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Wireless Love Turntable on Kickstarter Eliminates Spinning Platter

At first glance, I wanted to dismiss this thing as pure gimmick. But, once I read about it, I concluded that I can embrace it as a valid lifestyle audio accessory. Not that I have any personal need for such a device, but I see where it fits into the grand scheme of things. To read more, follow the link: http://www.avsforum.com/wireless-lov...nning-platter/

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Solution searching for a problem...
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Solution searching for a problem...
Isn't that the Kickstarter slogan or something?
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At first glance, I wanted to dismiss this thing as pure gimmick. But, once I read about it, I concluded that I can embrace it as a valid lifestyle audio accessory. Not that I have any personal need for such a device, but I see where it fits into the grand scheme of things. To read more, follow the link: http://www.avsforum.com/wireless-lov...nning-platter/
Interesting, but I prefer the floating record player as a lifestyle player.

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Makes stupid look bad but if they did price it at 45K would probably illicit raves.
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This could just the thing to take to parties. There really could be a market for this among younger vinyl lovers.

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I would definitely buy one for one purpose only, I take it with me when I go hunting for vinyl, It makes it easy to buy what I like. And for that purpose I can only pay less than $60, So when it gets down to that price let me know guys.
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Oh dear Lord...
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Laser phonographs may be the best solution to accurately archive vinyl contact media digitally like the archivists may do without the vagaries of cartridge voicing and stylus selections that can affect the accuracy and voicing and in turn avoid the usual contact media variables .

With a laser reader you won't need the vinyl spinning anymore or this thing above crawling around it but they are 15 large spendy ,cheaper than some uber spendy snob audio platter spinners including the Goldmund Reference II platter spinner at $300,000 USD

I'm all lossless digital here now .I don't miss the vinyl or turntable /stylus upkeep although some folks legitimately like the vinyl sound ,nice turntables and the rituals and it can sound very good also.

Some the 24 bit digital or 24 bit truncated to 16 bit I have outside of commercial CD mixes sourced from the labels or premium niche labels both before CD mixing are extremely decent and include swing band needle drops that predate tape and various genre tape mixes before digital recording at the labels .

Laser vinyl reader

http://diffuser.fm/laser-turntable/

spendy platter spinners .

http://www.musicstack.com/guide-to-c...urntables.html

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Oh dear Lord...
and there is this :
Goldmund Reference II platter spinner at $300,000 USD
http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-W...II-62862.shtml
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Terrible wow, flutter and rumble specs by any metric... really terrible and to be expected.
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Terrible wow, flutter and rumble specs by any metric... really terrible and to be expected.
my lossless content HDD's don't rumble , wow and flutter and beyond needle drop digital content here that pre dates tape .

I don't know why anyone outside of the illiterati target customer here that don't know any better wouldn't want a lossless FLAC ,ALAC ,WAV format portable digital ( PDP) player instead, contact media is yesterday's news going back to the 1800's

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and there is this :
Goldmund Reference II platter spinner at $300,000 USD
http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-W...II-62862.shtml
And THAT quantifies the official definition of insanity...

Both seller and buyer (if any) have completely lost it for good... damn! $300k for a turntable...
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So you buy a record for that analog sound then you use a device that converts it to digital signal sends it to a another device that converts it back to analog. Whats the point. Why not just play a MP3 instead?

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So you buy a record for that analog sound then you use a device that converts it to digital signal sends it to a another device that converts it back to analog. Whats the point. Why not just play a MP3 instead?
Some of my old vinyl isn't available on MP3. And, MP3 is lossy. I hear it in the soundstage, but only on some recordings. I think it's loss of phase information. But, for serious listening, I do know that I prefer lossless.
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So you buy a record for that analog sound then you use a device that converts it to digital signal sends it to a another device that converts it back to analog. Whats the point. Why not just play a MP3 instead?
never mp3 /iTunes .aac lossy codec rubbish if you are in a quiet room ......................,

If one has an understanding of let's say ALAC,WAV and FLAC lossless digital audio formats/codecs and just what they are they know lossless digital can faithfully record an audio production ,replicate the recordings and play it back far more accurately than contact media recording ,production or contact media and the playback devices ever were to begin with.

A competent not spendy DAC or ADC is not at all degrading to the audio production quality like vinyl inner groove distortion,surface noise rumble .wow and flutter and so on ,pops ,clicks ,tape hiss and BIAS ,tape flutter ,RIAA EQ and so on at production,replication and playback .



In turn if you archive contact media to lossless digital correctly there is no audio degradation at any part of the recording or playback because it is digital

For instance a RBCD PCM 16/44 and lossless 16 bit audio data files can resolve 16 bit resolution below the 22.5 Khz lower nyquist rate brick wall .

lossy high bit rate mp3 rubbish or .acc iTunes maybe 320 kbps up to 20 Khz ,vs lossless RBCD 16/44 PCM and 16 bit audio data 1411 kbps up to 22.5 Khz .

Tape maybe 8-11 bits at its useable bandith

Good vinyl mean and average maybe 6 bits atb its usable bandwidth .

The best Vinyl maybe ~ 650 kbps vs 1411 kbps for a CD .

If you can't measure or sample it you can't hear it

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More opportunities in the vinyl signal path for mayhem to occur. Plus, to me analog LP actually has noticeably less dynamic range because of the physics involved. Back in the day (1960s), even with the RIAA eq applied, bass had to be carefully controlled or the stylus would jump the groove. Which is why Eddie Kramer became so famous - the early Hendrix records had more apparent bass than other recordings of that era.


Don't get me started about surface noise, cracks and pops. It completely destroys the listening experience for me. Hi-def digital is what I prefer to listen to. Well mixed and mastered 24/192 is a joy.
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OTOH 16 /44.1 on a good production and mix IMO is really adequate *at playback to above what we can hear



IOW contact media is 19th and 20th century relics of the past although it can sound good

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Some of my old vinyl isn't available on MP3. And, MP3 is lossy. I hear it in the soundstage, but only on some recordings. I think it's loss of phase information. But, for serious listening, I do know that I prefer lossless.
and Bluetooth is also lossy.
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and Bluetooth is also lossy.
Yeah... I don't use Bluetooth for anything but phone calls.
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