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This topic has no doubt been raised before, so my apologies.

I'd appreciate your input as to the qualities (or lack of) of Vinyl. My own impression is/was that Cd's have a greater dynamic range and you don't have to put up with all those scratches. On the other hand, Vinyl seems a lot more musical and that the music seems to have more movement, if you get my meaning. Maybe less clinical? I haven't been in the Hi fi scene for some time, so I would imagine that things have moved on? Sorry if it's a daft question excellent!

 

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

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Or, it could be

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I'm not particularly biased either way. I think that both formats have their qualities. I used to have a Denon DCD500 which was (imo) very good at producing very precise tones, and was quite happy with it. But, having subsequently heard a CD player from Marantz that a friend of mine had, I was just a little envious of his players 'musicality'. On the other hand, I always felt that my Rega Planar 3 was capable of producing more of a 'mood'. I'm probably talking nonsense, but that's my impression.

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You've missed the 30th anniversary of the first  vinyl vs CD arguments by at least a year.

 

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chebby wrote:

You've missed the 30th anniversary of the first  vinyl vs CD arguments by at least a year.

 

Not looking for an argument, just opinions. As I said, I've been out of the scene for quite some time, and I've missed those.....discussions

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My opening statement...

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This topic has no doubt been raised before, so my apologies.

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I've missed those.....

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beauty, eh

 

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I sold my turntable some time ago when 'Hounds of Love' was a bit distorted to the end of one side.  Whilst this could probably be sorted by some judicious arm and cartridge tweaking, I couldn't really be bothered, so all my listening is digital now.

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CDs to me will soon become as redundant as floppy discs. They are storage devices for digital information, that's it, and there is nothing at all interesting about them. There is no CD sleeve, no matter how elaborate, that can't be bettered by it's vinyl equivolent.

Vinyl on the other hand, is just a pleasure to deal with. The sleeves look great, the records look great, and when you play them, there is an interaction that you just don't get when you play a CD. 

I mainly buy vinyl, but if I do buy a CD, it's usually because it's really cheap, and then I just copy it on to my hard drive, then it's bye bye Mr CD.

I am hoping that the current vinyl resurgence ends soon though, as it's pushing the price of vinyl up and up, and it's making it much harder to find bargains at car boots and charity shops. 

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Cue the physics big-hitters, test-measurement graphs, streamers, flamers and all manner of hifi nerds. Like you, BBB, I just like records and I couldn't care less if somebody proves that they're rubbish and I'm a dinosaur. When I was 12, I remembr listening to the Beatles'Strawerry Fields Forever' single on a tiny, tinny and nasty little record player; I wanted to crawl into the record player and see the world that I was hearing. It was hard to believe this plastic  thing contained such wonderous beauty. That was me done for: I was smitten. Who cares though? I also remember listening to The Pretty Things 'Defecting Grey' single on Radio Luxemburg; in those days it was perfectly normal to look forward to going to bed with a tranny. That record, in all its weird magnificence, the signal dropping out every 10 seconds or so, was just so fascinating and other-worldly. My point is that great music is great with or without perfect sound quality. Here endeth the leson. 

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Jim-W wrote:

... in those days it was perfectly normal to look forward to going to bed with a tranny.

In which case I can certainly understand your preference for vinyl.

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