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compl3x    6,290

I thought I would make this topic to continue a discussion about Vinyl that DirtyLarry and I started here. I copied Larry's post:

 

... a lot of the old stuff amazingly is getting reissued, and usually costs about $20-$25, and the really cool part is a lot of the releases are also including a digital download.
 
It is no doubt more expensive than CD's or going digital, but there are three things that make it worth it for me...
1) The Intimacy - Just the experience of putting a record on the record player and lowering the needle means it is a much, much more intimate experience. It makes the music mean that much more. I realize this can sound kind of out there, but it really is true. When you play a record, you are taking steps to play it. It is an overall experience.
2) Album Cover Art. Even better is when they include an album insert, which is usually the lyrics. As an artist myself, I really, really appreciate both of these aspects, and they are really becoming a lost art form. IMHO There is nothing quite look a well designed album cover.
3) The sound really is as pure as it gets.
 
Really it all comes down to one thing though. I grew up with records, and I miss it. It is no doubt me reliving my youth.
 
What really got me back into it is I found my old record collection in my parents basement about 6 months ago. I also found my record player. All I needed was a new belt and needle, which both cost me $18 total on eBay. I was back up and running.
 
Since then I have purchased about 30 new records in addition to the 50 or so I already had. Probably spent about $400 total. I view it like anything else I collect. In fact I just got a new record in the mail today. The new Primus album where they do Willy Wonka. It included a digital download, was $20, and came in chocolate vinyl.
 
I already have the new Foo Fighters album coming out in November preordered on Vinyl. That is awesome.

 

When I was a kid I would beg my dad to let me change the records. He'd rarely let me because he was worried I scratch them or mess up the stylus.

 

The physical experience of putting on a record, especially of an album you can listen to from start to finish, is something that digital can't offer.

 

Having said that, there are some genre which don't benefit from the sound of Vinyl IMO. I think rock sounds wonderful on vinyl. Classical doesn't enjoy any benefit as far as I can tell.

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lanman31337    0

I've been collecting vinyl for a number of years.  My big genres are 60's and very early 70's reggae, as well as 70's and early 80's punk..  Tons of 45s and LPs.  A lot of it hasn't been released on CD or MP3.  I DJ with them as well.

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Pikey    29

Count me in as another happy vinyl spinner ... still got all my old stuff from the 70's/80's and still buying today!

 

Here's some random pics of the gear ...

 

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All sounding pretty good these days, although it's taking a while to get the stylus alignment 'just right' ... all part of the fun!!

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Pikey    29

Nobody else into vinyl? , must be some around on Neowin surely!!

 

Meanwhile some new gear ... Rega RP6 plus Ortofon 2M Black ...

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BritBronco    84

I collect some, just bought the new Jason Isbell on vinyl for the wife. Nice to have and do when i have time to sit down. But nothing beats having all my tunes on my phone.

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Pikey    29

More new gear ...

 

Nagaoka MP200 ..

 

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And Arcam Alpha 8R amp with 8P power amp ...

 

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Pikey    29

Well another year rolls by! ... and after experimenting with the Arcam Alpha amps for a spell I've gone back to my old Musical Fidelity A2! ... it just works!

Also gone back to my trusty A&R P77 cartridge (with a paratrace tip courtesy of Expert Stylus Co in Surrey)

 

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+DevTech    1,348

This is a great example of "Necro Posting" that Just Works.

 

Mods: please never lock this thread

 

Once per year audio system config update? Priceless!

 

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+DevTech    1,348

I miss vinyl...

 

Quite a contrast to this mostly PLEXY discussion:

 

 

 

I once lived down the street from a music reviewer for a major city newspaper. Walking into his living room, 1 wall was a window, every other scrap of wall space was shelves of vinyl with a stereo crammed in there somewhere!

 

It was magic...

 

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Pikey    29
On 12/9/2018 at 10:38 PM, DevTech said:

It was magic...

I'm glad for you! ... meanwhile spinning right now! ...

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