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Need help! First Time Vinyl Listener!, Any help will be greatly appreciated
Sir Pwn4lot
post Jun 16 2010, 16:14
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Hey guys. I'm new here.

Well, I've decided that I wish to take the jump into Vinyl. I've been ripping my CDs to FLAC level 8 for the past 5 years or so, and they sound great for a digital copy, but last week I heard an original mono pressing (1967) of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on LP and I almost fell over in awesomeness. A Day in the Life = insane on LP. I can't stop myself any longer.

Firstly I'm 17 (today actually smile.gif), but I have a vast musical taste, mostly within the classic rock genre, or at least music from that era. I also like a lot of the original New Wave stuff (Television is amazing), some Punk (The Velvet Underground) and a little Metal if I'm in the mood (Led Zeppelin and Sabbath). Although I consider myself a diehard hippie at heart smile.gif

Now, obviously I need a turntable, but I need some advice on which to get. I am absolutely clueless in this regard, and any help would be greatly appreciated. I might also need some headphones, although I have Z-5500 speakers, but I'm a little worried they will convert the pure vinyl sound to digital which would (amirite?) ruin in benefit of LPs, which is, as I understand it, a perfect sine wave in the waveform rather than the blocky crap offered by even SACD and DVD-A, let alone CD.

I'd also like to know if there are any good record shops left in Australia, or if not, where I can buy good LPs on the internet. I'm not too fussed about collecting at the moment, so reissues are fine as long as they aren't remastered and don't go through a digital process (because again as I understand it that will take away the benefit of analogue sound). I'm just looking on Amazon at the moment.

Thanks a load rolleyes.gif
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- Sir Pwn4lot   Need help! First Time Vinyl Listener!   Jun 16 2010, 16:14
- - lvqcl   QUOTE the blocky crap offered by even SACD and DVD...   Jun 16 2010, 16:34
|- - 2E7AH   QUOTE (lvqcl @ Jun 16 2010, 17:34) Nonsen...   Jun 16 2010, 16:55
|- - Knowzy   QUOTE (lvqcl @ Jun 16 2010, 08:34) QUOTE ...   Jun 16 2010, 18:58
|- - greynol   QUOTE (Knowzy @ Jun 16 2010, 10:58) I thi...   Jun 16 2010, 19:10
|- - Knowzy   QUOTE (greynol @ Jun 16 2010, 11:10) QUOT...   Jun 16 2010, 19:29
- - Knowzy   QUOTE (Sir Pwn4lot @ Jun 16 2010, 08:14) ...   Jun 16 2010, 16:43
- - DVDdoug   QUOTE but last week I heard an original mono press...   Jun 16 2010, 19:24
|- - greynol   QUOTE (DVDdoug @ Jun 16 2010, 11:24) This...   Jun 16 2010, 19:29
- - lvqcl   about "blocky digital sound": link 1) h...   Jun 16 2010, 19:46
- - 2E7AH   and if you google "analog vs digital audio...   Jun 16 2010, 20:25
- - 2E7AH   maybe it's ok for general signal processing, a...   Jun 16 2010, 21:26
- - dv1989   It's obvious enough, but no one has said it, s...   Jun 16 2010, 21:43
- - jazzfan1948   Hey, we are getting way off topic here! This ...   Jun 17 2010, 06:21
|- - greynol   QUOTE (jazzfan1948 @ Jun 16 2010, 22:21) ...   Jun 17 2010, 08:18
- - analog scott   QUOTE (Sir Pwn4lot @ Jun 16 2010, 17:14) ...   Jun 17 2010, 06:48
- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (Sir Pwn4lot @ Jun 16 2010, 16:14) ...   Jun 17 2010, 12:38
- - Axon   Y'all are a total buzzkill Re the OP. What c...   Jun 17 2010, 18:53
- - dv1989   Axon, you have a point. However, the OP ought to d...   Jun 17 2010, 21:50
- - greynol   The thing is that unless they are from the same ma...   Jun 17 2010, 21:58
|- - DonP   QUOTE (greynol @ Jun 17 2010, 16:58) The ...   Jun 17 2010, 22:31
- - Woodinville   Why do so many people leave the reconstruction fil...   Jun 17 2010, 22:06
|- - greynol   QUOTE (Woodinville @ Jun 17 2010, 14:06) ...   Jun 17 2010, 22:09
- - analog scott   QUOTE (greynol @ Jun 17 2010, 22:58) The ...   Jun 18 2010, 11:19
- - 2Bdecided   Does anyone think the OP is still reading? Cheer...   Jun 18 2010, 11:29
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Jun 18 2010, 06:29) Do...   Jun 18 2010, 13:16
|- - pdq   QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Jun 18 2010, 08...   Jun 18 2010, 13:24
- - 2E7AH   Probably not, he is teen so maybe changed his mind...   Jun 18 2010, 11:54
|- - Sir Pwn4lot   QUOTE (2E7AH @ Jun 18 2010, 18:54) Probab...   Jun 18 2010, 16:07
|- - Knowzy   QUOTE (Sir Pwn4lot @ Jun 18 2010, 08:07) ...   Jun 18 2010, 21:23
|- - MichaelW   QUOTE (Sir Pwn4lot @ Jun 19 2010, 03:07) ...   Jun 19 2010, 06:27
|- - greynol   QUOTE (Sir Pwn4lot @ Jun 19 2010, 03:07) ...   Jun 20 2010, 20:34
- - analog scott   QUOTE (dv1989 @ Jun 17 2010, 22:50) Axon,...   Jun 18 2010, 12:08
- - analog scott   QUOTE (Sir Pwn4lot @ Jun 18 2010, 16:07) ...   Jun 18 2010, 18:29
- - DVDdoug   QUOTE Is it worth buying a $500 deck or a ...   Jun 18 2010, 20:02
- - Axon   lulz, I was bored enough to google the OP name, wh...   Jun 18 2010, 23:00
- - Axon   And then, of course, there is the music descibed b...   Jun 19 2010, 07:08
- - AndyH-ha   I have no idea about your local conditions, but ov...   Jun 19 2010, 22:52
|- - DonP   QUOTE (AndyH-ha @ Jun 19 2010, 17:52...   Jun 21 2010, 00:06
- - 2Bdecided   I'd consider a decent used turntable. My expe...   Jun 21 2010, 10:05
- - Axon   I do have to admit that you have to hone your zen ...   Jun 22 2010, 00:29
- - Emon   I remember reading a few years ago, of someone on ...   Jun 22 2010, 03:38
- - Knowzy   QUOTE (Emon @ Jun 21 2010, 19:38) I also ...   Jun 22 2010, 04:16


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