Sunday, August 22, 2004

LPs

In a comment down below, James Reasoner asks how I play those old LPs I buy at the DAV store. My turntable, like his, went south a couple of years ago. I could probably have found one at the DAV store, come to think of it, but what I did instead was buy one of those "retro" combo players that you see all over the place these days. It has a turntable, AM/FM radio, and CD player. The turntable plays only 33-1/3 and 45 rpm records, which is too bad, since I have some 78s. And of course the sound is nothing like many of you stereo buffs require. But it's good enough for me.

2 comments:

Ivan G. said...

I've got one of those, too...bought one off eBay, and it's one of those Thomas record players built to look like an old radio. I've got a few stacks of LPs with OTR shows, so I take them out now and then to give them a listen and it's almost like listening to them long ago...almost.

Aldo said...

I have over 6,000 albums in my collection. Over the years I have bought duplicates on CD, but being a purist, I still love the sound of vinyl. So, I have three turntables, all in excellent condition. Funny, the kids still ask what they are for.....