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Best Thrift Store/Goodwill/SA Finds

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Marantzaholic, May 21, 2003.

  1. mstrane21

    mstrane21 Well-Known Member

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    What is the name of that book?
     

     

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  2. JamVal

    JamVal Super Member

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    Outside of an LP here and there, I have hit a drought on finding gear.
    I found this Sennheiser Set 840 S today in a Sal Army for a few bucks, I had no idea what it was, but it's Sennheiser so I took it.
    Everything that's supposed to be in the box is there, along with the manual, it looks new. And it works.
    It includes something called an induction loop for hearing aid users, which my wife claims is in the near future for me.
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  3. NJguy

    NJguy Super Member

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    Rare promo companion brochure to Art Exhibition. Contains album covers from The Eagles, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and more.

    Author: Gary Burden

    Publisher: Domtar EarthChoice Papers/R. Twerk & Co

    Year Published: 1996

    Pages: 32

    Format: Paperback

    ISBN: n/a

    This item is currently Out Of Print
     
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  4. likebike23

    likebike23 Super Member

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    Cool that you found a new avenue to explore with the 8 tracks. I got a nice little player and fixed it up after a friend grabbed me a box of about 130 tapes at the flea. I agree that they do sound pretty good! The only issue is that most of the tapes need to be tuned up with new pads and splices. No biggie, I'll get around to it eventually.
     
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  5. likebike23

    likebike23 Super Member

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    The hot streak continues! Saw a thrift store buddy looking through the records at Savers yesterday just as they were putting out some new records. We shot the shit while going through them and split the booty. He got some good ones too. Win win.

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  6. rkgren1

    rkgren1 Well-Known Member

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    Simple buy at a nearby Re-Store: a 14.5" x 15.5" x 1.5" marble cutting board
    It fits nearly perfectly underneath my Elac Miracord 760 turntable.
    I did not weigh it, but it is probably around 20 lb.
    The additional mass greatly stabilizes the turntable.
    Because it is a cutting board, it has a set of soft rubber feet, which apparently also help to isolate it from vibrations as well.

    The record no longer skips when I get out of my chair near in front of the computer.
    This is a marked improvement for $8.

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  7. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    Isolation is big for turntables. I have a wall mount shelf for mine, but feel certain that your added mass is very beneficial.
     
  8. icenine

    icenine Super Member

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    Sanyo TP 1010 with Concord cart and stylus.
    Just seems really dusty. $30.00.
     
  9. N8Nagel

    N8Nagel AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Really nice LP copy of Animals, with lyrics sleeve... not sure how to tell if original US pressing or not. Plays great. Put it on as soon as I got home and gave it a whirl on the Nitty Gritty. WHO DOES THIS????
     
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  10. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    What does the deadwax say? Is there a barcode?
     
  11. N8Nagel

    N8Nagel AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    No barcode. Deadwax reads AL 34474-2B. Never really got into the whole "first pressing" thing so I don't know how to interpret the lists on Discogs
     

     

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  12. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    Google is your friend. I got this when Googling the deadwax number. Looks like a US first to me.
     
  13. N8Nagel

    N8Nagel AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Well shit. Looks like a keeper. Played through nicely although it did skip once but I don't know if I have this table dialed in yet (just put it together last week)
     
  14. illini

    illini The Past is Alive

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    Me too! Got mine dirt cheap and it cleaned-up nicely.

    This one is my first ES component; I was not aware of Dolby S until today.

    But the drive belts in mine have turned to mush, so this player is my next project...
     
  15. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    I find that with some used records a second cleaning a few days after the first can also be of benefit. Give the fluid a couple minutes dwell time.
     
  16. fleksta

    fleksta AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Been pretty dry around here with audio stuff, even the flea market last weekend was a dud. Just found this little Radio Shack amplified speaker for $5, working batteries included.

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  17. JayBlok

    JayBlok Active Member

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    I found an Optimus SA-155 stereo amplifier at an SA for $5.99+tax . I tried using it as a preamplifier on my power amplifiers through the rca jacks/headphone output,it was a no go,too much hiss and distortion . Works great as a standalone ,currently using it with my laptop .
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  18. N8Nagel

    N8Nagel AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    You mean spray it, leave it just sit there for a while, *then* vacuum?
     
  19. likebike23

    likebike23 Super Member

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    Those little Radio Shack amps are cool and pretty useful. You can use them to test gear you're buying, in small setups, or as phono preamps. I have a few of them hanging around. I always grab em when I see them.
     
  20. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    Yes. Or follow that with an extra spray, brush again then vacuum. Just don't leave it so long that it dries on there. Sometimes the extra dwell time will remove something that is stuck on.
     

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