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    TechDAS | Graham Eng | ZYX | B.M.C. | Boulder | Magico

    "Listening to Analogue music is an act of rebellion in a digital gulag" - Simon Yorke

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    At least our wives know where we are.
    Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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      Chuckle.

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    But aren't you culling as you are buying more? I am. I haven't quite reached equilibrium but I had (and still have) so many records that I don't care about--so, as I acquire more, I am encouraged, if only to make more space for them, to revisit what I have and set aside stuff I can live without. Some of it has already gone away (ca 4,000 or so) and several thousand more will be gone before I leave NY. My goal is quality at this point, and stuff I will listen to, not stuff that may have value but isn't of interest. (The valuable stuff may eventually get sold, but I haven't crossed that bridge yet). Most of the stuff I've dumped, and is in queue to dispose of, isn't particularly valuable.

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    • #4
      The sign of a good analog system is that it makes you wanna play another record, take another hit.

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      • #5
        Originally posted by tima View Post
        The sign of a good analog system is that it makes you wanna play another record, take another hit.
        This is true. But Ive never pulled an all nighter listening to CDs.
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        • #6
          I wish I was culling. I just never find the time to go through the different pressings and then sell off the duplicate pressings that don't pass muster.

          Though don't find myself buying as many albums except for new reissues. Part is, the dozen or so albums that I'm missing or would like a better pressing of don't come cheap. Though as a bottom feeder, one sometimes falls through the cracks. Part is that space has become a premium and need to save it for future tapes or completing say some of the series such as the RCA or jazz reissues that Chad is doing. Them tapes really eat up space like piranhas feasting on a cow.
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          • #7
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            • JCOConnell
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              Great article. Thanks for the link.

          • #8
            I'm not buying any where near the vinyl I used to buy. This is partly due to now being on a limited income, but also a rediscovery of my back catalogue. I'm playing records I haven't heard in years and many times it's like hearing something brand new again. A most enjoyable experience I must say.
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            • #9
              Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
              I'm not buying any where near the vinyl I used to buy. This is partly due to now being on a limited income, but also a rediscovery of my back catalogue. I'm playing records I haven't heard in years and many times it's like hearing something brand new again. A most enjoyable experience I must say.
              I'm in the same situation. Ive got limited disposable income but thousands of records, many of which I haven't listened to in decades but I am now enjoying again.
              Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (Stereo) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (Stereo) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (Stereo) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (Mono) , Luxman Tonearm (Mono) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (Mpmp) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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              • #10
                I have a descent LP collection, and never really stopped buying during the digital ice age. It's not a huge collection, but a lot of quality. I have several copies of some of my favorite titles, usually various pressing such as US, UK, Dutch, German, Japanese, etc. as well as Reissues, Test Pressing and Promo's (my favorite). To cull my duplicates would be like selling family members (maybe not a bad idea). I could just listen to my collection and not buy new LP's but what would the be the fun in that?
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                  descent = to dive down
                  decent = pretty good

              • #11
                Originally posted by Joe Pittman View Post
                I have a descent LP collection, and never really stopped buying during the digital ice age. It's not a huge collection, but a lot of quality. I have several copies of some of my favorite titles, usually various pressing such as US, UK, Dutch, German, Japanese, etc. as well as Reissues, Test Pressing and Promo's (my favorite). To cull my duplicates would be like selling family members (maybe not a bad idea). I could just listen to my collection and not buy new LP's but what would the be the fun in that?
                I agree, but personally I'm kinda forced to keep control of new purchases. As such I'm now much more selective and really buy only those releases I consider must haves for me. The new Kate Bush - Before The Dawn, Harmonium's 2LP - l'heptadeXL (remixed/remastered) and Alan Parsons' 40th Ann of TOMAI are three of those.
                Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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                • #12
                  3 years ago I needed some room upstairs in the barn in my rec room for some workout equipment so I culled my record collection from around 10k down to around 6-7k......it was mostly duplicates and collections and sold them to some local audiophile friends cheaply. the 6k-7k records remaining were the ones I play and have cleaned and cataloged.....and all on the main floor of my barn.

                  the last few years I have slowed down my purchasing, but even so I've run out of room (with records and tape boxes learning against walls everywhere) so a few weeks ago I purchased 2 more record shelving units (being built to my spec) I will install in my oversized stairway landing (my last spot to store records in the barn). it will add another 17' linear feet of record storage....all 14" tall for box sets. I already have overflowing Lps and tapes to use about 4-5 feet of it, but that will leave approximately 10-11 more linear feet for future growth.

                  buying more Lps is like breathing, it is an essential part of life. you can slow down, but never stop.

                  the last 2 years of system tuning has made the whole 'ROI' (return on investment) for new records even more fulfilling and enjoyable.......
                  https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/615

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                  • #13
                    Originally posted by Mike Lavigne View Post
                    buying more Lps is like breathing, it is an essential part of life. you can slow down, but never stop.
                    Haha! I like the way you phrased that.

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                    • #14
                      Originally posted by Mike Lavigne View Post

                      buying more Lps is like breathing, it is an essential part of life. you can slow down, but never stop.
                      Precisely, whether you've been partaking in this madness for a long time or just getting back into vinyl. The corollary of collecting is the hunt and record store crawling, an addiction unto itself.
                      TechDAS | Graham Eng | ZYX | B.M.C. | Boulder | Magico

                      "Listening to Analogue music is an act of rebellion in a digital gulag" - Simon Yorke

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                      • #15
                        full disclosure......likely one reason that I've slowed down my Lp collecting over the last few years is......digital. I now have approximately 15 terabytes of digital files and it's growing daily. I have a pair of 30 tb NAS boxes, one the main storage and the other is a back up. and the realization that almost without exception listening to music in it's native format is optimal.....so adding an Lp of a digitally mastered recording is not essential.....and these days most new music is digitally recorded.

                        so I'm format agnostic, but passionate about the best possible path to musical truth and enjoyment......and.....of course.....that is mostly Lps......
                        https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/615

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