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paiktis22
30-10-2004, 14:20:27
What have you done with them?
I have around 100 but my record player is broken, it loses turns(?), so it is a torture to listen to any of them. Buy a new one? Sell them? If I sell them I can't re-buy them all in CDs at least not any time soon. What have you done with yours? I think if I try to copy them to CDs it would be awful. Plus to do that I'd have to buy a new record player anyway so what's the use in copying them. And they are nice records, tockens of an era. Some are also rare. I wonder how much record players cost these days. You know it was dance music that saved them right?
Anyway how have you solved this problem? I'm leaning towards getting a new record player.

Debaser
30-10-2004, 16:46:24
Get a new record player. You can get cheap ones for about 40 or nice ones for 100-1000.

Provost Harrison
30-10-2004, 20:15:59
I vaguely remember those things from my childhood, my sister had one...

Angelhorns
30-10-2004, 23:05:23
sell them on ebay. If you havent listened to them for a year you never will, and if you're so keen you can get CD copies on ebay. Ebay rocks.

Funkodrom
01-11-2004, 09:29:10
Originally posted by Angelhorns
If you havent listened to them for a year you never will,

That is just so wrong. :bash:

Just because I haven't listened to something for ages doesn't mean I won't want to soon.

Chris
01-11-2004, 17:19:53
I still have stacks of them.

Not everything goes to CD, you might want to keep those old records.

Angelhorns
01-11-2004, 21:53:54
it doesnt have to, you can burn CD's in this technological wonder age of ours Chris

Debaser
01-11-2004, 22:03:29
So how do you copy the record onto your computer in the first place miss know-it-all?

Angelhorns
01-11-2004, 22:43:31
with recording equipment. You can record any format over as long as you have all the right leads and things. DH will know. Probably something to do with wiring up the amp

Debaser
01-11-2004, 22:58:45
Yeah, but the quality would be rubbish unless you spent loads of money on equipment & software (cos of the analogue to digital conversion). Then you'd have to go through the tedious process of inserting all the track separations yourself, before eventually burning to a rubbish looking blue CD with no case.

I just though your comment was a bit flippant.

Angelhorns
02-11-2004, 01:40:33
I'm used to living with an electrical genius you see :)

DevilsH@lo
02-11-2004, 09:22:20
Get a decent soundcard which will have phono line in connector, and plug the deck into it, not really hard to be honest, some cards will even let you select between the different types of pickup MM and MC although these tend to be a bit more expensive.

protein
02-11-2004, 11:42:49
You do have to spend some decent money on A/D conversion. I could do it here if I had a good record player. Hmm. Maybe I could offer it as a service...

Resource Consumer
02-11-2004, 15:46:24
I just leave mine appreciating in value in my loft

MoSe
02-11-2004, 15:51:56
hhmmmmm.... my Yessongs vinyl triple album (which I had bought used for the equivalentof 2.5 in the first place) got so worn out you could unroll it like a licorice string... I had to buy the CD, and I only found a japanese edition here...

Resource Consumer
02-11-2004, 16:00:17
you could have melted it and made a flowerpot out of it!

zmama
02-11-2004, 18:48:35
Originally posted by DevilsH@lo
Get a decent soundcard which will have phono line in connector, and plug the deck into it, not really hard to be honest, some cards will even let you select between the different types of pickup MM and MC although these tend to be a bit more expensive.

But to get decent sound you need a preamp too....and some software for cleaning things up. Plugging directly into the sound card isn't that good.

simpleton
03-11-2004, 21:48:17
I've now got my late dad's collection that my mum wanted to give to charity. I could'nt watch the stuff go as along with old classical stuff and organ recitals, it includes a lot of the stuff I grew up with.

all late 60's to late 70's stuff.

Elton John
Cat Stevens
Demis Rousos
Neil Diamond
Johnny Mathis
Roberta Flack
Nicole Croisille
Michel Sardou

All great stuff.

Where can I get a good priced system that includes a turntable?

Debaser
03-11-2004, 22:49:58
You could just keep your existing system and buy a turntable to plug into the video/aux socket...

protein
04-11-2004, 00:34:30
Do I get any of those records? I always wanted the Carmina Burana one. Purely because that was my favorite record when I was a nipper.

paiktis22
04-11-2004, 19:22:08
Originally posted by Debaser
You could just keep your existing system and buy a turntable to plug into the video/aux socket...

This is what I think I'll eventually do. So far I only off handnedly browsed in one online musical store and they had only one record player at 555 euros. Wait and I'm coming. :hmm:
So basically one of these days I'll go looking for something more reasonably prised.

Debaser
04-11-2004, 19:25:43
I don't know where you live, but Amazon UK have some reasonable deals. This Sony deck for 70 (150ish euros I think???) for example: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000AKKRN/qid=1099596219/ref=pd_ka_0/026-1540924-4841257

paiktis22
04-11-2004, 19:38:51
Thank you for the link but I'm sure I'll be able to get something in a reasonable price from downtown Athens. But thanks again since the link offers something to compare prices with.
BTW another problem is that records and record players take some space and furniture will have to be moved. And it was so nice as it was. :mad:

The Mad Monk
10-11-2004, 08:31:33
I have what was a good quality Technics turntable back in 1994 connected to what was a higher end Sony receiver back in 1996 (I am still very happy with both of them). Will wiring one of the A/V outputs to my computer have a good result?