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 Post subject: How's my setup?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:16 pm 
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Recently assembled this bookshelf, and it houses my records quite nicely, with the machines going on top. What do you think?


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 Post subject: Re: How's my setup?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:47 pm 
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Not my style. I prefer chaos.

























Just kidding. Looks great!


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 Post subject: Re: How's my setup?
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Step 1: Return that Crosley "Record Ruiner" to the store, it'll do you no good anyway. You're better of with a nice modern turntable, or if you aren't into spending much, you should get an old 3 speed turntable.

Step 2: make sure there are no ways that those loose 78s in the top right of the shelf couldn't possibly fall out and hurt themselves (maybe a stopper block nailed/screwed in).

Otherwise, it's a great setup. VV-35s are decent sounding machines, and are convenient when you only have acoustically recorded records in mind. Good luck on your collection!
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 Post subject: Re: How's my setup?
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A 3 speed "schoolhouse" type player by the likes of Audiotronics is a better alternative to portable Crosley. Provided you get one that is more recent and in good working order. The machines are built better and they have real amplifiers that can deliver clean room filling power.


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 Post subject: Re: How's my setup?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:28 pm 
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Thanks guys. I was just given that Crosley by a relative, and as much as I love them (the relative, that is) I do intend to return it. I use it as a portable desk currently (a job which it is surprisingly good at.) Just thought it looked aesthetically pleasing in the photo.

And I will look into doing something to secure those records. Thanks!
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 Post subject: Re: How's my setup?
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That is a nice set up you can play almost any thing. If you put a 2/4 conversion on the Edison you could play everything. Tom B


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 Post subject: Re: How's my setup?
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I hope you know the recommended weight by IKEA is 13 kg's maximum per cubicle. And that is when you use this bookcase in an upright position. Positioned horizontally, the shelves are just supported by 4 wooden pegs, so I doubt they will hold all that weight over time.


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 Post subject: Re: How's my setup?
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bart1927 wrote:
I hope you know the recommended weight by IKEA is 13 kg's maximum per cubicle. And that is when you use this bookcase in an upright position. Positioned horizontally, the shelves are just supported by 4 wooden pegs, so I doubt they will hold all that weight over time.



This is from better homes and gardens and I made sure it would support this weight for at least a while. I also intend to expand the amount of shelving and thin out my collection a bit.

Thanks for your concern!
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 Post subject: Re: How's my setup?
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Nice! That setup is compact, easy to access, and visually appealing. That's more than I can say for my own collection's organization... :?

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In my fun collection: Edison Standard A 1903, Standard Talking Machine X 1906, Columbia AU 1904, Edison Amberola VI 1913, Victrola XIV 1915, Victrola XVI L Door 1911, Victrola XVI E 1913, Edison B250 1915, Victrola XIV 1910.
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