The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

16 June 2005

Following my own advice

Which, as many of you know, I don't often do.

I've just ordered this little darb for myself, mostly because it weighs rather less than my turntable-receiver combination and takes up rather a lot less space.

(More specifically: My actual receiver, which dates to the quadraphonic days, measures, per the owner's manual, 7.125 by 20 by 15.875 inches and weighs 44 pounds. That's a hell of a lot to lug halfway across the house just to rip some vinyl, which in turn must be lugged from a different location.)

I will report as time and circumstances permit. I paid the usual $399 price — this thing is never on sale, after all — but the dealer (a New York outlet with which I am familiar) is picking up the tab for UPS ground shipping.

Posted at 6:21 AM to Entirely Too Cool

Ooh, I want one! Though I was going to try and hook my ancient, 80s-era Kenwood up to the computer and try to record them that way. I even bought a six-dollar connector doohickey for the purpose. I have yet to actually move the stereo into the room where the computer is to do this thing. (I have all these albums that I bought for basically one or two songs, and I'm sick of lugging them around.)

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 7:38 AM on 16 June 2005

It would work, especially if you take the feed from the tape-output jacks; it's immune to volume-control settings and such.

But as I get older, I look for ways to do things that don't require so much heavy lifting.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:44 AM on 16 June 2005

Man, that is super cool! I gotta get one of those. I am curious where do you get the discwasher fluid for your discwasher? I still have mine but the fluid is long gone.

Posted by: Ron at 8:13 AM on 16 June 2005

I still have a pint bottle, which should last me about 16 years at current consumption rates.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:14 AM on 16 June 2005