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i was looking up this band called bitter:sweet and i was thinking of purchasing a CD of the mating game album. the CD costs about ~50 bucks used and is selling on amazon new for ~500 bucks... WTF? eek.gif anyone knows why?

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I'm sure it's out of print and hard to find. Most I've payed is about $50 for a used album, but I've seen them go much higher.

 

Try checking on discogs.com, it's the best place I can find to buy out of print CDs. Somebody might be selling it for cheaper.

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I'm sure it's out of print and hard to find. Most I've payed is about $50 for a used album, but I've seen them go much higher.

Try checking on discogs.com, it's the best place I can find to buy out of print CDs. Somebody might be selling it for cheaper.


I just saw the vinyl selling for 6 bucks, guess I will buy the vinyl disc and forget the CD. However now I will need a turntable that can rip the vinyl to digital so I can have the songs put on my dap which is where I will do the listening. Any good cheap turntable suggestion that can rip vinyl to digital?
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I just saw the vinyl selling for 6 bucks, guess I will buy the vinyl disc and forget the CD. However now I will need a turntable that can rip the vinyl to digital so I can have the songs put on my dap which is where I will do the listening. Any good cheap turntable suggestion that can rip vinyl to digital?

 

I have a very cheap one and it is seriously the worst thing ever. In all likeliness it would be cheaper to get the CD, and probably sound better too (unless you spent a lot on a turntable).

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I have a very cheap one and it is seriously the worst thing ever. In all likeliness it would be cheaper to get the CD, and probably sound better too (unless you spent a lot on a turntable).

 

 

 

... what if i dont listen on the turntable and only use it for ripping?

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Try emailing them info@bittersweetmusic.com to ask if they can help you get a copy.

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... what if i dont listen on the turntable and only use it for ripping?

 

Then you'll have to hope you can get one that rips well. The turntable I have cost $100AUD and rips to 128 kbps MP3. The sound of the rip is worse than any Youtube rip. This is the only experience I have with converting vinyl to digital and it has not been good. The tonearm wouldn't balance on the first one, so I had to use it without a counterweight. This scratched one of my records. I took it back and got a replacement. The second one has a crooked needle and cannot be used for listening. Ripping works so I gave that a go with a few albums. Very poor sound quality. Your options are either to properly get into vinyl or keep looking for a cheaper CD.

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Then you'll have to hope you can get one that rips well. The turntable I have cost $100AUD and rips to 128 kbps MP3. The sound of the rip is worse than any Youtube rip. This is the only experience I have with converting vinyl to digital and it has not been good. The tonearm wouldn't balance on the first one, so I had to use it without a counterweight. This scratched one of my records. I took it back and got a replacement. The second one has a crooked needle and cannot be used for listening. Ripping works so I gave that a go with a few albums. Very poor sound quality. Your options are either to properly get into vinyl or keep looking for a cheaper CD.

Thanks for sharing your experience, I appreciate it. I have no experience with analog audio whatsoever. I don't plan to get into analog audio because digital audio is so much more convenient. About turntables, how about the audio technica line? And also I want it to be able to convert music into lossless digital files.
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Thanks for sharing your experience, I appreciate it. I have no experience with analog audio whatsoever. I don't plan to get into analog audio because digital audio is so much more convenient. About turntables, how about the audio technica line? And also I want it to be able to convert music into lossless digital files.

 

I have no experience with them, but I expect they would be good. Probably a bit expensive if you're not going to do much with them.

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I have no experience with them, but I expect they would be good. Probably a bit expensive if you're not going to do much with them.

 

 

i may play with them occasionally but its nice to know that from now on, i can buy both vinyls and cds and be able to put it on my player smily_headphones1.gif

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i just found out i can buy the songs in wav from discogs, now im thinking about what i should do. buy vinyls and get the turntable or just buy the songs in wav. i usually like a physical copy but... seems like buying in wav will save me quite a bit of money from buying the turntable

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In Hong Kong, I spend around $100-150HKD (~$12-18USD) per disc and its a 'cheap' way of having lossless files on my iPod biggrin.gif
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In Hong Kong, I spend around $100-150HKD (~$12-18USD) per disc and its a 'cheap' way of having lossless files on my iPod biggrin.gif

 

i used to live in hong kong, havent gone back in a while, dont miss it honestly lol

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i used to live in hong kong, havent gone back in a while, dont miss it honestly lol

Oh wow :0 Really wasn't expecting for this smily_headphones1.gif
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Oh wow :0 Really wasn't expecting for this smily_headphones1.gif

 

 

you mean you werent expecting that you were talking to a guy whos also from hong kong or my attitude about hong kong? biggrin.gif

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