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Hi all,

Willing to play some vintage records I've recently got. But where to find/buy a turntable in Chiang Mai?

Some advice would be great. Thanks in advance...

 

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If you prefer to inspect prior to purchase Neo on Huay Kaew Road stocks turntables.

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I am interested for same reason but first I need to find a stand that fits my decor in the residence I intend to use it in. Most of them are USB. Not sure about the sound. AND if If you want a classic LP player with the phono plugs modern AV receivers and amps don't have a built in line level pre-amp like classic receivers. So, you need to get a preamp. Now I recall they had a ground wire also?  I have about 25 LPs that are not available on CD I would love to play again. 

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1 hour ago, Mahseer said:

If you prefer to inspect prior to purchase Neo on Huay Kaew Road stocks turntables.

Thanks Mahseer. Will go. And yes I'd like to have a look before purchase...

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Why do you want to listen to music with possible crackles, wow & flutter & rumble & other noises, with limited dynamic range, when you can listen to say a flac file, and DO NOT tell me you can hear the difference unless you have very expensive loudspeakers, and the ears of a dog! Up to 20kHz. 

I'd be interested to know which are those 25 LPs please.

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1 hour ago, Captain Monday said:

I am interested for same reason but first I need to find a stand that fits my decor in the residence I intend to use it in. Most of them are USB. Not sure about the sound. AND if If you want a classic LP player with the phono plugs modern AV receivers and amps don't have a built in line level pre-amp like classic receivers. So, you need to get a preamp. Now I recall they had a ground wire also?  I have about 25 LPs that are not available on CD I would love to play again.

Thanks for your interest. I'd like better a "classic" turntable. But as I don't know how is the market nowadays, I want to have a look at what is available...

 

 

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3 hours ago, stouricks said:

Why do you want to listen to music with possible crackles, wow & flutter & rumble & other noises, with limited dynamic range, when you can listen to say a flac file, and DO NOT tell me you can hear the difference unless you have very expensive loudspeakers, and the ears of a dog! Up to 20kHz. 

I'd be interested to know which are those 25 LPs please.

 I can't really hear the difference. 28 years ago a professor (audiophile) sat us down in his study and played CD,  then LPs of same classical music recordings On a massive analog system with huge horns, tube amps all that. I remember it was MUCH different, I would say better. He also played old 78s on a victrola with Japanese (I think they were bamboo) needles and they were amazing. Opera and stuff.

 

What I have. Old Ravi Shankar Album on EMI India, two or three other indian classical, traditional music from Bali, Japan. All picked up in the 80s. At one point  I had a pack of records but the house I lived in with friends we got ripped off in summer 1989 and I lost a lot. A Cabaret Voltaire LP and stuff by The Residents. EPs by local skate/punk bands. I have PIL "Metal Box" original I hear that is worth a few bucks. I have "Euroman Cometh" solo album by Stranglers Bassist JJ Burnel. I guess CD is available I have seen them on eBay for a fortune doubt they are genuine.

 

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14 minutes ago, Captain Monday said:

 I had a pack of records but the house I lived in with friends we got ripped off in summer 1989 and I lost a lot. 

 

I feel you there. I had perhaps 500 LPs stored in my basement and then we had a heavy rain with flooding (14.5" in 31 hrs) that covered my entire basement in about two feet of water and mud. Destroyed a lot of items I had. Perhaps I could have tried cleaning the LPs and salvage them but with all the original covers gone I just decided to toss them. I was fortunate enough to collect insurance as 5 folks weren't as fortunate and perished in the flood. It was considered to be one of those rare 500 year floods.

 

NOTE: When the rain started I was on the 17th hole playing golf and was drenched by the time I was able to return to the clubhouse.

 

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46 minutes ago, stouricks said:

Cannot hear above 11kHz anyway. 

Anyone like myself who used to work on old vacuum type TVs can hear 15,750 Hz as that is the frequency of the horizontal oscillator and that is what a person heard when they first fired up the TV waiting for the high voltage to occur....  🙂 

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Not too sure about CNX - I find Hifi equipment a little overpriced here (Although I don’t have any vinyl here) If I were you I would do my research online, go check some shops and then work out the best way to get what you want, maybe book a flight somewhere or order from overseas.

 

There are a couple of places in BKK where you can check out the turntables, HD Hifi or BKK audio - I have never purchased anything at these places, I found the prices too much, it would have been cheaper to fly to Singapore for a day to pick the goods up from the Asian distributor. I bought my elac speakers from AV Value in BKK they stock denon turntables.

 

If you need pre-amps there are plenty of compact component amps at reasonable price - check schist audio mani or research chi-fi amps. 
 

Cables - Ghent Audio offer an excellent service.

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1 hour ago, dingdongrb said:

Anyone like myself who used to work on old vacuum type TVs can hear 15,750 Hz as that is the frequency of the horizontal oscillator and that is what a person heard when they first fired up the TV waiting for the high voltage to occur....  🙂 

How long ago was that? Check yourself on a signal generator now.

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