[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]

Race in America - sirdroseph - Jan 26, 2021 - 7:04am
 
New Music on Radio Paradise - RabbitEars - Jan 26, 2021 - 7:02am
 
Big Pharma - rhahl - Jan 26, 2021 - 6:32am
 
The Obituary Page - Ohmsen - Jan 26, 2021 - 5:59am
 
Terrorist Watch! - Red_Dragon - Jan 26, 2021 - 5:35am
 
Radio Paradise Comments - sunybuny - Jan 26, 2021 - 5:21am
 
Today in History - Red_Dragon - Jan 26, 2021 - 5:11am
 
Those Lovable Policemen - Red_Dragon - Jan 26, 2021 - 5:04am
 
Our tolerance for opposing views - sirdroseph - Jan 26, 2021 - 4:42am
 
Thorium Power - miamizsun - Jan 26, 2021 - 4:41am
 
Surfing! - whatshisname - Jan 26, 2021 - 2:34am
 
Name My Band - oldviolin - Jan 25, 2021 - 9:20pm
 
Mixtape Culture Club - KurtfromLaQuinta - Jan 25, 2021 - 8:50pm
 
Get the Quote - Coaxial - Jan 25, 2021 - 6:47pm
 
COVID-19 - haresfur - Jan 25, 2021 - 6:26pm
 
Gotta Get Your Drink On - Antigone - Jan 25, 2021 - 6:21pm
 
YouTube: Music-Videos - black321 - Jan 25, 2021 - 5:50pm
 
Evolution! - R_P - Jan 25, 2021 - 2:34pm
 
What is the meaning of this? - Proclivities - Jan 25, 2021 - 12:58pm
 
Pernicious Pious Proclivities Particularized Prodigiously - R_P - Jan 25, 2021 - 12:50pm
 
HALF A WORD - oldviolin - Jan 25, 2021 - 12:06pm
 
HALF A WORLD - oldviolin - Jan 25, 2021 - 12:04pm
 
Bernie Sanders - pigtail - Jan 25, 2021 - 11:53am
 
Live Music - R_P - Jan 25, 2021 - 11:37am
 
• • • The Once-a-Day • • •  - oldviolin - Jan 25, 2021 - 11:30am
 
Joe Biden - R_P - Jan 25, 2021 - 11:13am
 
Philosophy (Meaty Metaphysical Munchables!) - sirdroseph - Jan 25, 2021 - 10:38am
 
Trump - westslope - Jan 25, 2021 - 10:14am
 
Counting with Pictures - pigtail - Jan 25, 2021 - 10:10am
 
Vocabulary Quiz - rhahl - Jan 25, 2021 - 9:55am
 
Strips, cartoons, illustrations - R_P - Jan 25, 2021 - 9:49am
 
Tech & Science - ScottFromWyoming - Jan 25, 2021 - 9:32am
 
Canada - westslope - Jan 25, 2021 - 6:02am
 
RPeep News You Should Know - sunybuny - Jan 25, 2021 - 5:40am
 
Talk Behind Their Backs Forum - VV - Jan 24, 2021 - 8:58pm
 
Vinyl Only Spin List - kurtster - Jan 24, 2021 - 7:40pm
 
New Music - R_P - Jan 24, 2021 - 4:29pm
 
Media Bias - Ohmsen - Jan 24, 2021 - 3:11pm
 
What Makes You Sad? - haresfur - Jan 24, 2021 - 3:07pm
 
In lockdown - Coaxial - Jan 24, 2021 - 2:21pm
 
Crazy conspiracy theories - Red_Dragon - Jan 24, 2021 - 2:13pm
 
That's good advice - oldviolin - Jan 24, 2021 - 11:41am
 
Trump Lies - R_P - Jan 24, 2021 - 11:08am
 
Are you ready for some football? - sirdroseph - Jan 24, 2021 - 7:46am
 
The Military Industrial Complex - sirdroseph - Jan 24, 2021 - 6:39am
 
Outstanding Covers - ScottFromWyoming - Jan 23, 2021 - 7:46pm
 
Australia and New Zealand Music - haresfur - Jan 23, 2021 - 7:24pm
 
The News - how much of it is fake??? - R_P - Jan 23, 2021 - 2:33pm
 
Latin Music - R_P - Jan 23, 2021 - 10:22am
 
US Empire - westslope - Jan 23, 2021 - 10:09am
 
Sweet horrible irony. - Lazy8 - Jan 23, 2021 - 8:42am
 
Sade Vinyl Unboxing & New Album - kurtster - Jan 22, 2021 - 6:09pm
 
Post your favorite 'You Tube' Videos Here - black321 - Jan 22, 2021 - 2:11pm
 
Finally, some news that we can all smile about - miamizsun - Jan 22, 2021 - 9:54am
 
A motivational quote - miamizsun - Jan 22, 2021 - 9:46am
 
Baseball, anyone? - Coaxial - Jan 22, 2021 - 9:30am
 
Things You Thought Today - islander - Jan 22, 2021 - 9:24am
 
Best movies ever? - haresfur - Jan 22, 2021 - 7:19am
 
Freedom of speech? - haresfur - Jan 22, 2021 - 7:13am
 
Great Old Songs You Rarely Hear Anymore - miamizsun - Jan 22, 2021 - 4:58am
 
what the hell, miamizsun? - miamizsun - Jan 22, 2021 - 4:43am
 
What's so funny about peace love and understanding? - miamizsun - Jan 22, 2021 - 4:04am
 
Liberal please, - sirdroseph - Jan 22, 2021 - 3:56am
 
Republican Party - kurtster - Jan 21, 2021 - 7:44pm
 
Know your memes - rhahl - Jan 21, 2021 - 2:44pm
 
Social Media Are Changing Everything - Ohmsen - Jan 21, 2021 - 1:17pm
 
honk if you think manbird and OV are one and the same ent... - oldviolin - Jan 21, 2021 - 8:18am
 
Poetry Forum - ScottN - Jan 20, 2021 - 7:56pm
 
the Todd Rundgren topic - miamizsun - Jan 20, 2021 - 6:25pm
 
Yes - miamizsun - Jan 20, 2021 - 6:07pm
 
What Makes You Laugh? - miamizsun - Jan 20, 2021 - 5:39pm
 
Derplahoma! - miamizsun - Jan 20, 2021 - 5:34pm
 
Immigration - miamizsun - Jan 20, 2021 - 5:29pm
 
Manbird's Stones - Isabeau - Jan 20, 2021 - 12:58pm
 
Knikken Knokken Sorensen Filter Users Thread - miamizsun - Jan 20, 2021 - 10:30am
 
Index » Radio Paradise/General » About RP » Vinyl Only Spin List Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 109, 110, 111  Next
Post to this Topic
kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 7:40pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 kurtster wrote:


2014 USA version reissue.

Besides being a fantastic offering of this album, a little bit more.  When I finished ripping it and was marveling about how mellow of an album this was in retrospect to the wife, I mentioned the first time I remembered ever hearing the album besides just hearing some stuff on the radio.  It was at a party at my soon to be ex girlfriend's home who was the one who put the two of us together.  She said that was also the first time she heard the album as well.  We were both at that party and heard the album for the first time together.  On a Sears Silvertone all in one.  Nearly 54 years ago this summer.
 An older Kurt?  
 
Yeah, I got you by a year and 358 days, but yer still a Libra so it's all good. {#Mrgreen}
KurtfromLaQuinta

KurtfromLaQuinta Avatar

Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 7:34pm



 kurtster wrote:


2014 USA version reissue.

Besides being a fantastic offering of this album, a little bit more.  When I finished ripping it and was marveling about how mellow of an album this was in retrospect to the wife, I mentioned the first time I remembered ever hearing the album besides just hearing some stuff on the radio.  It was at a party at my soon to be ex girlfriend's home who was the one who put the two of us together.  She said that was also the first time she heard the album as well.  We were both at that party and heard the album for the first time together.  On a Sears Silvertone all in one.  Nearly 54 years ago this summer.
 An older Kurt?  


KurtfromLaQuinta

KurtfromLaQuinta Avatar

Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 7:32pm



 miamizsun wrote:
dang kurt i admire your passion, dedication and "vinyl shintoism"

i'm beginning to think that you're taking this seriously

{#Good-vibes}

 
I think I agree with you.

kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 7:10pm



1974 USA 1st Quad.
kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 6:38pm



2014 USA version reissue.

Besides being a fantastic offering of this album, a little bit more.  When I finished ripping it and was marveling about how mellow of an album this was in retrospect to the wife, I mentioned the first time I remembered ever hearing the album besides just hearing some stuff on the radio.  It was at a party at my soon to be ex girlfriend's home who was the one who put the two of us together.  She said that was also the first time she heard the album as well.  We were both at that party and heard the album for the first time together.  On a Sears Silvertone all in one.  Nearly 54 years ago this summer.
kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 3, 2021 - 7:40pm



2019 UK  Only vinyl edition.  Have no idea what it is about yet other than the title.  So far, poetry recited by Patti with the expected vibe.
kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 29, 2020 - 1:48am



1980 USA repress
kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 19, 2020 - 8:35pm



2011 German / USA / Canadian globalish release.  Only had this on Laserdisc up until now.  Saw it as a keeper back then.
kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 17, 2020 - 8:30pm



1980 USA repress
kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 12, 2020 - 7:55pm



1975 Germany reissue
miamizsun

miamizsun Avatar

Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 11, 2020 - 4:31am

dang kurt i admire your passion, dedication and "vinyl shintoism"

i'm beginning to think that you're taking this seriously

{#Good-vibes}
kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 10, 2020 - 7:10pm



2016 Global release pressed in Germany
kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 27, 2020 - 8:07pm



1980 Regional Indie 1st press  The pride of Pittsburgh and a favorite here in Cleveburg, too.
kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 27, 2020 - 4:47pm



1971 USA 1st  Still have the paper bag that came with it.
.

kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 27, 2020 - 3:29pm

My rig ... 1989 SL 1200 MK3 100 volt Japanese domestic model.  And the 8 TB music puter next to it that it plugs into.  Pardon the blurry cell phone pics.
.
IMG_20201120_174319

.
IMG_20201120_191826

T
he second pic has the Wayne's periphery stabilizer ring in place.  It weighs in at about 2.5 lbs and adds a lot to the overall sound and dynamic range and also flattens out mild warps to boot.  The little thingy on the tonearm by the headshell is a Herbie's Audio dampering ring.  Helps to neutralize any tonearm resonances.  Light, inexpensive and removable / adjustable.  My pro-ject preamp is the one on top of the two pre's  The other one underneath it is my defunct ART that I started out with.

@SteelyD  That cloth covered block is what you want to get for your cleaning brush.  CLICKY  It is flat, easy to hold and cleans very easily with a lint sticky roller.  I have a 6" X 6"  plush microfiber cleaning cloth over the block held on with a rubber band.  I recommend that you get two.  One for a first clean and the other for what you have already cleaned.

iffen you get one I can send you a couple of those cloths.
swell_sailor

swell_sailor Avatar

Location: The Gorge
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 26, 2020 - 11:12am



 Steely_D wrote:


 swell_sailor wrote:



I've tested various playback software including VLC and have settled into Amarra Luxe. 
 

You had my attention until I went to look at the purchase price: $99 ?
My stereo system is already a money pit, so I'll stick with free VLC for the meantime. Or would I really notice the difference?
Like, really notice?
 
I'm not really trying to sell it to anyone. I'm in this for the long haul. I'm 5 years into Amarra so that's $20 a year and i use it 4 or 5 days a week. 

The audio thing is a money pit for sure, but in my system I've probably gotten more bang for my buck with Amarra than anything else. I feed my main system with usb out from the computer with Amarra and it sounds lovely. 

I think you can still demo Amarra. Try it when you have some files ready and you can play them through both VLC and Amarra. If you're listening to small computer speakers or something similar it's probably not worth it. 

swell_sailor

swell_sailor Avatar

Location: The Gorge
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 26, 2020 - 7:15am



 kurtster wrote:
 
Wav files play natively on a PC. AIFF files play natively on a Mac. Both are lossless. No discernible difference in playback quality. I have a few wav files but most file are AIFF because I play them on a Mac. 

I actually create cuts and label them because they're in the digital realm and once you get used to doing it it doesn't add much time. I listen to sides in order but I have cuts (tracks) so that I can see what's playing and so that I have the freedom to create a playlist if I'd like to.

I don't bother to convert to flac since doing some testing and coming to the (controversial) conclusion that flac files didn't sound as good. I concluded that while flac files should sound the same, the hardware has to decompress on the fly, so it could simply have been a hardware problem. And since I have a huge drive and the original AIFF files need to be stored somewhere, why not store them in full AIFF capacity on the same machine where they are being played back?

We all approach this in our own way. There's not just one way. 

I've tested various playback software including VLC and have settled into Amarra Luxe. There are some things I don't like about it but the sound quality is very good and it allows all files to be played back natively. All files except DSD that is. DoP is a coming attraction but until that shows Amarra converts to PCM on the fly rather than allowing the DAC on the other end to do it. 


kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 25, 2020 - 11:40pm

 Steely_D wrote:


 kurtster wrote:

There is one more potential issue with your Mac.  If it goes online, Apple has a way of sneaking into your music library and overwriting your music with their versions or what it thinks is its proper version of your version.  This was a big problem and a reason I stayed with PC to avoid having my music hijacked.  And another reason I-Tunes will never be allowed on any computer I own.

Perhaps you already know of this or how to deal with it.  I certainly do not.
 

That was the problem with using iTunes Match, where you could upload your tunes - but they swapped out some for different versions.  A really useful thing if music means little to you, or if you have songs that are low quality versions. I had a nice handle of tunes that were less than 256 and I benefitted from uploading them. 

But, the limit was 50,000 songs, I think, and that's a lot less than I have in my library, so I stopped using it.

A different subscription service, Apple Music, is what I'm subscribed to. Unlimited access to their library, so I add in albums without thinking. Much cheaper than the old days of buying CDs hoping that I'd like them.

All of that's unrelated to the program that was iTunes, which has been discontinued. It was asked to handle too many different functions and is now only responsible for music, and is called Music.
Podcasts, videos, software updates, audiobooks and more all got moved to other programs. But there's nothing about the program itself that would swap out one music file for another.
But - and this is a Bertha Butt - it doesn't play FLAC files. For that I use VLC or Plex.
 
Good to know.  VLC is primo for playback.  Do not know of Plex.  I use foobar first and then VLC for my PC.  Mostly when I play a side I just load it up into the program I rip with and play it back there.

50 k not enough ?  Small library, eh ?  {#Eek}  I don't think so.

Well welcome back to the world of album sides.  It is a whole different experience.  Music will become contextual again as in listening to songs meant to be played together in succession.  It has changed my listening experience and habits completely.  Back to the way it started for me as a kid anyway.  Playlists fall by the wayside.  It is pretty cool listening to an album side while tooling around in your car and then the next album side from a completely different album.  Long drives take on a new musical perspective.

Also meta data kinda falls by the wayside with wav files.  You really need to rip into wav files and then convert to whatever other format you may want to use such as FLAC and keep the original wav file as a reference back up copy in case something goes wrong down the road with your listening file.  Remember that you rip in real time and it really sucks to have to redo something, unless you upgrade something ... {#Whistle}  

Wav files will play on anything, well most anything.  FLAC in cars, not yet or not very widely.  When I went car shopping I took a USB thumb drive with 16 bit / 48 khz wav files and made sure that the car would play them.  I had to go up a level in a Honda to get more than mp3 playback.

And one last thing about the meta data.  One of the reasons I went to Discogs originally was to list my albums just so that I could easily look them up for what was on an album side rip.  Much easier than going and finding the album cover later or making a word document for that particular album or in my case, selling them and never having the physical part to refer to again.
kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 25, 2020 - 8:58pm

 Steely_D wrote:


 swell_sailor wrote:


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. 
 

I'm using the 2018 MacMini, and the headphone port used to be an optical one, but not any more. With these inputs, I don't understand how I could not use the USB interface - but happy to learn.
Remember that I'm using a turntable with only three wires, red/white RCA and a ground wire. Damn thing doesn't even have an electric cord - runs on diesel.

 
There is one more potential issue with your Mac.  If it goes online, Apple has a way of sneaking into your music library and overwriting your music with their versions or what it thinks is its proper version of your version.  This was a big problem and a reason I stayed with PC to avoid having my music hijacked.  And another reason I-Tunes will never be allowed on any computer I own.

Perhaps you already know of this or how to deal with it.  I certainly do not.
swell_sailor

swell_sailor Avatar

Location: The Gorge
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 25, 2020 - 8:25pm



 Steely_D wrote:


 swell_sailor wrote:


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. 
 

I'm using the 2018 MacMini, and the headphone port used to be an optical one, but not any more. With these inputs, I don't understand how I could not use the USB interface - but happy to learn.
Remember that I'm using a turntable with only three wires, red/white RCA and a ground wire. Damn thing doesn't even have an electric cord - runs on diesel.


 
All you guys with your modern toys. :-)

Disregard everything I said about not needing the usb out from the phono amp. 

When I move up to the next generation I'll hang onto at least one of the older Mac's for ripping. 

Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 109, 110, 111  Next