I would like to ask what you folks think about opening a new section or corner about vinyl? I know there are some members very much into it (vgonis, Fletch, Dusty Valentino and a couple of others). I myself must admit that since a few weeks I honestly think about buying a record player again. I found my old LP's from Notting Hillbillies, Dylan, Dire Straits and some others (Shakin' Stevens anyone?) in the vaults of my Mom's house. Together with the nice 180 gr records from the MK box sets I start to love them again. Friends do collect them again, there are many stores selling them again and so on..
I spin a lot of vinyl, I also purchase a lot of new vinyl, it has its own warmth. As for you purchasing a turntable only you can decide
it does take some work to spend a night spinning vinyl as the average side is 20/25 mins, so you have to get up of your butt and clean the next record
and then change it.
I only play a complete side or I would be up and down every 4/5 mins changing tracks, think hard it can be worth it and remember the better the table and cartridge the better the sound.
Also, I have a question maybe someone can help me with. I am getting some distortion problems with my record player. I've checked obvious things like connections and everything appears fine.
Distortion is normally caused by dirty stylus, misalignment, incorrect VTA, incorrect tracking weight or a worn out cartridge.
Good luck in tracking you problem and getting it sorted out.