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The sweet 33 RPM records...

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I had bought my mom for mother's day a sweet little contraption they are selling in Kmart: Phonograph, CD Player, Cassete player, and Radio, four in one. But what we were interested in was the phonograph. We have hundreds of 33 RPM and 74 RPM records, literally. And the old player had broken down long ago. Today I got the time to unpack the whole thing for my mom and set it up.

For the first time in my life, I turned it on for my mom, got a disk which had always caught my attention: Beethoven. But what I had always found pretty is that its a Russian disk. My mom bought it in the Soviet Union in the 1970s, and it has a Russian written label along with the logo of the Soviet state owned company that recorded it.

It just started turning, and not even sure wether I am doing it the right way, placed the arm in the disk...

Its playing right now... beautiful sound (no idea they recorded stuff this good back in the 70s)... I don't know, it just has that little feeling of a time capsule... like when you open some incredibly old book no one has seen in decades.

Just thought I ought to share.
post #2 of 8
awww Vic Good Memories Isn´t?

El tocacintas de mi madre y su tocadiscos estan cubiertos de polvo ahor mismo!, ella tiene su CD Walkman! ....Fue un regalo de cumpleaños!

Thanks for share Vic!
post #3 of 8
I still have all my "albums" from the mid 70's and a turntable to play them on too!!
I bought some new CD's today and the store was also selling records!. Good memory.
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There are two turntables in our house -- one of them still functional , the other having been dropped the night we moved into this house 15 years ago. There are also several hundred LPs, Rob's collection and my collection, much of them similar, but few actual duplications, interestingly enough. The turntable that's functional gets used a few times a year -- when what we want to hear is only available on LP. There's some good stuff, some going back to the late 50s. Maybe one day we'll get around to putting some of it on CD -- but I'm not holding my breath.
post #5 of 8
Victor - you are soooooo young!

I still have my turntable (working) that I bought in 1978 and hundreds of LP's. When records are in good shape, they still sound better than CDs.
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My turntable, part of a wonderful expensive sound system we bought in about 1973, died a couple of years ago. I still have a couple of hundred 33s sitting here, most from the 1970s and 1980s, some from the 1960s. I'm trying to decide whether to buy a new turntable to play them, to try to sell any which might be considered "collectibles" on eBay, or to just dump them. I hate the space they take up, but I have all these wonderful operas with singers such as Maria Callas and Joan Sutherland. I even have one with Beniamino Gigli recorded at La Scala in 1941, the year I was born. Decisions, decisions!
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One thing I did miss with the coming of CD's was all of the pops and jumps!! It just didn't sound the same without them!!
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My mom has a record player and plas all her old records on it.. sometimes i like to play my old kids records too
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