Well, I can't believe I'm thinking of this. I know it will probably lead to down path of obsessive/destructive behaviour, and divorce if I'm not careful!
I'm thinking of buying a turntable!
Innocent enough, just a used HK T55C for dirt cheap. Probably needs a belt and a new stylus or whole cartridge.
What the hell? How could that be a bad thing? What path of destruction could it lead to? Well, I've seen it.
For many years, I've said I don't want anything to do with vinyl. Its a pain in the arse, dust problems, static, delicate to handle, etc. I only own one album and its mainly a collector/promo item that was a radio station giveaway that I've held onto because I love the band. I've got more than 1000 cds. Why on earth would I think about vinyl?
Meanwhile, about 8 years ago, I watched my older brother innocently get back into vinyl by taking my Dad's old LAB-420 to play his old record collection. Fast forward 8 years, and my brother has been through half a dozen turntables and probably sunk over 15-grand in his current setup between his Oracle turntable, his Blue Circle Amp/Pre-Amp combo, and his Ohm I speakers that have been totally restored. I have no idea how much he has into his albums, but he has a whole wall full.
I don't want to go anywhere near that level of commitment. My problem is that I can't pass up a good deal. I know I don't want to get into vinyl like my brother, but I just think that old turntables are cool and if I can get a nice one for dirt cheap, I can't resist! To top it off, the seller is going to throw in his last remaining album, a Springsteen 5-disc Live set. Hey, then I'll have more than one album. Oh no, its starting!
Help, someone talk me out of it!