Crosley unit that records onto CDs. (I fear every time I play a single or LP that I am slowly destroying the thing.) I'm not a huge fan of the system's retro look, but if it allows me to enjoy my Italian pressing of Social Distortion's Mommy's Little Monster and my Gauge 7", then I'll suffer.
I've had friends ask why I even bother with vinyl. I think the answer is pretty self-explanatory. First, as odd as it sounds, not everything is available on CD or even as a download (legal or otherwise). Second, I like the way it sounds. I like have a large piece of artwork to look and pour over. Listening to an LP is a far more intimate experience than listening to a CD. Always has been. Always will be.
So this is my quest now. Sell enough shit on eBay (maybe someone will buy that Yellow Dancer 7" that I've had up forever), and purchase a new turntable. Hell, I don't even care if it records onto CD, though it would be nice to listen to some of this vinyl in the car or while I'm mowing the grass. That would only be an added bonus. I just want the sweet sounds of Born Against to fill the room once again as I step from the shower. Is that too much to ask? If you're my turntable, apparently it is.