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Back in the early 90s I sold a lot of my records that I had CDs of. A couple months ago I finished replacing the Zeppelin vinyl that I sold.

I also just ordered a new stylus for my 30 year old turntable and 20 year old phono cartridge. $116 for the stylus, I hope it's worth it. The cartridge is a really good one but since it's 20 years old or so replacement styli are hard to find and expensive. I thought of replacing the cartridge but I couldn't find a new p mount cartridge that was as good as my old one.
 
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Found out tonight the used Beatles record i bought for less than $5.00 is actually worth like $1,500.


I have the stickered over Second State Butcher cover (stereo). Pretty awesome.

Not selling it though, I put it on the turntable and listened to it.

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Yeah you like those young 'daddy issues' girls. :laugh2:
First question when I meet my daughter's (She's 20) friends is "So, who has daddy issues?" "Ever envisioned a career grasping a brass pole?"*




*For the record, I generally chase 30-something women.
 

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A bit perverse, to admit this here.
I am listening to this right now, on mp3. :cheers2:

Don't worry, I have it on vinyl as well.
I just haven't set it up yet, looking for the right cabinet.:laugh2:

Not that I am looking to hard, the lock down here sucks.
You feel like a criminal, just going on a "BS" shopping trip. :rofl:
 

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Found out tonight the used Beatles record i bought for less than $5.00 is actually worth like $1,500.


I have the stickered over Second State Butcher cover (stereo). Pretty awesome.

Not selling it though, I put it on the turntable and listened to it.

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What a steal. Person must have been a complete moron to sell it for 5 bucks.
 

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It was listed as a 1976 RE but it has the stickered cover. They only stickered the first run that had the butcher cover (1966). The rest were printed covers.

Pretty neat. I assume the original owner just didn't know the history of this album.
 

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This is my turntable, a Technics SL-DD22 from around 1990. Still works great. The cartridge is an Audio Technica from the mid 90s. As mentioned a few posts back I just ordered a new stylus, should be here in a few days.
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At the end of February I was in Vermont on a ski trip and came across this in a bookstore so I had to buy it. My teenage son picked up a Gorillaz picture disc there too.
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This is my turntable, a Technics SL-DD22 from around 1990. Still works great. The cartridge is an Audio Technica from the mid 90s. As mentioned a few posts back I just ordered a new stylus, should be here in a few days.
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At the end of February I was in Vermont on a ski trip and came across this in a bookstore so I had to buy it. My teenage son picked up a Gorillaz picture disc there too.
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back in the80's i owned a similar Technics table. they are built like tanks. but as you are finding out, those plug in cartridges are not easy to come by. especially now. but if you've got a new stylus and it still sounds good....might as well enjoy it.
haven't heard the new Ozzy LP but i've seen it advertised. cheers!
 

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back in the80's i owned a similar Technics table. they are built like tanks. but as you are finding out, those plug in cartridges are not easy to come by. especially now. but if you've got a new stylus and it still sounds good....might as well enjoy it.
haven't heard the new Ozzy LP but i've seen it advertised. cheers!
I think the stylus should be coming today or tomorrow then I'll play my new Ozzy record. I have listened to it on my phone since it included a digital download. It's got some good songs on it.
 

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I've always loved vinyl. Back in the late 80s, early 90's, my turntable of choice was the Technics SL-1200. It was a beast and sounded amazing. I don't recall the cartridge I was using at the time. That model was of course the DJ standard as far as turntables were concerned. I remember paying around $500 for it new back then. We'll add another $100 or so for the sylus.

I look on Amazon to see what shit's going for now and see this lunacy.
 

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Yup. Prices are insane. (you can find them for less than that but they're still over $1,000.)

AudioTechnica is the next best thing.

My AT120 is a lot like that Technics 1200,

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so is my Reloop RP-7000

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I have to say my AT1240 though has become my favorite, and it's the one I was least excited about at first because the design of it looks so modern and rounded. But it's a hell of a great player. Very tank like, and it has the best cue-lever out of all 3 (all metal, no plastic) ... and I like the blue strobe light versus the red and white of the other two players.

Also Reloop charged me an extra $55. for the dust cover, while the AT1240 came with one at no extra cost.

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.... and yet I still think about a U-Turn Orbit,... because I have a sickness apparently, and the U-Turn Orbits look like fantastic turntables.
 
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I've always loved vinyl. Back in the late 80s, early 90's, my turntable of choice was the Technics SL-1200. It was a beast and sounded amazing. I don't recall the cartridge I was using at the time. That model was of course the DJ standard as far as turntables were concerned. I remember paying around $500 for it new back then. We'll add another $100 or so for the sylus.

I look on Amazon to see what shit's going for now and see this lunacy.
Check Craigslist. They're regularly $400, most of the time with a cartridge. Though you'd probably want to swap. They're still beasts and still sound amazing. I bought an original MKii about a year and a half ago.
 

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I have a technics sl-1500 and about 500 vinyls.. all led zeppeling's, most of the firts pink floyd's.. deep purple.... since I replaced my main amp with an HT without a Phono in... I have to buy a preamp..
 

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.... and yet I still think about a U-Turn Orbit,... because I have a sickness apparently, and the U-Turn Orbits look like fantastic turntables.
And maybe a little bit because you know someone that has one ?

The Orbit is really good. But nothing necessarily "better" than what you already have ? Really, it just looks cool. Oh, also a good Metal Cuing lever. And I actually "miss" the strobe for speed "verification". But that just opens the door for "accessories" ?
 


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