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still got my original click wheel ipod from a few years ago, must be a collectors item now
 
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4th generation non-photo
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Original Sony Walkman cassette player for me
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2G, 4G (U2), and 5G. Multi-generation?
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Vinyl played through Valve amps for me
Jeez, how stuck in the past am i
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defo one of the i-prod generation, currently listening to les ferdinand, the chrysler chiefs and katie toadstool!
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I am of the "Dansette" generation. Single play 5 Watt thermionic coal powered valves. Thinking of up-grading to Garard SP25 turntable with amstrad power amp and goodmans speakers but might be a bit to techno for me.
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SW = Short Wave, not Sport Wagon.
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My Mini just blew its battery. American products are all the same
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defo one of the i-prod generation, currently listening to les ferdinand, the chrysler chiefs and katie toadstool!
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I'm a bit in both camps, I have a 70s Garrard Deck mated to a mint 70s marantz power amp and ancient Wharfedale speakers, but then I also have my mac hooked up to this and about 10000 mp3s to go at.

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defo one of the i-prod generation, currently listening to les ferdinand, the chrysler chiefs and katie toadstool!


Tee heee. piggin' eck I'm slow!
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I am thinking of joining the modern era - I have just ordered some steel needles for my phonograph to save me having to sharpen the bamboo ones.

Can anyone tell me if the new ones will give a harsher sound than the mellow tone imparted by wood?

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Don't own and wont own an ipod, just a fashion accessory. At the moment still have a minidisc player else I stick some mp3 on the memory stick in my phone and use that.
 
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I am thinking of joining the modern era - I have just ordered some steel needles for my phonograph to save me having to sharpen the bamboo ones.

Can anyone tell me if the new ones will give a harsher sound than the mellow tone imparted by wood?

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You will find that there is a considerable volume increase with steel needles.......


I have found that a rolled up 'Gentlemans' short sock gently pushed into the phonograph horn can be used to control the output volume.

Now for the tonal quality:

Woollen socks seem to give the best results as they produce a softer accent on the high notes....

However there is a new fangled material called "Nylon" that will not reduce the stentorian bellow of your machine quite as much as wool but can produce surprisingly good Bass qualities

And finally if you notice that the output quality reduces after 5 or 6 renditions of the platter simply rotate the needle, axially, through ~30 degrees and retighten the locking screw. This will extend the life of the latest steel needles and the process can be repeated at least 3 times.

I would however caution you that these new steel needles have been reported to wear out your platters within 30 - 40 listenings

Lastly, always use an "HMV Instantaneous Speed Tester" to ensure that the platter rotation is exactly 78 rpm


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You will find that there is a considerable volume increase with steel needles.......


I have found that a rolled up 'Gentlemans' short sock gently pushed into the phonograph horn can be used to control the output volume.

Now for the tonal quality:

Woollen socks seem to give the best results as they produce a softer accent on the high notes....

However there is a new fangled material called "Nylon" that will not reduce the stentorian bellow of your machine quite as much as wool but can produce surprisingly good Bass qualities

And finally if you notice that the output quality reduces after 5 or 6 renditions of the platter simply rotate the needle, axially, through ~30 degrees and retighten the locking screw. This will extend the life of the latest steel needles and the process can be repeated at least 3 times.

I would however caution you that these new steel needles have been reported to wear out your platters within 30 - 40 listenings

Lastly, always use an "HMV Instantaneous Speed Tester" to ensure that the platter rotation is exactly 78 rpm


Happy Listening

So, in short, your answer to my question is "Yes".

Thank you.

I will steel myself for the possibilty of a worn platter (or two).

I have, of course, availed myself of the "HMV Instantaneous Speed Tester" and very useful Nipper is too - one bark per rpm. However despite putting him in a "smell proof" environment by sealing the room with oilskins around the door frames and windows, the odd aroma hit his nostrils and may have made him lose concentration.
That notwithstanding, I now believe I have the latest equipment (Nipper "n" socks of various hue) which will allow me to experience true lifelike sound.

Only the advice received via this forum could have allowed me to progress so far into the modern world.

Paul

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Just 29, but no Ipod for me My cd's just won't fit in it
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So, in short, your answer to my question is "Yes".

Thank you.

I will steel myself for the possibilty of a worn platter (or two).

I have, of course, availed myself of the "HMV Instantaneous Speed Tester" and very useful Nipper is too - one bark per rpm. However despite putting him in a "smell proof" environment by sealing the room with oilskins around the door frames and windows, the odd aroma hit his nostrils and may have made him lose concentration.
That notwithstanding, I now believe I have the latest equipment (Nipper "n" socks of various hue) which will allow me to experience true lifelike sound.

Only the advice received via this forum could have allowed me to progress so far into the modern world.

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Good to hear from fellow audio buffs. A question though.
I'm having a little trouble with speed consistencies and was wondering if "Nipper" worked with wax cylinders as well as the shellac flat platters you chaps are using. "Mr. Eddison" has developed quite substantial "Wow & Flutter" so i was wondering if "Nipper" could be used to test this?
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Will be interested on any update on this as I am experiencing a little inconsistency on playback of our pianola rolls......
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Oh dear..............

Wax cylinders............and Pianola rolls

I'm afraid my Instantaneous Speed Tester is of no help to either of you

Isn't it about time that the music industry agreed on a standard format for music rendition so that we don't have these horrendous incompatibilities with modern technology.

As you can see from the attached Daguerreotype my unit is incapable of solving either problem..... where will it all end


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Oh dear..............

Wax cylinders............and Pianola rolls

I'm afraid my Instantaneous Speed Tester is of no help to either of you

Isn't it about time that the music industry agreed on a standard format for music rendition so that we don't have these horrendous incompatibilities with modern technology.

As you can see from the attached Daguerreotype my unit is incapable of solving either problem..... where will it all end

I am afraid that Monsieur Daguerre's technology does not interact with mine and I cannot see your image.

I use something called a "photograph" which, I believe, attempts to achieve the same effect.

I do, however, agree with you - why oh why cannot manufacturers agree a standard from the outset when "new" technology is introduced?

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The only player I can see worth having is iAudio X5L. But it is still lacking features I want and cost too much. So I just use the MP3 CD player I have in the car. Spend a lot of time in front of the computer at work so just play MP3s through the computer.
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Had an original iPod for about 4 years and bought my wife a Mini in Feb - but liked the new ones so much that we sold our two old ones and now have 2 4GB Nanos and a 60GB iPod Video (I also have 5 working Macs, so I must admit to being a little bit of a Mac nut!...). The Nanos are fantastic, especially with the Lanyard cable earphones that let you wear it like a necklace, and the iPod video is simply amazing! I am watching the first season of Lost right now and can't believe how clear and bright the picture is!
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simply amazing! I am watching the first season of Lost right now and can't believe how clear and bright the picture is!
Argh! Last two progs of first season on here just now. How does it end? Are we any the wiser as to WTH it's all about?
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