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Author:  shawnwes [ Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:46 pm ]
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I saw this in Chapters last year but at $64 ++ I didn't want it enough to part with the cash. Fast forward to today and was browsing in HomeSense while the wife shopped in earnest and lo' and behold there is was for $19.99 - SOLD! Stocking stuffer to myself! Over 400 pages on some of the most colourful vinyl collectors and what draws them like moths to a flame to the quirky world of record collecting.

Quote from the introduction:

"Having a record collection in this digital-dominant climate is a very particular thing. It's a pain in the ass, frankly. It's not convenient, it's not necessary, and it makes little sense. I ask myself why I keep buying records. I move a lot, and records weren't built for dragging around the world. But even in this digital age, we humans still love to have objects, we love to have stuff-it's comforting. Music is comforting. And at the intersection of these timeless human comforts, we find this beautiful obsession called record collecting."

http://dustandgrooves.com/

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Author:  drwoo [ Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:56 pm ]
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I picked up one for my son and myself last year.
A great read and a real nice coffee table book !
Enjoy

Author:  drace1 [ Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:57 pm ]
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Ten Years After- Stonedhenge on cd

Author:  natedog [ Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:18 pm ]
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A new o/s for my mini laptop (cost of $4USD !) and a new battery too (rather more$); works well now as a dedicated music streamer to the stereo system...

Author:  jazzbert [ Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:24 pm ]
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Soundbar with a little bass module for the kitchen TV: Better football sound while cooking for the week.

Merry Christmas to all!

Author:  rgk5 [ Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:19 pm ]
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A new Wharfedale 9.5 CM center channel speaker.

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Author:  cyrus [ Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:45 pm ]
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I'm going with a matched pair of 1960's Baldwin labelled Sylvania 12AX7 tubes for my phono stage :o

Author:  audioroom [ Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:48 pm ]
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shawnwes wrote:
I saw this in Chapters last year but at $64 ++ I didn't want it enough to part with the cash. Fast forward to today and was browsing in HomeSense while the wife shopped in earnest and lo' and behold there is was for $19.99 - SOLD! Stocking stuffer to myself! Over 400 pages on some of the most colourful vinyl collectors and what draws them like moths to a flame to the quirky world of record collecting.

Quote from the introduction:

"Having a record collection in this digital-dominant climate is a very particular thing. It's a pain in the ass, frankly. It's not convenient, it's not necessary, and it makes little sense. I ask myself why I keep buying records. I move a lot, and records weren't built for dragging around the world. But even in this digital age, we humans still love to have objects, we love to have stuff-it's comforting. Music is comforting. And at the intersection of these timeless human comforts, we find this beautiful obsession called record collecting."


http://dustandgrooves.com/


Not yet but I think I will try to pick this up for myself on Boxing Day.

Author:  mtpatrick [ Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:02 pm ]
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New Goldring 2300 cartridge for my Linn Basic.
Humble Pie The A&M Years,vinyl box set.
:D

Author:  tsearay [ Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:21 pm ]
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New Guitar, Taylor acoustic T :D

Author:  Sasklite [ Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:38 pm ]
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Kinda sorta. Today I installed new main caps and relay plus LED lamps in one of my NR 1415 Nikko receivers that has been sitting and waiting for some time.
so now it is in the living room churning out some tunes tonight with a glass(s) of wine.
It has never been in use in our house since I picked up this unit. so... new kinda.
More recapping later, but the amp is running in tune, and sounds reasonably good on Phono, Cd and FM so far.
Best of the Season to all.

Author:  James_W [ Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:59 pm ]
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SEAS Excel beryllium tweeters

Author:  shawnwes [ Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:36 am ]
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tsearay wrote:
New Guitar, Taylor acoustic T :D


Nice, is that one of the hollow body electrics?

Author:  seba007 [ Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:24 am ]
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David Gilmour "Live in Pompei" vinyl set :)

Author:  PJS17 [ Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:02 am ]
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New to me a couple of weeks ago; early Christmas selfie.
SimAudio - Moon 380D DAC with streamer and volume control.
BTW - sounds great!

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