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Vinyl records

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by jem88, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    Still the best way to listen to music. Who's with me?
  2. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    If you like pops and hissing with your music... you're on your own jem. :D

    Seriously, I haven't owned a record player is close to 20 years - I still have a bunch of albums, mind you, but they just sit and gather dust and remind me of another time.

    I take it you still own one... Is it old or new; are they still produced and how do you maintain things like that with needle changes, etc...?
  3. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    i miss the days more than i miss the vinyl.
  4. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    Any Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, Stones and the like? If so, and you're ever looking to offload... :cool:
  5. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    I absolutely agree, as would most music purists. Unfortunately, I sold all of my records shortly after realizing how broke I was after college. Saying I regret it would be an understatement.

    I love MP3's now for the pure convenience, but vinyl is the **** when you're actually going to listen to real music.
  6. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Music has always made my life go around ever since my first LP purchase (Pink Floyd, the Wall). I always thought the old ways were the best until I listened to Nirvana's Unplugged CD on a friends sound system. Since that point, I was on board with any advancement that made the music sound as clear as possible.

    I guess it just depends on the person and the way they feel music should sound. If LPs are best for you then that is all that matters.
  7. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    I don't know what it is. I agree CDs have a clear sound; it's just that vinyl has a 'deep' sound....
  8. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    my computer teacher said that they want to go back to some sort of vinyl recordings, because they last for a real long time as opposed to the 5 or so year shell-life of CDs

    people are now starting to collect cassette tapes as well
  9. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    I love vinyl.


    A few years ago I had a mcintosh amp and preamp, B&W Nautilus 803's and I liked the sound of vinyl more than anything. I bought a nice intro level project turntable and Spun some old records and fell in love.

    I wish I still had that.
  10. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    It just feels like you're listening to the album the way the artist meant it to be listened to. I was always fascinated by the way artists opened and closed record sides. For example, Stairway To Heaven was a classic way to finish side one; an epic piece that takes away the breath before the needle lifts. You get yourself together, flip it over and get ready for Misty Mountain Hop. Perfection!
  11. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    no, that was just how far technology went

    now if you wanted to say that the artist meant to give you a feeling of a live performance, than I can agree w/ that
  12. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    Not sure I get what you mean about the live performance bit. But I do believe that back in the day, artists structured their song cycles around the LP format (and the cassette for that matter - but that's another discussion.) Magical Mystery Tour is a great example. Side One was a collection of new material taken from the movie, which closed with the timeless 'I Am The Walrus.' Side Two was an odds and sods collection of songs that didn't make previous albums (Strawberry Fields was from the Sgt Pepper's sessions.)
  13. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    My wife thinks I'm crazy, but I think I can tell the difference between the two when I listen to each.
  14. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    your not crazy at all. I can tell the difference instantly.

    The warmth from vinyl is not found on a disc.

    Dire Straights brothers in arms album is really well produced and recorded.

    I used to listen to that album all the time when I had that stuff. When I listened to the cd it sounded brighter and seemed harsh. The album was warm and smooth. Nice mid range and bass, not deep or over bearing.

    Jazz albums really sound great on vinyl.
  15. Rackat

    Rackat Active Member

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    I bought a box of albums from a guy that used to be a DJ, this was probably 12-15 years ago. $5 for 40+ albums. Most of them are long play versions/club mixes. At the time I had a record player, but it broke shortly after I got the albums (wonder why?). I've been thinking about getting a new record player just so I can listen to all of them.

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