Oh the innocence of youth! Trouble with you youngsters today.........Hi Ian,
I'm of the CD generation, well I remember tapes but all the music I have ever bought was on CD, and then came iTunes from which I buy a few tracks if I'm not keen on the rest of the album other wise I'll get the CD by choice.
All the best,
You seem to have made some assumptions here old git. I have no problem in people using whatever and in my experience, a cheap record deck and poor quality vinyl thats not been looked after is way inferior to even a modest CD system.Surely it depends on what playback system you use. Wallace and Grommit have a wonderful turntable inside their A35 van but I've never found a way of ensuring satisfactory performance when moving, yet.
Vinyl needs a considerable outlay to recover the information available. Linn Sondeck or something similarly pricey, one of those exquisite, hand carved Japanese moving coil cartridges and a Williamson amplifier, if you can get valves and transformers, or something equally exotic. Vinyl came in the usual, half speed and direct cut forms. YC has a direct cut of mine at the moment but has been told that if he scratches it, his pensionable years are zero.
Similar priced gear is available for CDs and worth it.
Not sure if someone has brought out some super MP3 playback system but if you are old enough, take yourself back to the small transistor radio/early pirate radio days and how you convinced yourself that amplitude modulated radio and those tiny speakers provided a cheerful and usable sound. Funny thing is if you put them in the next room or corridor, they sounded even better.
If you're happy with what you've got, no problems. If you want to help Gordon with his 'spend your way out of recession' policy, make your way to the most expensive high fidelity shop.
Me? I use all forms.
A good vinyl set up and a cleaned record - you barely hear any pops or crackles and most of the better decks cope well with warped vinyl through clamps of one kind or another. Or you can just look after them - none of my vinyl is scratched.CDs, out of pure practicality- I've always loved the idea of vinyl, but scratches, dust, warps, the amount of space they take up etc tend to outweigh the romance.... MP3, not really assimilated the 'download culture' yet.....
You don't need to spend a fortune to get a good deck. I bought my Rega Planer 3 about 20 years ago for around £150 and it still produces a really nice sound along with Audio Monitor speakers and Arcam CD & amp. I have doubled up much of my vynil with CDs and/or MP3, which I use most frequently due to convenience rather than sound, but I still like to pull out some old records.Vinyl needs a considerable outlay to recover the information available. Linn Sondeck or something similarly pricey, one of those exquisite, hand carved Japanese moving coil cartridges and a Williamson amplifier, if you can get valves and transformers, or something equally exotic.
you've probably got my old vinyl colleciton if you frequented the late, much lamented brighton station bootsale!I got a nice turntable a few years ago and scouted the local car boot in Brighton regularly for old vinyl, which comes up lovely with a bit of a rub in soapy water. At car boot prices you can afford to take chances, and you can get a few good surprises!
You can't beat MP3 for convenience though.
That's the first I've heard of it, it wasn't the same after the car park was tarted up and it was all hemmed in - but now its gone? Those traders must have gone somewhere. Mind you I'm about three miles away now so it's not such a gentle stroll!you've probably got my old vinyl colleciton if you frequented the late, much lamented brighton station bootsale!
Hm, it's that way round huhLloyd,
Half speed cut vinyl can be as good as CD quality