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6 minutes ago, stevoz said:

I wasn't competing😉 (yours is nice, as I said in my initial post....maybe just a bit cluttered with unnecessary functions😄) .....anyway, Alpage and Alpine.....same company. Your deck is also known as the Alpine AL300.

https://www.nodevice.com/service-manuals/cassette-decks/alpine/alpage-al300

So yes, it's an Alpine. 👍......and there's nothing wrong with that.

PS: The K5 would cream it......😂


 

Lol we got cross purposed mate i thought u brought a generic pic of some alpine deck as opposed to urs sorry about the confusion i misunderstood. Well i still think mine is way prettier but I don’t care if urs cream it or not since im passing it onto someone else anyway (but i do doubt it will be creamed :P ) anyway wasn’t competing or anything in spirit wasn’t thinking that deck was urs so didnt think the comment should offend u

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For years I’ve been reading about people scoring bargain basement deals through the used goods marketplaces in various forums. I read most of the post purchase comments to these posts, and there are q

I just picked up a new Luxman PD171A with a Ortofon PWti cartridge    

Nothing more than an indulgence purely for the aesthetics. Soulines U-Base to compliment the Kubrick DCX.   

15 minutes ago, Happy said:

Lol we got cross purposed mate i thought u brought a generic pic of some alpine deck as opposed to urs sorry about the confusion i misunderstood. Well i still think mine is way prettier but I don’t care if urs cream it or not since im passing it onto someone else anyway (but i do doubt it will be creamed :P ) anyway wasn’t competing or anything in spirit wasn’t thinking that deck was urs so didnt think the comment should offend u

That Luxman logo on the cassette door didn't give it away?😄 All good, I'm sure both decks are great. It matters little......I play records and have a feeling the K5 will remain in storage for awhile longer (and still don't know where my cassettes are).🙄

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4 minutes ago, stevoz said:

That Luxman logo on the cassette door didn't give it away?😄 All good, I'm sure both decks are great. It matters little......I play records and have a feeling the K5 will remain in storage for awhile longer (and still don't know where my cassettes are).🙄

Hey the fonts are pretty weird didn’t bother reading them carefully actually i still can’t quitr easily make them out lol. I’m not really a tape guy tried and gave up a few times.   Hopefully the new owner will get to use it a bit.

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37 minutes ago, metal beat said:

I really should stop reading the classified.

 

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Nice arm. I use mine for my mono carts.

Which table will it be going on?

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8 hours ago, Citroen said:

Nice arm. I use mine for my mono carts.

Which table will it be going on?

 

Hi Cliff.  Sweet - did not realise you have one - I need to look harder on the just spinning - or post yours so everyone can see.

 

Its going on the TW Acustik - its on now :)

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10 hours ago, Happy said:

Hey the fonts are pretty weird didn’t bother reading them carefully actually i still can’t quitr easily make them out lol. I’m not really a tape guy tried and gave up a few times.   Hopefully the new owner will get to use it a bit.

I've got a few decks with the main two being a Nak RX303 & TeacV700

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3 minutes ago, Eddierukiddingvarese said:

I've got a few decks with the main two being a Nak RX303 & TeacV700

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The old tape decks can be such an eye candy 👍

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Bit of a binge this past week!!

 

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Possibly my second favourite Opeth LP, just out on MOV

 

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Gogo Penguin v2.0

 

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More Gogo Penguin

 

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While we're buying pop and jazz, why not some Aussie metal?

 

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And some Finnish metal too?

 

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Sunny, fun, hooky Californian alt rock. Quite Weezery with all the cool riffs

 

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Grooooooooooooooove. All the groove. If you've been wondering where all the groove went, it's here.

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17 minutes ago, Mat-with-one-t said:

Let me know thoughts!  Very interested in these carts.  Is it the low output version?

Hi @Mat-with-one-t

 

The "L" in Hana SL refers to low output, if it were the high output it would be Hana S

 

Cheers

 

JJ

 

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33 minutes ago, Janjuc said:

Hi @Mat-with-one-t

 

The "L" in Hana SL refers to low output, if it were the high output it would be Hana S

 

Cheers

 

JJ

 

I have one. Near sold it recently. Glad that didn’t go ahead. Great cart.

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Hi All, 

 

I'll just list some of the LPs I have ordered this week, some to replace old, well worn copies or currently have as CDs.

 

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JJ

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1 hour ago, Mat-with-one-t said:

Let me know thoughts!  Very interested in these carts.  Is it the low output version?

Early impressions are very good. Compared to Benz Micro S LOMC it has a bit more bass extension, a bit more warmth but less accurate. 

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Had a binge on ebay/discogs this week.  Going through a major VDGG/ Peter Hammill obsession at the moment so got,

Van Der Graaf Generator - Before The Flood (Early John Peel sessions for BBC)

Peter Hammill - The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage, In Camera and Nadir's Last Chance (still waiting for Fools Mate and Chameleon in the Shadow of the Night to arrive)

Igorrr 'Savage Sinusoid' (avantgarde metal with operatic vocals)

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6 hours ago, Happy said:

The old tape decks can be such an eye candy 👍

I was going to say that last night.....cassette decks do look really great!

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4 minutes ago, stevoz said:

I was going to say that last night.....cassette decks do look really great!

Sorry bro for the misunderstanding ;)

 

R2Rs are even cooler. But they are even more useless to me lol

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3 hours ago, Grizzly said:

Bit of a binge this past week!!

 

Image result for amy shark album

 

Image result for opeth watershed

 

Possibly my second favourite Opeth LP, just out on MOV

 

Image result for death cab thank you

 

Image result for gogo penguin 2.0

 

Gogo Penguin v2.0

 

Image result for gogo penguin humdrum

 

More Gogo Penguin

 

Image result for parkway reverence

 

While we're buying pop and jazz, why not some Aussie metal?

 

Image result for lurk fringe

 

And some Finnish metal too?

 

Image result for curling definitely band

 

Sunny, fun, hooky Californian alt rock. Quite Weezery with all the cool riffs

 

image.jpeg.9e3a59a7164027e2d7ecc4d67e0dfef5.jpeg

 

Grooooooooooooooove. All the groove. If you've been wondering where all the groove went, it's here.

You can never have enough of GoGo Penguin!

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20 hours ago, metal beat said:

I really should stop reading the classified.

 

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20 hours ago, Citroen said:

Nice arm. I use mine for my mono carts.

Which table will it be going on?

#SMEToo

 

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Another 666 to add to the collection. been after this pressing for years as it contains an alternative mix to all other releases.

 

"CONTAINS UNIQUE ALTERNATIVE MIX, WHICH CAN BE FOUND ONLY ON GREEK PRESSINGS !! "

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(Greece): This is the kind of discovery that dreams are made of...

I do not know if people have noticed, but the value of the UK first pressing, white Vertigo swirl label of Aphrodite's Child 666 is through the roof!  The collecting magazine, Record Collector, has valued this LP very high and has recognized this as one of the most important of the Vertigo albums ever released!  That is quite a complement, considering that Vertigo pressings are highly sought after worldwide.  The album has earned its place in collecting history.  But I have a story to tell, and the record I am speaking should be of more value than even the UK 1st pressing of 666.  How can that be?

Late in 2006, I received an e-mail from John McLain, a fellow fan of Vangelis and Aphrodite's Child.  He began to tell me a story that, to be quite honest, I thought was simply not true.  He wondered if any of the new remasters of 666, especially the Japanese CD, contained longer versions of certain songs that he remembers hearing on an old LP he has.  "Bah," I thought.  Longer versions? Come on, wouldn't we all know about this if that were true?  To make this more interesting, he tells me that the record he has is made in Greece.  Okay, now I got you! I have two Greek pressings sitting on my shelf, maybe for 10 years or more!!!! We will settle this right away...

In Greece, as far as I can tell, the record has been released twice.  The first time was in 1974 and the second in the 90s.  It has never been released there on the famous white Vertigo swirl inner label, only on the Roger Dean Vertigo spaceship label.  So, I grab my original '74 issue and head for the turntable.  In his letter, he told me to listen to "The Battle of the Locust because Angel Koulouris really lets it rip on his guitar!  Now, I know that he plays an amazing solo on that 0:56 second track.  So I listen, and after 1:41, I am in total shock.  What did I just hear?  Oh boy, a new discovery!!!  Well, new to me but not new to my friend and not new to other Greeks! But nobody ever talked about this!!! How can it be?

So I have now done an exhaustive comparison of the two albums, track by track, and there are some very interesting differences between the Greek version and the versions everywhere else (yes, I listened to all the copies I had from everywhere else...). Here's the breakdown based on my own timings and not simply following what was printed on the labels:

 

 

GREECE

REST OF THE WORLD

 

The System

 (0:25)

(0:23)

The Greek issue has clearer timpani percussion at the end of the track.

Babylon

(2:57)

(2:47)

The crowd goes mad for an extra 10 seconds at the end of the track on the Greek issue!

Loud, Loud, Loud

(2:43)

(2:42)

There is no fade-out or overlapping effects into the next track, "The Four Horsemen", on the Greek issue.

The Four Horsemen

(6:10)

(5:54)

As there was no fade-in from the previous track, the introduction is clearer and longer on the Greek version. Again, there is no fade-out or overlapping effects into the next track, "The Lamb".

The Lamb

(4:36)

(4:34)

A clear introduction to the track, extending by a few seconds, on the Greek version.

The Seventh Seal

(1:30)

(1:30)

No difference.

Aegian Sea

(5:22)

(5:22)

No difference.

Seven Bowls

(1:29)

(1:29)

No difference.

The Wakening Beast

(1:11)

(1:11)

No difference.

Lament

(2:45)

(2:45)

No difference.

The Marching Beast

(2:00)

(2:00)

No difference.

The Battle of the Locust

(1:41)

(0:56)

Unbelievable, two additional stanzas of Angel Koulouris riffing on his guitar like Hendrix on the Greek issue! Plus, there is more awesome percussion by Lucas Sideras. This version totally rocks and it is a shame that Koulouris' solo is cut back everywhere else in the world! This track has always been a stand-out for many fans.

Do It

(1:44)

(1:44)

No difference.

Tribulation

(0:32)

(0:32)

No difference.

The Beast

(2:26)

(2:26)

No difference.

Ofis

(0:14)

(0:14)

No difference.

Seven Trumpets

(0:36)

(0:35)

There is no fade-out or overlapping of this track into the next track, "Altamont", on the Greek issue.

Altamont

(5:29)

(4:33)

On the Greek issue, "Altamont" starts with the spoken phrase, "This is the sight we had one day up on the high mountain", then the music starts. There is no fade out or overlapping into the next track, "The Wedding of the Lamb". Indeed, the ending of "Altamont" is extended and more defined, with continued singing and instrumentation, with a very distinct ending.

The Wedding of the Lamb

(4:15)

(3:38)

The Greek issue has an extended fade-in to begin the track.

The Capture of the Beast

(2:17)

(2:17)

No difference.

¥ (Infinity)

(5:15)

(5:15)

No difference.

Hic et Nunc

(4:37)

(2:55)

For me, the HIGHLIGHT of the Greek issue! The version is extended. When Vangelis begins his playful piano solo after the minute mark, there is no overlapping of "The System", and the solo is heard clearly, plus it is extended! Better yet, the ending of the track is also extended: more Vangelis piano, more Koulouris guitar, more repeating of the horn section, and finally, the piano playing goes crazy, the crowd cheers like mad, and then "The System" is reprised, much more sinister sounding at the end!!!!

All the Seats Were Occupied

(19:19)

(19:19)

No difference.

Break

(2:56)

(2:58)

The exclamation of "Do It" is missing from the Greek issue.

And I found out that last year, a white label test pressing of a German 666 LP ended up in the hands of a fellow collector (a single disc version with some of the tracks), and it also contained these same track variations on the tracks that did appear on it ("The System", "Altamont", "Loud, Loud, Loud", "The Four Horsemen", "The Battle of the Locust").

So there you have it! It took a while to compare, but it was well worth it! Now, the only thing I have left to say on this matter is to the folks at Universal. How difficult could it be to issue this on CD in Greece so the rest of the world can hear it?

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I don't even know this album but in spite of that I went ahead and read the thoroughly excellent assessment above.....now I'm tempted to seek out the Greek version regardless!👍😄

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Bought this awhile ago for the car.....ie: it's a CD.😉

 

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Wonderful collection of great songs on this......makes a long trip very enjoyable indeed!!👍
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Trying to buy my fathers day present from CCMUSIC, stupid site paypal is not working...every time I try and pay it goes through the process but boots me out...

 

So my Vinyl albums are still sitting in my cart, till they fix it...called them to advise, their response....sorry we are still working on it, its been nearly 5 days...talk about their IT service being Useless..:emot-bang:

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Their paypal still down, from about a month ago!?

 

I ended up paying direct with credit card. Not sure if it was a coincidence or not but it was sent snail mail 3 weeks instead of the usual 4 day Express International Courier.

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To bad for CCMusic...bought them elsewhere, my fathers day present, from the Mrs/Kids:party

 

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61MMJoBT87L._SY90_.jpg U2 Zooropa

 

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51J7%2BRxRhDL._SY90_.jpg Wagner reloaded: Live in Leipzig- Apocalyptica
 

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On 03/09/2018 at 11:13 PM, stevoz said:

I don't even know this album but in spite of that I went ahead and read the thoroughly excellent assessment above.....now I'm tempted to seek out the Greek version regardless!👍😄

Trust the Greeks to do it differently. ... ;)

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The last of my fathers day vinyl buy..thanks to my Mrs/Kids..:thumb:

 

THE SERPENT'S EGG- DEAD CAN DANCE

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WITHIN THE REALM OF A DYING SUN- DEAD CAN DANCE

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CULT -LP+CD-APOCALYPTICA

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A QUIET NORMAL LIFE: THE BEST OF WARREN ZEVON 

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On 06/09/2018 at 3:31 PM, Bass13 said:

To bad for CCMusic...bought them elsewhere, my fathers day present, from the Mrs/Kids:party

 

51VzWKY3z1L._SX90_.jpgU2 Achtung baby

 

61MMJoBT87L._SY90_.jpg U2 Zooropa

 

61hKtVWTEEL._SY90_.jpg Gentlemen take Polaroids- Half speed -Japan
 
 
51J7%2BRxRhDL._SY90_.jpg Wagner reloaded: Live in Leipzig- Apocalyptica
 

611IsLoNuyL._SY90_.jpg Sirens -Nicolas Jaar

 

619Vip%2B4NSL._SX90_.jpg Icehouse- Flowers

 

 

 

Bought the Flowers album back in 79. They were really up there then.

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