questionsanyone here into vinyl / records?


My collection was destroyed last year in a fire, but they were just collecting dust anyway. They're good for nostalgia, but that's about it. That's just my opinion; I know vinyl has its fans.


i grew up not knowing that music came from anything other than a record or a radio. and the record player (only one i ever saw) was my mom's suitcase style. still some great memories. i currently have only one player--it converts vynle to computer compatible form so i can record to listen in my car.
most of the stuff i listen to has been rereleased so many formats since the olden times. it's surprising what you don't expect in the newer versions have changed. when your music has to be made more politically correct then why bother--it's just not the same. think ray stevens the haircut song. i've heard at least 6 different versions that thru the years have lost all the possible funny from them.
i mostly do the old school music and the commedy styles.
@rprebel: fire sucks. got a huge collection we had. have replaced some but not even a quarter of ours.


I'm a big fan of polyvinyl chloride, but don't care much for the other vinyl groups.


I love that they have the technology to transfer records onto your computer, so you're still able to listen to that great music!


I've gotten back into Vinyl a little the past two years or so. Picked up a handful of new records, and a handful of old used goodies, plus rescued a few from my parents basement. I also grew up with records, about your same age, but hadn't had a record player since I was a teenager. So I'm slowing working on my Springsteen collection.


I have a small collection (250 or so vinyl records) that I display in some modern square/black cubes (interlocking from Container Store) with my Record Player on top of it all in the living room.

I only really play them when I have friends over. Otherwise I use my Xbox


" **Under ideal conditions, a vinyl record can store equivalent or greater fidelity than many digital formats. Audio signals are continuous waves. Digital formats perform a discrete sampling of an audio signal. With CDs, you get 44,100 samples per second at a resolution of 16 bits per sample. Upon playback, these samples are used to reconstruct a continuous analog wave.

On CD, these limitations restrict what can be recorded. Vinyl records, on the other hand, are actually an analog medium. They can represent a continuous wave at the resolution of the tiniest cuts a needle can make into the vinyl surface (in the theoretical extreme, the size of the plastic molecules would be the limit). Magnetic tape is also analog in this sense. Neither has the same limitation of frequency response as 16-bit, 44.1 kHz ("CD") digital.** "

That being said, I rarely play my records any more. I do love the Harmonic Distortion ("warmth") that is introduced by the stylus. Particularly for classic stuff...


I used to be a vinyl collector years ago. I had a total fire loss in 1995 that took over 500 albums and probably 2x that in 45s. Never bought another one after that.


I really like vinyl and the warm sound it produces, but I still don't have a turntable. Analog recording is fascinating.

I did get to play real vinyl records in my on-air days at my college radio station. Also reel-to-reel tapes. That was in '97.


@jsimsace: I feel so bad for you. I would weep forever if I lost my collection. So sorry to hear about your fireā€¦ but I'm glad you were okay.


I love vinyl too, like all of you.

I also have an online record store, check it out :)