1200y3 wrote:All I see on this forum is a bunch of people with worn out records that can only be played back with expensive MR styli. Doesn't seem worth much to me or the rest of the world.
If somebody wants to talk about historical phonograph systems, that is important. Most people don't seem to know anymore where vinyl originated. To hear a true mechanical phonograph is alot of electronic engineer's dreams. You don't know why? Cool!
I have a great collection of Jazz, Blues and so fourth from the early 50's forward. Most are like brand new. I strive to keep them that way and use cartridges that bring them close to live performances without wearing the albums out. Most albums do not even have a pop on them. I use Grado Statement Sonata Cartridges that track at 1.5 grams or less. With my system the experience is close to real. So for you to knock the forum on the quality of their albums, I think there should be a retraction from you. I am sure that there are many thousands of members whose collections are greater and more valuable than mine.
Yes it is true about the windup phongraphs. They are magical to listen to. I have 6000 records from the 1800's through the 1940's that are a joy to listen to.
1200y3, why are you so negative? This is a forum that learns from each other. Why do you have to bully all of the time? Stop knocking everyone and learn to enjoy the forum for what it is. And don't make a statement that generally hurts the membership unless you have proof that can not be contested.....