#1
Can the pit give some rough idea on how long it would take for a record to be unlistenable? And maybe give me some tips on how to increase that period of time? Thanks.

EDIT: Another thing, I got a sony turntable, do I need anything else? Records aint arrived yet, I know I sound like a noob but I really got no idea. I've heard things about a cartridge?? Idk, help please :P
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#2
Well, we still have my grandfathers records and they are over 55 years old, and we still isten to them. Just take care of them and keep them tightly packed up together, or flat so that they don't bend.
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I have vinyls from the 70's that are still perfectly fine.
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a shitload longer than wax cylinders.
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Really? . I thought that as near impossible..
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quite a while, if you take care of them and don't scratch them and things. The quality does deteriorate slightly with playing, but only a little. Not noticably for the first quite a few playings (how many depends on you're player I'd imagine).
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#8
Entirely depends how often you play them.

So that 'period of time' is incredibly variable and thus there is no answer.
#9
I don't know how long they last but I have records in my collection that were pressed in the 60s so they last a while. The main thing is to take care of them be sure to buy a dust brush and use it with every use. As for what else you'll it really depends on your record player, if it is new and has a speaker built in you are good to go for now, if it is used it would probably be in your best interest to get a new cartridge for it. If you are connecting it to speakers you need a preamp for it.
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Some records of my dad's vinyl collection are over 40 years old and the sound is still crisp.
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They get worse each time you play them. You're effectively dragging a needle across ridges which create the sound. They wear down (slowly), with each play. People say the sound quality is better though, because it's true analog sound, unlike digital music (CD, MP3).
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They get worse each time you play them. You're effectively dragging a needle across ridges which create the sound. They wear down (slowly), with each play. People say the sound quality is better though, because it's true analog sound, unlike digital music (CD, MP3).


The little "scratchy" sound with old vinyls adds so much to the feel of music. Especially old jazz, blues and classical music.
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I don't know how long they last but I have records in my collection that were pressed in the 60s so they last a while. The main thing is to take care of them be sure to buy a dust brush and use it with every use. As for what else you'll it really depends on your record player, if it is new and has a speaker built in you are good to go for now, if it is used it would probably be in your best interest to get a new cartridge for it. If you are connecting it to speakers you need a preamp for it.


So if it's new, i shouldnt have to buy anything for it, unless i'm connecting to speakers? yes?
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So if it's new, i shouldnt have to buy anything for it, unless i'm connecting to speakers? yes?

it depends, does it have speakers bult into it, or is it a standalone record player?

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it depends, does it have speakers bult into it, or is it a standalone record player?

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People say the sound quality is better though, because it's true analog sound, unlike digital music (CD, MP3).


Big word(s): people say. It's all personal preference. Hell to me some songs sound exactly the same on vinyl than CD besides the ssssss sound. It all depends on the album. Some albums like GNR's Appetite for Destruction and Nirvana's Nevermind sound half a step higher than the CD version. Some like Green Day albums sound completely different.
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then yeah, you're set.
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then yeah, you're set.


Nice that makes it alot easier, just the turntable, and the records. Easy.
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I have heard that the best way to prolong the life of your vinyl is to only play 'em once every 24 hours, the reason being that when the needle goes over the grooves the first time it heats them up, so if you play it again without waiting then it deteriorates them much faster. But I know dudes who've still got records from the forties that still sound pretty damn nice, so I wouldn't worry. They'll probably outlast you.
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then yeah, you're set.


Also,should I bother cleaning them? what i use, how often?
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Also,should I bother cleaning them? what i use, how often?

I don't, but I'm lazy and almost all of my records are second hand and already in pretty poor condition anyway. I'd imagine a soft dry lint free cloth or something of the like.
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Also,should I bother cleaning them? what i use, how often?

I've found that the cleaner and cloth used for cleaning glasses works quite well.
You don't have to do it often.
I have lp's that are close to 60 years old that play just fine. Actually I have thousands of lp's that all play just fine.
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