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#272908 23-Jul-2020 20:38
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Wife was at the local Warehouse yesterday, and they announced they had Veon turntables on special from $60 down to $17..... so she grabbed a couple.

 

For $17, cant complain :D

 

Has RCA out, Bluetooth, and 3 spare needles/cartridges. 

 

Have only tried via Bluetooth so far, sound isn't fantastic, will connect to an amp with speakers at some point and see if makes a difference.

 

Now to raid my fathers massive LP collection for anything I want.... ;)

 

 





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  #2529421 27-Jul-2020 13:40
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RCA might be better :-)





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  #2529508 27-Jul-2020 14:47
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And it is ;)

 

Hooked up wifes "old" Sony unit to it, so much better :)

 

Asked my father to bring round some random old LP's yesterday.... first one I put on was Hard Days Night (Beatles) - thought "wonder if this is worth anything".....   Yup, it is. That ones getting put aside to never be played ;) (OK, So its only $60, but still)

 

I'll go through his collection next time I'm out there and hopefully the rats have left the LP's alone. Dont think I'll be dragging his entire collection home, weight would probably kill the suspension, dont have anywhere to store them, and not really into the goldie oldies stuff he has ;)

 

 

 

 





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  #2529569 27-Jul-2020 15:11
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Being an elcheapo turntable I wonder what damage it's doing to those old LPs??





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  #2529573 27-Jul-2020 15:15
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It won't be the turntable that's doing damage. It will be the stylus and tracking weight!  If you do one good pass and capture say wav files, then with Audacity or Adobe Audition you can often make a silk purse from a sow's ears! At least you can remove turntable rumble, ticks and pops and the result can be pretty good.





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  #2529575 27-Jul-2020 15:18
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lchiu7:

 

It won't be the turntable that's doing damage. It will be the stylus and tracking weight!  If you do one good pass and capture say wav files, then with Audacity or Adobe Audition you can often make a silk purse from a sow's ears! At least you can remove turntable rumble, ticks and pops and the result can be pretty good.

 

 

Agreed.  A low complaint stylus as I'm are these  cartridges have will damage the record  in one or two passes.  Nothing worse that groove distortion of frequency. 





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  #2529730 27-Jul-2020 17:20
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After listening to MP3's for so many years, forgotten how good LP's sound.... so may go grab my fathers nice Pioneer turntable instead ;)

 

But getting cartridge for it could be the fun part.

 

 





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  #2529771 27-Jul-2020 19:25
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xpd:

After listening to MP3's for so many years, forgotten how good LP's sound.... so may go grab my fathers nice Pioneer turntable instead ;)


But getting cartridge for it could be the fun part.


 



Realgrovey and Rapallo sell cartridges starting at about $100. Let us know how you get on.




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  #2529781 27-Jul-2020 19:55
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Does the Veon have an ability to adjust the weight to suit a new cartridge?

 

I'm guessing for the money, it won't... so don't go swapping out the cart.

 

 

 

Heck, if anything, it's a better idea to put the money towards another deck (or borrow the Pioneer).


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  #2529835 27-Jul-2020 21:27
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Was tempted to get one of these turntables when I saw them available online again yesterday evening. I managed to get one of the other Warehouse Clearance specials; Sony GTK-PG10 for $74.95. 


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  #2529972 28-Jul-2020 10:42
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old3eyes:

 

Being an elcheapo turntable I wonder what damage it's doing to those old LPs??

 

 

No more than the el-cheapo TT that was probably originally used to play them, way back in the day .
The average home TT in the 1960,70,80's was usually very nasty , perhaps even having worn out styluses ( a few exceptions)
And, factor in the poor quality many NZ record pressings were, even when new . Thats why I gave up on records back in the day, 1980's NZ pressings were sometimes terrible .

 

Records are a feel good factor, not a best quality medium.
Add slight distortion & high freq rolloff to anything & it warms up the sound , seemingly 'improving' it  (thats actually proven in blind tests).  :-)
Its really not worth the effort to convert records to digital . Just download  lossless MP3's of the internet .

 

I bought an old Pioneer Tt a few years back, just to play the very few records I have that will never be available on CD/mp3/streaming
click pop click pop click click

 

 


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  #2530021 28-Jul-2020 12:03
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1101:

old3eyes:


Being an elcheapo turntable I wonder what damage it's doing to those old LPs??



No more than the el-cheapo TT that was probably originally used to play them, way back in the day .
The average home TT in the 1960,70,80's was usually very nasty , perhaps even having worn out styluses ( a few exceptions)
And, factor in the poor quality many NZ record pressings were, even when new . Thats why I gave up on records back in the day, 1980's NZ pressings were sometimes terrible .


Records are a feel good factor, not a best quality medium.
Add slight distortion & high freq rolloff to anything & it warms up the sound , seemingly 'improving' it  (thats actually proven in blind tests).  :-)
Its really not worth the effort to convert records to digital . Just download  lossless MP3's of the internet .


I bought an old Pioneer Tt a few years back, just to play the very few records I have that will never be available on CD/mp3/streaming
click pop click pop click click


 



I also gave up on LPs when CDs came along and the NZ LPs were terrible pressings with their mono/stereo comparable crap.. I used to buy British post orders and buy them from the UK in the 1960s an early 70s until the postage cost more than the records.




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  #2530325 28-Jul-2020 18:44
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...however, some pressings can sound sublime.

 

Paying $70 for a new record is what slowed down my record buying ultimately.

 

A good turntable, setup correctly on a good system - with a good pressing that is nice and clean can be transformative.

 

I don't say that flippantly either, music can really change moods and take hold and vinyl as a medium can certainly grab your attention in a good way.


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1101:

 

old3eyes:

 

Being an elcheapo turntable I wonder what damage it's doing to those old LPs??

 

 

No more than the el-cheapo TT that was probably originally used to play them, way back in the day .
The average home TT in the 1960,70,80's was usually very nasty , perhaps even having worn out styluses ( a few exceptions)
And, factor in the poor quality many NZ record pressings were, even when new . Thats why I gave up on records back in the day, 1980's NZ pressings were sometimes terrible .

 

Records are a feel good factor, not a best quality medium.
Add slight distortion & high freq rolloff to anything & it warms up the sound , seemingly 'improving' it  (thats actually proven in blind tests).  :-)
Its really not worth the effort to convert records to digital . Just download  lossless MP3's of the internet .

 

I bought an old Pioneer Tt a few years back, just to play the very few records I have that will never be available on CD/mp3/streaming
click pop click pop click click

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speak for yourself but when I listened to vinyl it was on a Thorens turntable, SME 2009 Mark II tone arm and Shure V15 cartridge. That was my Dad's kit, not mine. 

 

It sounded pretty good at the time and when I copied certain records to digital, I removed all traces of hiss, ticks and pops using Adobe Audition.





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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