Umm Doc, WTH man! ;) I still buy Vinyl. All though not much very little at least not like I did in the 70's and 80's.\n\nMost recent was Jimi Hendrix, led Zeppelin. The Zeppelin album supposedly remastered by Jimmy Page himself, in Germany I believe I may stand corrected though.\n\nHere's my thoughts on source. Master tape is very expensive. Keeping that in a isolated sealed vault to keep it from degrading.\n\nCD quality is the undisputed source of material choice critical of listening. Try buying the 1st press off of the Master press see how that'll cost you.\n\nI have some CD disc that are also old but drop one and watch it's shattered like broken glass. Drop a old 70's final LP yes it can break chances are won't shatter into pieces.\n\nAnd no I did not read the article yet, that's Gene posted up on the home page. I'm out. Doc, didn't You stated once here on AH that Vinyl when done up right can be exquisitely delicious sound quality. Now off to read that very fine very well thought out article interest, Leave my vinyl alone!!\n\n\nYes, Vinyl can and does sound very good. I was stating that from a historical perspective. You have to go to a lot of trouble to make vinyl sound very good, and take great care of your discs. Sure I have LPs and equipment that you would have a hard time telling it was not a CD playing. \n\nThe point is that CD is much more convenient, and it is nonsense that LPs sound better than CD. I have turntables, as I have a legacy collection and very occasionally I will purchase a must have LP. That is risky though, as there is no assurance that it has been well looked after.\n\nI can not see much point of getting into turntables if you don't have a legacy collection. I suppose some are curious and want to see what it is all about.\n\nBy the way, I have never had a CD shatter. That is an event that would be new to me. \n\nThe other issue is that my LP equipment is of historic interest and so there is a "museum" aspect to the LP and tape equipment, and also some of the early digital pieces. This all becomes more significant with the passage of time. We never must forget where all this pursuit of accurate sound came form and how it developed.\n\nWhat I have to show here is a significant collection of land mark pieces that advanced the pursuit of high fidelity reproduction.