Originally Posted by Hershon2000
As someone who grew up & hated vinyl in the 60's solely because the records didn't sound as fresh after several playings & they were eventually scratched up as well as I had to get up & put on different tracks which scratched things up more, I'm totally confused with what seems to be this love affair with vinyl on this & other boards. My beef with vinyl isn't in regards to the original sound quality but the scratches & wear down of the records & having to manually life the arm to skip tracks or being forced to listen to stuff you don't want to hear if you don't want to manually lift the arm. Maybe there have been some advancements or something I'm not aware about since I got rid of my record player 20 years ago.
I'm kinda with you. Living with my dad (who is naturious for not taking care of his stuff), his Vinyl setup just ticks me off
. Pops all over the record. I don't think he owns a record without pops and scratches.......... and let's not forget about those skips or repeats. Seriously, if you are going to go vinyl, you HAVE to take care of everything or else it just goes to hell very quickly.
Aside from that though, and considering all else equal, the convience that a CD player or computer offers over vinyl is enough to keep me away. With these digital sources, I can skip trackes easy, rewind, pause, etc etc. For the case of CD's, I don't have to flip it over half way through. ^_^
Bottom line is, i'm a kid that grew up in the digital age. Vinyl will probably never hold a place in my heart the same way my digital sources do. When I get old, i'm sure the young'ings will hate my digital sources.