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  1. 28 minutes ago, Tim Sr. said:

    HEYY there @Mossy bottom really good to see ya.

    Do you know what is causing the sizzling and pops on the Dynaco's? This concerns me TBH

    Old Reel to Reels, other than the Revox and the Atari's?

    Glad to see you back


    Hello Tim,

    I'm not sure what causes it.  It generally occurs when I first power them up.  It seems once they have warmed up it quiets down...as far as the R2R's my 4 track TEAC is slow to wake up...I have to give it some time to get going...a lot like me🤪



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  2. 9 minutes ago, MicroMara said:

    @Mossy bottom  MOSSY ! Nice to see you here again , well ..honestly ..we missed you !

    Why thank you!

    I have missed you all as well.  Summers are pretty busy for me.  It is so nice to be able to finally spin a few records.  I biased my 1960 Dynaco's and it took awhile before all the sizzling bacon sounds went away...😱

    But all is quiet now.  I'll be wrestling with these old reel to reel machines next.  They don't like to sit dormant...


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  3. 8 hours ago, MicroMara said:

    @Mossy bottom  Hi Mossy, welcome back , just a quick chim´in from me to say HELLO to you, nice to see that you´re back. Just woke up , it´s 6:33 am here , will be a busy day today ..gonna see you soon again . Best to you George 

    Hello George,

    Thanks for the Hello.  Enjoy your day, and I look forward to your next music selection and photos.


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  4. On 6/1/2022 at 12:19 PM, Dave1291 said:

    There were good reviews on both so I went w/the VPI because I knew their turntables seemed to be well liked and respected.  The VVPI was impressive outta the box but in time it was an epic engineering fail imo. 


    When the vac comes on it's so strong it slams everything downward on the album.  Impressive but...   Just my opinion though.  There is a spring to buffer it but it's too weak to do any good.  They have an answer for that too though.  You can purchase the entire arm assembly for $150.  Seriously?


    I've had mine for years.  When I was looking for a record vac system there were only two choices, Nitty Gritty and the VPI.  There may have been more but I wasn't aware of them.

    I went with VPI based upon a recommendation of a friend who had a side DJ business. Through the years it has worked well enough for me.  The points you raised are right on.

    I think I paid around 8 hundred bucks when I got mine.  I know it has paid for itself based upon used records I paid little for, and have brought back to life.



    This day and age I'm impressed with a few of those ultra sonic record cleaners, but at this stage of my life, I don't see replacing the VPI.


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  5. 5 hours ago, MicroMara said:

    Emil the third , our african white-bellied hedgehog



    My wife is a Devon girl.  She had  hedgehogs growing up in the UK.

    She loved the photo of Emil III


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  6. 2 minutes ago, billybob said:

    Got alot of the Bob on LP, CD.

    Vintage...think only saw thrice...

    I just started playing him again, kind of got burned out, everybody and every radio station played him.   But it sounds great tonight.

    Only saw him once.  Touring "Night Moves".  Good stuff!

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  7. 8 hours ago, MicroMara said:

    Received the new replacement needle for the Osawa 301 Cartridge today. The previous needle was already pretty round. It's no wonder since I had the Osawa 301 already very many years in use. I am also waiting for the new Shibata needle for my Audio Technica 20SLA. This is also driven round




    Nice pic!!

    I need to do the same with my Benz.  I wish I had a dollar for every record that stylus has played...

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  8. I was digging through the stacks, and came across this jewel of a reissue.  I forgot I bought it.  I had to replace my original,  it was used hard and put away wet...

    Pink Floyd - Saucerful of Secrets

    Remastered 2016.


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  9. 1 hour ago, Dave1291 said:

    Rolled out about 11 and just now peeked outside since the phone said 72.  Hey the sun just popped out so time to start my "rite of spring" here.  French doors open and playing the "Live At Pompeii" box Gilmour dropped a while back.  I should mow but we had the 1st version of "Mower Wars" yesterday.  Make 'em suffer!  😂

    Like that Live At Pompeii! Sonically, first rate!  Beats cutting grass😘

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  10. 14 hours ago, Islander said:


    Hah!  I knew a guy who had a can/bottle opener (sometimes laughingly called a Church key) taped to his plastic tonearm.  My LPs never got near that record player.  And there was the guy who kept the LP jackets in one pile and the records in another pile.  Teenagers, lol...  


    And then there were our twenties.  I had to replace many of my records from the party years.

    Yup, me too.  I had The Who "Who's Next", Jimi Hendrix, Greatest Hits, Ten Years After - A Space In Time, Stone's- Let It Bleed, The Allman Brothers debut lp, and The Band - Music From The Big Pink, all stacked on my record player...I'd come home trashed, pick the stack up, flip all the records over together, put them all on the spindle, shift the steady arm over the records, hit the switch, and the first lp would drop on the spinning plater, and the tone arm would move over and automatically play the first record.  When that record finished, the next record would automatically drop on the spinning previous record, and the process would repeat itself until all six records played through.  Than I'd flip the whole stack over to play the other sides.  I think I went a whole summer and never changed records.  Those records all had to be replaced...Ahhh, the good old days😎❤️👍

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