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Ghost
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Oh yeah, I get asked at garage sales why I would want to buy vinyl, or if I have a record player. I picked up a Quartz Direct Drive turntable for $3 and gave away my other turntable (which wasn't so nice). I love playing my Beatles, SRV, Santana, Judas Priest, and Ozzy records. That and with digital downloads the younger generation is missing out on the cool cover art.

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Happy B-day dogbite :D 55 is not old, just well seasoned :wink: --the dog

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Hip-hip Hoorah.

55's a good age.

52'll be okay for me this year.


   
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andrewlubinus89
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I'm sixteen...I thought I'd rub that in :D

That said records do have better sound quality than their digital counterparts because a needle can record an extremely tiny groove in the record whereas the detail of a digital recording is limited...the problem in most cases is that you need an extremely solid base so vibrations don't affect the reading of the record.

I listened to records at my grandma's house when I was little...people haven't completely forgotten them :p

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dogbite
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Happy B-day dogbite :D 55 is not old, just well seasoned :wink: --the dog

thnx. Im a salty dog.

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Hip-hip Hoorah.

55's a good age.

52'll be okay for me this year.

I had no idea there were so many older players here.
perhaps we should start our own geezer miltia similar to Harmony Centrals.

52 was good.
I dunno. 55 sounds much older.

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dogbite
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I'm sixteen...I thought I'd rub that in :D

That said records do have better sound quality than their digital counterparts because a needle can record an extremely tiny groove in the record whereas the detail of a digital recording is limited...the problem in most cases is that you need an extremely solid base so vibrations don't affect the reading of the record.

I listened to records at my grandma's house when I was little...people haven't completely forgotten them :p

I could be your father....where was your mom on the night of........ :shock:

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smokindog
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dogbite said:" I had no idea there were so many older players here.
perhaps we should start our own geezer miltia similar to Harmony Centrals."

I think us geezers are already a majority here :lol: :lol: Remember.....Don't trust anyone over 70 :P

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Wes Inman
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Happy Birthday dogbite :D

Yeah, the old 33s and 45s (and remember 78s) did sound better, until you scratched them.

I liked early stereo better than today as well. I have some old Beatles records. You can hear the drums and bass on one side and the guitars and vocals on the other. I actually preferred this seperation you heard in early stereo. Today you hear everything in the middle. What the heck is stereo good for if you are going to hear everything in the middle? The old way gave you the real impression of standing in front of a band with certain instruments on one side and others on the other side. It was more real.

My Powered Mixer has built in effects, one of those is record crackle. I like it, it sounds good. That really wasn't such a bad sound.

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Does anyone remember the wedding segment in that Flash Gordon movie from a few years back? Max von Sydow as Ming, and Queen doing the soundtrack?

I'm hearing a whole bunch of guitars - slide, steel, bends - being played in harmony, playing Happy Birhday for dogbite.

Oh, it's in my mind only, but...it sure sounds cool. :)


   
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SMOKEHOUSE
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oh! i am not that old 8) ....happy birthday!!

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nolongerme
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Happy Birthday!

I still remember records, tho i'm only 18 and i remember 5 and a half inch floppys too.


   
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Ghost Rider
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getting old doh...I can relate.
one of my first records was in Mono. true.
12X5 by the Rolling Stones came out in mono. shortly after, it was issued in stereo. I have both copies.

speaking of old.
it's my birthday today.
I am 55. :shock:

Dogbite: Let me be the first to shake your hand in congrats on your 55th.
No, no...don't get up :lol: :wink: :lol:
I had no idea there were so many older players here.
perhaps we should start our own geezer miltia similar to Harmony Centrals.

Good idea.... On second thought, I wouldn't want to belong to a club that would let me in... :lol: --

Seems funny, thinking about 45's, in the modern age of ipods and PC's, it's funny to think how having just two songs on one disc was such an inefficient use of space. I can't remember any 45's (I had so few), but I remember my first 8 track--Kiss Alive! The other day, I threw a couple of LP's on the stereo (Jeff Beck--Truth, and Thomas Dolby--The Flat Earth). They sounded way better than CD's. More real. A fuller sound. It was "charming" in the truest sense of the word.

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(edit: I should have put "modern age" in quotation marks! :wink:)

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greybeard
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.................and i remember 5 and a half inch floppys too.
But do you remember 8" floppies? The first ones stored 125Kb.
There's a company (in the UK, I think) that sells a CD player that sounds sooooo much better than your average player. They have modified the player design to get far more "atmosphere" into the rendition, but at a cost - the cheapest is a couple of thousand pounds.
How have they managed it? Simply by removing the error correction circuits. It seems that "atmosphere", like we know from vinyl, is regarded by the ECCs as noise - and removed. They apparently have a patent for it.

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Slydog
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That said records do have better sound quality than their digital counterparts because a needle can record an extremely tiny groove in the record whereas the detail of a digital recording is limited...

I always compare it to the difference between a digital and an analog dial watch. A digital watch always has gaps between each readout, no matter how fast it's reading out (the sample rate?), while the sweep hand on an analog watch covers an infinite spectrum of time. The same with digital and analog recordings.

On another note, I remember a college friend saying 25 years ago (pre-CD days) that someday music would be stored on a digital chip that we'd just plug into a socket in order to listen to it. Today, I carry a 1GB USB flash card on my key chain that I can plug into a socket to listen to music - just what my friend envisioned.

Btw, I use the keychain card to take songs to my lessons so my instructor and I can work through songs and record examples of his playing them.

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