Good Deals on (part3)

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  1. rtalwani

    rtalwani Forum Resident

  2. Gabe Walters

    Gabe Walters Forum Resident

    In a deal to be announced alongside Jeff Bezos, Amazon will drone-drop the record on the porch of every Prime subscriber.
  3. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    I heard they were about to use the same distributor responsible for the AOL CDs delivered to every house in North-America for years, therefore guaranteed to never not have a good available copy. Just imagine the talk about the different pressings, too!
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  4. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Down by the old mainstream

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  5. inspiracy

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  6. ad180

    ad180 Forum Resident

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  7. starbuck

    starbuck Forum Resident

    Cloudy, UK
    This had been in my shopping basket for months whilst I watched the price go up and down (though not as low as today's), and your link highlighted that it was cheap and also the last copy available, so I've snagged it: thank you!
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  8. Tjazz

    Tjazz Music is my Mistress

  9. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Aloha, OR
    and to think: i used several coupons to get the 2xLP for ~$25 when it was released. not sure what the label was thinking with the pricing.
  10. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Down by the old mainstream

    "Something nobody ever said about that U2 album"
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  11. latheofheaven

    latheofheaven My Pants are FULLY Analog...

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  12. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Aloha, OR
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  13. Larsen

    Larsen Forum Resident

    Bergen, Norway
  14. Batman21

    Batman21 The more surround-y the better

    thumbs up, this pressing sounds great.
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  15. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

  16. mike65!

    mike65! Forum Resident

    Yes! I've been waiting to get this on vinyl.:pineapple:
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  17. TerpStation

    TerpStation "Music's not for everyone."

    washington, dc
    Excellent! just got one! thanks much for the notice. Great record i had on cd and have not played it in a long time.....will be great to hear on vinyl.
  18. espartaco

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  19. latheofheaven

    latheofheaven My Pants are FULLY Analog...

    I have the Primus album. It is quite excellent and the sound quality is very good! :righton:
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  20. latheofheaven

    latheofheaven My Pants are FULLY Analog...

    Just received and listened to the Elwan album today. The mastering is excellent! Unfortunately, the 1st LP was warped and made my stylus jump. I kinda thought that first note repeated a bit much! :) If I increase my tracking force from about 1.3 to 1.5 it does track it okay and I don't THINK it affects that sound that much. Still, I tried to get an exchange from Amazon today, and being OOS, the replacement won't be shipped until February 18. Now, I don't mind waiting, but there have been too dang many times where they make you wait for months and then suddenly inform you that they cannot get it and, 'Oh, would you like your $12 back?' The deal is, that anyone else selling it now is about twice as much. I called them and tried to explain, but the chick was very unusually unhelpful. She kept asking me if I wanted my $12 back. I kept telling her that that was the point, I'd hafta then pay twice the price because of THEIR sending a damaged product.

    Soooooo, and I apologize because I know that other than reporting back on a deal posted here and how it sounds, the rest of this sad story is really irrelevant. But, the quandary is, do I just keep the warped, awesome sounding album and increase the tracking force, or do I send it back only to find a month and a half later that there is no replacement...??? I probably should just keep the dang thing I guess...

    First world troubles, I know... [​IMG]
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  21. psulioninks

    psulioninks Forum Resident

    Kansas City, USA
    If you listen to vinyl a lot, it might be worth investing in a periphery ring for your table. I consider mine one of the best audiophile purchases I have made. I literally don't worry about warps now.
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  22. latheofheaven

    latheofheaven My Pants are FULLY Analog...

    Hmmm... appreciate that mate, thanks! I've not seen one, but I assume it is some kind of 'ring' that fits around the outside of the record, right? I will look that up. I've seen references here to a 'record flat', but I've always thought that was something in the middle that covered the label.


    Wow, just saw one in action, pretty sharp! I can see how this would help with your usual gradual warp, but I THINK although I can't say positively that this kind of warp almost seems like a quick bump more so than a gradual warp. My linear contact AT will usually play most gradual warps where you can obviously see the tonearm going up and down, but this is a case where you don't even see it, it just 'bumps' right at that one place... I wonder...
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  23. riverrat

    riverrat Forum Resident

    I just returned my copy due to a large scratch on side three that started about 1/3 of the way in from outer perimeter, and continued through the deadwax onto the label. I'm a little wary of returning too many lps to Amazon, but the scratch made a click every revolution, so back it went.

    Regarding warps- I finally invested in a Vinyl Flat & Groovy Pouch a couple years ago. It has been disappointing in its ability to correct warps on older lps, but for newer ones on heavy vinyl, it just about always works like a charm. If my copy of Elwan had been warped instead of scratched, I would have just kept it and fixed it.
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  24. latheofheaven

    latheofheaven My Pants are FULLY Analog...

    Hmmm, good to know, thanks mate! :) Sorry to hear about the scratch though. That is just plain unacceptable. I sure hope that YOU do get a replacement. I would assume that you got the same note as I did that we have to wait like 1 1/2 months for it.

    Interesting that you say with the heavier vinyl these work better. Weird... I would have thought that the lighter, older vinyl would be FAR easier to flatten. I'm considering getting one, but I am very unsure if it can flatten this kind of 'bump' warp as easily as a more gradual 'wave' one...
  25. Marvin

    Marvin Forum Resident

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