I'm ignorant sometimes...

madmaxmadmax Posts: 12,438
edited August 2003 in 2 Channel Audio
I just got a used lp yesterday which was supposed to be in NM+ condition. "Styx Paradise". It came with several other lp's. I noticed a sticky note on the cover which said "NM+, etched". As I'm wondering what that means I start to pull it out of the cover. Looks great. Before pulling the rest of the way out I turn it over and look at the other side. The label is gone and it looks like the lp has been sitting in paint thinner or something. My heart drops as I'm thinking of some bad feedback to leave. As I pull it out the rest of the way I see it says STYX across the top with a design the rest of the way around. Duh, by this time I figure out what "etched" means! Really cool looking!
madmax
Vinyl, the final frontier...

Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D
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  • jcautjcaut Posts: 1,863
    edited August 2003
    Yep. I always thought that was pretty cool. I think that's the only LP I've got that's like that. I assume they do that with a laser??

    Jason
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited August 2003
    More importantly J, whats the project in the background? I see what appears to be a 5 1/4 inch driver on raw mdf....

    Cheers,
    Rooster
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • jcautjcaut Posts: 1,863
    edited August 2003
    Keen eye, Russman. You got the 5-1/4 right, but not the MDF.

    That's one of those Definitive Tech buyout woofers that PE had. They were $6, and I bought several of them. I've a couple of DIY speaker projects in the works. The one I'll probably finish first is a TMM using two of those 5.25's and either a Peerless or a Vifa dome tweeter-- can't decide which one to use. I haven't had much time to work on it recently, as I just bought a house--- which I'm re-wiring in my spare time.

    Jason
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,487
    edited August 2003
    Chuck - LOL, I am wondering if I will have the same feeling when my amp shows up. I will plug it in, then some evil laughter happens, followed by thick black poisonous smoke. I can't leave bad feedback if I am dead, that would be smart on his part I guess :)

    Chuck/Jcaut - That is one neat looking LP. I need to add a TT to the list of snacks. :)
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  • cmy330gocmy330go Posts: 2,336
    edited August 2003
    Sorry but I guess I am still ignorant. What does NM+ mean?

    Sincerely,
    Ignoramus
    HT
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  • fireshoesfireshoes Posts: 3,212
    edited August 2003
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,482
    edited August 2003
    Originally posted by madmax
    I'm ignorant sometimes...

    My teachers tell me that all the time...... :D
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • fireshoesfireshoes Posts: 3,212
    edited August 2003
    It's not just your teachers, Trey. :)
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,482
    edited August 2003
    Originally posted by fireshoes
    It's not just your teachers, Trey. :)

    haha.....
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Loud & ClearLoud & Clear Posts: 1,538
    edited August 2003
    Am I blind, or is Russ playing Tommy Lee Jones' character in 'The Hunted?' I can't see **** in that picture!

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  • madmaxmadmax Posts: 12,438
    edited August 2003
    Thanks for posting that pic! I was going to but my camera was at work. When I pulled it out I first saw the left side as you are holding it. I'm surprised it didn't add some noise but it doesn't.

    Records are generally rated NM if they look perfect and have very little or no noise. I'm still trying to get this straight but I think int goes:
    very good: extra crappy
    vg+: crappy
    excellent: less crappy
    nm: good and quiet
    mint: unopened and perfect

    Seems like you could pretty much look at the ratings and come up with two ratings of good or bad. It seems to me that a 1 to 10 scale would be better. Maybe I just don't really understand.

    doro, which amp are you waiting on?
    madmax
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,487
    edited August 2003
    They rate comic books the same way. I think they also do baseball/football cards to...I am unsure. NM/M is the only thing you ever really want as a collector. The rest is worthless, except for your own posterity.

    Max - I picked up a Parasound HCA1500A(205wpc) for the SDA's. I am really excited. I won't be able to play them until I get wires, but at least I can look at them, and get aroused. :)
    CTC BBQ Amplifier, Sonic Frontiers Line3 Pre-Amplifier and Wadia 581 SACD player. Speakers? Always changing but for now, Mission Argonauts I picked up for $50 bucks, mint.
  • faster100faster100 Posts: 6,247
    edited August 2003
    That's a hell of an amp, i just seen one on e-bay.. exspensive too
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  • fireshoesfireshoes Posts: 3,212
    edited August 2003
    doro, make sure you give a nice long review of the amp for us. cmy330go and I can both get Parasound through dealer accommodations, but we don't carry it and have never heard it. It's either that or Adcom for amps, pretty much.
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,487
    edited August 2003
    Faster - Yea I am giddy with anticipation. I actually bought from the same guy, just from Audiogon. :)

    I won't hijack your thread Pimp Daddy Max :)
    CTC BBQ Amplifier, Sonic Frontiers Line3 Pre-Amplifier and Wadia 581 SACD player. Speakers? Always changing but for now, Mission Argonauts I picked up for $50 bucks, mint.
  • madmaxmadmax Posts: 12,438
    edited August 2003
    Radioshack has wire...

    There is another one of those etched lp's on ebay if anyone were interested. This one says rough edge which might not be too bad. I purchased 15 lps from him so far and all seem to reflect the rating he has given them.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=43708&item=2553484556

    madmax
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,487
    edited August 2003
    Fireshoes - I most certainly will sir :)

    Madmax - Email me, I want to chat with you about getting the group together for demo's. [email protected]

    I figure I will host you guys first for some demo'n, mainly some SACD and a movie, good food, etc. I will shoot something to John later today.
    CTC BBQ Amplifier, Sonic Frontiers Line3 Pre-Amplifier and Wadia 581 SACD player. Speakers? Always changing but for now, Mission Argonauts I picked up for $50 bucks, mint.
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,431
    edited August 2003
    I'm ignorant sometimes...

    I could hear Troy saying this but I would feel the need to correct him,he's flat out stupid.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited August 2003
    :o
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • fireshoesfireshoes Posts: 3,212
    edited August 2003
    Grow up Dan. That has no place in this thread. If you can not attempt to get along with people on this board, do not come here.
  • madmaxmadmax Posts: 12,438
    edited August 2003
    I think what dan meant to say was "I really wish troy would share his input on this thread because I really value his opinion".

    madmax
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,431
    edited August 2003
    fireshoes,
    I didn't realize that I was talking to you..........butt and I do mean butt out.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,144
    edited August 2003
    Dan, if you want to bait me, do it in a thread that I participate in, eh? That way not TOO many good threads get derailed.

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • fireshoesfireshoes Posts: 3,212
    edited August 2003
    Originally posted by mantis
    fireshoes,
    I didn't realize that I was talking to you..........butt and I do mean butt out.

    No you weren't talking to me, but I was talking to you. You are on the Polk forums. It's public, but there are rules for posting here. You seem to feel they don't apply to you. Yes, you get egged on, but then you do the same too. I've never said anything bad about you before, but you are going so far out of your way to piss people off, I felt I had to say something. You have a lot of good knowledge to share and have helped a lot of people on this forum. Why do you have to constantly argue with others? If people consistently make you mad, all you have to do is use the Ignone User feature. All of the retaliatory posts are ridiculous.
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