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Hey guys, thanks for all the help, got my Turntable/speakers/amp setup yesterday, look ok with the positioning.  Just need to get more records now, that 1 record you see is the only 1 I have!

 

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Now the fun begins and the money rolls out. 

Enjoy the vinyl some bargains to be had out there. 

Nothing like removing record from sleeve placing on TT and lowering arm. 

Listen and enjoy 

PS system looks nice 

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Hey nice one!

What TT did you get? Did you go for the Rega RP1?

Well I have just got home and unpacked my RP6/Exact - in one word WOW!!!!

It will be a late night tonight!

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stevebrock wrote:

Hey nice one!

What TT did you get? Did you go for the Rega RP1?

Well I have just got home and unpacked my RP6/Exact - in one word WOW!!!!

It will be a late night tonight!

 

Looks like he got the RP1 with carbon cartridge form zooming in to the pic.

 

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Be better if you could get those speakers a bit further apart, try and look for some cheap stands on ebay - it really will make them sing at their best!

Dont worry about 1 record - as long as you are enjoying what you have then thats all that matters!

Get yourself to some charity and 2nd hand record shops - plenty of bargains to be had!

Just check and make sure they are clean & scratch free! 

To me, half the enjoyment of vinyl is searching & finding hidden gems then rushing home to play them!

One word of warning, it gets addictive!

 

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For £400 to £500 I'd get a Lenco or a Garrard 401. Maybe a Japanese direct drive Pioneer PL71, Sony PSX6750, Kenwood KD 990. Plus a new Denon 103 or 110 cartridge. I'd look out for a battleship Japanese integrated amp Sony ES, Sansui AU, Onkyo Integra, Kenwood, Pioneer - that sort of thing. It'd all be down to what I saw a good deal on first. I wouldn't buy any hi-fi from Richer Sounds, but can understand why other people are happy to do so.

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lindsayt wrote:

For £400 to £500 I'd get a Lenco or a Garrard 401. Maybe a Japanese direct drive Pioneer PL71, Sony PSX6750, Kenwood KD 990. Plus a new Denon 103 or 110 cartridge. I'd look out for a battleship Japanese integrated amp Sony ES, Sansui AU, Onkyo Integra, Kenwood, Pioneer - that sort of thing. It'd all be down to what I saw a good deal on first. I wouldn't buy any hi-fi from Richer Sounds, but can understand why other people are happy to do so.

I think your too late to the party!

 

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stevebrock wrote:

Get yourself to some charity and 2nd hand record shops - plenty of bargains to be had!

Just check and make sure they are clean & scratch free! 

To me, half the enjoyment of vinyl is searching & finding hidden gems then rushing home to play them!

One word of warning, it gets addictive!

 

 

Can agree MORE!!! On 10 December 2012 i had a old Technics from a friend of mine, it was lying down in is garage and i took it home, next day went to my Rega dealer to have a look at the stylus and a over all check up, bought a record at his shop The Smith - Strangeways, Here We Come 180gr. 

Connected the TT to my Rega Brio R and i knew from that moment i was doomed...

in January I was buying a Rega RP3 and at the present day i'm the proud owner of a 255 Vinyl albums! 

Moust of all bought at second hand fairs! That is what i like the moust, finding good old records, cleaning them up, giving them all the lost glamour, put them in a new MoFy sleave and get the stylus down on them! 

Oooh... Music to my ears... Wink

 

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Strangeways, Here we come!!!!

im looking out for that, half tempted with the Smiths vinyl boxset!

is it a good recording? i love that album

 

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stevebrock wrote:

Strangeways, Here we come!!!!

im looking out for that, half tempted with the Smiths vinyl boxset!

is it a good recording? i love that album

 

 

yes it is! Get your self a copy! 

 

 

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paulb22 wrote:

Hey guys, thanks for all the help, got my Turntable/speakers/amp setup yesterday, look ok with the positioning.  Just need to get more records now, that 1 record you see is the only 1 I have!

 

You must get those speakers off that rack and separated apart on their own stands, not only will they give a proper stereo effect , they will stop any feedback into the turntable via vibration,  you are not hearing it how it should perform otherwise, Have fun party time!

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lindsayt wrote:

 I wouldn't buy any hi-fi from Richer Sounds, but can understand why other people are happy to do so.

Just richers or ANY new hifi ohhh sure   I know you can save a fortune second hand but richers do some good offers  £179 for the £350 Denon PMA720AE and yes its a superb amp even for the full price