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First Time Buyer - Anything Missing?
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Hi,

Putting together my first turntable set-up.

So far I've ordered:

Project Debut Carbon

Rega Phono Mini 2AD

I understand you still need to install the counterweight and set VTF, will I be able to do this without the help of a digital gauge? 

Got myself an IKEA Expedit to put it on (a vinyl collector must have invented these)

A Milty Exstatic to clean.

Are there any other accessories I need to get me started? Any beginners tips I will find invaluable as I start my vinyl journey?

Thanks

Sam

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A few LPs would do nicely :oops:

Best advice I can give is too much alcohol and vinyl do not go. :shame:

Sit back and enjoy. Dance 4

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Alcohol & vinyl are meant for each other!!! 

Drinking and playing records loud is regular occurrence in this house....surprised the neighbours haven't complained to be honest as the more I drink the further towards 12 o clock that volume knob goes!!

enjoy it! On my 2nd TT in 6 months! It's soo much fun going record shopping! I've been after an 80s lp for months and I found it - was so excited - got it home and it sounded absolutely fantastic and only cost me £2 btw it was Latin Quarter - Modern Times - fantastic lyrics/music

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DeathCab4Sam wrote:

Hi,

Putting together my first turntable set-up.

So far I've ordered:

Project Debut Carbon

Rega Phono Mini 2AD

I understand you still need to install the counterweight and set VTF, will I be able to do this without the help of a digital gauge? 

Got myself an IKEA Expedit to put it on (a vinyl collector must have invented these)

A Milty Exstatic to clean.

Are there any other accessories I need to get me started? Any beginners tips I will find invaluable as I start my vinyl journey?

Thanks

Sam

 

A good record cleaning device. Like a few on these boards I use the Knosti Disco Anti-Stat, but make up my own cheap-o solution to "wash" LPs. 

 

As for vinyl and alcohol, I've mostly had good experiences of combining the two. Highly recommended as Steve suggests. 

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stevebrock wrote:

Latin Quarter - Modern Times - fantastic lyrics/music

For £2!! Is it only me and you that have such good taste? Congratulations sir.

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stevebrock wrote:

Alcohol & vinyl are meant for each other!!! 

Drinking and playing records loud is regular occurrence in this house....surprised the neighbours haven't complained to be honest as the more I drink the further towards 12 o clock that volume knob goes!!

enjoy it! On my 2nd TT in 6 months! It's soo much fun going record shopping! I've been after an 80s lp for months and I found it - was so excited - got it home and it sounded absolutely fantastic and only cost me £2 btw it was Latin Quarter - Modern Times - fantastic lyrics/music

 

They haven't complained because you have those little RS1, if you have my Dyns excite x12 they did already...  ROFL

Sorry steve just playing a little... Wink

But alcool and vinyl in my place get along because my wife drink less then me...

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Petherick wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

Latin Quarter - Modern Times - fantastic lyrics/music

For £2!! Is it only me and you that have such good taste? Congratulations sir.

the mastering & production is superb!

 

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do not under estimate the RS1 they can go pretty loud Cool 

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When you've scratched yer fave LP and totalled the stylus :shame: :cry:  cos you've drunk too much then I told you so.

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When you've scratched yer fave LP and totalled the stylus :shame: :cry:  cos you've drunk too much then I told you so.

yes I will come back and say your right!!

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Lost Angeles wrote:

When you've scratched yer fave LP and totalled the stylus :shame: :cry:  cos you've drunk too much then I told you so.

yes I will come back and say your right!!

 

Aren't you married Steve? Wink

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If you've not already seen it, on the Superfi website if you look under the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon there's a short video outlining how to set up your new turntable. It looks dead simple compared to some set-ups.

 

 

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Not married no! Why?

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Not married no! Why?

 

Then your wife could change the record like mine do when i have to much wine... Wink

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stevebrock wrote:

Not married no! Why?

 

Then your wife could change the record like mine do when i have to much wine... Wink

Now that's trust and I hope I'm never proven right.

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Thanks for the suggestions.

Got it all set up now. Although I'm likely to fine tune bits as time goes by.

Not a big drinker so that part shouldn't be a problem.

I discovered I needed another set of cables as phono didn't have any so ordered a metre of atlas element integras.

Got it connected to a Cyrus stack and celestion a3's.

First record I put on was José González - Veneer and I'm in heaven. Can't wait to listen to all my other new records on it Biggrin

I currently have it and the amp pluged into an extension cable into a wall socket.

Is this another area where I have to spend money?

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