Originally Posted by Hershon2000
As a baby boomer, I spent alot of my money replacing almost all of my records with CD's & I'm glad I did. I can not tell you how many scratched records I had even on just a couple of playings. I don't miss this one bit. As to the actual sound, I can not even remember what vinyl sounds like & even if it is better, it was more then offset by scratched records. One of the great things of CD is that it brought on a vast output of hard to find singles & albums on CD collections & box sets which never would have come out in these quantities if it wasn't for CD.
I was in the same boat, except I never actually got rid of my records, or my parents' records. I hate to tell you this, but <$500 for a VPI record cleaner and some fluid and I'm golden. My turntable and cartridge are much better than anything I had in the sixties through eighties.
I'm taking RCA mono red seals from the 50s, and rock from the 60s cleaning and listening. These were played on mono console players, they were stacked, they were played on my record player for kids, as well as on Dual and Phillips turntables. The record cleaner really helps with anything short of a grand canyon sized scratch that goes to the bottom of the groove. I didn't believe it either when I got talked into going back to vinyl.
But, it isn't even close. Not to mention that the CD issues of many of my favorite 60s and 70s stuff just plain sucked.
Digital off a hard drive is great for easy listening, and I ain't giving it up, but no question that, to me, vinyl sounds soooo much better. And try some of the new re-masters on 200gm vinyl (Ahhhhh). Just my own experience.