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post #1 of 17 Old 11-13-09, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Hello From New Orleans.

Hello all. I happened to stumble on to this site by googling 180g vinyl. Well I was looking at an artist's web site (John Prine) and there was a mention of a new release on vinyl of 4 of his songs plus others. I have lately been looking for information about albums. You know, us old goats who remember the album days with the beautiful art work and all the information provided on the jacket.
I have been wondering if it was just me or does some other people think that the clarity and fedelity of a great needle and turntable along with the proper speakers and receiver sound better then the CD's that took over the industry. I thought I had heard a rumour albums were making a comeback, and thats how I sought of stumbled on this web site. I hope to learn more in the days ahead.
Well, so long for now I have some serious reading to do. LOL

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Welcome aboard Mike,

Enjoy your stray with us.

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Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
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Hi Mike and welcome..

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Hi, and welcome, Mike. I am from Baton Rouge (Plaquemine, actually) but now live in FL. What do you have for audio shops in NO these days? Is Doug Wilson still around? Do you remember Art Colley's on Canal St back in the late 1970s-early 1980s?

There is no doubt that vinyl can sound very good. The problem is to get it that way takes a lot of work, and the noise floor is still very high. When it is right, however, analog is hard to beat in certain ways. Digital, including CD, can be very good as well, just in different ways.

Looking for me, just google my username. I have used the same one for most sites for many years.
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Welcome Mike! NOLA has a very special place in my heart...
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post #9 of 17 Old 11-14-09, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all for making me feel right at home instantley. One thing ya'll will get to spot about me right off the bat is my spelling. I have to be the world's worst. Grammer too. Sheeesh! All that money my parents spent on my private school education. :-)

First to Leonard. Man bro we didn't have much pre Katrina, now dude we got even less. It's sad. You know about all we got is the chains, Best Buy an (good bye Circut City). We still have a rather old place called Alterman's Audio. When I became a single man again about 11 years ago(was cleaned out, execpt for my albums) LOL I went and had to purchase my equiptment from a place called Campo's Electronic. Well that day I did my self some justice I think. See what ya'll think.
First I had to replace my TV. So I got a 40 inch picture tube Mitsubishi. remember this is 1997.
A Kenwood 5: 1 , 500 watt receiver and mounted it with the Polk Audio system. Hooked up a Dish Network Satellite system. A few other goodies were a new DVD by Pioneer, which when I bought it it was being debated whether DVD was going to ever put the VCR out of commish. HA!

Well, here we are in 2009 and I just purchased my first LED 47 inch HDTV, because a tree down my street fell on someones power line causing a power surge in my house taking out my Mitsubishi. :-(. And yes guys it was hooked up to a rather expensive surge protector. Which the maker of that protector guarenteed anything that was lost would be replaced for free. HA!! They didn't say then it would be pennies on a lot of dollars.
So now we move on. All I can say to all is man do I love my music. Which is why I was trying to find out about Albums making a comeback. I am getting ready to tear this one down and build it back up with some new toys. When I get the shingles rattling again with a brand new "Live at the Fillmore East") by the Allman Brothers Band I'll be right back in business.

And Greg, NY holds a special place in my heart too. Even though I never have been there before, thats where a great deal of the music I listen to was recorded. The Fillmore East.
Plus I am a die hard Yankee fan. I mean big time and congrats to them. Made my day and I am sure ticked off a lot of other people, LOL

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Mike, welcome to HomeTheaterShack. Glad to hear you are still in NOLA. Truly heartbreaking what happened down there. Glad to hear there are still some AV Stores to service you up there.

There truly is a treasure of information on this forum. And if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
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