There's been a lot going on where I didn't really want to spend time on my computer at all. Lately I've been going through this phase where I can't stand interacting with my computer aside from throwing music on. I've been starting to get a little anxious about graduation which wasn't helped by some drama with the registrar's office . Regardless I'm starting to feel some rhythm back in my life.
Doug and I recently got a turntable! This is really exciting for me because a lot of the blues and soul music I used to listen to as a kid is hard to find digitally. Aside from that, there really is no beating the warm sound of vinyl.
We went with a Technics SL-5 belt-driven linear tracking turntable. Basically that just means it doesn't look like the ones at Urban Outfitters.
|It's fairly compact|
I was really excited about finding one of these, because it's the same one my dad has that I grew up with. He's had it since he was in college in the 80's and we still use it to this day (he wouldn't part with it when I asked him.)
I tested it out with a Lou Rawls album I picked up at the local record store (hooray college town) and since my speakers are powered I could play the table quietly. Worked awesome! Still need a receiver though, so we turned to Ebay again and actually found the same receiver Doug had growing up! We went with a Pioneer VSX-453 which I'm so excited about getting.
I'll show the whole setup when I have it together. As somewhat of an audiophile I'm so pumped to finally have my own turntable! I can't believe how much stuff you can find on Ebay, it's really incredible.