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excontradiction

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Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
« Reply #330 on: November 28, 2017, 04:19:54 pm »
Now you can buy the vinyl that NASA gave away for free to the aliens.

http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/voyager-record-nasa-sent-to-space-for-sale

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Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
« Reply #331 on: November 28, 2017, 07:55:56 pm »
While researching the past of the College Park RTX, I came across two old Post articles of interest:

November 11, 1979, The Record Biz -- After the Crash

CBS, the undisputed leader in wholesale sales in the $4.1-billion industry, cut the list price on more than 350 albums from $7.98 $5.98.

The dawn of the "Nice Price" era.

Buddy Poms, owner of Sights and Sounds Records in Gaithersburg, and many others of the more than 100 store owners in the area....

More than 100 stores?!?! :o :o :o

June 20, 1997, RECORD TIME

Contains a long list of area stores that existed 20 years ago.


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Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
« Reply #332 on: November 29, 2017, 06:35:05 pm »
Nice.  I'd forgotten the name of Sights and Sounds.

Anyone remember the name of the record store in Wheaton Triangle (not Phantasmagoria)? I can only remember it as Backstreet Records but I'm not sure that's right.  It was a frequent stop when I used to bounce around MoCo looking for stuff.

There was a shop in downtown Bethesda, too, and I can't remember the name of that one, either.

excontradiction

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Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
« Reply #333 on: November 29, 2017, 06:45:51 pm »
Joe's?

StoneTheCrow

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Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
« Reply #334 on: November 29, 2017, 06:57:49 pm »
Joe's has been in 5 locations by my count but never in Wheaton Triangle.

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Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
« Reply #335 on: November 29, 2017, 07:35:41 pm »
Nice.  I'd forgotten the name of Sights and Sounds.

Anyone remember the name of the record store in Wheaton Triangle (not Phantasmagoria)? I can only remember it as Backstreet Records but I'm not sure that's right.  It was a frequent stop when I used to bounce around MoCo looking for stuff.

There was a shop in downtown Bethesda, too, and I can't remember the name of that one, either.

Backstreet Records is quoted in the 1979 article.
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StoneTheCrow

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Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
« Reply #336 on: November 29, 2017, 07:40:08 pm »
Hadn't gotten to that article yet. Thanks!

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Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
« Reply #337 on: January 10, 2018, 02:19:24 pm »
A wall of vinyl, but spine in.
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Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
« Reply #338 on: January 10, 2018, 02:53:12 pm »
Yung Wu (offshoot of the Feelies) LP "Shore Leave" will get a reissue this year.

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Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
« Reply #339 on: January 18, 2018, 10:12:21 am »
Hoping someone can assist me with a vinyl setup query. Currently I have the following setup:

Orbit Special Turntable with built-in pre-amp -> Sonos Connect:AMP -> Two Sonos Play:5 on the other side of the room.

This works well but I would like the option to listen via headphones as well. I know I can plug directly into the Play:5s but they are inconveniently placed for headphone listening and there's some lag according to everything I've read online. How do I do this? Do I go:

Turntable w/Pre-amp -> Some sort of "splitter" -> Headphone Amp
                                                                                                         -> Sonos Connect:Amp -> Play:5

or is there a Headphone Amp I can buy that has both headphone out and audio out both? Prefer not to add a receiver to the mix.
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Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
« Reply #341 on: January 18, 2018, 12:45:20 pm »
Hoping someone can assist me with a vinyl setup query. Currently I have the following setup:

Orbit Special Turntable with built-in pre-amp -> Sonos Connect:AMP -> Two Sonos Play:5 on the other side of the room.

This works well but I would like the option to listen via headphones as well. I know I can plug directly into the Play:5s but they are inconveniently placed for headphone listening and there's some lag according to everything I've read online. How do I do this? Do I go:

Turntable w/Pre-amp -> Some sort of "splitter" -> Headphone Amp
                                                                                                         -> Sonos Connect:Amp -> Play:5

or is there a Headphone Amp I can buy that has both headphone out and audio out both? Prefer not to add a receiver to the mix.

I'd suggest not listening to vinyl through sonos speakers.

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Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
« Reply #342 on: January 18, 2018, 12:48:24 pm »
This meets your criteria.  You can also go up the line if you want to...$99 - $849

https://www.schiit.com/products/magni-3

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Re: Vinyl isn't dead yet...
« Reply #344 on: February 18, 2018, 02:32:10 pm »
Score!!!