I was very scared because that bullet has to come down! The next year Jun, in his fourth year of university, had finished everything except writing his thesis. My major was global culture, so I negotiated with her: Can I go to Kingston? I will send you a draft of my thesis every week. I still keep in touch with her to this day.
Because he was a university student with limited funds, Jun started a small business with friends back in Tokyo to be able to buy records. He went to the vinyl stores in Kingston and bought reggae records which he sent to Japan, where his friends sold them. Because of his profligate record buying for his own collection, it was not a huge success.
But it taught the cost of the freight, tax, import duty and regulations. Degreed and back in Japan Jun joined a freight forwarding company where he learned how to do it properly, not to mention funding his even more obsessive record buying. That was my first year after graduating from university, when I first got a salary. There was a thriving DJ culture in Soweto.
The scene should have been proof of how successful apartheid was at keeping South Africans separate, all the way down to the music they listened to: Black South Africans with house music; white South Africans with rock.
But it was wonderfully eclectic. My first copies of Led Zep I found in Soweto. He thinks a little and I can hear some of the architect that he is, in his reply. I love limits, I love restrictions, I think convenience and access are overrated. Vinyl records are experiencing a revival across the world, including in many African countries.
As part of his job, he travels extensively. Has he found any great records? What I do is to always find a place where the taxi drivers gather, eating and drinking. I still use that lesson when I go into the rest of Africa. Jun has travelled all over Africa, finding vinyl records in unexpected places, including this store in Ghana [Photo courtesy of Jun Morikawa] In Dakar, Senegal last year, Jun used his method and his charm — a taxi driver took him to a little shop with some CDs and a few vinyl records.
The international vinyl market has totally changed. The international online marketplace, Discogs, with its more than 13 million recordings vinyl and CD for sale, has made it very easy to access records, but has also pushed up prices.
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Analog recording is much less detailed, and the gaps in data result in a slight abstraction of sound that is often very pleasing to the ear.
You get a very similar difference between images captured on film as opposed to digital cameras — purely digital recording can feel too precise, cold, and clinical, and lose the "warmth" and humanity many people associate with analog technology. This goes back to the question of whether you're an audiophile, or if you just like the look and feel of records.
If you care deeply about sound, you're going to end up spending a lot more money. But seriously, don't get hung up on that unless you're an audiophile. It'll be fine. You are better off buying a new turntable instead of finding something vintage. Old, used turntables will have some wear and tear and will be expensive to fix if something goes wrong. You can easily buy a good new turntable without spending a lot of money, and since most models have a built-in pre-amp, you can sidestep some of the more obnoxious aspects of building a stereo system.
More about that later. If you aren't tremendously concerned about sound quality and just want an uncomplicated turntable with built-in speakers that won't take up much space, you should look into getting one of these portable Crosley turntables, or some other similar products on the market. Crosley's portable turntables are generally well reviewed on their own merits, extremely easy to use, and are very cute; they come in a variety of colors too.
Audio-Technica's line of turntables is a good bet if you want a solid, dependable, and inexpensive basic turntable that you can hook up to a larger stereo system. Many of these turntables will feature an optional built in pre-amp and a USB output to your computer.
If you have lots of money to burn and you're a hardcore audiophile, you probably have no use for this guide but would love to get a super-high-end turntable like this Linn Sondek LP Go ahead and splurge, OK? Belt drive turntables have an independent motor that drives the platter — the thing you put the record itself on — with a rubber belt. Direct drive turntables have a platter that is integral to the motor. Belt drive turntables can't be used for DJing, but you can use a direct drive turntable for that purpose.
Audiophiles prefer belt drive turntables because they produce less outside noise and vibration. If you care about sound, absolutely. It is amazing how much speakers make a difference in listening to pretty much anything at all. Bad speakers can distort gorgeous recordings, and great speakers can bring out the best in anything you play.
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