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(@tucker)
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CD or vinyl?

Quite a simple question, but one that tends to divide the music community in half. Many see vinyl a genuinely superior format, others see it as an outdated, inferior predecessor to the compact disc. So I ask you - CDs or vinyl?

Personally, I prefer vinyl - while CDs are infinitely more convenient, music on vinyl sounds more "alive" to me. If there was a way of recreating that warmth on a CD then CDs would take it for me, but sadly, I'm yet to hear a CD that truly embodies the hallmarks of vinyl.

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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Sadly, vinyl's all up in the attic these days - so much more convenient to burn a few of your fave songs to CD and play it throught the stereo, you can't use a remote on a vinyl LP......

And the Mrs hates dusting the sleeves......

:D :D :D

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(@tucker)
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Sadly, vinyl's all up in the attic these days - so much more convenient to burn a few of your fave songs to CD and play it throught the stereo, you can't use a remote on a vinyl LP......That's a good point, but with albums that I have on both vinyl and CD, I tend to hear things on the vinyl that I didn't on the CD because I don't have the facility to easily skip over tracks. Vinyl's definitely better for "sessions" where you drag all your LPs and 45s into the living room and just listen to music all day.

And yes, dust can be a problem. Plastic wallets to the rescue, though.


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 Mike
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CD's for me. Never had vinyl's around growing up.

For me it was tape > CD > now MP3's, mini disc's, nano's and who knows what's next.


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 geoo
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Agree Gimme CDs or the latest digital format over vinyl any day.

Geoo

“The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn” - David Russell (Scottish classical Guitarist. b.1942)


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(@kingpatzer)
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Depends on what you're asking.

For listening to my favorite music in my home and trying to catch all the nuances -- Vinyl all the way. For using on a daily basis, CD's.

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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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78's, 45's. 33 and1/3 LP's - eight tracks, cassettes. mp3's - wow, we've gone through some CRAP to enjoy the listening experience we have today.......CD's for me, clarity and sound reproduction are far better than what's gone before - but what's next? And how much is it going to cost?

:D :D :D

Vic

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(@nolongerme)
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Never used the vinyls much (except at my grandma's) but I'm going to say CD cause i know them and they are really easy. But I wouldn't mind hearing a vinyl and I might change my mind!


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(@steves)
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I love my vinyl, but it's just not as convenient. I began converting to CD almost from the start ago and more recently, most of it is on my PC and iPod. Academically, I know the vinyl sounds better, but that range of hearing has long since left me and now I can't tell the difference, except for the lack of pops and clicks.

Steve


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(@smokindog)
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I have to go with Steve on that one, vinyl is great but once you played it a few times it started to go down hill. And do you guys remember having to clean and dust them things

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(@kent_eh)
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78's, 45's. 33 and1/3 LP's - eight tracks, cassettes. mp3's and I have examples all of those right handy, as well as reel-to-reel, DAT and MD.

And I think each has it's own appeal. (8-track is mostly cheeze appeal, but whatever )

My answer to the poll question is "all of the above"

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(@rocker)
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cd"s by far

even god loves rock-n-roll


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(@ghost)
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CD's. I was getting so sick of cassette taps breaking or getting ruined. I just got into vinyl in the past 3 years. Got over a 150 records. Cool covers, don't got the right sound system for 'em.

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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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I live in a small appartment, no way I will store a thousand vinyl records, so cds for me.


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(@smokindog)
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I live in a small appartment, no way I will store a thousand vinyl records, so cds for me.

I knew a guy back in the 70's who had about 10,000 LP's He didn't have much furniture, but he did have one hell of a sound system

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