Originally Posted by bigshot
I saved up my meagre college pennies and bought it and wore the damn thing out.
I love the memory, but I don't love vinyl any more. I have over 15,000 records in my collection, and I wish they were all AAC files instead.
" I saved up my meagre college pennies and bought it and wore the damn thing out."
Yes Yes and YES.
Fully understood. Today's music obtaining culture can't appreciate what collecting music (by those who were not financially endowed) used to mean here.
I remember just getting good records, especially at times I lived away from major cities, could pose real logistical issues.
And much $.
"I love the memory, but I don't love vinyl any more. I have over 15,000 records in my collection, and I wish they were all AAC files instead."
I started selling off my vinyl 15 years ago and have never looked back.
I now have most of my old stuff (and many different/improved versions thereof) and much more.
These days access is FAR more convenient and the sound quality is so much more CONSISTENTLY great.
I do still find a lot of charm in my friends who maintain the old ways as well though.
They will not be easily replaced IMO.
They also tend to be the ones who know of other good (and great) records and further the digitization process to help me(and others) know more.
I am regularly amazed by the volume of old music which becomes new to me these days.
This is by no means limited to classical music.