@aleohansen Since these don’t appear to be powered speakers you will need an amp of some sort to plug the speakers and the turntable into. Unless of course you mainly want to use it with Bluetooth devices instead of the turntable. The quality is the usual at this price point, likely a ceramic cartridge and cheap stylus. But probably ok to play most records on it a few times without damaging anything too seriously.
@sammydog01 Depends on how you hear things. Personally, when I listen to the music I hear the music. With vinyl I sometimes hear pops and clicks too. Some people hear a lot of stuff besides the music and will tell you that vinyl is “warmer” and that listening to CDs makes their soul tired. I don’t hear any of that.
@sammydog01 A lot of it is in the mastering. A large number of CDs use dynamic range compression which makes the CD louder at the expense of quality. This is not common on vinyl. I can’t really tell the difference with a well mastered CD, though.
@sammydog01 Probably not that much. I’m just an old fart & like my records.
I use an AT-PL120 with a nice Shure cartridge (I’d have to check the model). I’d love to get an old Marantz receiver some day…
With my 78s, there’s versions of songs not available anywhere else… (Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Snow & Williams, Merle Travis, etc…)
@sammydog01 To add to what people have already said, yes there is a difference in the sound. Magnetic and vinyl mediums produce analog sound vs the digital sound that cd’s and computers make. Here is a good explanation. http://www.klipsch.com/blog/digital-vs-analog-audio/
I personally find records much more “alive” and can sit and do nothing but listen to a record and be lost in the music the entire time. I have not been able to do that with cds or mp3s
Groovy! You can spin some platters and dance the Charleston, then jump into the rumble seat of your horseless carriage and catch the talkies at the local picture house, daddy-o! (Or whatever the hell you vinyl-listening people say these days.)
Just want to point out that this “Victrola” has nothing to do with RCA, which owned the Victor and Victrola trademarks for nearly 100 years (considering Victor Talking Machine Company was merged into RCA in 1929). For some reason, RCA deliberately let the “Victrola” trademark go a few years ago and the trademark was auctioned to the highest bidder. A different company bought the trademark rights and licenses the name out now.
No comment on this item for sale, but do your research.
@ojohn Actually… RCA was bought by Thomson (from France) who now calls itself Technicolor. Cribbed from Wikipedia, here’s how things stand for the RCA name: At present, the RCA trademark is owned by Technicolor SA (known as Thomson SA until January 2010) through RCA Trademark Management S.A. Though it generally no longer uses the brand directly (nor does General Electric, which sold off virtually all the businesses that used it), Technicolor SA licenses the RCA name to other companies for use on various products along 10 different product lines.
The A/V line was sold to Audiovox in the states.
RCA was so in debt in the early 2000’s that Thomson tried to sell it to Samsung for $1.00, but they had to take the debt. Samsung walked away.
Morale was horrible, US employees were getting screwed while everyone in France was getting everything. On Fridays at noon, some one would always stand up and say “It’s five o’clock in Paris! I’m going for a drink!”. When the managers started joining us, most of us knew it was over and moved to other companies.
The building that was US headquarters is now used by a local hospital. The tech building still has service support operations.
@transplant Oh yeah, I know all that - but I never worked there. RCA, whatever it is now, still has a direct historical/business line to what “was” RCA. But they let the trademark “Victrola” go to an open auction. Anyone could have bought the name “Victrola” and someone did. RCA apparently kept “Victor”.
@ojohn Sorry… totally didn’t comprehend post. I had just quit what I was doing because I couldn’t concentrate and so jumped on the internet. What could possibly go wrong? I started typing while tired.
Yeah, probably some guy on the 4th floor said, "Hey we don’t need this antiquated name and we’ll make some money!"
Again, @ojohn, my bad.
Actually we said farm-trout but some young whippersnapper misunderstood and changed it to far-out. It’s stuck in the 70’s like those of us wish we could go back to. Such a peaceful and nonviolent era. The most violent thing I saw, was being squirted down with a water hose at an outdoor concert in Austin because it was to hot!
Meant to reply to @mehgrl.
I never saw this video ever. I sort of liked the song before this very moment.
In a way it’s perfect. The choreography, the props, “shock” fingernail detail. Just wow. And the hair.
@PlacidPenguin I did. They were pretty helpful, but said Victrola would be handling the support/returns/etc. But I’m a dunce, and didn’t realize that I was playing it on an uneven surface. Once I moved it, it was decent. The speakers are pretty terrible, but I think I could always change those out.