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Whats a cheap Turntable (record Player) if I just want to play vinyl?

(1) What's a cheap just plain record player that can output via rca cables? (2) Anyone know any good software or apps for doing that on a PC or mac? Just figuring something might already exist to detect different tracks. [more inside]
posted by Twinedog on May 23, 2014 - 12 answers

Following a burst pipe, is soaked flooring salvageable?

So the hot water pipe leading to our kitchen sink in our house burst during the night and I came down to find our kitchen, bathroom & half our livng room under 2 inches of warm water. Now everything is tidied but the floor material - vinyl - is damp on the underside. What to do? Damp slushy snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by ianso on Mar 27, 2014 - 9 answers

What's the optimum length for one side of a long playing vinyl record?

Asking for a friend who's planning to press some old recordings to vinyl. He knows that album sides can range from 15-25 (even 30) minutes, but he wants to know what the optimum is. In other words, at what point does overall sound quality suffer and/or production challenges start to occur? [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Oct 4, 2013 - 5 answers

finding a working 45 player

My awesome father in law has amassed a huge collection of 45 records. He would really like a dedicated 45 player (so he can play them without using a converter). His birthday is coming up in a couple weeks. How can I find him a player that works, and how much should I expect to pay for it?
posted by wearyaswater on Jul 16, 2013 - 13 answers

will it sound warm or cold?

I think it's possible to put digital music onto vinyl albums at home with some device I saw advertised somewhere. But will doing this produce an anologue sound or a digital sound? Will it sound as rich as if the album had originally been on vinyl or will it sound emptier the way digital music does? I guess I'm basically asking if it's worth doing. I don't know technical stuff about stuff, so I hope my question makes sense!
posted by windykites on Feb 16, 2013 - 15 answers

Portable turntable with a decent tonearm?

Having spent years spent listening primarily to MP3s and Internet radio, we've been thinking about taking the big, clunky, 90s-era stereo components off of our living room shelves. However, one of those components is a turntable, and we'd like to have the option of occasionally playing our vinyl. We were thinking of a retro-styled portable turntable like this Crosley, but it looks like the non-weighted tonearm and styli aren't so hot. Are there any portable, suitcase-style turntables out there with decent tonearms that we can fit with a good cartridge? Our primary concern is that our records stay in good condition.
posted by eschatfische on Feb 15, 2013 - 6 answers

I listen to music through my TV and it has to end.

My computer is connected via HDMI to the flatscreen TV in my living room. There has to be a better way to listen to my music than through TV speakers. Help me out. [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Nov 15, 2012 - 14 answers

Who knew Mott The Hoople even put out that many records?

Where do flea market vinyl dealers get their records? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jun 2, 2012 - 11 answers

Can anyone recommend me a budget hi-fi system that can play vinyl? I am in the UK and have about £300 max to spend.

Can anyone recommend me a budget hi-fi system that can play vinyl? I am in the UK and have about £300 max to spend. [more inside]
posted by Pilly on Nov 29, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me organize a radio station's archives.

Help me organize hundreds -- if not thousands -- of vinyl and CD albums dating back to the 1970's. [more inside]
posted by lobbyist on Oct 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me identify this hippy album from my youth from a vague recollection of the inside cover only.

Help me identify this hippy album from my youth from a vague recollection of the inside cover only. [more inside]
posted by Jofus on Aug 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Recycled vinyl in SF

At which shops in San Francisco can I find recycled billboard vinyl bags and accessories?
posted by j03 on Jun 16, 2011 - 6 answers

I just inherited my father's record collection. Now what?

Buying a turntable, vinyl record cleaning kit, and vinyl sleeves. Need your recommendations, please. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Apr 3, 2011 - 15 answers

Peter and the Wolf Album

Help me find a copy of "Peter and the Wolf" ... [more inside]
posted by GatorDavid on Jan 2, 2011 - 1 answer

Device that makes mp3s sound deeper, richer, etc.

I found and immediately lost a link the other day that talked about a device that made mp3s sound richer, deeper, perhaps like vinyl (or at least not as compressed as they truly are). It was a rather simple device and the article talked about one brand as low as $150. I don't expect anyone to find the exact page especially as I am not being too descriptive. It was on an audiophile site and was recommended...not one of those 'buy this cheapie/crap product that screws up your music' sort of thing. If anyone knows what I am talking about or has something else that they know that works for improving mp3 sound through stereo, I'm interested. Pardon me for the nebulous post. It is the best my brain can recall. Thanks for your techie/audiophile input.
posted by snap_dragon on Dec 30, 2010 - 22 answers

cover me

Where's a good BRICKS & MORTAR place to buy a nice vinyl tablecloth in central CT? [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on May 13, 2010 - 13 answers

How much can I sell this rare record for?

I found this record at a thrift store yesterday, and I'd like to sell it on eBay. What's a reasonable minimum (i.e. reserve) price? [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Apr 13, 2010 - 9 answers

Vinyl Ripping Again

Is there easy to use software (free or otherwise) to rip vinyl to my Mac? [more inside]
posted by gteffertz on Apr 7, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me fix my record player?

I picked up my first record player (Rega P1) and the sound seems off, like it is being played in a large hall. Every album I play has them same, full bass feel, even when I turn off the subwoofer. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Mar 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Star Trek Memories and Trauma

As a 10 year old child I went with my mother, myself and my 7 year old brother went to EJ Korvette's on 46th Street to meet an alien. Well, actually it was Leonard Nimoy (in full makeup and costume) as Mr. Spock. It was 1969 and he had just come out with his new album Mr Spock's Music From Outer Space. We were in a crush of people. My brother was having trouble with the crowd. The store was packed. Finally my mother snapped and dragged us out of the store screaming, "My son is suffocating, get out of the way!" Anyway, after hysteria by yours truly, we went back. The crowd was gone. Someone took the album from my hands and sliced the covering plastic with a razor. I didn't care. I was looking up at Mister SPOCK from my favoite show of all times! I wanted to say something, anything. But my throat was dry. My brain useless. He signed the album. He signed it... Spock in cursive. I still have this album today. Is it worth anything? Other than my memories and the original price? Leonard. I love your photos. Call me...
posted by Splunge on Feb 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Different covers for Miles' Jack Johnson LP?

Can anyone tell me about the multiple covers for Miles Davis' Jack Johnson LP? Before today, I'd only seen the iconic arched Miles blowing trumpet cover, but, today, bought a vinyl version that has a cover illustration of Jack Johnson in a canary-yellow car surrounded by women. Can anyone tell me anything about this (alternate) cover?
posted by the sobsister on Jan 24, 2010 - 6 answers

My floor is covered with years of dirt and I don't know how to fix it.

I have no idea if my floor is vinyl or linoleum. What's the best way to clean it? [more inside]
posted by ohisee on Dec 27, 2009 - 6 answers

Where is the german version of the montreal plateau!

Berlin-Leipzig-Amsterdam filter. Visiting all three for a conference on a record shopping (minimal, electro, german techno) and cool neighborhood finding adventure. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Smegoid on Oct 22, 2009 - 2 answers

Guilty Downloader Here.

Just curious: If I buy the vinyl version of an album, will the artist be supported just as much as if I had purchased the CD instead? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Sep 1, 2009 - 11 answers

How to deep clean vinyl floors

What's the best way to deep clean vinyl floors? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Mar 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Tape Creep

Is the vinyl tape on my flashlight exhibiting anomalous rheology? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Oct 17, 2008 - 5 answers

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