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Old 01-04-2009, 05:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vinyl making a HUGE comeback:

Nice to see, as i have about 300-400 records. Most times, I enjoy the sounds of vinyl over cd's, it just sounds crisper:


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Old 01-04-2009, 06:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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As someone who once had over 2,000 albums on vinyl and goodness knows how many singles, I do not pine for a return to this awful stuff that was far too fragile. It scratched too easy if the wrong hands got hold of it. Some of my very well looked after vinyl that had not been played for over a decade took some cleaning from the dust that somehow clogged the grooves. Yuk!

I suspect that there is a touch of nostalgia, and the fact that they are rather
tactile is involved in this "huge" comeback. Bear in mind that as much as the covers are nice the music is the key. If Abbey Road was put out in a brown paper bag it would still be an all time great recording. Also the great thing about the CD is that they can be copied to a very cheap blank and the original stored away safe and sound and still be in great working order many years later.
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Vinyl isn't worthy of coming back. Bring back the 8-Track damn it!!!
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, having sifted through the half a dozen or so threads dedicated to this topic, I still don't understand what the deal is with this format, especially with its recent resurgence. Apparently the sound isn't better (than CDs or high quality mp3s), it's far less convenient to listen to, much more delicate and prone to corruption and as far as I can tell, more expensive...I get that it holds a lot of nostalgic value for older folk but what's up with the young peeps drooling over it lately? I didn't really grow up in an environment that payed much attention to music but my sister did have some vinyl records and I can't say they hold any particular nostalgic value for me. I was a child of tapes but I can't see myself going back to that any time soon...:\

So, all things considered, it all reeks of an annoying indier-than-thou fad...*shrugs*
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I buy used vinyl because it's cheap, I can walk out of a shop with ten records without spending over $25.
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Well, having sifted through the half a dozen or so threads dedicated to this topic, I still don't understand what the deal is with this format, especially with its recent resurgence. Apparently the sound isn't better (than CDs or high quality mp3s), it's far less convenient to listen to, much more delicate and prone to corruption and as far as I can tell, more expensive...I get that it holds a lot of nostalgic value for older folk but what's up with the young peeps drooling over it lately? I didn't really grow up in an environment that payed much attention to music but my sister did have some vinyl records and I can't say they hold any particular nostalgic value for me. I was a child of tapes but I can't see myself going back to that any time soon...:\

So, all things considered, it all reeks of an annoying indier-than-thou fad...*shrugs*
The sound IS better, but its a case of you WILL need audiophile equipment to discern the difference between the two. Heavy Guage vinyl recordings als have much better sound than light guage. Unfortunately the degradation of the medium is a price we have to pay.

All things told, is SACD or DVD-A had taken off, then Vinyl would be truly dead, because those formats offered vastly improved sound quality and also eliminated the handling issues.

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i've got a decent sound set up, pre-amp etc and an old record player that i can hook up, but i don't see the point either, i can't afford that sh*t. The 'resurgence' in 7'' singles is a student thing and it's a hollow gesture to those kind of people, they dont care about the sound. Dread's right though, you can buy stacks of second hand ones for nothing and if it's old 70's albums with mental artwork you get the full impact, gatefold sleeves etc..

If someone would buy me some decks and a stack of records so i could learn to mix though, i'd be just fine with that I thought vinyl would last forever on the dancefloor but you get these 'blank-vinyl' decks that hooks up to laptops, you can mix digital music live. Madness. Plus widespread bootlegging's killing it off in that area as well... WE'RE ALL DOOMED.

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I buy used vinyl because it's cheap, I can walk out of a shop with ten records without spending over $25.
But if you buy it used, considering the wear and tear, you're already forfeiting what should be the primary reason for buying it, the (supposedly) superior sound, no? Doesn't it then just come down to the "cool" artwork? *unsure*

I dunno, it either seems like a sport of the well-off or the wannabes who want to appear cool by saying they listen to an "obscure" format...*shrug*
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