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Vinyl Revival

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ricknbaker, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. ricknbaker

    ricknbaker Tele-Holic

    Nov 12, 2014
    Watford, UK

  2. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    I hate the vinyl revival, because I've always been into vinyl. Now I have to pay lots for original common pressings of well known albums, and lots for the reissues as well.

  3. johnny k

    johnny k Friend of Leo's

    Jan 15, 2011
    when is the CD revival going to happen ?
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  4. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    I'm surprised the hipsters haven't got into Bakelite 78's by now....:rolleyes:
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  5. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    I don't like the bloated prices & some of the pompous posers...the belt on my turntable's been shot for a good 2 decades.
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  6. ricknbaker

    ricknbaker Tele-Holic

    Nov 12, 2014
    Watford, UK
    Do you think there'll be a hipster market for heavily reliced LPs? I've still got quite a few.

  7. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    I got a receiver/amp/turntable free at a garage sale, plugged in some speakers from the tech department, and dragged all my old records to my classroom. The kids like to gawk at my rig, and (outside class time) I like to play stuff I haven't heard in a while.

    I probably won't be buying any new "pressings", though.
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  8. vespa1

    vespa1 Tele-Meister

    Aug 23, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI
    I have never stopped buying and listening to records since the early 80s. I love the vinyl resurgence, though some of the prices seem absurd, I am happy to be able to replace some well worn favorites with very high quality reissues. What stumps me is the relatively recent cassette revival. I just do not get it,

  9. Count

    Count Friend of Leo's

    Was going to fish out my old deck then thought: new belt, if I can find someone who stocks that model, new stylus, readjust the arm weights, hook up all the cables, get the LPs down off the top shelf - didn't bother.

  10. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Friend of Leo's

    Feb 12, 2010
    No doubt the sound is better but I gave up on being a real audiophile long ago. Would I like to have a 50s era tube Marantz, sweet turntable and some high end speakers (Klipsch, Magnaplanar etc)? Sure, if I had a dedicated room or large enough living area.
    Also, I'm like a lot folks and I'm too lazy to fool around with vinyl and the meticulous care of my collection.
    I''m all digital and going further into that realm. I'm probably going to buy some Sonos wireless speakers this month.
    I do have all of my old Beatles records on vinyl and a few other but the rest I gave away over 10 years ago.

  11. MrCairo46

    MrCairo46 Friend of Leo's

    I seem to remember all the talk of the "perfect " sound quality of the "CD" over lowly degradable vynyl back in the 1980's. I truly believe that the artists themselves promote selling vyny to increase the number of units they can sell. Years ago I'd own the vynyl at home, the cassette in the car. Now with digital transfers so popular, vynyl and its "appeal" offer a chance to regain some cash to declining sales. IMHO
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  12. texastengu

    texastengu Tele-Holic

    Aug 23, 2016
    Austone, Tejas
    A good analogy might be a couple of my beloved bicycles. My Bianchi Mega Pro SL never fails to turn heads but I can hammer any carbon bike rider on my old chromoly Nishiki Olympic 12 because steel is real! Unless you listen to lossless flac or WAV files you'll never experience goosebumps listening to music like you will with an analog signal.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
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  13. Karl1962

    Karl1962 NEW MEMBER!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Cahors, France
    I love vinyls but the prices are absurd. I do find good reissues on Amazon, in the 10€ range.
    Being an amazon Premium member helps in that department.
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  14. ricknbaker

    ricknbaker Tele-Holic

    Nov 12, 2014
    Watford, UK
    OK, so we all know that the analogue sound is warmer - does that mean we should only buy vinyl music that was recorded and mixed on tape and eschew anything that's been through a DAW?
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  15. otterhound

    otterhound Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 14, 2008
    Manheim Pa.
    Yes ..........
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  16. GuildX700

    GuildX700 Tele-Holic

    Apr 28, 2016
    This. Been spinning it nonstop since 1975.
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  17. GuildX700

    GuildX700 Tele-Holic

    Apr 28, 2016
    Well I do. I have several high end cassette decks, most with Dolby S/HX PRO and I can tape a CD or a needle drop and that tape rivals the original source. The keys here are high end deck, Dolby S/HX PRO and knowing what you are doing.

    Most folks have never hard the true potential of the lowly cassette.

  18. johnny k

    johnny k Friend of Leo's

    Jan 15, 2011
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  19. Boubou

    Boubou Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Jul 30, 2005
    Montreal, Quebec
    Ms Boubou was moving stuff in our storage room and either the turntable or just the cover fell. Now the cover is cracked
    So that's that
    Pioneer PL 112 if I remember correctly

  20. jay4321

    jay4321 Tele-Meister

    Apr 23, 2008
    The only thing I ever liked about vinyl was how much you could appreciate the cover art. Other than that I dislike everything else about them and don't understand the allure at all. They take up space, they're not portable, and over the years I found that if the album sounded good on vinyl, it would still sound good in other formats. I've never been considered a purist with anything music-wise and vinyl is a good reason why. Having digital files for music has been one of the best things ever & I spend far more time listening to music today than I ever did because of it.

    But hey, if someone likes the charm and wants to spend the money, fine. But I had my vinyl years early on (and in the era of cassettes and CDs) and I'm not going back.

    Which reminds me, my wife and I have a rack in the basement with some 1,300 CDs on it we have to get rid of.
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