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Andy Joyce28/10/2020 18:30:08
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Thanks caveman but managed to buy a SC 30 FS today of ebay at a good price.

leccyflyer14/11/2020 09:13:01
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£300+ for a Ripmax Spitfire kit. Really?

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Geoff S14/11/2020 16:56:58
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It seem so, Leccy. Nice models - our hon sec had one and it flies well with LiPo and brushless rather than the brushed 600 and NiCads it was designed for. I think they were about £70 but £300 is far too much IMO.

Geoff

leccyflyer14/11/2020 17:57:01
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1727 ripmax spit pass e.jpgI'm on my second Ripmax Spitfire and they are a belting model - as you say they were about £70-ish and they are not that rare, popping up on eBay regularly where they typically go for £70-120- ish, geared up.

 

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kevin b28/11/2020 11:40:19
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Silly boy !

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Geoff S28/11/2020 12:46:24
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Posted by kevin b on 28/11/2020 11:40:19:

Silly boy !

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Indeed but have you seen what he's asking for old LP records? I didn't realise how much money I had on the shelf! Presumably he must sell to someone who doesn't mind paying a lot for scratchy LPs playing performance that are almost certainly available elsewhere in in more modern formats.

Geoff

Eric Robson28/11/2020 13:10:45
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Not only what he is asking but getting for some of them .I should have bought up the records in charity shops when they were on sale for 50p.

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Shaun Walsh28/11/2020 16:57:11
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Posted by Doc Marten on 28/11/2020 14:21:08:
Posted by Eric Robson on 28/11/2020 13:10:45:

Not only what he is asking but getting for some of them .I should have bought up the records in charity shops when they were on sale for 50p.

You should have, vinyl is very collectable and brings good prices, £20 for a good condition album is quite average and that's not for a rare one (new vinyl costs that ), add factors like coloured vinyl, controversial covers, limited editions and a rare label and the price rockets.

He does seem to be asking top end prices for the vinyl but not hugely unreasonable ones. You're right, vinyl has staged a massive comeback in recent year. It's not just the records either, turntables are in big demand too. About 10 years ago I was looking to upgrade my turntable and picked up a very nice Rotel RP855 for £45, good ones are now going for £200+, not bad for 1980's technology. To buy something equivalent new like a Rega Planar 3 would set you back £650!

Peter Miller28/11/2020 17:15:38
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And to think I gave my LPs to a charity shop about 12 years agocrying 2

Jason Channing28/11/2020 17:31:04
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I have a planer 6 and the sound quality coming from it you could never get with a CD player and has never been possible. Hence qood quality vinyl gets such a high price.

Jason Channing28/11/2020 17:31:08
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I have a planer 6 and the sound quality coming from it you could never get with a CD player and has never been possible. Hence qood quality vinyl gets such a high price.

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John Tee28/11/2020 18:19:37
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I must be worth a mint. I have a collection of over 1000 lps (some sold as collector sets) going back to the 60's, plus some 78 shellacs and countless 45's. Also got cd's

They are like everything only worth what someone will pay.

John

Geoff S28/11/2020 18:29:49
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Just a couple of feet from where I'm sitting is a custom made oak cabinet with a Quad 2 amplifier with pre-amp and FM tuner with a Thorens TD150 turntable. It's a nuisance as it just gets in the way and is heavy. Dad used to use it to demonstrate the Quad amplifiers we sold.

Me? Much prefer CDs and transistor amplifiers mainly because of the low noise. The music I like (German lieder) has lots of quiet passages that are spoilt with the inevitable crckles from LPs.

Geoff

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Andrew Price 228/11/2020 21:06:35
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I agree, Doc.

Having seen these posts my Vinyl is going to be listed and plonked onto eBay forthwith.

I also have a Thorens but I think the tone arm had acquired an extra twist just before it was reboxed for a housemove. I would love some input guys, please. I can just sell as is, but, my inclination, is to find and fit a contemporary replacement. I don't remember which cartridge is fitted (possible Grado F1) but believe it is a pretty good quality effort from yesteryear.

Does that sound right to you, guys? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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David Davis 229/11/2020 06:46:51
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Posted by Geoff S on 28/11/2020 18:29:49:

Just a couple of feet from where I'm sitting is a custom made oak cabinet with a Quad 2 amplifier with pre-amp and FM tuner with a Thorens TD150 turntable. It's a nuisance as it just gets in the way and is heavy. Dad used to use it to demonstrate the Quad amplifiers we sold.

Me? Much prefer CDs and transistor amplifiers mainly because of the low noise. The music I like (German lieder) has lots of quiet passages that are spoilt with the inevitable crckles from LPs.

Geoff

Your Quad stuff will command a good price Geoff especially in the run-up to Christmas. In the 1990s I moved house and for various reasons which we need not go into, my beloved Quad 2/22 valve amplifiers were banished to the loft along with my LPs and Dunlop Systemdek which is fitted with a Syrinx arm and Ortofen Red cartridge.

Having sold up and retired to rural France where houses are much cheaper, I traded in the Quads against a new Icon Audio valve amplifier and loudspeakers. I am mainly interested in classical music and find that I can buy perfectly sound classical LPs for 33 centimes at charity shops. I have also invested in a good record cleaning machine.

I'm glad I kept the deck and I don't mind the odd crackle and pop!

Apparently vinyl records are very popular (and expensive) with the younger set; there was a report about them in "The Guardian" recently.

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Andrew Price 229/11/2020 16:49:03
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Thank you Doc.

Some sound (no pun intended) and appealing advice indeed.

Long time since I even saw the box but from memory my deck is also a TD150. I also seem to tremember an SME arm.

Your suggestioh is appealing in many respects. Apart from anything else if I did go down the replace before sale route I would have to learn the current market as it will have moved on somewhat in the last 30/40 years (yes really!!), since I was last taking notice of things. I have no real desire to do this just to sell a comparitively low value item and I also don't really fancy relearning the fine art of setting it all up either.

So that's it, a mite more space in the junk, sorry, spare bedroom coming up. Thanks again.

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