Just Experienced my first MOFI One-Step Vinyl

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Call me a BELIEVER!

All the drama with the DSD remastering stuff aside.

I purchased a new copy of “Desperado” off of Discogs a few weeks back and just got around to playing it. Started off with side B of LP one so I could hear “Tequila Sunrise” and the title track. From the needle drop I was impressed with the dark background and lack of pops and ticks. There is obviously some surface noise as there will always be with vinyl but I’m sure this is the quietest album I’ve listened to in my room. Imaging is beautiful with a strong center image and great instrument separation during Tequila Sunrise’s Intro.

They are not cheap but worth a listen if you are looking for quality vinyl and the packaging and collector vibe it gives off is a nice added touch. I preordered “Hotel California” and James Taylor “Greatest Hits” about a year ago so I’m itching for them to be released now

-Zach
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 50,098
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    Yes, they sound damn good, but flipping sides every 10 minutes is ridiculous.
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,266
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    I have to agree with you on that one. I really dislike 45RPM vinyl for that reason but damn it sounds so sweet
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  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,685
    edited March 2023
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    I love the 45 rpm One Steps. They all sound really good. You should also look into the Analogue Productions 45 rpm’s including the UHQRs.
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,266
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    tratliff wrote: »
    I love the 45 rpm One Steps. They all sound really good. You should also look into the Analogue Productions 45 rpm’s including the UHQRs.

    I don’t have any UHQRs but do have a AP pressing of Counting Crows “August and Everything After”. I’ll have to look back through their catalog, when I looked through a few months back nothing really tickled my fancy. Any suggestions?
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,261
    edited March 2023
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    I haven’t flipped an LP in two years now… I do have a couple one-steps, and I agree, they are top shelf.
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 50,098
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    According to the mastering guru Steve Hoffman there is no justification for going with 45 rpm.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 4,637
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    Interestingly to me,

    I bought the 45RPM Rumours and it changed the way I listen to
    the album. Now I start where I want and usually don't listen to the
    whole thing depending on what I'm in the mood for.

    It does sound good though.
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  • muncybob
    muncybob Posts: 3,005
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    When I see a new release and note it's 45rpm...that's as far as I go. A shame because they probably do sound really good, but getting up that often to flip a record isn't my idea of chillaxin'.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,364
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    You know... I think I might have one or two 16 inch, 16 rpm transcription disks for all y'all couch potatoes...

    :#;):D

    (ahem)
  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,877
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    Why stop at 45rpm - why not go 78rpm and one track per side? that's what I'm holding out for. why? I have no idea.
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,173
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    That's why I have one of these...your song is just a click away

    Don't judge me!!

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  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,877
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    We had that same player. In fact, I think I have it in my nostalgia box.
    If my brother didn't steal it along with all my records.
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  • 55SLA70
    55SLA70 Posts: 45
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    I have about a dozen 45-rpm records (MFSL, Analogue Productions, etc.) and also find it tiresome in flipping them so often. I'm thinking about digitally copying them to a SSD HD and then running that through my Marantz ND8006's dac. I just picked up a laptop that'll help me with that. When I get the time, I'll figure out the rest of what I need to do. I have a busy spring ahead of me.
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  • skipshot12
    skipshot12 Posts: 1,091
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    Yes, they truly are something special.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,786
    edited April 2023
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    msg wrote: »
    Why stop at 45rpm - why not go 78rpm and one track per side? that's what I'm holding out for. why? I have no idea.

    Over half of my record collection is one track per side 45rpm drum n bass singles.
  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,877
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    how long are the tracks? 8 to 15 minutes? or shorter with a lot of waste?
    I have one or two albums that are three sides - the second record only has one side.
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,786
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    Yeah I would say 6-8 min average per track.
  • DarqueKnight
    DarqueKnight Posts: 6,765
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    F1nut wrote: »
    According to the mastering guru Steve Hoffman there is no justification for going with 45 rpm.

    That's like all the PCM gurus who say there is no justification for DSD/SACD.
    55SLA70 wrote: »
    I have about a dozen 45-rpm records (MFSL, Analogue Productions, etc.) and also find it tiresome in flipping them so often. I'm thinking about digitally copying them to a SSD HD and then running that through my Marantz ND8006's dac.

    My single-sided 45 rpm records are among the crown jewels in my music collection. I enjoy them even more as DSD rips on my music server.

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