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Do you have, or do you ever use, a turntable?

Asked by Caravanfan (13388points) February 8th, 2021

My wife and daughter got me one for the holidays and I’ve been putting on record albums I haven’t listened to in literally 40 years. I can get most of the stuff digitally with better quality now, but I rather enjoy the experience of putting the record on the record player.

Right now I’m listening to the Amadeus soundtrack. First album, B side.

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doyendroll's avatar

I have one and the vinyl is very lonely.

Demosthenes's avatar

Yes, I own two vintage Technics turntables and a brand new Pro-Ject table. I have hundreds of used vinyl records, many of them classical. It’s become a hobby of mine in the past few years.

filmfann's avatar

No, but I have been considering getting one.
My iPod is great, but I have tons of albums I have’t heard in 30 years.

janbb's avatar

I have one but it’s in the attic with the rest of the stereo and the albums. My Ex burned most of them to CDs some years ago and that’s what I listen to. I have Pandora as well. I recently sold about a third of my albums; I was kind of glad the buyer didn’t take them all.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I too have a vintage Technics, it is a SL-1200 with a Stanton 881S, won it in a raffle over 45 years ago. I haven’t used it since we moved 14 years ago because I don’t have room to set it up. I still have albums from when I was on the college radio station.

gondwanalon's avatar

Yes I have 2 turn tables (also a cassette player and a reel to reel player) and a large pile of vinyl record. I go through phases where I listen to the records. I’ve digitized some of them.

gorillapaws's avatar

No, but I appreciate the appeal, especially if someone wants to actively listen instead of passively enjoying music in the background while their attention is elsewhere.

Caravanfan's avatar

Mine isn’t anything fancy. It’s just a beginner turntable that I was able to plug directly into my amplifier.

JLeslie's avatar

I don’t. I considered buying one about ten years ago when my mom said she came across my old albums, but I only owned about ten. There also were about ten 45’s and a few more albums that were my parents’ records. It was so few I didn’t bother. Buying an album was an extravagance growing up, something I didn’t indulge in often, but I did love music.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Of course I’ve used them in the past. How else would I listen to Houses of the Holy?
And I do actually have one. Several years ago Rick bought me a radio / CD player. I loved it because it looks like a radio from the 30s. Plus the top opens to a turntable. But I don’t have any albums.

Strauss's avatar

I have two. One is part of an antique radio/tv/stereo console from circa 1965. Radio and turntable still work.

The other is an Audio-Technica turntable which is more suitable for digitization.

Caravanfan's avatar

@Strauss The audio-technica is the one my daughter got me.

Strauss's avatar

My kids got it for me about ten years ago. I haven’t used it often the past few years, but I have a large vinyl collection I hope to digitize someday…

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