of awesome music on lp's! :D
    the music sounds a lot different than it does from cd or mp3 files on my's nice. anybody else listened to a record recently?
    it was confusing at first, with the needle and everything....and i'm used to cd's playing from the bottom instead of the top :eek:
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Posts like this make me feel really old, and I'm only 27.
  3. virus1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2004
    ah, ya. i used to listen to my mom's collection. im only 14 btw
  4. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    i got my technics hooked up to my mac.

    I love vinyl, the sound quality is unique and is perfect for jazz and reggae records.

    I couldn't live without records, but CD's.... I can't wait for them to go away.
  5. MonksMac macrumors 6502a


    Dec 5, 2005
    Hmm quite a coicidence I recently hooked up a record player and listened to a record. It was quite fun! My parents have a LOT of LP's (some from 1967!). They're all in my closet though.
  6. XNine macrumors 68040


    Apr 7, 2005
    Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?
    I have my Sony record player hooked up to my Entertainment center. Occasionally I'll throw on an old punk album (yes, that's right, OLD, not this EMO ****). Some Exploited or 999 or something. A good rolling stones album or some early PWEI.

    Yeah, records are good. I'll even throw on BACK IN BLACK (original press) or Twisted Sister's STAY HUNGRY. lol
  7. 4JNA macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2006
    looking for trash files
    i've been having a lot of fun with records. really small rural community, lots of retired people, a small radio station, and lots of old records. i agree to 'rip' the albums, and provide the actual owners with cd's so they can play them on current hardware. getting to listen to all the old out of print stuff is a riot. the people are super happy to get to listen to all the 'old favorites' again. i have done probably 700-800, and have several hundred more to go. only problem so far is that the radio station starting playing some of the old country crap that should have been left alone. :eek: my bad, won't make that mistake again!
  8. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

    Apr 18, 2004
    fifty years from now we will be talking about the days when we used to listen to 128 kbps mp3's and how surreal they sounded... :p
  9. aquajet macrumors 68020

    Feb 12, 2005
    LPs are where it's at. A good setup still sounds better than any digital format IMO.
  10. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    I have an old but still perfect Sony turntable. It needs a pre-amp to get the volume up to a decent level. When I was using it I used to put it through two sets of speakers to get some volume.

    I have some amazing old LPs and singles. If anybody is aware of the Aussie kids group "The Wiggles" (now franchised all over the world) I have a 6" single of them before they were the Wiggles. Called "The Cockroaches" they played standard Aussie 80's pub rock. It's so strange to hear these familiar voices cranking out stuff you'd hear in a packed pub.

    Got some great old jazz standards too.
  11. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    I agree. I went through several home stereo setups that included a turntable. My last system had a Dual turntable and JBL4312 Studio Monitors run by an Onkyo preamp. LPs have a sweet, warm sound you don't get digitally.
  12. zelmo macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2004
    Mac since 7.5
    :( I miss my old Technics turntable. As much as I love carting all of my music around with me on my iPod, there's nothing like kicking back and listening to an LP or EP on your turntable. I spent a lot of time poring over lyrics and liner notes when I had to sit in a room and listen to music, especially Japanese vinyl (and "translated" lyrics:p ). Once I started on the road to converting my LP collection to CD (and now to iPod), I lost that intimacy with the music. Of course, you can't really pop an LP on the turntable in your car or on your bike.

    Everything is a trade-off.

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