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Posted: Nov 25, 2020 - 5:15pm

 swell_sailor wrote:


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 kurtster wrote:
 

Got a scratch and dent version, and then ordered through topcaschback.com for 5.4% cash back, then no hurry shipping to save $3... So thanks!
 

This device is not required on most Macs. I've been ripping for 20 years using various Macs and never never needed a usb interface. 

It might be interesting to use the built in Mac A to D converter with this phono amp and compare it to the usb interface. 

Depending upon your setup, you may not need this phono amp at all. 

I should add that the analog input required to do this without A/D conversion happening externally has been vanishing over the last few years on Apple computers, so it depends on the vintage of your machine as to whether or not the usb interface is required. 
 
Hey, been thinking about you !  No one I know knows more about ripping than you and especially with Mac's.

Somewhere there has to be a phono preamp in the system, either an outboard one or one in a receiver that you can send into a computer.  Unless Mac's have that capability to convert phono signals, too.  I do know that there are some programs capable of that, but wouldn't know where to start, especially with Mac.  Me being PC, the USB ADC on this device is going to beat any factory onboard soundcard without even thinking twice.  And it will work with any computer, making it forward compatible.

It would be most interesting to feed the signal both ways into the Mac and find out which sounds best, USB or the analogue signal.  The USB out for this device maxes out at 16 bit 48 khz which I have found to be most acceptable over time and easy to work with when editing.  I know that you do 24 bit and it does sound pretty darn nice.  You also have experience with MC's as well and much knowledge regarding matching carts and preamps that far exceeds mine.

One of the benefits with Crutchfield is easy returns.  So if nothing else a low risk experiment.

Nice to see you !  Hope all has been well with you.  {#Cheers}
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Posted: Nov 25, 2020 - 1:10pm

Getting there...

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020 - 12:55pm



 Steely_D wrote:


 kurtster wrote:
 

Got a scratch and dent version, and then ordered through topcaschback.com for 5.4% cash back, then no hurry shipping to save $3... So thanks!
 

This device is not required on most Macs. I've been ripping for 20 years using various Macs and never never needed a usb interface. 

It might be interesting to use the built in Mac A to D converter with this phono amp and compare it to the usb interface. 

Depending upon your setup, you may not need this phono amp at all. 

I should add that the analog input required to do this without A/D conversion happening externally has been vanishing over the last few years on Apple computers, so it depends on the vintage of your machine as to whether or not the usb interface is required. 
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Posted: Nov 25, 2020 - 5:02am

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1975 (was it that long ago ?) USA 1st press  Hasn't seen a TT in 40 years.
 

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020 - 2:42am



1975 (was it that long ago ?) USA 1st press  Hasn't seen a TT in 40 years.
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Posted: Nov 23, 2020 - 10:49pm

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 kurtster wrote:

Congrats ! 

So does this rebate thingy load up on your browser or is it a separate log into and buy thing ?  Do not want to add any marketing tracking programs to my puter.
 

Website that you sign up with, then when you buy things online they give you a percent back depending on the store. For instance,
I went to the crutch field store,
stuck that gizmo in my shipping cart.
Then went to topcashback,
typed in Crutchfield’s name,
and then clicked on its link which
took me back to the main Crutchfield screen with my gizmo still in the shopping cart and I complete the purchase as normal (using a credit card that gives me points back!)

It’s transparent and I’m getting back 5.4% on the $200+ transaction. Takes a couple of weeks then they let you know your rebate’s ready. I usually choose a virtual VISA card since that also gives me a few more pennies.

Really pretty simple.  I think I’ve gotten about $140 back on the various things I’ve been buying over the past couple of years. Not much - but also money that I wouldn’t otherwise have.
 
Thank you.  Sounds pretty straightforward.  I'll give it a looksie.  Do they do anything with Music Direct ? Cuz if they do ...
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Posted: Nov 23, 2020 - 9:46pm

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 kurtster wrote:
 

Got a scratch and dent version, and then ordered through topcaschback.com for 5.4% cash back, then no hurry shipping to save $3... So thanks!
 
Congrats ! 

So does this rebate thingy load up on your browser or is it a separate log into and buy thing ?  Do not want to add any marketing tracking programs to my puter.
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Posted: Nov 23, 2020 - 8:53pm



 kurtster wrote:


1970 USA 1st press  My introduction to Dave Edmunds in my senior year of HS.  Bought this at the Camelot in Neshaminy Mall, North Philly when it came out.  Just one of those that you remember stuff like this.
 
My memory isn't really that bad. It's really amazing when it comes to where I bought a certain LP. Even though most places I got them are no longer there.
It must be the picture/ price sticker/ smell that triggers my gray matter.

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Posted: Nov 22, 2020 - 10:23pm



1970 USA 1st press  My introduction to Dave Edmunds in my senior year of HS.  Bought this at the Camelot in Neshaminy Mall, North Philly when it came out.  Just one of those that you remember stuff like this.
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Posted: Nov 22, 2020 - 6:55pm



1973 USA repress
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Posted: Nov 21, 2020 - 7:39pm

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 kurtster wrote:

It is not that hard to do.  Plenty of Youtube vids on how to.  Most important is a really fine and proper fit phillips head screw driver for the three screws that hold the bearing mount in place.  Anderol 465 lube or there is plenty of Technics oil on Amazon. Take you about 2 hours to do it and that is taking your time about it.  Then you are done.  A couple of drops every 200 hours or so and that's it.

I ♥ Technics DD turntables.
 

There's not gonna be an easy way to dub my LPs to the Mac, I betcha. I've got some rare ones
 
This is the puppy you want for ripping.  It is the next version after the one I have.  It's been on constantly for around 3 years now and you have heard what it is capable of.

Now my next one if and when this one dies is this one.  If you think that you might catch the bug, this will handle any level of TT and cart combo upgrade you can throw at it and it is still worthy of just being an analogue phono preamp.

What is most important about these is the variable gain feature for the USB out.  This allows you to bring it up for very quiet pressings like the MFSL's from the 80's and also turn down the gain with hot pressings so you do not clip the recording.

You bypass the soundcard on your's or any computer.  You're just recording straight PCM files from the onboard ADC without anything in the way to screw it up.  No ground loops.  Plenty of recording programs from free Audacity and up.
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Posted: Nov 20, 2020 - 12:49pm



 kurtster wrote:

It is not that hard to do.  Plenty of Youtube vids on how to.  Most important is a really fine and proper fit phillips head screw driver for the three screws that hold the bearing mount in place.  Anderol 465 lube or there is plenty of Technics oil on Amazon. Take you about 2 hours to do it and that is taking your time about it.  Then you are done.  A couple of drops every 200 hours or so and that's it.

I â™¥ Technics DD turntables.
 Here's mine I've had for almost 40 years...



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Posted: Nov 20, 2020 - 5:13am

 Steely_D wrote:


 kurtster wrote:

It is not that hard to do.  Plenty of Youtube vids on how to.  Most important is a really fine and proper fit phillips head screw driver for the three screws that hold the bearing mount in place.  Anderol 465 lube or there is plenty of Technics oil on Amazon. Take you about 2 hours to do it and that is taking your time about it.  Then you are done.  A couple of drops every 200 hours or so and that's it.

I ♥ Technics DD turntables.
 

There's not gonna be an easy way to dub my LPs to the Mac, I betcha. I've got some rare ones

for instance


and
 

 
 
Yeah, I'd say that those are rare and never made it to an official digital release.

actually it is pretty simple.  You'll just need a phono preamp with a USB out which you can plug straight into your computer.  I can certainly help you out with suggestions for that.

I'll get back to you on this in the evening.  In the meantime, here is a link to a group at discogs where ripping is the subject.  I am the administrator.

https://www.discogs.com/group/8467
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Posted: Nov 19, 2020 - 8:39pm

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 kurtster wrote:

Ha, ha.  {#Nyah}  Once you go black (again) you'll never go back ...

Get some bearing lube oil and take apart the spindle bearing, clean and lube it and you should be good to go.  

Welcome back to analogue and great mastering.  {#Cheers}
 

Funny you should mention, because the speed was all over the place. I figured it was the literal decades of crap adherent to the innards and it did, gradually, improve. But it'll take some nuclear warfare to get in there and clean it out.
 
It is not that hard to do.  Plenty of Youtube vids on how to.  Most important is a really fine and proper fit phillips head screw driver for the three screws that hold the bearing mount in place.  Anderol 465 lube or there is plenty of Technics oil on Amazon. Take you about 2 hours to do it and that is taking your time about it.  Then you are done.  A couple of drops every 200 hours or so and that's it.

I ♥ Technics DD turntables.
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Posted: Nov 19, 2020 - 8:28pm

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OMG. My Technics SL-D1 with Grado MC+ has been sitting quietly in the garage gathering dust because I thought the needle was bent, but cleaning it up today I noticed I must've replaced it many moons ago. 
Cleaned it up, and put on 

and it works great...
Uh oh...Talk about upcoming time suck...
 
Ha, ha.  {#Nyah}  Once you go black (again) you'll never go back ...

Get some bearing lube oil and take apart the spindle bearing, clean and lube it and you should be good to go.  

Welcome back to analogue and great mastering.  {#Cheers}
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Posted: Nov 19, 2020 - 5:53pm



1980 Canada ½ speed mastered
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Posted: Nov 18, 2020 - 7:40pm



1981 MFSL pressing
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Posted: Nov 17, 2020 - 11:42am



13 November 2020 Germany  Orange vinyl  75th Bday anniversary release  Admittedly my first Marley album. Always liked him, just never got any of his albums.  Hoping that this is a tasty live version of many of his memorable songs to explore getting some studio albums.  Seems his entire catalogue is getting a 75th Bday treatment.
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Posted: Nov 14, 2020 - 1:47pm



 kurtster wrote:


1973 USA repress.  Well played but can be salvaged.  Some really great guitar, piano and kazoo.

The original cover ...
.


.

{#Cheers}
   
{#Arrowd}
 

I've got a primo copy of that original.
I also have a CD version with demos and out takes. It also has the 45 version of "Somethings in the Air".  Which I always preferred over the album version.

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Posted: Nov 13, 2020 - 6:31pm



1976 USA repress
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