First, I have to praise Art D on his very well written and informative piece on playing 78's and the gear used. That said, a 78rpm record and the gear to play it is a niche in a niche. If I am doing the math right, all the odds and ends he mentioned to give the playback justice runs to at least $10,000. TEN GRAND!
Even to the very well healed that is a lot of change. Especially when one considers one is not doing vinyl, or digital, or even server based digital but simply a small piece of one source.
Would that I had $10 grand to spend for a small part of a source stream.
Please tell me one can also play normal 45rpm and 33rpm vinyl on that rig.
I am VERY envious. It does leave me questioning the good fellows total income. In my $50K neighborhood junior would be running naked and we would be eating a lot of spam after that bit of extravagance.