I have... I'd still rather spend my money on the music rather then the 'high end' kit to play it on. The set up I have sounds fine to me and that's all that matters
to be a true hifi “aficionado” you need to be like the White Queen in Alice and be able to “believe six impossible things before breakfast”. I’ve been to hifi shows and, like you, some of the systems left me cold. On the other hand after one demo I wanted to applaud, the system sounded sooooo good. Cost more than I paid for my house, mind!. They had an explanation for why it still mattered, but it was utter bollocks. They genuinely believed all this and were nice people but there was a lot of nonsense too.
I guess the other point which needs to be addressed is “how much vinyl do you have?” If you’ve got loads from BITD that’s one thing. If you’re planning to start buying it afresh, I would ask “why?”Hey everyone,
I had some really good advice on here about a dash-cam I was buying last week so am asking the same question about getting back to playing vinyl records again.
Things seem to have changed so much since the olden days (1980/90s). I went into a branch of Richer Sounds yesterday hoping to leave with a suitable system but came out more confused than when I walked in. All this pre-amp stuff was a bit too much for my simple mind so anyone here with some advice would be gratefully accepted.
Firstly, the system recommended by the Richer Sounds guy wasn't in stock so I'd have to buy it on line. Secondly, the cost seemed OK to me...until he announced I'd need speakers to go with it and the ones he suggested were more expensive than the turntable taking the cost of the whole set up to over £1,000!
Looking on Amazon is doing me no good because, like with the dash-cam, there are just too many pages and so much conflicting advice/suggestions. All I want is a record player than will allow me to begin playing 12 inch albums again.
So if anyone has a system they like and sounds great, please let me know and I'll gratefully receive all forumites' recommendations.
Well I don't listen to music at home much any more. I used to only listen in the car but my new vehicle doesn't have a CD player and I don't have one round the house. I do have a Foxl bluetooth speaker which I use if we have people round but other than that, I'm starting from scratch really. Hoping to get the old and newer vinyl records spinning PDQ.Firstly, what do you currently listen to music on?
Can you plug a turntable into that? (via an Aux input, possibly).
I'm old school so have a separates system; amp, tuner, cd, cassette deck, mini-disc and turntable... which makes things easy.
If you just have just a phone with spotify and a bluetooth speaker, then you'll need to invest in more than just a turntable.
edit... the salesperson in Richer Sounds will try to make you spend more than you need to. Don't listen to them
In a similar but older veinThis has been posted before but still makes me smile. I reckon the cartoonist is mocking himself as the kit portrayed is very realistic so the artist is clearly something of an enthusiast himseld
Back in the day, hi end vinyl was genuinely superior to CD. Basically there was no comparison, not just subtle as CD was seriously over hyped. These days not so much, as digital technology has advanced so much and got so cheap. It's even possible to get high quality digital downloads that are the same as the original studio masters before it even gets on the vinyl record; admittedly these are higher quality than CD, but only slightly. View attachment 626514
I would think your in-car sound system has either a USB or memory card slot? It is easy enough to copy CD's onto them and take in the car.Well I don't listen to music at home much any more. I used to only listen in the car but my new vehicle doesn't have a CD player and I don't have one round the house.
I don't criticise it but neither do I prioritise it. I've listened to brother no. 1's set up and, yes, the sound quality is far superior to mine, I can hear that as clear as day, but I'm kinda 'so what?' about it tbh. That's his thing and that's cool. It's not for me though.
The interesting thing was they'd all had quite poor systems, even though they could all hear and appreciate the upgraded set ups. The implication was they were appreciating the actual music and weren't particularly troubled by quality of reproduction, despite all them presumably having a good ear.