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Stories - @stusid1984

16th September 2019

Posted in: Stories

We spoke to Instagram follower @stusid1984 about his audio equipment, record collection and his favourite album




When did you start collecting records?

I started collecting records in 2015. I’ve always been around records as my Dad had a record player growing up, and I always bought the odd one here and there but never started collecting them seriously until I got my own record player for Xmas in 2015.

I’ve always collected CD’s and still do, but started getting records when I got my record player. I got a cheapish one but soon upgraded to the Rega RP1.



What is your favourite record?

My favourite record is the 1969 classic ‘Abbey Road’ by The Beatles, of which I have 3 different copies.

Abbey Road was the first album I bought by The Beatles on CD and it had always remained my favourite by them. I have a 1st press, a 1973 French reissue and one of the more recent pressings.



Who is your favourite artist/band?

As well as The Beatles, my favourite bands include, The Smiths and The Stone Roses. I’m a Guitar teacher and musician and The Stone Roses were the main reason I started playing the guitar.

I also enjoy solo artists such as Nick Drake and Elliott Smith.


What is your favourite music based magazine?

I enjoy reading ‘Mojo Magazine’, ‘Uncut’ and also ‘What Hi-Fi?’, which is where I read the recommendations, which made me buy your speakers!


@stusid1984's equipment list

Speakers Monitor Audio Bronze 2
Turntable Rega RP1

Onkyo A-9010


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