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20 Sep 2022 08:30 #335660 by Ah_Pook
Step 1) talk yourself out of getting into vinyl
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20 Sep 2022 09:28 #335661 by Shellhead
I was raised on vinyl. It was fine at a time when the only alternatives were 8-tracks or cassettes, but has been rendered obsolete by subsequent formats. Vinyl is fragile. If you don't store it properly, transport it carefully, and handle it gingerly, it will get warped, scratched, or shattered. That warm sound of vinyl is distortion, and every play of your vinyl record gradually degrades the sound, to the point where you will hear snap, crackle, and pop like you're eating Rice Krispies. I haven't owned vinyl or a record player since 1991.
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20 Sep 2022 09:55 #335663 by Greg Aleknevicus
The critical question to ask yourself before getting into vinyl is: "What am I going to play?"

If you already have a large collection, then it may be an interesting experiment. But if you're planning on buying new, consider the cost involved -- new vinyl ain't cheap! Here in Canada it's about $40 an album so even a modest 25 LP collection will cost you about a grand.
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20 Sep 2022 17:58 #335671 by dysjunct
Vinyl is to music fandom as collecting boardgames is to playing them.
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20 Sep 2022 22:16 #335672 by jason10mm
Man, you guys are harshing my buzz. I was mostly looking into 80's rock and movie soundtracks. Figured the physical experience of vinyl would add some nostalgia over just putting on sirusxm channel 39 (though I suppose that was mostly cassette and later cds). Plus I miss album art.

Maybe I will look into a digital jukebox instead. Anything better than "Alexa play Iron Maiden".
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21 Sep 2022 01:01 #335677 by Kmann
I'd say go for it. Like any hobby or interest, there's different levels of commitment and expense. It doesn't need to be hugely expensive. I pick up the occasional new record, but 90% of my collection is pulled from second-hand bins or our local version of eBay. Going on a dig is a highlight of the vinyl experience for me.

I'd suggest looking at either the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable for something stylish or the turntables by Audio-Technica for something more sturdy. They're both affordable and very good quality. Some places do package deals with speakers and amps so I'd shop around and try and find a deal.

I find the whole vinyl experience very enjoyable, from selecting the album off the shelf, putting it on the player and being committed to that album for the next 30-40 mins. It's not a replacement for digital convenience but is a fantastic complement.
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21 Sep 2022 09:12 #335683 by jason10mm
There it is, that's the positive validation for a decision I've pretty much already made that I was looking for :P

While vinyl weighs as much, it probably takes up less space than boardgames. Suspect trying to sell off a collection nets as much money though!

Plus my wife is a MONSTER at goodwill shopping, I imagine there is a fair amount on there.
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21 Sep 2022 09:15 #335684 by Legomancer
I went vinyl shopping with a friend this weekend. She does vinyl, me not. Except I bought 3 albums. One is a new vinyl-only release, two were cheapo used records important to Young Dave. I haven't decided yet if I'm taking the plunge.

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21 Sep 2022 09:42 #335686 by Shellhead
The only thing that I miss about vinyl is the big cardboard sleeves. Lots of room for art, photos, liner notes, lyrics, etc. Sometimes there was even a poster insert. A couple of the Led Zeppelin album sleeves were slightly fun to manipulate, especially that rotating wheel on Led Zeppelin III.

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21 Sep 2022 11:39 #335689 by stormseeker75
I have a good amount of vinyl and a decent U-Turn table. However, it's a pain in the ass. It's only good if I'm in the one part of the house where the turntable is. Otherwise it's music on my phone. If I have my bluetooth speaker, great. Otherwise it plays from shitty little speakers and still gets the job done.

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22 Sep 2022 15:20 #335700 by barrowdown
My wife and mini-human got me a turntable setup (AT60X, a simple starter in case I hated it) for Father's Day and I quite enjoy it. I like focusing on what's playing and our house's layout and small size makes it work for us. Only our bedroom and home office/guest bedroom are ill positioned for it.

Of course, I still listen to a lot digitally throughout my day.
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28 Sep 2022 13:16 #335794 by Jexik
Been enjoying Beach Bunny’s album, Emotional Creature.

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01 Oct 2022 01:31 #335849 by hotseatgames
Drove to Chicago today to see Pet Shop Boys and New Order. I first bought the ticket in 2019, but Covid had other plans... but tonight it finally happened.

It was great, in spite of Chicago earning its title as Windy City. Pet Shop Boys sounded great, as did New Order. The final song of the night was New Order performing Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division, which was pretty fantastic.

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