Just curious if anyone else here is as deeply fallen into vinyl records as I have. Do you think they’re superior in sound quality? Do you find them overpriced and obsolete? Long time collectors or just starting?
For myself, I’ve been collecting them for a while, but have yet to break past having 100 of them (I’m not counting all the discs of double LPs or collections) but I am glad they’re a thing that’s been coming back with a vengeance. I even got one of those turntables with a really nice direct drive motor so it can compensate if the record has any imperfection in the play speed.
As for why, its really just that… for me at least, listening to a record is very much a kind of ritual type thing. Pulling a big disc out of the sleeve with pretty art, setting it on the turntable, and setting it up for the needle to lower down to start playing and then just letting it go… there’s no track skipping (well, not easy track skipping at least) and you kinda have to be paying attention to it as it happens, cause then you have to get up and flip the record to the other side, or switch discs as it may need to be.
Anyone else? :o