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Worth a read Guys

Post by Mr Fixit » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:33 am

Just posted in the Blue and Green places too FYI - Comments welcome and it will be interesting to see comments over there too!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/invest ... hi-fi.html

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Re: Worth a read Guys

Post by LD100 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:20 pm

This just reinforces what I always say, "a well engineered and classic design will stand the test of time". :smt055

In this case, I mean both the vinyl record album and the LP12. :smt023

It is very nice to see the LP12 get a mention! :D
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Re: Worth a read Guys

Post by Coyote Jim » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:00 pm

Very enthusiastic ideas on value of said deck in various forms.
Far better bargains are to be had courtesy of very competent and experienced dealers that specialise in the LP12. :wink:
Some values in the article seem to reinforce the myth that auction site prices are in any way value for money. :smt018
A professional fettler is far more on the pulse for value for money and not panic prices.
Overall it's great to keep the enthusiasm of the preferred medium in the headlight but be careful out there. :shock:
Look for recommendations from enthusiasts and you shouldn't go far wrong.
Populated regularly posted forums by the enthusists in question are more than happy to share a good guy. 8) :smt023
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Re: Worth a read Guys

Post by BevC » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:55 pm

Back in the late 80's/early 90's friends who had ditched their record decks for those shiny discs laughed at us keeping the faith with vinyl. They dumped whole record collections or left them to warp in attics. We kept telling them you could have two sources and records would always be there. At times it felt like a lost cause. I'm glad to see our faith was justified and a new generation is enjoying the wonders of sleeve notes you can read, beautifully and carefully crafted covers and the joy of analogue technology. Long may it continue.

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Post by Mr Onion » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:30 am

I remember in the 80's demoing my LP12 against a friends CD player (maybe a Marantz) who was convinced that the CD would blow my LP12 out of the water (Nirvana, Valhalla, REGA R120?, Ortofon VMS20)

He left with his tail between his legs very much surprised (He still stayed with the shaving mirrors though :roll: )

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