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In-room coffee and in-room RECORD PLAYERS?!
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Post# 969210   11/21/2017 at 05:29 (306 days old) by joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        

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Yup.  Good night.


Post# 969215 , Reply# 1   11/21/2017 at 06:21 (306 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Whats to prevent guests from smuggling or taking the TT's and records???Cool idea-but the records and TT's would have to be secured somehow.Guess same with the coffe mchines-If it isn't tied down guests have been known to take it from hotels!Remember when hotels used to have radios you put a quarter in it and it would run for a few hours?

Post# 969223 , Reply# 2   11/21/2017 at 06:54 (306 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

I can see a turntable/vinyl amenity being very cool, especially, as the article mentioned, for a younger clientele who have never used one. Me? I don't miss cleaning and flipping albums over at all. I grew up doing it, so the novelty factor isn't there for me. As for stealing equipment and records, I'm sure the hotel would simply add the cost to the guest's credit card.

Post# 969243 , Reply# 3   11/21/2017 at 11:22 (306 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I'll steer clear of the Chatwal, that's for sure.

Post# 969311 , Reply# 4   11/21/2017 at 21:21 (305 days old) by cornutt (Huntsville, AL USA)        
What Frigilux said

There's a certain nostalgia factor with turntables, and I appreciate that. But I don't miss how fragile vinyl is, or how little (by modern standards) recording time there is on a side. And I especially don't miss the surface noise.

Post# 969315 , Reply# 5   11/21/2017 at 21:50 (305 days old) by sudsmaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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This indeed a cool idea. But I also remember how carefully vinyl has to be handled... and I still have a full collection, 50/50 classical/rock-pop-jazz. The good old vinyl has that ephemeral thing called "presence" that a CD or MP3 can't quite achieve.

I am also reminded of going to the main library in SF in my youth to listen to records from their collection on old hard heavy uncomfortable headphones. Good times.

Post# 969319 , Reply# 6   11/21/2017 at 22:01 (305 days old) by johnrk (BP TX)        
I Don't Miss Vinyl

except for one thing: the format was perfect for the practice of art on album covers. There are books dedicated to it. I can remember buying ELP, for example, on cassette to play in the car and there'd be this postage-stamp-sized picture of an amazing album cover.

I missed the disappearance of 45's more than LP's. We had the famous Don's Record Shop in Bellaire, a Houston suburb, that kept 45's available for us long after they'd left the record stores.

Post# 969339 , Reply# 7   11/22/2017 at 00:36 (305 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

I grew up with vinyl,too-but don't miss the cleaning and such.I still have my records and several TTs-Got some from a radio station that went to all digital.They gave me the old Technics TT's for free.Same with a few nice RR tape decks-still work.I did like the sound of vinyl-records that were properly recorded and pressed-played thru tubed amps!Problem is some records are BADLY pressed and too much audio processing during the recording process.These sound HORRIBLE!!!!Same with on CDs,cassettes,and any other medium.ANY medium can sound proper and great if it used correctly and within its capacity.Yes,even the lowly cassette!I have some "audiophile" quality cassettes that sound great!!!They were duplicated at regular speed-not high speed.Some high speed duplicators are not set up roperly or their heads are not alighned right.I used to work on those machines.

Post# 969358 , Reply# 8   11/22/2017 at 06:52 (305 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

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I've got vinyl from 1969.  Often used.  Still flawless.  How it's handled and what it's played on.

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