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Lets talk about vinyl

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:23 am

I though it was high time we had a vinyl thread (I couldn't see one).
Who collects and what do you collect? Do you have a big collection? Have you just started or have you been collecting for years? Do you have anything stupidly rare or expensive or do you just like browsing charity shops?

I started back in January and so far have amassed around 70 albums, with 9 of them being devoted to Suede :P
I'm mainly into 90s music, but am finding the high prices a bit eye-watering. Still, I've rather spend £60 on a James Iha record compared to a game nowadays, so it's all about managing my expectations of classics against re-releases.

Will be great if we can use this thread to show off our collections and any new purchases.

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Post by Carrot007 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:36 am

I don't get the vinal love.

Cd's give much better playback (beyong the theoretical 1st playing on perfect hardware and even that is iffy given the riaa curve).

And no the crazys though believe more than cd quality is needed are also wrong!

I get the nice big album art thing. Just don't have the space and quite frankly they could put a cd in a bigger case if that was the pull! (remember the 90s computer game boxes!)

So Sorry you are all crazy.

Have a few myself but it's just things from when I was a kid.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:37 am

I wouldn't say I'm a collector, but I've kept hold of a few.

Still have all my Jarre albums up to the Rendezvous live one, after that I went to CD.

20 Years of Jethro Tull box set I still have some nostalgia for.

In recent years the only vinyl I've bought was the 3 Rave Wars singles, quite pleased I managed to get all 3.
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:56 am

Carrot007 wrote:I don't get the vinal love.

Cd's give much better playback (beyong the theoretical 1st playing on perfect hardware and even that is iffy given the riaa curve).
Vinyl is a weird thing. I couldn't say one sounds better than the other, but I certainly know that I prefer the sound of a vinyl over the compressed sound of a CD. For me, listening to a vinyl takes effort. You have to wrestle it out of that huge casing, place it carefully on the player and then carefully turn it over. It demands that you listen to it in a way that the more disposable CD doesn't.

I also love the way art looks on a vinyl.
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Post by gman72 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:07 pm

Ive got a big stack of assorted 90s 12 inch records for sale.
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Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:15 pm

Vinyl all the way... for I am a disgusting hipster.

But in all seriousness, there is so much more tactile joy in a 12" record. The artwork, the smell, the anticipation from when the needle first hits the groove. And the sheer sonic majesty of a 180g vinyl copy of Led Zep 4 on a Rega going through a Denon.
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Post by gman72 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:22 pm

The Hardest of All Freds wrote:Vinyl all the way... for I am a disgusting hipster.

But in all seriousness, there is so much more tactile joy in a 12" record. The artwork, the smell, the anticipation from when the needle first hits the groove. And the sheer sonic majesty of a 180g vinyl copy of Led Zep 4 on a Rega going through a Denon.
I'm not sure what much of that post mean, Freddy, but it sounds amazing. :D
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Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:25 pm

gman72 wrote:
The Hardest of All Freds wrote:Vinyl all the way... for I am a disgusting hipster.

But in all seriousness, there is so much more tactile joy in a 12" record. The artwork, the smell, the anticipation from when the needle first hits the groove. And the sheer sonic majesty of a 180g vinyl copy of Led Zep 4 on a Rega going through a Denon.
I'm not sure what much of that post mean, Freddy, but it sounds amazing. :D
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Post by Analog » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:59 pm

mainly drum n bass and some other electronic releases back from the days when I had a pair of turntables. I haven't added to the collection for a long time, its just too expensive and I am running out of room for stuff. I also sold my decks as I needed the money, i'd like to pick up more favourite lps on vinyl though, I do enjoy having my favourite music on physical media, especially on vinyl as it seems much more of an interactive experience, the size of the sleeves, the rich sound... I have a few crates of the stuff.

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some of my favourites;

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:14 pm

Some really cool stuff there. Not my sort of music, but a lot of nice looking albums all the same.
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Post by sscott » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:09 pm

Don't worry guys, this is just Darran's latest thing, he'll be collecting Barbie and Ken dolls next month! ;)
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:44 pm

Teehee :D
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Post by aztecca » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:58 pm

sscott wrote:Don't worry guys, this is just Darran's latest thing, he'll be collecting Barbie and Ken dolls next month! ;)

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Post by Timothy Redux » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:31 pm

I am very very close to giving in and starting to collect Vinyl. Genuinely think it sounds good and there is so much stuff floating around local charity shops I'd love to hear. My old stereo has given up the ghost, so now would be a good time.
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Post by stvd » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:42 pm

I have around 1600 now, I think.
Don't regard myself as a collector", I just buy stuff I like and it keeps growing.
I do occasionally check charity shops but 99% of their stuff I wouldn't put anywhere near my stylus!

I still have my first ever LP, which is this....
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And the last two that I bought............

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