It's great to come home to vinyl after almost a decade away. As you say Clare, the charity shops are a great source of LPs, a veritable rebellious jukebox on tap.
Gregory, I'm not too sure what cartridge I'm using. Daft as that may sound. All I rememebr is replacing the one the NAD came with, for a model a guy in a now defunct hi-fi shop convinced me was good value for £100-150. That's got to be eight years ago. It's purple in colour and took me ages to fix onto the arm. It's not had much or any use for years. I'm just about to order a Graham Slee phono amp (the Bridge model). Does anyone know if that sounds about right as an upgrade to my current set-up?
I've got thousands of albums and 7&12inch vinyls scattered around the house, (garage, loft, cupboards, under beds, in drawers), so at the moment the process of locating a particular album is virtually impossible. But serendipitous hunts have so far netted forgotten gems by Saint Ettiene, Lloyd Cole, Everything But The Girl, Yello, Madonna, the guitarist John Williams, Suede & The Residents. I like the idea of putting on an album and NOT having the option to skip tracks. Can't wait to get in the loft on Saturday and dust down a stack of Factory 12inches. Once I've admired the sleeves, I might even play some of them.