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16 hours ago, BoomMF said:

Walmart is doing their $15 vinyl sale. Every Walmart I visited in the east Austin area had every title on sale for $15, and I mean every. $50 Rolling Stones Hot Rocks, $15. $70 George Harrison All Things Must Pass box set, $15, and on and on. Good luck.

Went today.

Need to go back for the Hot Rocks.

 

 

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Walmart is doing their $15 vinyl sale. Every Walmart I visited in the east Austin area had every title on sale for $15, and I mean every. $50 Rolling Stones Hot Rocks, $15. $70 George Harrison All Things Must Pass box set, $15, and on and on. Good luck.

Thanks for the heads up. Picked up the Gauraldi at my nearby store yesterday but nothing else interesting. Out and about today and stopped at one across town and found some nice ones. b0b40b173b6681641510e2c3e61830b6.jpg
Sale was supposed to end yesterday and they were ringing up at regular price at the electronics checkout. I pulled a “Karen” and pointed out to the Mgr. they still had the sign up so the gave me the sale price.
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Only thing of interest to me at my local Walmart was Hot Rocks. They did have the Garth Brooks Legacy box set for $15, which seemed like a great deal but Garth Brooks ain't my thing so I passed.

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I have an irrational need to allocate some year end bonus funds to the Wrensilva Loft. Anyone familiar with them ?

SOUND
* Wrensilva solid state pre-amp
* 100 wpc Class D output - ICEpower by Bang & Olufsen
* Wrensilva 2-way bass reflex speakers with premium drivers
* 55hz-20k hz +/- 2.5db

TURNTABLE
* Fully decoupled belt driven turntable with Pro-ject 8.6" aluminum tonearm
* Wrensilva split plinth construction
* 33-1/3rpm and 45rpm playback speeds
* Low-resonance, piano-black platter
* Pro-ject precision DC-powered motor
* Ortofon OM5E Cartridge

LISTENING MODES
* Vinyl
* Sonos WiFi streaming
* Bluetooth

* Broadcast from your Wrensilva stereo console to any Sonos speaker throughout your space
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The limited edition of Tool's Fear Inoculum is a black friday deal at Amazon right now. Currently $61, down from $170.

https://www.amazon.com/Fear-Inoculum-Limited-Vinyl-Tool/dp/B09T8F2ZQF/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=fear+inoculum+limited+edition+vinyl&qid=1669314575&sprefix=fear+in%2Caps%2C154&sr=8-1

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On 11/24/2022 at 12:29 PM, ultimaton said:

The limited edition of Tool's Fear Inoculum is a black friday deal at Amazon right now. Currently $61, down from $170.

https://www.amazon.com/Fear-Inoculum-Limited-Vinyl-Tool/dp/B09T8F2ZQF/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=fear+inoculum+limited+edition+vinyl&qid=1669314575&sprefix=fear+in%2Caps%2C154&sr=8-1

Funny story. I just read this post and thought "shit, that's a great deal" and clicked on the link to buy it....which I guess I also did on Thursday evening...because there was a big blue box at the top of the page that said "Last purchased Thursday, November 24th". So I check my email, and there's a notice from Amazon that it will be delivered today. I guess that's what I get for shopping on gummies, but I'm stoked I get to listen to this today. 

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While I was picking up some speakers, I asked the dealer about cartridges. I'm still hunting for an endgame MC. He proceeds to show me a trade-in he has, customer bought a Mcintosh MT10 (as photogenic a turntable as there ever was) and swapped out the cart. It's a Mcintosh branded Clearaudio Talismann v2 Gold low output MC. He sent it home with me to check and see if I liked it. Cool. Popped open the phonostage, monkeyed with some jumpers, and set it up for thr new cart. Installed the cart and immediately upon touching the tonearm to drop the needle, I get a buzz. Fuck me. So I dusted of the multimeter to track down the problem. I had to pull EVERYTHING apart tracing back the continuity problem. Made it all the way to cable interface, so I pull out the mount to get to it and noticed the set screw holding the tonearm  in the mount was set too deep and snapped off a copper lead. I don't know how it happened, we don't need to point fingers. Contacted Transrotor, in Germany mind, to see if they had a replacement to that piece that they could send me and they were like nein. Argh. So I busted out the soldering iron and dropped an ugly bead (soldering isn't like riding a bike apparently) where the copper lead was supposed to terminate, threw it all back together and viola, dude's grounding like a champ. Crisis averted.

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The Talismann is an eye-opening experience. There's a noticeable increase in life to records. I like to test with Kind of Blue, but Randy Travis's voice on Storm's of Life (MoFi) is something I know like the back of my hand and he has never sounded so present as with the new cart. I had my heart set on a Sumiko Starling, but damn son.

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Gonna play it a lot this week and give homeboy the yay or nay. 

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Nice.

I ain’t that fancy, but did add an MP-500 stylus to my Nagaoka cart (MP-150/200 body) recently. Saw a tip from a guy on a Nag FB about a Japanese site to buy Nag stuff from that is way cheaper than everywhere else (even Japanese eBay sellers).

I’m enjoying it. Had been using elliptical styli before, so the fine line is very precise sounding.

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Nice work.  Mine was jumping toward the middle of records, which I thought was an unbalanced tone arm.  But I swapped out my reproduction Ortofon stylus (VMS20E Mkii) for a lower compliance one (also a reproduction Ortofon FF 15XE mkii) which is compatible, but which will allow for a little  more tracking force (just a tad more).  Problem with my jump/skip seems to be solved.  Now I just need to get things fine tuned a bit.  I also want to look at this older stylus under the magnifying glass to see if it just needs to be wet cleaned.  I was pretty religious about dropping it on the Magic Eraser square on a regular basis, but my son has bought some albums he probably should have cleaned before he played, and may have munged it up a bit.

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I’m a noob with vinyl (I’m 55, so I had vinyl growing up of course) 

Im taking over an 11x13 room that I’m turning into my study.   Think many leather bound books and rich mahogany.    Will have floor to ceiling custom bookshelves, a desk and one comfy reading chair.

What should I buy for a vinyl setup and speakers for this size room?  Budget is whatever.  5k? Does spending a few more thousand make a big sound difference? I’ll be your huckleberry.  

Spend my money.  

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