3-18-13 Sony MX-670 / Equipment
March 15th: Happy birthday, Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart), born 1944. On 3/18/72 the Paul McCartney & Wings 45 “Give Ireland Back To The Irish” charts at No. 16 in England. Happy birthday, Wilson Pickett! (Born 1941).
Alas, looks like the power supply to my Sony MX-670 mixer has bitten the proverbial big one. Bad news, vinyl fans – that was what I had been using as a phono pre-amp!
Lickety split! I ordered a Pro-ject phono pre-amp on-line. Gotta get back into business! Can’t play any of my records! Urgh!
In other amusing ‘audiophile news’, I am trying something new to make various artist MD’s; I load up the (old) CD changer with V.A. discs, and run them into the MD Deck in the den, which has the “smart space” function activated! Lo and behold, 80 minutes later, I have a mix of 5 discs in the charger, right onto MD, without any embarrassing (or unnecessary) “spaces”.
As some of you may already know, I bought a 2nd computer that’s in the south bedroom, and does not go on-line. It’s JUST an audio computer, for burning CD-R’s. Yes, I put audio files into the computer from MD’s that are mostly made from records – unless I am specifically making CD-R’s from CD’s that have been specially put onto MD for just this purpose. What?
And I will probably get my Sansui amplifier “refurbished”; seems a shame to get rid of it, having had it for over 35 years. I wonder if the same place that will do my amp can also fix the power supply to the MX-670 mixer?
What other equipment can I shuffle about? I’ve got a 32-inch Sony flat screen TV (without a tuner) languishing in the back bedroom – maybe I could get someone to help me move it to the living room? (I know better than to try and lift the damned thing by myself!).
Even though my turntable is in a state of repose, I still bought a really nice LP the other weekend: the Groundhogs “Cross Cut Saw” United Artists UK LP pressing. I didn’t even have a US copy! Found at a store that had no idea what it was, in Monrovia, CA.
Thanks for the words of encouragement, regarding my thinking of “giving it up”. For the time being, I plan on continuing my blog – at least until I get www.ronkane.com up and running. Believe it or not, that could be sooner rather than later! (I hope to “retire” soon, folks!)
In the meantime, I just continue putting re-sealable sleeves on the nicer prone-to-damage LP’s (UK pressings!); making sure covers are glued together properly; trying to file like things near each other. I think all of my Jonathan King LP’s are together now!