Am I in the wrong business?

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Am I in the wrong business?

Post by flyboy71 » Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:53 pm

I was looking for a turntable..........

So yesterday me and my friend drove a distance to a vintage electronics store which looked intriguing and had good reviews. I get out of my car and am told to wait as only one person is allowed in at a time. This should have been obvious since the front door was plastered with mask and covid propaganda. So after waiting for the customer to leave the shop owner pulled a rag out of his pocket to hold the door open for me, quite politely, then told me to put on those cheap disposable gloves. I should have just turned around and left there. Whatever, I drove an hour I was gonna look around. Literally everything was in bags or was marked do not touch. Ok, so why the gloves? I went over to the turntables he had and was told that the ones turned around were either customer repairs or he hadn't yet restored them which left about 3 to choose from. Not wanting to shell out $800+ I continued to look around....look, since I cant touch. I overheard my friend looking at a rough looking 70s vintage $900 Sony reel-to-reel deck inquiring about having some reels converted to digital. The price he quoted was a $40 setup fee and $25 per reel. I'm not in the used audio business but if I can make $25 to hit play and record then I need to quit my day job.

....I didnt get my turntable.
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Re: Am I in the wrong business?

Post by JR. » Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:17 pm

I haven't played a record in at least ten years...

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Re: Am I in the wrong business?

Post by flyboy71 » Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:51 pm

Probably 30 years for me. I think the last vinyl I spun was "American Country Countdown" at the station before they moved to new studios and went to CDs.
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Post by mediatechnology » Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:34 pm

I always feel transported back in time when I pull out a record and play it and am still amazed, knowing what I know now, how good some vinyl can sound.
And then I have some that sounds like crap...

I would miss my turntable.
You might want to look for a new one online.
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Re: Am I in the wrong business?

Post by flyboy71 » Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:02 pm

There must be a shortage of turntables out there. After visiting that store in my full body PPE I stopped at a nearby Best Buy and they were sold out of any turntables. I'm not talking about the Crosley toys, those are a dime a dozen, I mean actual decent component turntables. I popped on B&H and most of the reasonable priced models are on backorder, same with Guitar Center. Somethings up with the rotating platter machines these days.
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Post by mediatechnology » Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:06 pm

https://ka-electronics.com

“Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible.” – The Impact of Science on Society (1953) by Bertrand Russell, p.50

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Re: Am I in the wrong business?

Post by billshurv » Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:15 pm

Vinyl and replay equipment prices have gone silly in last 4 years. Stuff I was picking up for $100 is now $400. I should have started collecting earlier, but at least now have all I need for the rest of my vinyl playing days :)

If you have time and some woodworking skills this sort of approach https://calvins-audio-page.jimdofree.co ... chnics-en/ could end up very satisfying. Technics 'green motor' turntables were made in the millions so you will be able to find a donor at the right price.

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Post by JR. » Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:31 am

My very first record player in the early 60s was a Lafayette radio kit that consisted of a motor/platter and a separate tone arm that I had to mount to my own piece of plywood.

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