Would anyone here purchase classical on vinyl?

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Re: Would anyone here purchase classical on vinyl?

Post by WilliamSchart » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:49 pm

I’m kind of a disbeliever in the vinyl sounds better debate. But it’s been so long since since I’ve had any, and when I did I didn’t have access to that great a hifi system. Mostly I remember all the hiss and pops and crackles from dust and wear and tear, no matter how careful you were about storing and handling your records. It’s all academic now anyway, since I don’t have a turntable nor do I intend to buy one.

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Re: Would anyone here purchase classical on vinyl?

Post by hoppy » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:39 pm

markblues wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:02 am
I've just completed my second album and have been considering releasing a limited number on vinyl. I'd be very interested to know if given the option would you pick a CD at £10 or a Vinyl at £25?
In 2018? FLAC on Bandcamp at £4-5.

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Re: Would anyone here purchase classical on vinyl?

Post by hoppy » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:51 pm

DLMJ-1234 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:29 pm
vinyls out sold CDs later year in the UK.

I buy vinyl - its the best and only way to properly listen these days.
Especially on public transport.

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Re: Would anyone here purchase classical on vinyl?

Post by razz » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:03 pm

If I can dedicate the time to just sit and listen, I prefer vinyl.

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Re: Would anyone here purchase classical on vinyl?

Post by Andrew Pohlman » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:48 pm

razz wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:03 pm
If I can dedicate the time to just sit and listen, I prefer vinyl.
Whoa! Brings back memories of actually having the time to just sit and listen. No job, no kids, no pets... So long ago... :D

And Marijuana is now legal in CA. So, I suppose I could behave like a 60's hippy from SF; sit, listen, toke and blow 2nd hand smoke on the amp to get it high too! Clearly, getting the amp high makes vinyl sound soooo much better than CDs or FLAC. :D

I think some things are best left in the past...
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Re: Would anyone here purchase classical on vinyl?

Post by Andrew Fryer » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:49 am

Andrew Pohlman wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:48 pm
razz wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:03 pm
If I can dedicate the time to just sit and listen, I prefer vinyl.
Whoa! Brings back memories of actually having the time to just sit and listen.
+1
hoppy wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:51 pm
DLMJ-1234 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:29 pm
vinyls out sold CDs later year in the UK.

I buy vinyl - its the best and only way to properly listen these days.
Especially on public transport.
Lol!
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Re: Would anyone here purchase classical on vinyl?

Post by razz » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:55 pm

Andrew Pohlman wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:48 pm
razz wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:03 pm
If I can dedicate the time to just sit and listen, I prefer vinyl.
Whoa! Brings back memories of actually having the time to just sit and listen. No job, no kids, no pets... So long ago... :D

And Marijuana is now legal in CA. So, I suppose I could behave like a 60's hippy from SF; sit, listen, toke and blow 2nd hand smoke on the amp to get it high too! Clearly, getting the amp high makes vinyl sound soooo much better than CDs or FLAC. :D

I think some things are best left in the past...
Not exactly what I meant. Yeah, leave it in the past.

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Re: Would anyone here purchase classical on vinyl?

Post by JohnB » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:18 pm

Vinyl has a romantic and nostalgic quality - and of course decent sized artwork and text on the back that you can actually read without a microscope. There is also something magical seeing the cartridge tracking the groove and beautiful music appearing in the room.

BUT, BUT, BUT....

I was very glad to leave behind the clicks and crackles, the care needed when handling the LPs, the cleaning to remove ant dust, the various anti static devices, together with the constant fear of the beloved LPs getting yet more clicks. Not to mention not knowing whether the new LP you had just bought would come replete with its selection of noise, crackles and pops from the get go.

No thanks - CDs (which I rip HDD) or downloads every time for me.
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Re: Would anyone here purchase classical on vinyl?

Post by Gruupi » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:33 pm

Some people prefer vinyl, whether it is from preferring the sound, or because it's trendy to like vinyl. It took me awhile to switch over to CD's and at first they sounded "cold", but now when I listen back to vinyl it seems that the warmness was really a lack of fidelity.

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Re: Would anyone here purchase classical on vinyl?

Post by Jack Douglas » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:30 pm

Vinyl! I used to record Vinyl LP’s on a Tanburg reel to reel and play back with a Dynaco pre-amp and amp (modestly priced hifi equipment) and listen through headphones or two floor speakers : Advents I’m fairly certain. I do remember that for me the sound was luxurious!!
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Re: Would anyone here purchase classical on vinyl?

Post by StevSmar » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:36 pm

IMO people prefer what they have become used to. Unfortunately that also means people who have gotten used to low quality MP3’s prefer the sound of them.
(to be totally honest, I find that the pops and crackles in low quality MP3’s add interest to Pop music...)

Nothing reproduces sounds “correctly”, whether it’s our own ears, a room, vinyl, CD’s etc. They all add artefacts which change the tambour of the music.

I see no reason to buy vinyl. As my hearing age’s and the budget I’m willing to spend on stereo equipment decreases, I even find I’m having less of a reason for buying CD’s.

So if an artists album is available on a digital download service that will pay them a fairer share of the cost, I’ll buy it there. If not I’ll buy it from iTunes or Amazon. If it’s not available there I’ll purchase the CD and rip it. If someone gives me a record, then I’ll never be able to listen to it...
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Re: Would anyone here purchase classical on vinyl?

Post by Frousse » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:01 pm

I would purchase the CD because of practical aspects such as size, portability, etc.

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Re: Would anyone here purchase classical on vinyl?

Post by lifewithasong » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:16 pm

I certainly would. My earliest memories of recorded classical guitar are tied to listening to Segovia, Williams, and Bream records, and I still do today. I prefer the sound, and over the years have collected many others, and would still do so if more were being made available.
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Re: Would anyone here purchase classical on vinyl?

Post by Luuttuaja » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:20 pm

I would rather buy a CD myself, but I do like the sound of vinyl, even though there are some unavoidable crackles and pops.

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Re: Would anyone here purchase classical on vinyl?

Post by tsulej » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:31 pm

+1 If I buy music it's vinyl or digital
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