Enkling the younger scored a stereo set-up at a garage sale for $20
turntable, amp, equalizer, cassette decks cables and cabinet
a neighbor got excited about an actual vinyl set-up and gifted him 4 speakers $20!
First album? Yes: Fragile (he played The Fish 3 or 4 times in a row once the whole side had played)
When Halloween rolled around we put a Screamin Jay Hawkins vinyl best of on the platter
Telescopic handle on a reinforced trolley-board system
Holds approximately 90 records
Extra-thick removable 1" padding all around
Removable padded shoulder strap
3 additional exterior pockets for headphones, needles and other accessories
That would get rid of skips, hiss, and maybe even dust on the LP. But it still wouldn’t improve dynamic range. The best scratchings of an analog track into a piece of plastic will never match the best digital recordings. Not when it comes to accuracy.
Exactly. Which is fine, if that’s how you want to listen to music. But you can use a DSP to apply any kind of distortion you want, and you can do it to a source that will never scratch, never break, never degrade. Make any music you want sound as “warm” as you want.
The anti-skating force on the needle in this thing is going to be some gigantic amount. Usually you want your antiskate amount to be roughly the same as the tracking force setting on your tonearm, with minor differences in tonearm geometry leading to small differences in the proper setting. The antiskate (and for that matter the tracking force) on this thing must be huge.
It looks more suited to cutting (making) records than playing them.
I like that this stupid record van is the straw that broke the camel’s back. The years of fleeting boing-boing micro-obsessions (remember the weeks of ‘hilarious’ anagrams of subway maps?), the era of relentless sex toy ads (and subsequent Stalinist removal therof along with any mention of that boingboinger), the forced ‘look at this banana’ meme, the fact that maybe 7 out of 10  of Cory’s non-book-promoting posts have already been posted by another writer 2 posts further down, were all fine and dandy but a box goes in a circle and plays some 50p charity shop record thru cheap bluetooth connection… that goes TOO FAR
Which would be perfectly reasonable if they weren’t so dishonest about it. It’s galling to see a site that has so often railed against shady, deceptive advertising tactics turn around and pull this shit.
For my tenth birthday, I was given a transistor radio (look it up, kids). It had a wire with a plug for the radio on one end and an earplug on the other end–monaural sound, baby! After my cat got through chewing on the wire, the radio sounded like that little roving box on the LP.