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Just received the new Music Direct yearly catalog in the mail.

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by PB Point, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. krambigmac

    krambigmac Forum Resident

    Bellingham MA
    I did the same thing and no catalog. It's nice to feel like a kid again.
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  2. Agitater

    Agitater Forum Resident

    That's the only response you could come up with. I understand.
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  3. jonwoody

    jonwoody Incessant Streamer

    Washington DC
    I went to the MD site and clicked "request a catalog" then was like what the hell are you doing and stopped myself. :D
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  4. Big Blue

    Big Blue Forum Resident

    I would argue it does benefit ourselves. We all are trying to live on this planet, right?
    bever70, jonwoody and Agitater like this.
  5. Hagstrom

    Hagstrom Forum Resident

    Philadelphia, PA
    I'm not on their mailing list but I've ordered stuff from them.
  6. Big Blue

    Big Blue Forum Resident

    I even just got some records from them last week, and I live relatively close. I’m almost a little concerned I haven’t seen it yet...
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  7. Jellis77

    Jellis77 Forum Resident

    I order from them quite a bit but they won’t send me one cos I live in the U.K.
  8. SSoundLtd

    SSoundLtd Well-Known Member

    I got mine recently. Before I opened it my wife thought it was some fashion catalog for my daughter! It was a nice surprise and I can't remember the last time I browsed through such a nice catalog or any catalog for that matter. I've got it here in my listening room to look at while enjoying my tunes. Love it!
  9. hifisoup

    hifisoup Forum Resident

    give it to someone for them to enjoy!
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  10. hifisoup

    hifisoup Forum Resident

    It is amazing. A work of love and art. Kudos to Music Direct.
    WithinYourReach, F1nut and Big Blue like this.
  11. Ham Sandwich

    Ham Sandwich Forum Resident

    Sherwood, OR, USA
    MD should do a fold out centerfold in the next catalog. Of an interconnect cable. Life size. Fold it out, fold it out, fold it out, for the full length. And oh là là.
  12. brubacca

    brubacca Forum Resident

    How many $14,000 Koetsu cartridges do they sell because of it? ..

    (I love the catalog, like the Sears catalog when I was a kid).

    I buy at least one small thing from them every year so I still get it.
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  13. Firehead

    Firehead Forum Resident

    You sign up on their site and they send you one every year. I’ve gotten four so far I believe maybe five now
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  14. hoffmanuser2020

    hoffmanuser2020 Well-Known Member

    Los Angeles, CA
    It's 2020 and you guys still get physical catalogs? Give the Earth a break and cancel them. An online catalog is far more up-to-date and comprehensive.
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  15. lonelysea

    lonelysea probably browsing discogs

    Twin Peaks, WA
    You’re very right, but look at their target demographic and the comments here about the “Sears Roebuck Christmas Catalog”. I’d say they’re making a very savvy marketing move. Trees be damned.

    p.s. got my copy today
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  16. Tone?

    Tone? Forum Resident

    San Francisco
    Tossed mine in the bin as well. Maybe I’ll fish it out. Lol
  17. Ham Sandwich

    Ham Sandwich Forum Resident

    Sherwood, OR, USA
    Music Direct is selling to people who still cling to physical media and are willing to pay extra for audiophile SACDs and LPs. The environmental impact of the printed catalog is negligible compared to the environmental impact of our physical media hoarding.

    I got the catalog a couple days ago. I buy SACDs from Music Direct and some recent gear purchases. I'm on their mailing list. And I like it.
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  18. StimpyWan

    StimpyWan Forum Resident

    Thankfully, hardwood trees aren't generally used as much in paper manufacture. Softwood species are preferred. Softwood has a much faster growth rate, can be replanted and regrown, and harvested again, quicker than any hardwood. So, I don't feel too guilty when perusing a catalog or reading a book. And I do recycle, which helps my conscience as well.
  19. Linger63

    Linger63 Forum Resident


    Maybe just a hint of shrink wrap and (female) XLR connector?.......:eek::cheers:
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  20. darkmass

    darkmass Forum Resident

    Oh. Don't get me wrong, I like my new Music Direct catalog just fine. But I was hoping there'd be a Rosewood Edition released in the near future.
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  21. blowinblue

    blowinblue Kind of not blue.

    SoCal USA
    Mine came yesterday. Did not look through it. Just put in my magazine rack to impress all of the audio friends who can't come over to my house anymore. :sigh: Thank you, Covid-19. :)

    M. M.
  22. Vignus

    Vignus Digital Vinylist

    Hard to tell, it really depends on the number of copies they print and on the paper quality
  23. Tullman

    Tullman Senior Member

    Boston MA
    I got into a bit of trouble last year when my wife saw the VPI Avenger listed in the catalog. She said “you paid $3,500 for that turntable? I couldn’t tell her that was really the price of the tone arm upgrade.
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  24. Ham Sandwich

    Ham Sandwich Forum Resident

    Sherwood, OR, USA
    That is funny. Between the time of your edit and what I was just about to post this is my response:
    She must have only seen the separate price for the tonearm. Consider yourself to have gotten off easy.
  25. Tullman

    Tullman Senior Member

    Boston MA
    Both comments are spot on. Sure, the catalog is a little frivolous but I enjoy the feel and look of it, and I enjoy looking through it.
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