Loving the Audio-Technica AT-LP120 turntable

Still can’t believe just how good the Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USBHC turntable is! Feel like, I am getting the most out of my small by growing vinyl collection at long last!

You can check out my full vinyl collection, here.

891.62 miles of walking since 06/10/2016

That’s me now done 891.62 miles of walking since, since 6th October 2016! Going by my Garmin Vivoactive HR GPS Smart Watch. So should hit 1,000 miles in the next month or so. Since right now, I am going between 20 and 30 miles of walking every week! Yes Coooper, is very well walked boy!

Now at 1,765,064 steps! So will get that to well over 2 million before the middle of the year. Also going up Ben Nevis in July. So that will end a good number steps!

Remember to check out me on Garmin Connect @ connect.garmin.com/modern/profile/gsvalentine and also Strava @ www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine.

Most steps in a week now stands at 115,909

That’s me just set a record on the Garmin Connect website. I’ve now set a new most steps in a week.

The new total stands at 115,909, for the week from the 20 Feb to 26 Feb 2017.

My last personal best was 108,381, for the week from the 23 Jan to 29 Jan 2017.

Well pleased with the Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USBHC Turntable

I am well pleased with the Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USBHC Turntable, that turned up yesterday. I only ordered it on Friday (24th February 2017) from Scan, then I did pay £8.39 for Saturday delivery. Since, I really did not have to have to wait till Monday or Tuesday!

So far, I am very pleased with it! It did take me a while to get it set-up! I had to read the manual and watch a number of YouTube videos on the subject. Since I wanted to make sure, I got the counterweight and anti-skate set-up correct.

My last turntable was a fully automatic belt-drive. This one is direct-drive, fully manual operation. So you have to fully interactive with it. Have to start it spinning, move the torn arm to the correct potion, then lower it into the desired location (groove) on the record. So much more fun, than just pressing the start/stop button!

Would I recommend this turntable! Hell YES!

Audio Technica LP120USBHC Turntable

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 25/02/2017

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 26th February 2017)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Valerie Dyer cares for a pregnant Somali woman and is shocked by aspects of this unfamiliar culture. The nuns and midwives try to provide the best care for Sister Mary Cynthia.

Ice Chaos: Winter Road Rescue (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 27th February 2017)

Documentary series. Jason and Barry rush to a serious incident in which a car hangs precariously above a motorway, ten fire engines tackle a lorry fire and Jamie deals with a mangled car abandoned by its driver at the scene of a crash.

Meet the Lords (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 27th February 2017)

Series following the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain’s oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important institutions. In a TV first, Meet the Lords has exclusive access to film behind the scenes in a turbulent year which has seen dramatic changes in the political landscape and the Lords battling it out with the government. This episode features new people’s peers, hereditaries and political grandees as they try to change legislation, follow their personal passions and clash with the government, all in a gothic palace where centuries-old ceremony and tradition dominate. This is the first time free-roaming cameras have ever been allowed to film in the Lords Chamber and in its committees.

The Railways That Built Britain, with Chris Tarrant (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 27th February 2017)

Documentary series. Chris Tarrant tells the story of how the engines that had made Britain finally ran out of steam, the devastating effect of the Beeching Report, how the railways were reinvented for the modern age, and how a sleek new locomotive not only saved the railway network, but reshaped the country.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 28th February 2017)

Documentary series. Alan Titchmarsh, with celebrity experts and enthusiasts, reveals the hidden treasures to be found at Britain’s historic houses and estates. Alan visits Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire, an 18th-century cotton mill that is still home to a working mill as well as a museum. Oz Clarke uncovers some Civil War history at Dunster Castle in Somerset. Jon Culshaw visits a stately pile in an unusual location, Dan Jones joins an architectural dig on the south coast, and Clive Aslet visits the spectacular grounds of Biddulph Grange in Staffordshire.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 3rd March 2017)

The award-winning satirical comedy continues. Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examine the biggest, most entertaining news stories and make use of the #isitok twitter handle, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. In this edition, the boys are joined live in the studio by the creators and co-stars of Channel 4 sitcom Catastrophe: Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

Just ordered a Audio-Tecnica AT-LP120-USBHC turntable

Big opps! Since I’ve really been getting into collecting vinyl over the last 11 months.

I’ve made up my mind it’s time to get a better turntable, to replace my Audio-Technica AT-LP60 turntable. Which I’ve been most than happy with. But Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USBHC Direct-Drive Professional Stereo Turntable, which I’ve just ordered will sound even better!

My first turntable cost £109. This one has set me back £229! If the reviews are anything to do by, it will be money well spent!

All going well I should get it tomorrow, since I pay extra to get Saturday delivery. No way, do I want to have to wait till Monday or Tuesday to get it!