Welcome! - The Vinyl Circle

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stevoz

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Re: Welcome! - The Vinyl Circle
« Reply #80 on: 14 Dec 2016, 08:17 am »
I'm new around these parts but this looks like a place that I might really fit in.
Welcome VinylRob, from another newbie! :thumb: You'll fit in...... :D

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« Reply #81 on: 14 Dec 2016, 03:08 pm »
Glad to have you both here Stevos and VinylRob. You will find a ton of topics and opinions to discuss here in AudioCircle with mostly respectable folks.  :green:

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« Reply #82 on: 19 Dec 2016, 01:29 am »
Welcome Stevos and VinylRob. Lots of good folks hang out here. If you like rock n roll, check out P'mans Rock n Roll thread.

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« Reply #83 on: 29 Jan 2017, 07:56 am »
Welcome Stevos and VinylRob. Lots of good folks hang out here. If you like rock n roll, check out P'mans Rock n Roll thread.

Laura,  Leaving over the right to petition the government?  Why should a ..... well you know the drill or is it metal? 
Back to basics, lead the charge.  While we're at it - throw greenpeace under the waves.  It's about r e s p e c t rule of law.
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« Reply #84 on: 15 Apr 2019, 03:42 pm »
Welcome all!

New'ish requirements at AudioCircle require this sticky...but, the welcome mat has been out to all active, returning and inquiring vinylphools for some time.

Each circle tends to take on it's own 'lilt' based on the activities of participants and moderator(s) alike. I see this circle as a place where there are no 'stupid' participants, questions or experiments.  We're all on a road together - each of us with our share of foibles, expertise, and aptitudes - let's enjoy the ride in its entirety.

I was tapped as Moderator a few years ago by member Josh K., who at the time was inactive in vinyl and was looking for a more active participant.  I had just returned to vinyl after 4 of my most miserable years of music listening ever - exclusively with compact disc.  I tried and failed and was tortured by digi-titus for 4 years :cry:

Clearly, digital has improved dramatically and at quite reasonable prices the past few years....but, there is nothing as alluring as dropping a needle on a well cleaned record and playing it for me.  As good as digital has gotten - vinyl continues (at this writing) to reign supreme.  I suspect my time as caretaker of this hallowed circle will pass the day I feel otherwise. 

As one's hearing acuity is lessened as we age no matter how well you take care of yourself...that day may one day occur.  But, for now, vinyl reigns supreme when my system goes on. 

Come one, come all - all questions are entertained here - please let our team or dedicated vinylphools answer your needs or sympathize in your vinyl plight (we have ALL spent some time in vinyl hell, I assure you :wink:).  Whether the questions has to do with 'synergy', turntable or cartridge selection, record cleaning, more arcane stuff like capacitive and resistive loading and the like - your posts will be fielded successfully here. 

Don't forget to peruse the archives for years of discussions that might relate to your needs...it's a great resource to have around :thumb: 

Regards, John / TheChairGuy

I am just musing over John's introduction.  My school won the NCAA March Madness last week.  John's school won last year.  He was a senior when 'Nova won for the first time.  His school closed the next day in 1985 for partying.  Mine did not.  We are the same age.  Just feeling nostalgic when we had good discussions here about all the little tweaks.  Plasticlay, anyone? :D

I miss you, John, aka the Chairguy.  God rest your soul and your bandana. :angel:

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« Reply #85 on: 15 Apr 2019, 05:43 pm »
"Plasticlay, anyone?"  shouldn't that read "Plasticlay, everyone!"   JohnTCG is still missed, but I'd like to add that you've done a fine job in his stead.  Thanks, and keep up the good work. 

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« Reply #86 on: 28 Feb 2020, 08:55 am »
Vinyl junkie here from Chicago.  Currently own 5 turntables including an empire 398g, AR-XA, Lenco l75, music hall mmf-5 and a marantz tt15s1.  Looking forward to learning and sharing.

FreddyJ

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« Reply #87 on: 30 Apr 2020, 01:28 pm »
Vinyl newbie here. Reading lots and getting up the courage to take the plunge. Seen some great threads so far. Looking forward to reading more.

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« Reply #88 on: 30 Apr 2020, 02:51 pm »
Welcome,

If there is any good thing that comes from the current stay home situation, it is that we have a lot of time to dig into vinyl experiences -- cleaning, rearranging, tweaking and listening to vinyl with a glass of your favorite beverage in hand.  :wine: :beer:

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« Reply #89 on: 6 May 2020, 04:42 pm »
Hi,
I am in Nashville, Tn. and have been an avid vinyl collector for the past 45 years.  I look forward to hearing the experiences of other vinyl fans and hopefully contributing to this circle.

Bob

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« Reply #90 on: 7 May 2020, 02:51 am »
Hi,
I'm in New Zealand, currently in Covid Lockdown, catching up on a bit of audio maintenance while I have the time.
Realised my stereo arm on my main rig a Garrard 401 with Tecnoarm A and Ortofon MC25FL was beginning to pick up motor noise and starting to distort, at well over 1000hrs, so no surprises, pulled out my spares I'd been hoarding for a rainy day. Anyway I have an old Origin Live OL1 which needed the wires put back in (lord only knows why the previous owner pulled them out?) and a Denon DL103. Discovered that the cartridge tags were missing, and not wanting to cannibalise a good set from a SME/Technics headshell I found some scrap copper sheet and manufactured some new ones (tell me why solder does not want to stick to copper sheet?). Long story short 2 days later I finally got everything working including a copper plate above the Denon 103 to add some mass, found some sparse well recorded female vocal (Emel) and wow, sounds pretty good.