Started by Irons, November 22, 2018, 11:40:48 PM
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Quote from: Irons on January 25, 2023, 11:55:47 PMSpinning: Ravel.Le Tombeau de Couperin.Concerto for Left Hand. Alica De Larrocha with Lawrence Foster and LPO.
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on January 26, 2023, 07:58:35 AMNice! I haven't heard those particular recordings but I do appreciate Ms. de Larrocha's playing. I've heard of Francois before but don't recall having heard any of his recordings before now.I decided to do a bit of digging through my LPs (don't have much Ravel) and pulled out an Andre Previn one. Alas it hit a repetitive skip on Side 2, so that will have to get a better cleaning! PD
Quote from: Irons on January 26, 2023, 11:52:03 PMPrevin, one of my favourite conductors, unaware Ravel part of his repertoire. Had a look and he has recorded lots.To stop a stylus in its tracks is usually a piece of crud. I examine the vinyl under a strong light and pick off the hard blob with a fingernail. Always works for me.
Quote from: Valentino on January 27, 2023, 02:53:15 AMIn other news my next tonearm has boarded a flight from Spain.
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on January 27, 2023, 03:46:33 AMThanks, I'll take a look at it (after some coffee). This is the album that I own:Cool. Hope that you enjoy it!PD
Quote from: Irons on January 27, 2023, 07:01:09 AMA new one on me, PD.
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on January 27, 2023, 07:31:51 AMWhat?! There's an album that you haven't seen?! Just kidding...though have you done a recent count of how many LPs you do own? In any event, it was recorded in 1986 and the one that I have was pressed in Germany. And it's off to take a spin on my Okki Nokki in a few minutes (I desperately need a break from sorting through and disposing of some old paperwork).PD
Quote from: Irons on January 29, 2023, 12:48:26 AMOnly one bricks and mortar source remaining for vinyl in my neck of the woods. An Oxfam media store, CDs are cheap at £2 a pop but LPs prices are steadily rising. Shocked at what they are asking for some of my donations! Visiting yesterday I purchased the four below, particularly pleased with the rare Alwyn issue.
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on January 29, 2023, 05:21:58 AMI know (re price increases)! Well, like everyone, they have learned that vinyl is hot again--though looking at the condition of a number of LPs that I've examined at a local charity shop, the condition of many of them are not very good and/or they often have not the best selection in terms of things that I or most people would want to buy to begin with. PD
Quote from: Irons on January 29, 2023, 11:58:55 PMThis particular store caters for media only i.e. books, sheet music, CDs and LPs. Handily there are a couple of easy chairs by the shop front windows. After making a selection I make myself comfortable and cast a beady eye over my protentional purchases (CDs too). I rejected due to condition DSCH 5th Symphony, Rozhdestvensky, Rite of Spring, Colin Davis and a third that escapes my memory. Not full-proof but through experience I know what to look for regarding vinyl condition.Fuzzy pic from inside the store. As can be seen not many LPs for sale, on some occasions I leave empty-handed.
Quote from: Valentino on February 06, 2023, 12:23:07 PM^It's quite enjoyable, yes.Actually the Denon DL-301II pictured is not quite happy, the arm is probably too heavy for it. I've put my old Audio-Technica AT-OC10 in, and it is marvellous. I put a picture with it in the System thread, which is quite fun now with the kontrapunkt between antiquated vinyl and hypermodern streaming playback.
Quote from: Valentino on February 07, 2023, 05:35:43 AMNah, but if you're not into tinkering of have some records that are unobtainium in other formats why bother with LPs? Digital almost always sounds better.
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