Old Geezer wrote:Just listened to my old Seals & Crofts "Diamond Girl" QUAD vinyl. YES, there was a 4 channel record and I have several. I remember a comedian on a late-night talk show saying he was their opening act. Unfortunately, he got drunk one night and introduced them as "Arts and Crafts"...which turned into his last night with them. This is not TECH stuff but life is not just music...one must eat sometime! And us Old Geezers must take our meds. Thank God I am very active and still able to work on my cars, guns, wine making and naturally, TURNTABLE! Stay safe vinyl friend. That sounds weird but you understand I am sure.
Hi; my vinyl friend and thanks for the thoughts. Strangely this morning I have changed the fixing of the motor with a better insulation method. It is far better than the old floating method that Rega used early on when I had my Planar Rega 3. No vibration and virtually totally silent, bar the slight whispering of the bearing for the glass platter; totally irrelevant when the stylus goes down.
I know that the EEI800 which I have changed again for the AT95E is a quad stylus but I am not familiar with your record and have never tried them because I have never come across them. Time to look through just in case I might have one or two without realising the fact.
Played Elgar's violin concerto with Nigel Kennedy first off this morning and often wondered why it had such sharp starts and stops to the orchestral interventions. I know now, it is a digitally recorded vinyl. They are just not natural like the analogue tape pressings, however I have a new feeling for Elgar's music and quite enjoyed it. Played lots of music with plenty of various sound effects so have had an interesting morning, especially after doing the modifications again. The new white belts certainly grip well.
I forgot to tell you that cycling as well as the motorbike originally was my passion along with the music and went out everyday doing anything up to and over 100 miles on the cycle and in England did Veterans time trialling, then the Parkinson's caused such tremor I was losing control and nearly ended up under a rather large vehicle so stopped going out. That was hard to take. Seven days in the Neurology hospital and drukqs five times a day, it was magic so went mad and decorated the house and did all the jobs that the shaking had stopped me doing before. Cycling is still out due to a prosthetic knee which within three weeks had to be opened up again with severe infection. I must have done something bad in the past Ho! Ho!.It has never been right since. Enough of the negative.
I found a Bob Newhart recording recently which I bought in the Sixties. Always find it funny to listen to and the recording by Elvis when he gets the giggles and can't stop laughing because of the backing singer, that also starts me off laughing. I enjoy Country music and have a picture album of Willy Nelson amongst many others. Sad that Don Williams has died, I have him playing on the turntable regularly. All the regulars like Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, John Denver, Dolly Parton, etc. I also have a box set of original Blues but unfortunately they are CD's. All the Meat Loaf LP's are great for the speakers and the drums and Guitars are fabulous. My tastes for good speaker output is heavy metal but again Lenny from Motorhead has just died, pity.
Keeping on subject I did a slight turning of the speakers this morning and have a wide listening stage which is useful. Also remade the connections on the speakers which is a worthy exercise.
I uploaded photos' of my equipment the other day but cannot find it on the sight. They say they cannot find it, although thanking me at the time.
It is that time again for medication and a cup of tea so will wind up. Oh! do you watch the old version of Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson and Co.. They tested a terrific sports Mustang which cornered well and was incredibly fast, beautiful machine. I watched them when in America a few years ago and had set up home.
Sorry to have to say this but Guns worry me, although I know it is the owner and not the gun that is dangerous but of course over here they are banned and I have never been used to them.
Last item today, I still have 5 liters of homemade wine under the stairs which is now eleven years of age. It will either be vinegar for cooking or superb wine and one day I will try some.
Cheers, thanks and all the best to you Old Geezer.