Pondering getting into Vinyl

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johnto

Re: Pondering getting into Vinyl
« Reply #40 on: 10 Nov 2020, 01:38 pm »
I'm a vinyl guy was brought up on it have thousands of Lp's half decent playback VPI Aries Scout, Soundsmith Carmen2, Ayre p5xe phono pre but if I was starting now would be happy with  CD and digital. I find most of the current remastered sound just as good or better on CD. Vinyl does have its allure the sleeves are nice art work and the liner notes much easier to read and it can be fun watching them spin. Good luck with your decision.

twitch54

Re: Pondering getting into Vinyl
« Reply #41 on: 10 Nov 2020, 01:47 pm »
This is a great thread. It's been a few months since the OP started it and I'm wondering where he ended up.

I'm guessing he took our advice and invested further into his digital domain ? Perhaps he will chime in ...........

VinceT

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Re: Pondering getting into Vinyl
« Reply #42 on: 10 Nov 2020, 02:57 pm »
My journey has been different. I am 99% vinyl and just starting to get into digital so I really can't compare the two. I will say compared to CDs, the sound stage with vinyl seems more open and spacious. I am hearing digital is getting there with high rez. I like finding obscure old jazz records at garage sales from artists that I have never heard of. You can find records if you look for them. You could purchase several hundred records from ebay at one time. Very easily drop in a decent used table for not a lot of money that will give you a great sound. Is it worth the fuss? I guess depends on your budget. I look at vinyl as an investment.


Jspagat

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Re: Pondering getting into Vinyl
« Reply #43 on: 22 Dec 2020, 12:12 pm »
For those spinning vinyl, do you use clear plastic outer sleeves to protect the jacket? I current do, but am thinking of ditching them for faster, easier access to the record...

twitch54

Re: Pondering getting into Vinyl
« Reply #44 on: 22 Dec 2020, 02:29 pm »
For those spinning vinyl, do you use clear plastic outer sleeves to protect the jacket? I current do, but am thinking of ditching them for faster, easier access to the record...

Nope, I take enough care to protect the jacket as is, besides when I'm dead and gone who knows what will become of them.....

Craig B

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Re: Pondering getting into Vinyl
« Reply #45 on: 22 Dec 2020, 03:19 pm »
For those spinning vinyl, do you use clear plastic outer sleeves to protect the jacket? I current do, but am thinking of ditching them for faster, easier access to the record...

I do, but they open at the same edge as the album cover, so I don't have to remove everything to get to the record.

WGH

Re: Pondering getting into Vinyl
« Reply #46 on: 22 Dec 2020, 04:15 pm »
For those spinning vinyl, do you use clear plastic outer sleeves to protect the jacket? I current do, but am thinking of ditching them for faster, easier access to the record...

No plastic cover sleeve here. A worn jacket cover adds value, like a worn leather jacket. No one wants a new leather jacket.

When some young kid gets your old albums and all the jacket covers are new how would they know which are the best? A very worn jacket means this a real good album. A gatefold album with some seeds still in the crease means it's really good.

S Clark

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Re: Pondering getting into Vinyl
« Reply #47 on: 22 Dec 2020, 04:33 pm »
Outer plastic sleeve over the cover, 90* to the album opening with non static plastic inner cover.  Dust gets everywhere in West Texas, so it's worth the effort to keep it out. 

sunnydaze

Re: Pondering getting into Vinyl
« Reply #48 on: 22 Dec 2020, 04:59 pm »
A gatefold album with some seeds still in the crease means it's really good.

 :thumb:

Still discovering those old seeds from decades ago!   :smoke:     :lol:

toocool4

Re: Pondering getting into Vinyl
« Reply #49 on: 22 Dec 2020, 08:47 pm »
For those spinning vinyl, do you use clear plastic outer sleeves to protect the jacket? I current do, but am thinking of ditching them for faster, easier access to the record...

I don’t, I had too many records for the space I had. Protective sleeves take up extra space and they all add up. I now have more space, but still no protective sleeves for the jacket.
If you are talking about anti-static inner sleeves, then that is a must. In fact all my records new or second hand are first cleaned and put into brand new anti-static sleeves before they go anywhere near my turntable. 

S Clark

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Re: Pondering getting into Vinyl
« Reply #50 on: 22 Dec 2020, 09:06 pm »
Outer sleeves do eat up space, and over a collection of thousands it adds up.