Talking Vinyl with Patrick from Sega Saturn Shiro!

I recently had a fun chat with Pat from the Shiro! crew to discuss vinyl records.  While this topic (and cassettes) really need a deep-dive video to prove the points we made, I thoroughly enjoyed the technical speculation, as well as just sharing our thoughts on the format.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of video game music, or just music in general, if you were curious why people are talking about vinyl again, this is a great start!  As always, these long-from chats are also available on every major podcast network – Just search your favorite app for “retrorgb vinyl”!

Pat’s recommended setup*:

Record Player:
Phono Pre-Amp:
Speakers (UNshielded):

My (much cheaper ;p) recommended setup*:

Amp (comes with good phono pre-amp):
Record Player (comes with a great headshell):
UNshielded Speaker – ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2:
Shielded Speaker (If you’re near CRT’s) – Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE:
Record Cleaner (this thing is amazing):
Disc sleeves:
Outer sleeves:

*as we said in the podcast, if you’re on a budget, get anything.  You don’t need to spend a lot unless you’re 100% sure that music is as important to you as it is to us.  If you get an old, beat up turntable, just make sure to get a new cartridge with needle.  This is NOT necessary with new stuff, but you don’t want some beat, old player to ruin your records.  Here’s a 3-pack for $12 that should be safe:

Also, here’s a bunch more links of stuff we discussed.  Just some random, fun stuff:

Pat’s Discogs List:

Budget Audiophile records:

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