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Old 05-08-2008, 04:50 PM   #1
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Okay guys, I need record player help...

I'm gonna stop putting it off and finally get one so I can listen to the few records that I have.

The question is... should I go with something basic like this that does it's job and is cheap?



Or should I get a turntable? But I know my stereo doesn't have any inputs whatsoever to connect to so I'll have to get an external speaker/amplifier(?)!




Or... should I go with something pretty and vintage looking?



I'm confused. On one hand I want something that I can connect and immediately start listening to without having to deal with buying external speakers, possible connection issues etc. On the other hand I want decent sound, not totally crappy. I don't know how the internal speakers are on the Fisher Price ones.
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I don't know how the internal speakers are on the Fisher Price ones.
I feel compelled to hurt you for that part of your post alone.







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Please see my advice in this thread:

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I feel compelled to hurt you for that part of your post alone.







Haha I know they're probably not great but... hey I'm just trying to listen to my records... I don't care too much about the sound!

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Yes thank you for your advice but I just thought I'd ask the general interference community as well what they think.
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Good choice, except he'd have the inconvenience of shopping for a stone age bird and turtle.
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Haha I know they're probably not great but... hey I'm just trying to listen to my records... I don't care too much about the sound!

If you don't care about the sound, get a sewing needle, and spin the record around on your finger.
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If you don't care about the sound, get a sewing needle, and spin the record around on your finger.
Are Fisher Price ones that bad???
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Are Fisher Price ones that bad???
Yes, yes, and again, yes! I cannot, in good conscience, allow you to buy that. Plus, the needles are so shitty, they'll destroy your vinyl.

So, that choice has been vetoed. Next?
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You're joking, right?


Haha for a second I was wondering which post you quoted!

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Yes, yes, and again, yes! I cannot, in good conscience, allow you to buy that. Plus, the needles are so shitty, they'll destroy your vinyl.

So, that choice has been vetoed. Next?
Options 2 and 3 in original post.

OMG I'm still laughing about what you said with the sewing needle and the finger! !!!!
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Btw, this guy seems to like it...

http://members.misty.com/penny/church.html

And it seems to be some kind of rare thing to find one these days... at least according to stories I read on the internet. So I figured it would be a cool collectible and also something I can use to finally listen to my records. But after yours and Gabe's posts now I'm not sure.
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Dude, seriously. Fisher Price. They are for 5 year olds. I think that guy probably has some sort of nostalgia for them, they were a large part of people's childhoods in the 70's, but...that's probably the only appeal they hold. The one speaker would be so tiny and shitty and tinny sounding, I don't even want to think about it. :shudder:

If it's a self contained unit you're looking for, then option 3 would probably be infinitely better. It has a retro look, but maybe because they're made nowadays, they put better quality speakers into them? I don't know, I've never listened to anything like that, so I can't really say. I'm just judging by the way that self contained record players used to be, and the price.

What kind of stereo/receiver do you have that it doesn't have an input for a turntable?
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