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Why will hipsters not shut up about vinyl to me, it is unending:

 26 JHM, Mon, 28th Mar '11 1:42:32 AM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
[up] Funny, how devoid of meaning those terms have become in the "common" lexicon, as their application to specific concepts is quite useful...
I god-damn love my record collection. Each album cover is like a work of art. I don't have a problem with dust or scratches (we always use dust-bugs in my house and heaven help you if you touch the surface with your greasy fingers). The sound is often like the band is actually there with you, it's incomparable. May the niche market for vinyl never peter completely out of existence. May artists never give up on the medium and may prices never get too exorbitant.

 28 annebeeche, Tue, 29th Mar '11 7:10:00 PM from by the long tidal river
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I really, really, really want Depeche Mode on vinyl.

Oh, and Rush, too.

Fucking loudness war. ;—;

edited 29th Mar '11 7:11:09 PM by annebeeche

Banned entirely for telling FE that he was being rude and not contributing to the discussion. I shall watch down from the goon heavens.
 29 Imipolex G, Tue, 29th Mar '11 7:20:23 PM from all our yesterdays
frozen in time
I own one Rush vinyl (Permanent Waves) but I've only played it once. Mainly because I have no record player.

I don't know about sound quality, but the large artwork is certainly nice.
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I hardly ever actually listen to my records. I just like collecting them. They're works of art.

 
 31 Imipolex G, Tue, 29th Mar '11 7:37:34 PM from all our yesterdays
frozen in time
Yeah. The only other vinyl I own is The Yes Album, and I have them basically just 'cause I like having them.
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All I have on vinyl right now is Radiohead's In Rainbows, although technically I also own their King of Limbs and Vessels' Helioscope, they just haven't arrived in the mail yet.
 
 33 Funnyguts, Tue, 29th Mar '11 7:47:53 PM from French Bread!
Things make people happy
I have twenty records but my record player refuses to play in my stereo. (The website with the info for my player says I should just be able to plug it in, no preamp.)
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I have a lot of Rush's 80's stuff on vinyl(Moving Pictures, Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows). I also have a copy of 2112 hanging on my wall, and another in my collection. I also have Fragile and Holy Diver on my wall. Even if you don't like vinyl as a medium, it makes a damn fine wall accessory.

edited 29th Mar '11 11:27:14 PM by iamathousandapples

 35 JHM, Wed, 30th Mar '11 12:54:08 AM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
I have this. It is beautiful.

This, too.

I'm going to go bask in my own self-importance now.

edited 30th Mar '11 12:56:02 AM by JHM

I will maintain that I prefer the overall warmth and depth of sound (and yes, I'm fully aware of the fact that using worlds like "depth" and "warmth" make me sound like a goddamned pretentious twit when talking about music, but you try to describe it better, okay?) of vinyl over the compressed sound of mp3s. C Ds are not a terrible medium, but can become so after being crunched down to an MP3 size.

It's really all about quality versus convenience. To me, sitting down to intentionally listen to my records is like sitting down to a delicious meal prepared by a great chef. My iPod's mp3s, on the other hand is more like snarfing down a banana on my ride to work. Sometimes, you just don't need all the pomp and circumstance — sometimes you just need something. Othertimes, you really need some time to put on your headphones, turn off your phone and just sink into some deep listening.

And, by the way — those of us who enjoy vinyl for the actual value of enjoying quality sound prefer to be called "audiophiles".

Save "hipster" for the people with stupid hair who can't seem to decide what a "good" band really is.
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 37 Ian Ex Machina, Wed, 30th Mar '11 1:36:01 PM from Gone with the Chickens
The Paedofinder General
What happens when the recording/processing of music attains the same sound quality that vinyl has?
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 38 inane 242, Wed, 30th Mar '11 1:48:04 PM from A B-Movie Bildungsroman
Anwalt der Verdammten
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[up][up] Long way to go before that.

Probably more of a question of "when will it be practical to carry large, uncompressed audio files around in a portable player?" There are plenty of digital formats that are just as good in terms of audio quality as vinyl.

I just hope you don't mind carrying around a fraction of your collection.
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 40 annebeeche, Wed, 30th Mar '11 2:52:22 PM from by the long tidal river
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When will iPod support FLAC already?
Banned entirely for telling FE that he was being rude and not contributing to the discussion. I shall watch down from the goon heavens.
I forget — what's the size ratio per second of audio, in terms of mp3 vs. FLAC?
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But there are ways to rip a vinyl to MP3 format.

I can't say one way or the other yet, though I'd love to have a vinyl collection of my own.

But I'm too busy collecting shot glasses.

 43 Span Sun, Wed, 30th Mar '11 3:00:01 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Yes, but that compresses the file into an MP3, defeating the purpose of listening to vinyl.
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[up][up] Okay... Yes, but that's missing the point of vinyl, innit?

I mean, maybe I'm wrong, but the whole reason I pay more for vinyl is so that I can enjoy the quality of it, rather than crushing the frequencies down to a format that is easily stored and plays back at bad quality.

edit: ninja'd!

edited 30th Mar '11 3:02:54 PM by ExterminatorZed

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 45 inane 242, Wed, 30th Mar '11 3:37:47 PM from A B-Movie Bildungsroman
Anwalt der Verdammten
(*Ponders how to get an mp3 player to play .flac files*)
 46 Ian Ex Machina, Wed, 30th Mar '11 3:38:00 PM from Gone with the Chickens
The Paedofinder General
Probably more of a question of "when will it be practical to carry large, uncompressed audio files around in a portable player?" There are plenty of digital formats that are just as good in terms of audio quality as vinyl. I just hope you don't mind carrying around a fraction of your collection.

After a bit of reading FLAC is the digital format that would ok to covert your vinyl to for sound quality. How big is on average a FLAC file (say for a 3 and a half minute song)?

Also do you carry round your entire record collection? As I'm gonna have to say they aren't well known for portable listening.
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 47 inane 242, Wed, 30th Mar '11 3:42:56 PM from A B-Movie Bildungsroman
Anwalt der Verdammten
I always carry a few CDs at all times. XP
I generally keep about a dozen C Ds in my car to listen to, just as a backup. However, I have my full collection of music as mp3s on my external harddrive. I'm not saying mp3s are the Devil. They just aren't the greatest quality.

They sure are convenient, though.
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 49 inane 242, Wed, 30th Mar '11 3:53:12 PM from A B-Movie Bildungsroman
Anwalt der Verdammten
Not if you have nothing to play them on.
 50 Span Sun, Wed, 30th Mar '11 4:04:09 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
mp3s are far more convenient, but given the choice, I'd rather listen to vinyl.
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