A radio station used to be built around its record collection. In Paul Rumsey's broadcast days he used to get vinyl from the record companies for free hoping that he and likewise other DJ's would play the record on the air to give the band/musician publicity. Paul personally amassed a huge collection of vinyl some of it never played, rare coloured vinyl etc. He made the poor decision to sell the lot for $6.00 before relocating back to the UK. Worst decision he could have made. Fast forward to the current vinyl craze Paul has built up a large collection of vinyl records from all genres thanks to a kind donation from a friend of the station and also albums he has personally purchased from his local store Slipped Discs Records in Steyning. The collection continues to grow and is used in both live broadcasts and on the ALT-X FM roadshow specialising in 70's,80's and 90's music.
The equipment ALT-X FM uses are Citronic record turntables which is a robust and cheaper answer to the Technics SL-1200. The Citronic turntables incorporate features and technology to enhance performance and convenience. Our Citronic models are built for durability, with features like high-torque direct drive motors and adjustable pitch controls. Citronic record turntables offer the precision and reliability required for a seamless broadcast and our live performances.
Our turntables are fitted with high-end Stanton cartridges and elliptical needles. In the world of vinyl records and analog audio, the choice of a needle can significantly impact your music-listening experience. While regular spherical needles are functional, elliptical needles offer a range of benefits, including enhanced sound quality, reduced record wear, improved tracking, versatility, and the ability to upgrade existing setups. If you're passionate about music and want to enjoy your vinyl collection to the fullest, consider making the switch to an elliptical needle – your ears will thank you for it!
ebay and donated by a friend of the station. The same goes for the speakers which range from studio-size speakers to full-sized professional DJ speakers. There are also a variety of mixers, and microphones in use but thats not anything to do with the vinyl. The one mixer that takes pride of place in Studio 2 (Meadow Mist Studio) is a Fostex 350 which has 6 VU's, something Paul is crazy about. The unit arrived damaged by the courier but Paul has slowly repaired it and it is again functioning after a good cleaning.