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Discussion in 'GENERAL AV Discussions' started by 3db, Aug 25, 2008.
Here's an interesting link...
Interesting part from the article:
Yet, while vinyl sales are growing, some who buy the records don't actually play them. Last year a BBC/ICM poll found 48% of those questioned said they'd never played the vinyl they'd bought and 7% said they didn't even own a turntable.
These fans buy a vinyl album for the "feel" of owning a physical object and for the artwork that often comes with it - but they never actually play it.
wow......that's a little weird in my book !
Yep, thats a weird one for sure.
There's a few motorcycle and car collectors who buy vehicles and never drive them, feeling their investment loses value. While perhaps true for very few limited edition vehicles, LP's are mass produced and someone else will always have an "unopened" copy of the one I've been listening to and enjoying for many years.
Just 6 hours drive away from my home... give or take rush 2-hour
The lady has a glove on a hand she is not holding the record in!!
I used to have a box full of vinyl but it got “lost” in the move. I think my ex must have ended up with it. That sucks. I asked, she said nope, didn’t have it. Still have a crappy Technics player that moved laterally across the disc. Sigh...
It even looks like the guy only has one glove on....maybe they're handling MJ records?
I have something like 10 or 15 vinyls in my collection of ~200, never played, never opened. That's why it is a "collection".
Perhaps if it is something that I really want to listen to, then I have my "listening copy", and my unopened "collectors copy".
Or, you know, if you buy vinyl from Amazon, you get the auto-rip for free.
What file type/size is the download Amazon affords?
It's just MP3. Honestly, I rarely even use their auto-rip feature, so I'm not a good resource on that.
It is kind of nice that once you order the vinyl (or CD), you can at least listen to the MP3 while you are waiting for the physical copy.
Amazons are vbr mp3s, they "aim" at 256 kbps https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201379550
So in other words....garbage.
I ripped about 2200 songs in my collection to a MicroSD card down to MP3 format with Foobar so I could insert the card into my Garmin Zumo 665LM unit and listen to music while riding my motorbike. I ripped them as 320kbps and that's really the minimum I ever want to listen to.
Garbage is a bit overstated I think but YMMV and imagine doesn't matter on a motorcycle in any case, never tried that as I want to hear as much as I can when I'm on two wheels, altho I pedal my own two wheels mostly and never block my hearing, I either want to hear traffic or the sounds of the forest depending what I'm riding.
256 vbr is quite decent quality...be pretty hard to tell them from 320....I don't notice the difference when I mix them with the 320s I make whatsoever but then I'm usually in the van when I listen to them myself. I can use my FLAC files throughout the house....
I assume the auto rip on a vinyl purchase is not a needle drop in any case.
Wasn't sure where to post this, or to start a new thread, it was interesting:
CBS Records did dreadful jobs on sone of their half speed mssters. Billy Joel's "Stranger" album was one of them.