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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post


I was clear in what I said, it seems only you didn't get what I mean lol
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 The question is would teens nowadays listen/have heard vinyls? Quite suspicious...

Your statement has grammar mistakes, so it would not be clear to a native speaker like myself (I think I know what you're getting at now). I'm sure the proportion of teens who've heard vinyl is quite small, but the same was true regarding good quality headphones before Beats came along. I personally don't think there's anything to be "suspicious" of, but I defer to everybody's right to think what they like. Vinyl, at least in the U.S., is a growing segment and like I said, scores of new artists (even mainstream ones) release their albums on vinyl - it's not as unusual as people think.

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Did you hear the guy at 1:50 on the latest teen testimonials videos?

 

"My palms where sweating when the drums came in on Enter Sandman"

 

That mean they have Metallica in high resolution!

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Originally Posted by kallekutta View Post
 

Did you hear the guy at 1:50 on the latest teen testimonials videos?

 

"My palms where sweating when the drums came in on Enter Sandman"

 

That mean they have Metallica in high resolution!


They have a Metallica limited edition player, so that makes sense.

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They have a Metallica limited edition player, so that makes sense.


The styling's a bit different for that SE, though... ;) 

 

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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post
 

 

So will there be 24/192 Grateful Dead releases? Seems funny given how over the years they encouraged their fans to trade tapes, record their concerts, etc. I had a copy of Europe '72 back in the day given to me on cassette, who knows how many generations removed from the original recording it was? lol.


They've always been serious about good live sound, though. Reading up on their "Wall of Sound" is impressive, and some of the equipment you could see fans setting up in the Tapers' Zone was pretty hot stuff too.

post #621 of 4585

Still waiting on the Spinal Tap edition.

 

Seriously, very curious about this player, but the latest promo videos seem a little over the top.

post #622 of 4585
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post

The question is would teens nowadays listen/have heard vinyls? Quite suspicious...

Maybe the cool kids these days are buying vinyl records because that's the hip thing to do?
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Maybe the cool kids these days are buying vinyl records because that's the hip thing to do?


When vinyl records are no longer hip, imagine the rich pickings in second-hand shops! Loads of almost-new, barely-played LP goodness!

post #624 of 4585

I'm 23 and I can say up straight that I've never heard a vinyl recording. Would love to though.

post #625 of 4585
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I'm 23 and I can say up straight that I've never heard a vinyl recording. Would love to though.


Good cheap turntables are thick on the ground these days (as are bad cheap turntables, alas).

 

But get a basic model from the likes of Pro-Ject, locate your local second-hand record shop, and you can pick up all kinds of wonderment for 3 or 4 quid each. At that price, you can take a risk on an LP by someone you're not familiar with and maybe discover a new favourite band/artist.

post #626 of 4585
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Originally Posted by daphen View Post
 

I'm 23 and I can say up straight that I've never heard a vinyl recording. Would love to though.

If you haven't, the first way to listen to it is to go to a high end audio equipment store and listen to it on a soup to nuts high end system!

post #627 of 4585
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If you haven't, the first way to listen to it is to go to a high end audio equipment store and listen to it on a soup to nuts high end system!


I grew up in a household with a decent Leak turntable and hi-fi system.

 

Shortly after moving down to London, I stuck my head round the door of a long-defunct shop called 'Vinyl Tube Audio' whose mantra was "no CDs, no transistors' - a brave thing in the early Nineties.

 

As it was a quiet evening for customers, thy let me have a listen to a Michell/Art Audio/Apogee system which blew my mind in all sorts of ways.

post #628 of 4585

If all the praise of this player is true, we will probably all have vinyl sound in our pockets by the end of the year. I wouldn't really count on it though.

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When do people start receiving their ponos?
post #630 of 4585
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Originally Posted by daphen View Post
 

If all the praise of this player is true, we will probably all have vinyl sound in our pockets by the end of the year. I wouldn't really count on it though.

I'm also reluctant to believe it's going to sound significantly different than other hi res players and DAC's.

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