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Hi Fi and record deck set up.

Post by Bonzo » Fri 03 Jan, 2014 00:21

Settling down in Aylsham after retirement, I've finally set up my old Hi Fi seperates in the study, including a vinyl deck.
But what L.P.to play first? I chose ' Tonto's Expanding Headband. ' by Zero Time. (1972). Wow! what a rich,
3-dimensional sound, and that bass tone on ' Cybernaut ', right down in your boots! Anyone else got this Album? I got turned on to it by the late great John Peel.

I am now in audio Nirvana. I recommend it! :thumb:

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Post by gookah » Fri 03 Jan, 2014 00:38

Bonzo wrote:Settling down in Aylsham after retirement, I've finally set up my old Hi Fi seperates in the study, including a vinyl deck.
But what L.P.to play first? I chose ' Tonto's Expanding Headband. ' by Zero Time. (1972). Wow! what a rich,
3-dimensional sound, and that bass tone on ' Cybernaut ', right down in your boots! Anyone else got this Album? I got turned on to it by the late great John Peel.

I am now in audio Nirvana. I recommend it! :thumb:

Cheers,

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Post by Gazza » Fri 03 Jan, 2014 08:30

I still have a record deck, lots of vinyl in the loft

Apart from the odd hiss and crackle the sound is amazing, much richer than Mp3
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Re: Hi Fi and record deck set up.

Post by Deano1712 » Fri 03 Jan, 2014 09:39

I have bought a few vinyl records recently. You can still buy new from various sources and loads on the bay secondhand. Agree the sound is warmer. I got a Linn Sondek last year after wanting one since being a kid. Sound is great and the only down side is having to flip the record over after 15-20 mins. Looks cool too.
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Post by markrnorton » Fri 03 Jan, 2014 11:37

I havent used vinyl for years, but over xmas i did play my hi fi, mainly mission and teac, you definatley notice the difference between a good CD and an Ipod, the ipod sounds so compressed.
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Re: Hi Fi and record deck set up.

Post by Bonzo » Fri 03 Jan, 2014 13:52

When c d's first came out, I couldn't listen to them, too metallic and bright, especially as I listened mainly through headphones. I had to wait for the second or third generation of players before I could switch from vinyl.

But c'mon, has anyone out there got Tonto's Expanding Headband? Play it through a good system, it was groundbreaking in 1972. It's on youtube!

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Re: Hi Fi and record deck set up.

Post by davieb » Thu 09 Jan, 2014 11:19

Hi

Yes, I'm another old hippy who's got Tonto. Still have it on vinyl. but recently found it on CD. Can't remember where I got it from, but yes an epic LP/CD! I've also still got almost every bit of kit from that era as well. Original system was: Pioneer PL12D deck, Armstrong 626 tuner amp and Acoustic Research AR6 speakers.
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Post by Robert T » Thu 09 Jan, 2014 11:52

I like this thread. It makes me feel young! Not often that happens these days! :lol:

I only ever owned two pieces of vinyl - both singles - one of which was given to me by a friend. I just used to listen to Radio Luxembourg on an old Roberts radio, and then a few tapes on a portable stereo, until I got a Sony Discman in 1987, which I then hooked up to my parents old Hi-Fi (pretty sure it was valve based!) and pretty much just listened to CDs from then on.

I still buy CDs today, but I tend to use them as backups and simply rip them onto my NAS and play them using my Squeezebox, which is hooked up to a decent amp and speakers.

So I can cheerfully say that I really don't remember vinyl. :D

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Post by BladeRunner919 » Thu 09 Jan, 2014 14:42

Robert T wrote: I still buy CDs today, but I tend to use them as backups and simply rip them onto my NAS and play them using my Squeezebox
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Re: Hi Fi and record deck set up.

Post by Mint » Thu 09 Jan, 2014 19:23

davieb wrote: Original system was: Pioneer PL12D deck, Armstrong 626 tuner amp and Acoustic Research AR6 speakers.
Very similar to my first setup, Pioneer PL12D deck, Armstrong 625 tuner amp, Mission speakers :)
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Post by GE45TON » Thu 09 Jan, 2014 19:24

haven't heard that since the 70's, like you I'm starting to collect vinyl again after selling most of it 10 years or more ago. Never sold my deck though, Systemdek/SME etc, just bought this on vinyl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygdtsQyLM8Y

probably the best sound I've heard for ages, incredible musicians too.

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Post by t-tony » Thu 09 Jan, 2014 22:28

Robert T wrote:I like this thread. It makes me feel young! Not often that happens these days! :lol:

I only ever owned two pieces of vinyl - both singles - one of which was given to me by a friend. I just used to listen to Radio Luxembourg on an old Roberts radio, and then a few tapes on a portable stereo, until I got a Sony Discman in 1987, which I then hooked up to my parents old Hi-Fi (pretty sure it was valve based!) and pretty much just listened to CDs from then on.

I still buy CDs today, but I tend to use them as backups and simply rip them onto my NAS and play them using my Squeezebox, which is hooked up to a decent amp and speakers.

So I can cheerfully say that I really don't remember vinyl. :D

Cheers R.
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Post by BladeRunner919 » Fri 10 Jan, 2014 08:49

t-tony wrote: Daughter and son-in-law got me the gear to transfer vinyl through pc to mp3. OK I know I will lose some of the sound quality but I can then play them in my Z through the car stereo and on a nice hot sunny day what could be better than loud music from your youth, top down, in a car you could once only dream about?
I've converted a lot of my vinyl to digital to play in the car. The loss of a bit of quality doesn't matter, especially in a noisy car like the zed. I've got a Kenwood head unit that has a 64gb usb stick attached that can hold umpteen albums. The biggest problem is trying to decide what to listen to!

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Re: Hi Fi and record deck set up.

Post by Alfie » Fri 10 Jan, 2014 09:27

GE45TON wrote:......just bought this on vinyl:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygdtsQyLM8Y
probably the best sound I've heard for ages, incredible musicians too.
:shock: WOW....!
Never heard of them before, but I'm off to Amazon right now. Right up my musical street. Thanks for the tip-off!

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Post by Althulas » Fri 10 Jan, 2014 13:07

My Dads got a load of vinyl from the 50's upto when punk started and then my dad literally stopped buying records. He was going to sell up but I persuaded him not to and invest in a better deck instead.
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Post by Bonzo » Fri 10 Jan, 2014 16:04

BladeRunner919 wrote:
t-tony wrote: Daughter and son-in-law got me the gear to transfer vinyl through pc to mp3. OK I know I will lose some of the sound quality but I can then play them in my Z through the car stereo and on a nice hot sunny day what could be better than loud music from your youth, top down, in a car you could once only dream about?
I've converted a lot of my vinyl to digital to play in the car. The loss of a bit of quality doesn't matter, especially in a noisy car like the zed. I've got a Kenwood head unit that has a 64gb usb stick attached that can hold umpteen albums. The biggest problem is trying to decide what to listen to!
When driving I keep thinking, ' what cd shall I select,' but I always end up listening to to the music of the sweet six under the bonnet! Unless I'm in a jam, of course! :)
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