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    There's nothing as pleasing (to me) as going thru the vinyl "ritual" to spin an album. Still amazes me that dragging a rock thru a groove can sound so good.

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    I came home last night to a nicely set living room and my wife drinking wine and spinning her favorite vinyl. It was a really nice moment knowing that all my efforts have paid off, and that she can enjoy my system all by herself. Vinyl experience has it's own ambiance, and there certainly is a difference between vinyl and other forms of prerecorded music. I like them all but to really immerse yourself vinyl is the way to go.

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    Only way that story gets better is if she was playing your Barry White albums waiting for you to arrive!
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    Btw, you should add Larry's CRS+ Stands to your sig!
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    This Japanesse Pressing of DSOTM sounds better than several Cd copies I own a European EMI version and the Remastered Release from last year. This vinyl copy sounds better with a meager Tecnics table and a $160 ortofon cartridge this one beats out my digital copies hands down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brgman View Post
    Just got an original release Led Zep Presence.
    I have the original cd,a remastered cd and a Japanese cd to compare to tonite.
    I will do a comparison in a bit, but dont really need to the big ol vinyl copy wins everytime what were your findings brgman? I cant believe I have so many Lp,cd combos I will have to compare some more. So which Presence copy won? Physical Graffiti and Presence are my favorite Zeppelin.
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    I ended up using the Japan CD as the best source against the vinyl.I have had this for years and has always been the go to for Presence.
    When i switched back and forth between the CD and the vinyl it was just like throwing a blanket over my speakers when it was the disc.Switch back and everything opened right back up.
    Pretty amazing how different they sounded.
    If wondering the CD was playing on a Marantz 15S2 Limited Edition and the Vinyl on a VPI Scout with a Dynavector.

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    I jumped one the vinyl boat about 2 years ago. There is a richer sound to it Vs. Digital. But I do like both. Some albums sound better on CD and some sound better on vinyl.

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    One more, The Vinyl copy of Planet P smokes the cd copy the only reason I got the cd was because the song Ruby was not on the original Vinyl. Planet P was formed by Tony Carey the keybordist for Rainbow during the Dio era highly recomended. I ocassionaly air out these little Klipsch Synergy B2s

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    First off Neil I really like this thread you started, fun for me any ways, you all probably guessed it the vinyl copy blows the drawers of this pathetic remastered CD. BTW if you only own one R.E.O. Speedwagon this is the one, the cowskin cover Studio album before this live one is also worth a purchase.

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    I have HiInfidelity on vinyl, it's extremely well recorded!
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    I think this Ryko Disc Two Fer CD does not represent the Lp's well at all, the only good thing about it is you can play it in your ride Love me some Frank. A well taken care of Lp wins most times mine are all in good condition most my LP's went straight to cassete back in the day to keep them in good shape, most of these platters are in A+ condition
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    Quote Originally Posted by evhudsons View Post
    I came home last night to a nicely set living room and my wife drinking wine and spinning her favorite vinyl. It was a really nice moment knowing that all my efforts have paid off, and that she can enjoy my system all by herself. Vinyl experience has it's own ambiance, and there certainly is a difference between vinyl and other forms of prerecorded music. I like them all but to really immerse yourself vinyl is the way to go.
    Totally agree - audio equipment should be enjoyed and used by all in the house. Otherwise it's not really part of the atmosphere or mojo or whatever you want to call it. Then equipment becomes more important than what it's designed to do - make music. Unless of course they don't treat it with care.

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    I've thought about going vinyl, but the idea of having to start from scratch to acquire a descent collection would be very time/money intensive. I have a million cd already. I'm sticking with computer audio as my first choice.

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    I grew up with vinyl. Never been without.... My digital is close but it took DIY to get there, couldn't afford what it would take to get there retail. Long live DIY!

    Vinyl porn.....

    OK, everybody lie down on the floor and keep calm...check out that tracking.

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    Who says spinning vinyl can't be interesting....really amazing if under the influence...

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    Something good is gonna happen...FF to 1:38 for the vinyl part....

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    There was a Mitsubishi LT 20 for sale on Craig's list a few days ago for $200. I have heard those and the LT 30 are decent, I will have to find it and post a link so you can tell me what you think. I was considering it.

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    http://quadcities.craigslist.org/ele/3682194210.html

    Here she is scomp what do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gudnoyez View Post
    http://quadcities.craigslist.org/ele/3682194210.html

    Here she is scomp what do you think?
    One in Dallas for $150: http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ele/3716790806.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by gudnoyez View Post
    http://quadcities.craigslist.org/ele/3682194210.html

    Here she is scomp what do you think?
    It looks good....does just serviced mean belts too? I know the platter of the LT-20 is direct drive (mine is belt) but there are two belts for the tonearm (at top middle-right in my linked pic). They were soft, turned into a gummy paste, had to clean all the pulleys. I don't know what fair pricing is for these tables. A test drive would be nice to see it work properly. I had to do some research before tearing into mine for clean and lube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ern Dog View Post
    I've thought about going vinyl, but the idea of having to start from scratch to acquire a descent collection would be very time/money intensive. I have a million cd already. I'm sticking with computer audio as my first choice.
    I felt the same way but invested in a lesser expensive setup to see how it went.
    Well it grabbed ahold and down i went.
    I still use digital mainly but nothing like some vinyl.I ended up spending quite a bit but thoroughly enjoy when i take time every week or so and play it.
    I would recommend using only the best sources you can find if you go there.I won't even play something that looks questionable.Only minty vinyl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decal View Post
    It all boils down to what each indiviual likes. This is why vinyl vs. digital debates turn into ugly brawls most of the time. Me, I have some vinyl that I like better than digital and vice versa.
    ^^^^What he said...I too just got back into Vinyl and Luvin it a lot.

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    It's all good.

    I have some CDs that sound *incredibly* good.

    And then, I have some really good quality vinyl that make me weep at the sublime sonic goodness....

    Enjoy choice.

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    It looks good....does just serviced mean belts too? I know the platter of the LT-20 is direct drive (mine is belt) but there are two belts for the tonearm (at top middle-right in my linked pic). They were soft, turned into a gummy paste, had to clean all the pulleys. I don't know what fair pricing is for these tables. A test drive would be nice to see it work properly. I had to do some research before tearing into mine for clean and lube.

    I just shot the person an E-Mail, hopefully I hear back from him. It sure is a beaut. I hope to hear something back, if its in good of shape as it looks I just might make the plunge. I wonder how I will explain to the wife, the reason I need a 4th turntable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gudnoyez View Post
    It looks good....does just serviced mean belts too? I know the platter of the LT-20 is direct drive (mine is belt) but there are two belts for the tonearm (at top middle-right in my linked pic). They were soft, turned into a gummy paste, had to clean all the pulleys. I don't know what fair pricing is for these tables. A test drive would be nice to see it work properly. I had to do some research before tearing into mine for clean and lube.

    I just shot the person an E-Mail, hopefully I hear back from him. It sure is a beaut. I hope to hear something back, if its in good of shape as it looks I just might make the plunge. I wonder how I will explain to the wife, the reason I need a 4th turntable.
    No explaining that one, she gets it or she dosn't. Good luck.

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    Even on my modest system, I just love the sound of vinyl.

    I played ZZ Top's "First Album" (original pressing) for my dad a few months ago and he was blown away with how good it sounds. He just looked at me and said "vinyl did not sound this good back in my day"! I laughed and handed him the album cover and told him it was PRESSED in his day!
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    Exactly
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    It all boils down to what each indiviual likes. This is why vinyl vs. digital debates turn into ugly brawls most of the time. Me, I have some vinyl that I like better than digital and vice versa.

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