Originally Posted by hciman77
I hardly call laying out $500 saving money, my $5 fellowes lint free cloth services my CDs. I have only ever had 3 CDs (out of 600) fail to play perfectly after 22 years of being digital and all three had been dropped and kicked across a scratchy wooden floor, I would like to see an LP survive that kind of abuse, all three still play, in parts
I guess if you like to skateboard on your discs, vinyl might not be your ideal. But I laid out $500 for 300 plus albums. Some are not available on CD, some are available on bad CD recordings (especially the 70s stuff), and some are available (at the CD price). I call 300 albums for $500 (less than $2/album) cheap. Also, you could clean by hand, more time, for under $50. And then there are all those used record stores- about $2.00 (and few people even look at the classical recordings which can be phenomenal). How's that for economics?
I think that they sound better. Playing vinyl requires more effort. But, there are a lot of CDs I don't neet to buy and a lot of old friends I'm enjoying.
There is an added benefit. You might get the chance to go shopping for used records with Todd "TTVJ" Green. An experience with one man's obsession that provides great life and audio lessons.