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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Moon View Post
    CD prices aren't dropping due to the vinyl resurgence.

    They are dropping because of streaming and downloads. Full stop.
    Amen to this

    By the way: I love vinyl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Moon View Post
    I have quite a large vinyl collection, along with CD's and a quickly growing collection of hi-res and DSD files.

    Clicks and pops are not a problem on the vast majority of said collection, due to a modicum of care, and being played on good quality equipment.

    While CD's do quite a few things measurably better than vinyl, there is one thing that they are inferior in doing. And that is producing a wide, deep soundstage, and a more 3d image. CD's tend to flatten the images of musicians, and truncate the soundstage.

    I have original vinyl and CD reissues of quite a few recordings on different labels, and this is pretty universal.

    Hi-res PCM files solve some of the above problems, but not all. Double and quad rate DSD solve them all (besides the huge HD space they require).
    Published evidence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Moon View Post
    CD prices aren't dropping due to the vinyl resurgence.

    They are dropping because of streaming and downloads. Full stop.
    They're dropping for all of the above, and other reasons. You can't point to just one. Ken can speak for himself, though. I rather enjoyed his playful correlation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    Amen to this

    By the way: I love vinyl
    And so you should. It can be a lovely retro diversion. As can vinyl mini-skirts.

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    Concerning prices, they are very low here. The cheapest we have are those massive ones called "sales by the Dutch principle" (for some reason), where prices drop every day, or week.

    At the end, 100 "units" - both individual LPs and whole LP box sets, DVDs and CDs of various genres count as a unit - can be bought for DKK 200 and DKK 101 / €25 and €13.

    Due to the modest number of classical buyers and collectors, there´s a lot of interesting material even in these last days, but mainly concerning LPs.
    Last edited by joen_cph; Apr-29-2016 at 18:43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    And so you should. It can be a lovely retro diversion. As can vinyl mini-skirts.
    That must be a word joke I don't understand, sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    Got it now. ....................
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    double post , sorry.
    Last edited by Pugg; Nov-03-2016 at 05:27.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    Published evidence?
    Evidently my dear Watson, use your ears that's all the evidence you should need............ and a good turntable!


    Even Harry Partch would agree also
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    Wow. I read that article. I guess I'll lay off buying gold and silver for the impending global financial collapse, and buy vinyl.
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    Are we all feeling a bit richer after reading that, think they are overstating prices a lot I always use musicstack.com to check pricing.... Think the reporters there need a reality check, yes some records like FM's original album first issue are worth big bucks but the Police spare me- pricing is always based on rarity and then condition.............
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    Whahahahahaaaa

    Police album for 350 ?
    2nd hand rock albums should be noisy, scratchy and cheap, and have residu of all sorts of illegal substances.
    If you want a pristine Velvet Underground album ( again; whahahahahaa) you should have bought it when it came out and have stored it at your parents house, which, probably, still is where you live now.
    "Life has surface noise", folks
    Last edited by Jos; Nov-07-2016 at 19:09.

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    I have a lot of old vinyl. A lot of it is old original jazz records, but I have some of my old records from high school and some other stuff in the record collection.

    the thing I like about the old records is that when they were recorded with one mic like a lot of old jazz and blues records, you get a realistic audio perspective. I used to work in a sound studio in the 1980s, and when you record everything on a separate trac and then "mix" the final product, you get an audio perspective that, in reality, does not exist. what I mean is there is no place on the bandstand where if you stood there, you would hear all the parts as balanced as they are in a commercial recording.

    also, analog sound is richer. when I listen to a lot of digital music and then put on a record, I really notice the difference.

    but you know what I really miss about records?

    having to scour the city to find the record I was looking for.

    I know for most people, being able to order anything and have it delivered is great, but when I was young and learning how to play, the joy and satisfaction of actually finding a rare record in the back bin of a used record store...that was something for us back then.

    I would listen to one side of one record for days on end back then... until I knew every line on the record. I didn't just set up a play list and go about my day. I really listened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieRUKiddingVarese View Post
    Evidently my dear Watson, use your ears that's all the evidence you should need............ and a good turntable!
    Out of curiosity, I've often been interested in reading evidence (published article) one might have for one over the other. Both sides can be convincing with objective and/or subjective remarks. A recent reading...

    http://www.laweekly.com/music/why-cd...-vinyl-5352162

    At one time I had and liked both (LPs and CDs) with good playback machinery. I noted instances of better recordings for both. I felt LP easily held its way against some atrocious CD transfers/remasterings of the 1980's.

    As the decades wore (with, thankfully, good hearing), I became increasingly confident of the quality of CD recordings. Subsequently, my CD collection soon dwarfed the LPs. Not long ago, a decision was made to dispose of the tt and LPs. Listening time for LPs had decreased to an impractical, only nostalgic amount.

    I appreciated my time with LPs, but do not miss.

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