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Pulled the old turntable (Dual 1258), amp (Sherwood S-9180 CP) and speakers (Zenith Allegro) out of my Mom's basement yesterday. Grabbed a couple of records at Value Village on the off-chance the neglected 30 year-old gear would work. Lo and behold, it all seems to be working perfectly. Pumped!

Any recommendations for record stores in Ottawa? I live on Elgin, so Birdman and Compact in the Glebe are both pretty close to me.

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near where Mavericks and The Beer Store are located

You understand my concept of geography very well.

Also, anywhere to get my turntable worked on? It has a minor mechanical flaw (the barbs on the centre post don't automatically retract when they should) which I would like to get taken care of so long as it won't be stupid expensive.

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  • 3 months later...

this site is great to let you know what's coming out

http://store.acousticsounds.com/index.cfm?get=results&NewArrivals=true

buycdnow.ca is great for new prices. They sometimes destroy prices from retailers in town and get hard to find stuff

http://diamondgroove.com/ this guy is just outside of hamilton. Someone here told me about him years ago. His rare vinyl is out of this world. I personally went to his shop this past summer and spent a grand in about a half an hour. Great Great stuff!!! He will ship to you.

ebay.ca and discogs.com are great resources. As is Amazon.ca and amazon.com, i sometimes us the german and uk amazon sites too.

will update more in a bit

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key shops in town are in order of importance

www.turningpointmusic.ca for used

www.vertigorecords.ca for new

therecordcentre.com/ for used and new

www.compactmusic.ca/‎ for new

www.cdwarehouse.ca/locations.asp‎ on clyde

BIRDMAN SOUND

593-B Bank Ottawa, ON

(613) 233-0999 for eclectic and music no one has ever heard of lol.

check here too

http://crushtastic.ca/soundspot/?page_id=31

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