It's all good! Get yourself a turntable set up and enjoy!
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- 77 posts total
My vinyl rig mostly blows my CD and Tidal Hi-fi streaming away.
It depends on the recording.
Some of my vinyl is crap. Most of it is decent and some is fan-freakin-tastic.
It’s the great recordings that maintain my interest in the gear. It’s the history of my collection and deep emotional ties to the music that maintains my interest in playing vinyl.
The rig is so good at extracting the music that I don’t even hear the clicks and pops, and even if I do, I don’t mind. It's not inexpensive and it helps to know what you are doing.
All it takes is for one song, late at night, when all is quiet, to make you shed a tear, or weep, to know vinyl is worth it.
I remember a few years back I was in the situation of Getting back into vinyl, had all Krell gear, amps, CD player etc.
I bought a cheap Project TT ( debut I think) about $300 .
I also recall being deeply disappointed in the sound ... Lol.
Lofi or even midfi is probably not going to cut it.
Sold that Project pdq and held off for a while until the itch resurfaced. Then I did a lot more research and ended up with a Clearaudio TT that although not top flight did give me encouragement.
Now my main TT is a Nottingham Spacedeck cw Scheu Analog MC SL cart through a Goldnote ph10 phono.
With good vinyl it really sings ( pun intended). But there is a heck of a lot more $ in it now than my first attempt.
So how much are you guys spending on a turntable rig that rivals say $5000 worth of DAC and streamer? I suspect quite a bit more and that's the issue I'm finding myself in these days. I love vinyl from its historical meaning and connection to me. I particularly enjoy collecting 1st pressings of 50s and 60s jazz knowing that I'm holding a piece of history and of limited quantity. But...my vinyl rig is quite modest and it cant come close to touching a good quality DAC. I just don't have the appetite to spend like $10K on a rig to get my vinyl to sound as good as my streaming. But I will still occasionally pick up new records because of the connectedness I feel with them, not due to a sonic benefit and I'm learning to be ok with that. I wish dollar for dollar that vinyl sounded as good as digital but it just doesn't sadly.