Living with animals

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Living with animals

Post by Tankist42 » 11 Nov 2019 00:34

So, how many of us have to contend with furry roommates? What trials and tribulations have you had to endure?
From my end the question of dust cover up or down, off or on is a moot point!🤣

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Re: Living with animals

Post by lenjack » 11 Nov 2019 01:54

I've mentioned in a previous post, the same happened to me with my sl-1600 mk2. Cost the cat 2 of her lives. By the way, you shouldn't have this setup, due the effect of the receivers heat vents being blocked.

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Re: Living with animals

Post by Tankist42 » 11 Nov 2019 03:15

Yeah. It is on spacers that raise it up some. It will not be that way much longer as the whole house is getting rearranged and I will have a bigger music room with more space to spread out.

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Re: Living with animals

Post by Big B5515 » 11 Nov 2019 03:43

Try 9 cats hanging around here with the dogs at latest count, the speaker grills and record sleeves don't stand a chance, unless great effort is made to keep them separate from the cats. Even then, due to sneak attacks, I don't think I have a speaker grill without snags, or else cat wiz stain, and many unreadable album edges from claw sharpening over the years :evil: .

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Re: Living with animals

Post by fscl » 11 Nov 2019 05:41

This is where the Technics linear's shine. =D> =D> =D>

The dust cover must be down to play / listen to LPs. On top of that, the units are not susceptible to lots of vibration and highly resistant to skipping :wink:

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Re: Living with animals

Post by kingpin1935 » 11 Nov 2019 13:34

Just Saturday we lost our beloved cat Jack to Hyper thyroidism which was being treated with medication for the past couple of months.Then Saturday he was struggling for breath so we rushed him back to the vet where we found his lungs were filling up with liquid causing heart failure.The last couple of days have been traumatic but nothing could be done except short term draining of fluid,which was tried but sadly he was beyond help.

He never went near the hifi!!

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Re: Living with animals

Post by Tankist42 » 11 Nov 2019 14:08

Sorry to hear that kingpin. I do not look forward to when my cat reaches the end.

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Re: Living with animals

Post by lenjack » 11 Nov 2019 16:45

Tankist42 wrote:
11 Nov 2019 03:15
Yeah. It is on spacers that raise it up some. It will not be that way much longer as the whole house is getting rearranged and I will have a bigger music room with more space to spread out.
Those spacers don't give you nearly enough room. You need at least 5 inches. Also, the heat isn't doing your turntable any good, either.

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Re: Living with animals

Post by Tankist42 » 11 Nov 2019 16:54

Ok. Will work on that.

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Re: Living with animals

Post by rewfew » 12 Nov 2019 15:03

I had a stray cat for a few years before being put down for feline leukemia. She never got on the stereo. We had a little ritual though whenever I spun some tunes. She'd bound up on a chair near the turntable and I'd oblige her with a good chin scraping with the corner of the record jacket. Cat's are nuts about that, and it's funny to watch them as they get that good sensation on their chins and whiskers. I get about as much out of it as they do.

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Re: Living with animals

Post by The Blue Panther » 12 Nov 2019 20:27

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Just one cat here - and she's a prog rock fan.

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Re: Living with animals

Post by PederP » 12 Nov 2019 20:41

We have had several cats over the years, but I have never experienced problems with the stereo equipment.
Ok, there have been some scratching of speaker grills, but they have never been near the record player.
There is no dust cover on my Micro, but I always keep the needle protectors on my cartridges when not playing.
Daiana, the cat we have now (named after Daiana Ross), usually curl up in the sofa when I play music.
Even the kids understand that I´m the one that operates the record player.
(Everyone (maybe except the cat) can operate the cd player and Squeezebox.)

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Re: Living with animals

Post by citizenarcane » 13 Nov 2019 03:06

Spread out in the media room and when listening to (most always) PF, Lola my dog (L-O-L-A, Lola) chills either by my side or in my lap. Good taste, has she (and really likes Dogs.....)
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Re: Living with animals

Post by citizenarcane » 13 Nov 2019 03:14

The Blue Panther wrote:
12 Nov 2019 20:27
Just one cat here - and she's a prog rock fan.
8) ..........

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Re: Living with animals

Post by kingpin1935 » 13 Nov 2019 15:51

We`ve had many cats before Jack and all of them have given us heartache.People who don`t have pets just do not understand the grief that the loss causes.

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