There is a big revival of vinyl records now, as compared with a few years ago when CD’s came in and people gave away or sold their records.
Hear good quality vinyl (even second-hand) on a half-decent record playing system, and most people would be astonished at how much better it sounds than iphones, ipads, mp3 players.
A chap came over to collect something from the Midlands that I had sold on an auction site. I played him first a good quality CD, then the same album on vinyl. “…It sounds better than the CD !..” He said. His view on quality of records versus digital changed in minutes.
How many of you have resurrected their vinyl record players or bought a new one ? How many have played vinyl records to your children brought up on a diet of digital this and that on mp3’s, ipads, ipods, etc ?
I buy most of my vinyl from charity shops and some from record shops. A record, at £1.50 has a lot more tracks than paying the same for a single download of an mp3 track, and will sound ten times better in most cases.
If you take care in selecting equipment the pops and crackles on records mostly disappear. I have some records which are so quiet between tracks, I keep thinking the amp has switched off ! Some digital can sound very good indeed but a lot is simply awful in comparison, and that is what many hifi experts have found too.
What are your experiences on vinyl ?