RECORD PLAYERS – Who is Vinyl Junkie?

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April 5, 2015 at 8:53 pm Quote #44436


It seems that vinyl records are making a small but steady come back…. I have been buying up the old 80′s rock stuff at book stores and flea markets. My record player is about 25 years old. It is a Fisher DAC 9025 CD/RECORD unit. I have had it serviced last fall and seems to be ok… sometimes I will get a record that starts out with a very slow pitch but after first song it plays ok.

Who has a new record player? What is the cool on the market now record player? Thinkin about getting something brand new.

Vinyl sounds best to my ears. Much bigger sound and better bass response.

April 6, 2015 at 1:51 am Quote #44442


Just through my record player out the window……………….piece of shit. Need to buy a new one, something I can afford.


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April 6, 2015 at 3:33 am Quote #44443


I love vinyl but I wont be getting back into it. It ridiculously priced now. I was going to buy ADKOT when it was released and it was nearly $70 AUD. The new Tokyo Dome And VH1 & 1984 set is $224 AUD. WTF…

I remember when they couldn’t give it away & now it costs a fortune…

April 6, 2015 at 8:51 am Quote #44445


Like anything, you get what you pay for, so it’s all about how much you want to spend. I would stay away from those cheap Crosley all-in-one suitcase-type units they sell for $50 – $100. Besides sounding bad, cheap record players won’t track for shit, so if you try to play a modern record with a lot of bass, the tonearm will jump right out of the groove and skip unless you weight it down with a coin or something.

Myself, I have a Rega RP-1, which is sort of an entry-level audiophile turntable, ~$400.

And, yes, Dutchie, most new vinyl is overpriced. I did get ADKOT for about $35 on Amazon when it was first released, but passed on Tokyo Dome at $80. Beyond ridiculous. Most of my collection is made up of older records from the 70s, purchased at thrift shops, yard sales and used record stores at $1 – $5 each. Delicious warm vinyl of an old recording beats modern brickwalled ‘remastered’ CD re-re-re-releases any day of the week!

April 6, 2015 at 9:07 am Quote #44449


The Easter Rabbit (also known as Amazon and USPS) brought me the VH Tokyo Dome LPs yesterday. Why the USPS had to work on Easter Sunday is beyond me. But the box is pretty awesome.

My turntable was purchased in 1982, and is the only part of my 1982 system that still works. The rest has been replaced over the years.

There’s a guy that writes a syndicated weekly column that’s featured in the local newspaper that gives recommendations for reasonably priced LP players. Unfortunately, I didn’t save his most recent column on the topic. This is his web site, but it obviously isn’t maintained very well. Fortunately, a quick Google hooked me up.


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