stuff of dreams....3000 classical records inbound.

Mike Lavigne

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“If I never bought another classical record I’m good.” :D:D:D:D You are so funny.
ok. :rolleyes: but before i buy more classical i will be looking at my stash to find the equivalent and listening. no reason to buy more classical unless it's compelling. and i have a lifetime of listening choices. i did give my KLaudio RCM a workout yesterday and it was singing along.

before the family arrived for dinner i did load all the shelves (had to sort a bit the mix ups with the order)......my body went into shut down. then food coma. recovery will be slow. but i'm done. ahhhhhh.
 

melomane99

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Less is more Michael - imho. I have a 6000+ vinyl collection of which 80% are classical. As a collector of 50 years I haven't listening to a lot of them - just collected them along the way as I read their reviews in Gramophone magazine to listen as and when. I am intrigued who the Gramophone reviewer whose collection you bought Michael? Any clues you can reveal - like their initials?
 

Mike Lavigne

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Less is more Michael - imho. I have a 6000+ vinyl collection of which 80% are classical. As a collector of 50 years I haven't listening to a lot of them - just collected them along the way as I read their reviews in Gramophone magazine to listen as and when. I am intrigued who the Gramophone reviewer whose collection you bought Michael? Any clues you can reveal - like their initials?
i never asked......meant to, but thanks for the push and i think will. been busy. good idea.

so far i've cleaned and listened to about 100 pressings and box sets. they are dusty, but the pressings are pretty much perfect (as most classical collections tend to be). happy with the mix, lots of "new to me" music. the 100 i've cleaned are sitting on my sofa and i keep dipping into them to spend more time with them.

the last week or so taken a break with other system distractions and Holiday life intrusions....

it's nice knowing all that fresh ground is waiting for me when i get around to it. and i will.
 
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SeagoatLeo

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Mike, looks/sounds like a fine classical collection. Your listening room and equipment deserve the best, more records. I have 28,500 LPs, 7,000 78s and 7,000 CDs and am nearly 66. I've sold or donated 18,000 78s and LPs in the past 30 years. I do not consider myself a collector but primarily a listener. I made a rule for myself, if I don't desire to play a recording 3 times a year, out it goes. I still have about 3,000 too many opera recordings (duplicates donated to me by my high school teacher and a synagogue member when they passed on). My recordings are about 25% classical vocal/opera, 45% classical, 20% pop/jazz from 1920s to 1970s and 10% ethnic music. No complete operas on 78s any longer-too much trouble/weight/time lost. Enjoy!
 

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