|[Eternal Betrayer] Saturday, June 21, 2008 7:14:10 PM|| |
|Bonus tracks! That's another advantage of CD - 80mins of space, as opposed to the 45, 50 or 60mins vinyl can hold (depending on groove width etc).|
With the right equipment, vinyl can (so, I'm told), on a good day (depending on the quality of the record & production etc) beat CD hands down. It's probably gonna cost you though...
Nostradamus (double CD) £11.98 - thank you very much. Triple album set £41.98 - f*ck that!! (Prices correct from Amazon UK at time of writing).
|[paperflowers] Saturday, June 21, 2008 9:28:17 AM|| |
|iPod's not an option? Ya know, those can shuffle too....the entire Priest catalog.|
|[kybo61] Saturday, June 21, 2008 3:17:06 AM|| |
|With a GOOD turntable and an EXCELLENT (read: very expensive) cartridge, vinyl can be a transcendent experience. Providing, of course that the vinyl is in pristine condition. CD's in general have a flatter frequency distribution. Some of the labels that do classical music, like Chandos, get it right and they are fabulous listening. But for rock & roll, a Dual or Technics BELT DRIVE turntable and an affordable but good cartridge like an Audio Technica will give a fantastic listening experience with sonic depth and surprising ambience that you don't get from most CD's. Of course you also need outstanding speakers with a very wide frequency response and sensitive tweeters and a wide midrange. A good equalizer is a good asset if you have one, but if you have a quality pre-amp or receiver that you can use as a pre-amp then you won't need an equalizer. The advantage of an equalizer is that you can use it to correct for acoustic deficiencies in the listening environment, like hardwood floors, heavy drapes, or a small room with sharp echoes. There are other ways to correct those deficiencies but a good equalizer is a quick fix and a short cut. My humble opinion, from an audiophile geek, thank you and have a good day, love & peace out. Kathy in KC.|
|[Soylentgreen4u] Saturday, June 21, 2008 12:48:18 AM|| |
|YES,I DO LIKE THE VINYL EXPERIENCE..PICKED UP A TURNTABLE A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO IN MINT CONDITION ( SONY BRAND...SERVO LOCK/FULLY AUTOMATIC,THE KIND THAT SLIDES OUT LIKE A CD DRAWER WHEN YOU PUSH THE BUTTON) AT A YARD SALE FOR $10!!! UNBELIEVABLE! + A BLUEBOX WITH ABOUT A HUNDRED ALBUMS (FOR FREE) LUCKED OUT BIG TIME I THINK.|
HAVE ALL THE PRIEST ON VINYL-UP TO PAINKILLER THAT IS-PLUS A LOT OF OTHER GREAT ROCK/METAL FROM THE 70'S AND 80'S THAT I PLAY REGULARLY.SOME PEOPLE LAUGH WHEN I TELL THEM I STILL PLAY RECORDS,BUT HEY,SO BE IT.
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|[valis74] Saturday, June 21, 2008 12:33:54 AM|| |
|Vinyl - I just bought the Nostradamus Box Set containing the entire album on vinyl - it rocks. I used to think CD's were better then last winter I bought a USB turntable because I have a ton of vinyl that I don't have on cd...the first album I put on was ZZ Top's "Afterburner" - the second the album started playing I went "Whoa, what have I been missing?" The sound was unbelievable - it was like meeting a long lost friend.|
|[doodah] Friday, June 20, 2008 6:58:22 AM|| |
It all depends. For chilling out at home i'll always put on the vinyl, it just sounds better, much warmer and more detail. CD's are certainly easier for day to day use.
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|[spapad] Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:49:20 PM|| |
|I have an affinity for Vinyl. It is kind of like an old TV that you actually had to get up and change the channel on. The few pops and undercurrent of a hum.|
I have stacks of Vinyl waiting for me to complete a new "old " stereo system so that I may hear them again in all their brilliance!
Sure, I know I could download the majority of it off the web and for free most times, I just want to look at my collection again, embrace the record jacket and any additonal things that came with it. Play those Priest Photo Albums I own. I miss Vinyl in a nostalgic way.
|[Eternal Betrayer] Thursday, June 19, 2008 6:48:39 PM|| |
|You can't "shuffle" a vinyl album, like a CD. Listening to the same song selection time & again, or having to get up to change tracks / sides is such a bore.|
It does depend on the equipment you have, but taken as a whole, and in my experience CDs do sound much better than vinyl.
Vinyl also runs slightly faster too - or should that be CDs run slightly slower - try it & record the same song (if you have the equipment - ie, an old cassette recorder or vinyl to PC capability) from each format & compare the difference. CDs also tend to be recorded louder than vinyl too.
I've got lots of vinyl albums that I bought in the 80's, but I'd much rather have it all on CD - all the crackling, pops & jumping can get pretty annoying too.
Just my personal preference & observations.
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|[hellrazor67] Thursday, June 19, 2008 12:39:15 PM|| |
|CD's because they're small - but vinyl for the sound. I miss the depth of vinyl. CD's sound way to sterile. I remember when CD's first came out and it was all about their rating - AAA, ADD, DDD, ADD - jeez- what a mess.|
|[taha] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 11:19:12 AM|| |
|[taha] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 11:17:43 AM|| |
|This is easy, years ago Sony pushed CD's as the answer to great sound. That soon turned to ease of use.Then they came out w/ SACD, which was supposed to sound as good as vinyl. Now they are slowly ditching SACD. Sony is their own worse enemy, they ceated a product whic could be downloaded and now kills their music sales. BTW the last 4-5 yrs now LP'S are the only sales which are growing.|
SO Vinyl is the answer. Soundstage, depth, and pure music, all in one package.
|[Redman] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 5:48:26 AM|| |
|Yep, artwork is important.. and CDs have the temptetion to skip songs or jump right to the lead parts and that kind a kills the atmosphere of the album. Also, CDs might have that ~2 second pause between the songs (sometimes it is faded, sometimes not.. depends on the settings too) but vinyl plays the album like it is ment to be. If there is not supposed to be a pause between the two songs, there will be no pause.|
Of course, CDs are much more handy since they are so much smaller and you can play them in a car or whatever... and the sound quality (if mixed right) is a lil' bit better, but I doubt I will hear a difference between Nostradamus LP and CD, played through same amp and speakers.
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|[TIMBONI] Monday, June 16, 2008 10:56:35 PM|| |
|A "properly" mixed CD is better by far, but those are few and far between. Check out some Sting CD's for good examples. If done right, the sonic experience is beyond anything an album can produce but so few are willing to invest the time, money or effort to do it right.|
|[TIMBONI] Monday, June 16, 2008 10:54:13 PM|| |
|[mastermetalmike] Monday, June 16, 2008 9:56:29 PM|| |
|[Soylentgreen4u] Monday, June 16, 2008 4:02:47 PM|| |
|I PREFER VINYL...C.D. UNDERWEAR IS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE!!!! |
| Monday, June 16, 2008 2:57:52 PM|| |
|Yeah I miss all the "pops" before the song starts!|
|[raymondo] Monday, June 16, 2008 2:54:59 PM|| |
VYNIL BY FAR IF YOU'VE A DECENT DECK AND CART, CD's ARE GREAT FORMAT FOR THE CAR, HAVE STARTED BUYING MORE VYNIL SINCE GETTING CHAMPION TT WITH ORTOFON BRONZE CART, GIVE THE CD A RUN FOR ITS MONEY. LIKEWISE LPS FAR BETTER VFM WHT WITH PICTURE DISCS AND POSTERS ,ME BOY IS ALREADY AFTER THE NOSTRADAMUS POSTER, HE'S GOT A LONG WAIT AHEAD OF HIM
|[asskiker] Monday, June 09, 2008 12:33:57 PM|| |
|most definitely agreed. u just cant beat vinyl, man i still love listening 2 a kickass record over a cd any day|
|[stevieNJ] Sunday, June 08, 2008 5:38:09 PM|| |
I miss vinyl. A lot. And picture discs! And colored vinyl! And SHAPED picture discs!