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    Senior Member Mark Tolch's Avatar
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    I've got a Nagaoka MP-200, and I love it. Great styluses. I do have a fuckoff high-end turntable, though in my defence, it was an inherited. But Nagaokas are rad. Sorry to hear about all of your stuff going, that's horrible. Can't even imagine.

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    Mark what kind of turntable did you inherit? I actually planned to upgrade in the future my UTurn, they sell it in pieces, you can upgrade the platter, and of course cartridges, I got the free cartridge they put on it, which is an Audio Technica CG5625AL, it's not bad, but I will upgrade it someday, and I might possibly upgrade the platter, I went with the MDF platter instead of the acrylic one, knowing that I can always upgrade in the future, although I am not sure if there is much difference between a MDF and an acrylic platter, so waiting on that one, I have noticed some wow and flutter, and I read the acrylic platters can help that, it's not a major problem, it doesn't do it every time I play a record even, but every now and then it is noticeable. I am set for a long time I hope on a turntable, I don't have the best pre amp out there, it was relatively cheap, It's going to take me some time to get everything back to the way it was, but I plan to get a receiver with a phono input, or may just pick up the Schiit Mani lol, and then I can get any receiver I want, because very few come with a phono input these days. Probably a better idea to just get a Audio and Video receiver rather than just a stereo one like I used to have. They are really not much more than a stereo one now anyhow. I am still deciding if I want to put my TV it's a 43 inch but it is 4k I might just put it in my bed room, and thinking of putting a projector in my living room for viewing movies. I don't subscribe to cable or satellite, I get all the TV I need off the Roku, and my TV antenna. I couldn't keep up with the cable companies fast rising prices, they jumped it up like from $60 a month for cable and internet, the next month it was over $100, a fucking 40% price increase in one month!! Too much for me to keep up with, I might subscribe to Shudder on the internet so I can watch the Joe Bob Briggs shows, not sure if they are doing more of those or not, but I missed them last year I think they did them, but this year I think I read they were going to try to do them more regularly? Or did I dream this lol

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    I love talking gear, but I'm on my phone hahaha so I'll keep it short. First, acrylic platters are great, so quiet. And they look cool.

    The stereo I inherited is a full Nakamichi component setup from the 80s, and the turntable is the Nakamichi Dragon CT. I'd explain it here, but probably better to recommend google.

    Anyway, if your ears are susceptible to wow and flutter, definitely go acrylic, maybe with a cork or carbon fiber mat.

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    @Fundi, ouch! at losing your treasured vinyl collection in the hurricane. I feel the pain. I know most people will say it's only material possessions but only collectors know the pain and heartbreak of losing something so dear and valuable to you. I ditched my vinyl collection/turntable years ago to finance other hobbies but I agree with your assessment of the Nagaoka cartridges. I had success with various Denon high output MC and Sumiko cartridges in the past too but the Nagaoka is certainly hard to beat on a budget.
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    for years I only used Shure cartridges, but then out of nowhere they decided to stop making cartridges and styluses for turntables, so I had to switch to something else, and I've yet to find something as good as the Shure that I had been using for years. Shure was all I ever used, and it gave great sound, I think the Nagaoka might be comparable, from what I've read. This Audio Technica is only being used until I save a bit of money for the Nagaoka, I figure I'll get one of those in about 6 months or so. Yeah losing everything is like, well everyone says buy physical copies so you never have to deal with the companies taking your copies, well I did that and lost every cd/vinyl/movie I had, so in the long run maybe it doesn't matter if you choose streaming or downloads anyhow,. When you get too much cool porn on Blu Ray God is going to blow your house away anyhow lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fundi View Post
    Yeah losing everything is like, well everyone says buy physical copies so you never have to deal with the companies taking your copies,
    People do say that but it's not true. Buy it from Apple or Google and it's yours forever. They even upgrade your purchase as resolutions increase. There's been a bunch of stories that they've deleted purchases but they are all made up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fundi View Post
    Too much for me to keep up with, I might subscribe to Shudder on the internet so I can watch the Joe Bob Briggs shows, not sure if they are doing more of those or not, but I missed them last year I think they did them, but this year I think I read they were going to try to do them more regularly? Or did I dream this lol
    There is definitely more coming. The Last Drive-In is confirmed for season 2 and Joe Bob has said there are two more marathons planned as well.

    I think you'd be very happy with an acrylic platter. I had one on my turntable before I upgraded to a heavier lead platter and it was nice.

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    a lead platter? Is that healthy to be touching lead all the time? I assume you survived it lol, and thanks for the heads up on Joe Bob Briggs, I would definitely have to get those 24 hour marathons, I think that's what they were right? I only remember they had some problems with their servers, but I assume they fixed that problem right? Would I be able to view that on my TV? Like on Roku? or is it something you have to view on the computer? I am going to look into it right now, so I'll probably find the answer in a matter of minutes lol, but Joe Bob is the man, he is responsible for making me a horror fan when I was growing up, and he showed me the glory of Laura Gemser in I think around 1988, yes I shouldn't have been watching Emanuelle in Bangkok at that age, but I was like a high tech genius as a kid, and I forgot how, but somehow I ended up with the filters the cable company used and I plugged into my TV, and only I was able to get The Movie Channel with Joe Bob haha, I remember he did his advice to the hopeless or something, that always cracked me up every week when he did that, people would write in from all over with all kinds of problems they needed advice on lol.

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    There was one 24 hour marathon and two shorter dusk-till-dawn marathons last year. He hasn't stated how long the upcoming ones will be yet. You can watch it via the Roku app. The servers crashed repeatedly during the first marathon last summer as they underestimated the demand, but all of the shows since then have worked perfectly.

    I have indeed survived the lead platter thus far. It sounds great though.

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    I have to pick up a few things turntable related still, but not immediately, just over the next 6 months or so, first that acrylic platter, but that will probably have to wait till after Christmas. Going to the record store in a bit, I had a lot of old records I got for free, that I would never listen to it was really old stuff from like the 40's, I tried to listen to it, but hated it, glad Rock and Roll was invented before I was born haha. But I'm trading them in for store credit and hopefully I can get a few good records instead. I think in the future CD's might become phased out, which kind of annoys me, not that we won't be able to play them, every dvd/blu ray/4k uhd player in the world plays cd's, but I listened to some Hi Resolution audio, and also was checking out the Sony HAP 2/1 I think that's the model, I might have gotten it wrong, and wow, it's nice. If I could afford one right now, I would definitely get one, and rip all my CD's to it, and start buying HD music for it, but the SONY HAP is expensive as hell, I don't know of any alternatives that seem as perfect as that one right now, but I'm sure in the future there will be more. I don't know if I would stop buying records because of it, probably not, but I can definitely see myself not buying CD's anymore because of it. Records are just kind of different than other kinds of media, they are not as good as high resolution audio or some other digital audio formats maybe, but I still want them lol.

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