Can't bring myself to part with my vinyl though.
No! Never do that. A lot of people used their collections for frisbees and now regret it. You know what prices are now for near mint originals.. Yes, I am getting on a bit, so most of my pals tend to be relatively old too and share the same passion for "music" - most of them go a bit daft for Hi-Fi but I get to dabble a bit in the lower end stuff. You could get a decent enough retro turntable for 500/600 zl, but you have to know what you're doing (as in, you need a decent enough cartridge/needle which might be another 200 zl - this is all second hand of course) but I prefer the sound from 70s solid state vintage Hi-Fi, and older records (the majority of my collection) were pressed to sound good on the equipment of the time.
Any modern record deck/turntable costing below 3,000 zl is not going to pass the "Breakfast in America" test - that's an interesting one - as the original mastering is suspect and only sounds good on certain cartridges (Ortodon Red - a love/hate model - being one affordable option) We all know you can spend 30,000 zl on a turntable, but that's for the Russian PM and his friends...
And the main problem with separates is finding the speakers to match, plus cabling, stands etc.
That's why a lot of people have gone digital, because they have other interests and can't be bothered with all the fascinating variables that analogue music allows. But keep hold of those LPs, and do store them vertically :) :) And clean them if you can - wood glue does the trick:)
Ding-A-Dong (Netherlands) sung by Teach In 1975:
That's a good one. She's a singer. There have been some great Eurovision songs over the years, often let down by naff arrangements or poor performers. A great party night for some:)