Discussion in 'Turntables' started by zeplin43, Dec 31, 2009.
Just kiddin' anyway
I know you were, but I’m a stickler for speaking properly. It’s fine, I forgive myself. THIS time.
LOL. I know what you mean. I'm the same way, being a writer "by trade"...
Got a new Ikea Kallax in the living room, where the audio has to live, and ran into some resonance and bouncy floor issues with the Optonica, so I swapped it out with the AR-XA from the bedroom system. Also swapped out the OM30 on the XA for an M91 ED with a new EVG stylus. Doing some set-up listening right now.
Eagles: Their Greatest Hits. 180g reissue
How do you like the EVG stylus on the M91ED? I have an M91ED that's in need of a replacement stylus. I have the original Hi Track stylus, but it's badly worn.
McCoy Tyner - Song For My Lady
So far it sounds quite good. It's hard to remember with much detail how the original stylus sounded as it was replaced a while back with the OM 30, but so far this EVG on the M91seems absolutely worth the price.
Very clean and crisp with seemingly not as much surface noise as the Ortofon had. Maybe I'll switch the 30 to the Optonica and put the 2M red that's on it out to pasture.
My wife Will just look at me and shake her head with a smile 'cus they all sound the same' to her.
The Eagles: Hotel California. 180g reissue
Just picked this up at a local F.Y.E. that's going out of business for 1/2 price - $16. Actually a very good sounding pressing imo. Bob
Is this the Rhino/Warner reissue? If so, I just got it myself...
In a little while...
Yep the 2014 Rhino https://www.discogs.com/Eagles-Hotel-California/release/6623165
That's the one I recently got for my birthday from my wife; mine was nice and flat, with a solid feel to it and a nearly flawless playing surface. The only thing I was able to pick at was horrible IGD on the end tracks on Henley's voice (on "The Last Resort" and "Wasted Time").
Easily beats my original Asylum LP copy...
The Alan Parsons Project - Stereotomy
Colosseum ~ Those Who Are About to Die Salute You
It looks like the LP's we bought for 25 cents each at Caves Book and Record Store in Taipei, Taiwan during my Navy tour their in 1971. The language there is Chinese. Red, green, yellow opaque and if you were lucky they sounded marginally OK on the first play. Taiwan didn't honor any copyrights at that time and pressers would just churn them out. The Navy wouldn't allow you to ship them back to the world at the end of your tour, but obviously many got through.
Caves Store is still in business: https://www.librarything.com/venue/12624/Caves-Books-[敦煌書店-]
My friend is a record dealer and he bought two boxes with maybe a total of 100 similar discs, all different titles. He told me to choose one and I took the one off the top. I was in the Philippines in the early 70s and we could buy similar things but couldn't ship them home, of course. THe big thing then was bootleg tapes, mostly cassettes and 8 tracks. I never bought one but heard a few and they all sounded like they had been recorded on a portable. Total junk, to be sure.
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