Interesting finds

I went up to Chicago for Thanksgiving this year and my mother found some albums in a closet that she wanted me to go through.

I’ll update this post as I go through what I brought back with me to St. Louis.

For right now, I found these two inserts to be pretty neat. I’m sure Doc Hardy would agree!

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There’s also a poster from Pink Floyd’s DSOTM but the album wasn’t there.

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,618
    Very cool Victor
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,113
    Very cool. Went record shopping myself today. Flea market in the north GA mountains. It was snowing too.
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, PS Audio Stellar gain M700 mono blocks, Elac Adante AF-61 towers Black, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with Canaro 2 subplatter, dual belt pulley and upgraded bearing, Rega Ania MC cart, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre with CBS NOS 12au7, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ red river XLR's and Victoria IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd, Acoustic Zen Satori speaker cables

    5.1: Marantz sr5013 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Linn LK240 mono blocks pair, Totem Rainmakers, Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,064
    My seal of approval :)

    Somewhere along the line, I lost the pair of posters (wasn't it a pair? or was there just one? I don't remember any more!) in my German quad pressing of Dark Side of the Moon. Note that I am not insinuating anything ;)

    The posters were different than the normal ones -- not sure if it was 'cause it was German, or 'cause it was quad (or both)... but they were different. I know I had it or them on the wall in college days... I should've been more careful with 'em :/


  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,053
    Kewl!

    A record was overheard saying stop needling me.
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  • halohalo Posts: 4,896
    edited December 2018
    One of the records in the find is by Harry Belafonte and there’s a lot of distortion when I play it. Pretty much unlistenable. That’s the worst one I’ve listened to so far. I still have about 5 or 6 albums left to clean still. Some of the records are in very good shape, others have a lot of snaps, ticks, and pops. One of the records is brand new, still sealed.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,113
    Even when I have what looks like a perfectly clean record off the okki nokki there are still some big pops and cracks sometimes. Not sure if that’s just lodged in dust or something wrong with the groove.
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, PS Audio Stellar gain M700 mono blocks, Elac Adante AF-61 towers Black, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with Canaro 2 subplatter, dual belt pulley and upgraded bearing, Rega Ania MC cart, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre with CBS NOS 12au7, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ red river XLR's and Victoria IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd, Acoustic Zen Satori speaker cables

    5.1: Marantz sr5013 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Linn LK240 mono blocks pair, Totem Rainmakers, Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • halohalo Posts: 4,896
    edited December 2018
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Even when I have what looks like a perfectly clean record off the okki nokki there are still some big pops and cracks sometimes. Not sure if that’s just lodged in dust or something wrong with the groove.

    Oh, I was under the impression that the Okki Nokki got all that stuff out of your records. It drives me nuts to hear the pops and the ticks in the record(s) during playback. I use a squeaky clean record cleaning machine III along with Tergikleen mixed with distilled water for the wash and straight distilled water for the rinse. I’ve tried different brushes for the wash and rinse and it doesn’t seem to make any difference.

    I’m happy to report that a few of the records are very quiet during playback thus far.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,064
    OK, then, the one I had was the close-cropped, blue one :)
    It has been a long time ago -- and it was the seventies. B)

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    (borrowed image)
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,113
    halo wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Even when I have what looks like a perfectly clean record off the okki nokki there are still some big pops and cracks sometimes. Not sure if that’s just lodged in dust or something wrong with the groove.

    Oh, I was under the impression that the Okki Nokki got all that stuff out of your records. It drives me nuts to hear the pops and the ticks in the record(s) during playback. I use a squeaky clean record cleaning machine III along with Tergikleen mixed with distilled water for the wash and straight distilled water for the rinse. I’ve tried different brushes for the wash and rinse and it doesn’t seem to make any difference.

    I’m happy to report that a few of the records are very quiet during playback thus far.

    Do they me wrong, it works like a treat on most all. But every now and then even a new record will have a pop on one area of one song. Few and far between but not sure what is the culprit.
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, PS Audio Stellar gain M700 mono blocks, Elac Adante AF-61 towers Black, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with Canaro 2 subplatter, dual belt pulley and upgraded bearing, Rega Ania MC cart, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre with CBS NOS 12au7, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ red river XLR's and Victoria IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd, Acoustic Zen Satori speaker cables

    5.1: Marantz sr5013 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Linn LK240 mono blocks pair, Totem Rainmakers, Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • halohalo Posts: 4,896
    edited December 2018
    Here’s a pretty cool record from the bunch:

    HiFi/Stereo Review [Model 211]
    Stereo Test Record
    For Home and Laboratory Use
    Extra/ As a demonstration of the highest possible fidelity, this record includes a program of music recorded directly on the master with no intervening tape process
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,064
    The original soundtrack 2001 we had (and I still have) sounded pretty lousy, unfortunately. How's your copy sound?

  • halohalo Posts: 4,896
    edited December 2018
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The original soundtrack 2001 we had (and I still have) sounded pretty lousy, unfortunately. How's your copy sound?

    It sounds very “quiet.” I have the same orchestral music on other albums and it isn’t so “quiet.”

    I really have to turn up the volume to hear the music and any of the details. I cleaned it before playing it. It’s not without pops and ticks.


  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,064
    There was a pretty good 2001-inspired album in those days by Ormandy/Philadelphia and Bernstein/NY on Columbia (FWIW):


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