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Which do you prefer (even if you don't own one yet)?
Vinyl 37%  37%  [ 13 ]
Cassette 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
CD 11%  11%  [ 4 ]
Computer formats 43%  43%  [ 15 ]
Shellac Records 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Reel To Reel 9%  9%  [ 3 ]
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 PostPost subject: Vinyl or CD?        Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 6:37 pm 
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Hey everybody.

Personally I'm a vinyl record lover and I prefer analogue audio vs digital...
What about you?

Which is your primary music source or which do you prefer (even if you don't have a player yet)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Vinyl or CD?        Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 9:46 pm 
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Vinyl, it's gotta be vinyl.

I now have a small collection going. 14 Lps


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Computer Format as its so easy to download of i tunes etc or limewire. The only vinyl I have used is old records on an old record player which prob put me off them due to quality.

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MP3s - convenient, easy to obtain, and sounds more than good enough to me. :)


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I think this rather depends on the generation of the poster, rather than who the poster is. :P

I voted MP3's, simply because of their versatility.

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I would say MP3. It's so much clearer than vinyl.

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Vinyl, for listen my collect of soul / funk :)


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Vinyl has its charm and I like the sound but cds last longer


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 PostPost subject: Re: Vinyl or CD?        Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 1:31 am 
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inxsfan92 wrote:
Vinyl, it's gotta be vinyl.

I now have a small collection going. 14 Lps


Great!!
If you work you may create an awesome collection. 3 years ago I started mine with no more than 3 vinyl Records... Now...
Yet I've worked hard to get it... Go on and you'll see!

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I would say MP3. It's so much clearer than vinyl.


You've gotta be kidding me. The only time MP3 might even sound slightly better would be if the vinyl went across a belt sander.


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Chicago, Thats impressive, but why do you have so many titanic DVD's?
dirtwarrior wrote:
Vinyl has its charm and I like the sound but cds last longer

Possibly true, but CD's are much more delicate.


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J.Byrne wrote:
Chicago, Thats impressive, but why do you have so many titanic DVD's?
dirtwarrior wrote:
Vinyl has its charm and I like the sound but cds last longer

Possibly true, but CD's are much more delicate.


Lol, I collect titanic Movies and books.
I have several books too :).
I also have some Titanic VHS and LD movies :)

I love titanic too, as well as my records, and the best is that all those movies I've found them on sales. Most have been us $5 or less :)

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Chicago wrote:
inxsfan92 wrote:
Vinyl, it's gotta be vinyl.

I now have a small collection going. 14 Lps


Great!!
If you work you may create an awesome collection. 3 years ago I started mine with no more than 3 vinyl Records... Now...
Yet I've worked hard to get it... Go on and you'll see!

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wow

thats quite a collection. I've got:
Boston - Boston
Boston - Third Stage
Head East - Flat as A Pancake
The Alan Parsons Project - Pyramid
The Alan Parsons Project - Amonia Avenue
Ted Nugent (The one from '75)
Deep Purple - When We Rock, We Rock, When We Roll, We Roll
Heart - Little Queen
Night Ranger - Dawn Patrol
Dan Fogelberg - Phoenix
Michael McDonald - If That's What It Takes
Bread - The Very Best of Bread, Vol. II
Gordon Lightfoot - Gord's Gold
The Babys - Union Jacks
and I forgot one and I don't feel like getting up.

And about what Alpha-Critik said about the generational thing is not always true. I'm 16, and am into classic rock. I'n my opinion theres no other way to listen to oldies then in the original format.


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inxsfan92 wrote:
Chicago wrote:
inxsfan92 wrote:
Vinyl, it's gotta be vinyl.

I now have a small collection going. 14 Lps


Great!!
If you work you may create an awesome collection. 3 years ago I started mine with no more than 3 vinyl Records... Now...
Yet I've worked hard to get it... Go on and you'll see!

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The Alan Parsons Project - Pyramid


I agree with you with it. That's the only vinyl we have in common as of now, I can't list mines lol... they're 784 records and the list would be hard to do lol, yet, That record is a great one!

Maybe we may chat on MSN :) I'd be glad to :)

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sorry dude

I'm not into the MSN IMing thing.

just forums


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I use CDs for certain things, but I find them quite inconvient when I am driving or riding with someone, so I usually have my whole CD Collection in some sort of digital format (Usually OGG), but when I am at home I will use my disk changer on my stereo. If I am at my main house, I'll usually get permission to put one of my dad's many LPs on the turntable and crank the amplifier up to about a 5 or so... because he likes to listen to them too. I used casette tapes to do remixes for a while in the 90's using 3 tape decks, a roll of duct tape and a bunch of random cables. I still can't argue with good ol' digitial when it comes to makin my "famous" remixes though (pretty popular at my school's dances). I use all digital files at public type things because the last thing I need is some sleep deprived kid running into my DJ table and snapping my LPs =(

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Alpha-Critik wrote:
I think this rather depends on the generation of the poster, rather than who the poster is. :P



I'm 15 and I have stacks of vinyl! I wish more of my generation would pick up the bug.


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I do like Vinyl for it's rawness, however I nearly always listen to music on digital formats such as mp3 and now more recently flac.


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I do like Vinyl for it's rawness, however I nearly always listen to music on digital formats such as mp3 and now more recently flac.


Flac files are huge, though the quality surpasses every single format known to man. I guess you've been visiting What.CD?

I guess all kinds have their positives and negatives. Still prefer MP3's.

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Alpha-Critik wrote:
merty wrote:
I do like Vinyl for it's rawness, however I nearly always listen to music on digital formats such as mp3 and now more recently flac.


Flac files are huge, though the quality surpasses every single format known to man. I guess you've been visiting What.CD?

I guess all kinds have their positives and negatives. Still prefer MP3's.

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Nah, just ripping music in my CD Collection into flac is good enough for me at the moment :P


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CDs. You get exactly the same representation of the music every time you listen to it and the quality is excellent compared to any lossy format. I wish I could buy DVD Audio discs of everything I like that isn't compressed to hell like all popular music is today.


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I see both having their own respective advantages and weaknesses. As mentioned, digital gives the same reproduction every time where as analogue fades gradually. For personal experience vinyl is better for some music, such as music with a very broad dynamic range. Instrumental music (not the digital one, the real one with orchestras and real instruments), classical music (Bach, Mozart etc) is best experienced with analog reproduction. For the more mainstream stuff CD is of course easier and more robust while providing more than adequate quality. And it's also the matter of the recording quality at the studio, I've heard CD that was so clear that I couldn't believe it, and I've also heard vinyl music that sounded like you ran the audio through the background noise of a car wash...

Personally I don't use any of the formats anyway, it's bulky, prone to easy corruption (scratches, cracks, dust) and isn't portable enough for me (I carry my music with me on my iPhone, I stream it from my online music library at work and wirelessly), imagine a "Walkman" LP player :P.

So, limited by the source quality I always encode my stuff using lossless (flac, APE, ogg). And the better the source is the more happy I become, I have some 96KHz 5.1 channel DTS tracks that will make you cry in happiness...

In the end I think it's just a matter of taste. If you got some decent equipment and good quality vinyl then go for it. If you are more mobile and just wants music on-the-go then CD (or any digital transformation of thereof) is adequate. However, if you tend to dump your plastic discs onto the computer then do yourself a favor and please use a high quality setting. Better if you use a lossless quality, but if your equipment can't handle it then use MP3 with a high CBR setting.

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mp3 or radio works for me. kinda hard to 'burn' your own vinyl record


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Reel to Reel all the way :D

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Reel to Reel all the way :D


What on earth is Reel to Reel? Please elaborate...

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