Are you an amateur of vinyl records?


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Hello my dear music fans, I hope you're having a great start of the week!

Today I would like to kick-start a discussion around vinyls, if you collect some, what kind, what you think of old records, and all that 😉.

As for me, I'm slowly starting to collect my favorite movies soundtracks in vinyl format, and got a nice turntable at Christmas from Santa Claus 😜. I don't have many compared to my parents collection, and even less than my aunt once owned, may she rest in peace.


So far, I have the soundtracks of both Guardians of the Galaxy movies, Beauty and the Beast, Imitation Game, Sherlock (the BBC tv show) and I'm looking to soon add a lot more 😇.

What about you guys, do you collect vinyls? Tell us everything in the comments below!

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I wish I had Vinyl collection . I don't have even one . Since the streaming I can't find any reason to invest in it . Didn't collect them before too ... I want to collect the, but can't justify it ...
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I know what you mean @Noam Asulin it's quite difficult to "justify" such a purchase (because let's be honest, they are quite pricey!) when you get streaming services for half the price on a monthly basis.
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My turntable is broken for several years now, a 40 years old Technics SL-5310 Direct Quarz Drive with Shure M97-HE cartridge. Wanna buy? Or maybe my vinyl collection of about 600 albums?😉 Here is a nice video with the same turntable and the original cart:



"Concerning Hobbits"... all Lord of the Rings soundtracks sound spectacular (e.g. as Deezer HiFi FLAC streams), also Howard Shore's other soundtracks like The Silence of the Lambs, Seven etc. But I have no idea if they are all available as vinyl collector boxes, and if yes, they will probably cost a lot of money.
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I'm sorry to hear about your turntable @bluezzbastardzz, it must be quite annoying indeed. Mine is very new (thanks to Santa Claus 😇😂), but you're right, vinyls are pretty expensive, I was quite surprised myself when I saw that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom vinyl was £40 😱😱😱
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Our bass player inherited an old Dual turntable with an Ortofon OMB10 cartridge recently which he doesn't need, as he has a Technics, too, and wants to give it to me for free, so maybe I'll finally dig into vinyl again soon. But at the moment I cannot imagine that I would start ripping and converting them all to FLAC/ALAC, way too much work, so little time. 😉 And probably most of it is available nowadays on streaming services.
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Fair point @bluezzbastardzz I would be surprised as well if it wasn't the case... the only exception could be if labels are not including some territories 😢
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Some news regarding the old turntable I got from our bass player: it's a Telefunken HS-870 which is identical in construction to another Dual version. Yesterday evening I managed to put all missing links together (e.g. soldering a needed cable from my phono preamp to my PC) and voilà:



If anyone is interested in similar old turntables, cartridges or styluses and which updates might be useful for them, check the vinylengine forum.

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