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Vinyl or cd ?

I expect the answer to be both but I,ll ask anyhow !

Just set myself up a system but all I have , speakers aside of course is just an intergrated Arcam amp an Pro Ject  turn table. I,m slowly trawling through my old vinyl and having a great time whilst also thinking what to buy next. Things like Pink Floyd ,s stuff you can still get on vinyl ok but I,ll need to get a get cd of some sort so shall I start buying cd,s of that sort of music. ? or shal li keep buying as much as vinyl as possible ?? I,ve not got the sharpest ears out there, so what's the general thoughts ??

 

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RE: Vinyl or cd ?

Personally, I'd get a Blu-Ray player with streaming capability, you'll then have a universal disc player and have acces to internet radio to boot.

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RE: Vinyl or cd ?

I prefer CD - I just prefer the fidelity.

Though the quality does vary ( as with all music medium), its just imo the best storage - tougher than vinyl and less chance of losing my whole music collection if I get burgled or spill a drink over my laptop or catch a virus online -  I love the sound of CD's

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Stick with vinyl for the moment, while you check out streaming. 

CDPs are a dead end imo

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CnoEvil wrote:

Stick with vinyl for the moment, while you check out streaming. 

CDPs are a dead end imo

 

I remember them saying that over 20yrs ago about vinyl when CD was introduced........

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Overdose wrote:

Personally, I'd get a Blu-Ray player with streaming capability, you'll then have a universal disc player and have acces to internet radio to boot.

 

Thats interesting, I,d never considered that being a newbie to all this .

 

 

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One point to consider, is generally most albums are far cheaper on CD than on vinyl, this may help your decision - as you can buy more music if you go for CD!

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Vinyl when I am actually sitting down with a beer doing nothing!

Any other time streaming - Still cant get how good ALAC sounds from my MacBook Pro into my Rega DAC via optical - Sounds better than my CDP

 

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Thompsonuxb wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Stick with vinyl for the moment, while you check out streaming. 

CDPs are a dead end imo

I remember them saying that over 20yrs ago about vinyl when CD was introduced........

Yes, but Vinyl didn't have a very similar viable (analogue) alternative, that was more veratile, easier operated, lasted longer, was cheaper and sounded better at a given price range.  Wink

BTW. I'm 100% with you on getting out there, listening to different alternatives, and going with what you hear (ie. trusting your own judgement).

 

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Thompsonuxb wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Stick with vinyl for the moment, while you check out streaming. 

CDPs are a dead end imo

I remember them saying that over 20yrs ago about vinyl when CD was introduced........

Thirty years ago actually.

(Yes I know,  30 years is  "over 20yrs".)

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chebby wrote:

Thompsonuxb wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Stick with vinyl for the moment, while you check out streaming. 

CDPs are a dead end imo

I remember them saying that over 20yrs ago about vinyl when CD was introduced........

Thirty years ago actually.

(Yes I know,  30 years is  "over 20yrs".)

 

your correction has been noted...... Dirol

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RE: Vinyl or cd ?

Just flogged my CDP after moving to lossless rips stored on a NAS being run by a Sonos Connect through a decent dac. As someone else mentioned above, internet radio is great and future proof given that DAB is on the way out.

I love the way I am redescovering albums I've not heard for years with the Sonos,  but I will always love vinyl!

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RE: Vinyl or cd ?

2ptjoe wrote:

Overdose wrote:

Personally, I'd get a Blu-Ray player with streaming capability, you'll then have a universal disc player and have acces to internet radio to boot.

 

Thats interesting, I,d never considered that being a newbie to all this .

 

Some ideas here.

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RE: Vinyl or cd ?

Got my Debut Carbon up and running on Sunday and I'm loving it.  Completely different sound to CD. If I'm honest I prefer CD but there is something about vinyl if you come from that age. Smiled my way through Sunday afternoon with the memories flooding back.

If you have the option of both then go for both.

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The clue was in the question "vynal or CD"

please, Please don't start another debate about the merits of streaming over any other format.

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Macspur wrote:

The clue was in the question "vynal or CD"

please, Please don't start another debate about the merits of streaming over any other format.

Hi Mac, I'm not sure anybody really is (I actually suggested he stuck with vinyl for the moment).

My position is that you can enjoy CD without a CDP, so it's worth investigating for the future (to work along side Vinyl).

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