#1
Hey guys, so i'm trying to find a decent vinyl record player because my old one was trashed and have been seeing a lot of mixed reviews on the players out there now..

anyone own one and happy with it? or have ideas of what kinds to stay away from?

thanks!

also ideally I'd want to be able to get the audio to digital but that's not a must have.
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I'm waiting for someone to say vinyl is better than CD.

It is, anything analog catches every sound and digital doesn't. That's why it's better.

I have an old Philips from the vinyl store and I prefer it over the newer one my mom bought after hers broke ^^
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#6
Go to Half Priced Books and get a $40 USB turntable.
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It is, anything analog catches every sound and digital doesn't. That's why it's better.

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It is, anything analog catches every sound and digital doesn't. That's why it's better.


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I have a record player from the 60's but the needle is broken and I can't find a ****ing replacement.
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#10
Don't get a usb turntable. I have yet to see one that doesn't suck.
If you're desperate to turn analog to digital, plug your turntable to the mic in plug of your computer.
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Okay, hre you go smartass

why vinyl > digital

you can even tell the difference when an album is digitally recorded and then put on vinyl or completely analog...
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Okay, hre you go smartass

why vinyl > digital

you can even tell the difference when an album is digitally recorded and then put on vinyl or completely analog...


The only problem with that is the fact that it doesn't matter if it approximates the waveform, because 1.) The rate that wave is being played is too small to distinguise with the human ear, and 2.) The output is an analog device (Speakers) which use alternating magnetic fields to replicate the wave form. Unless you have some incredibly damn good speakers I'm not aware exist, they carry too much momentum to actually stop at discrete states in such a short amount of time.

Vinyl sounds "Warmer" because it looses a lot of the highs and bass, and, due to physical constrants can't replicate bass sounds perfectly. This leaves all the mids which make it sound "warm", when in fact it's replicating the sound with less fidelity. It also has less dynamic range (70db as opposed to 110db I believe).

Nice try at trying to make vinyl seem less crappy though.
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The only problem with that is the fact that it doesn't matter if it approximates the waveform, because 1.) The rate that wave is being played is too small to distinguise with the human ear, because 2.) The output is an analog device (Speakers) which use alternating magnetic fields to replicate the wave form. Unless you have some incredibly damn good speakers I'm not aware exist, they carry too much momentum to actually stop at discrete states in such a short amount of time. This smoothes out the sound.

Nice try at trying to make vinyl seem less crappy though.

At least I could try

still prefer it, tho. Dunno why, but it does sound warmer for a reason
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#15
Make a choice between one that just plays records and one that converts to digital. The latter typically lacks in playing quality and just focuses on the transfer aspect. I have a Sony that does the digital transfer, and it works great. But if you don't really care, then get one that only plays.

That's my input.
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The only problem with that is the fact that it doesn't matter if it approximates the waveform, because 1.) The rate that wave is being played is too small to distinguise with the human ear, because 2.) The output is an analog device (Speakers) which use alternating magnetic fields to replicate the wave form. Unless you have some incredibly damn good speakers I'm not aware exist, they carry too much momentum to actually stop at discrete states in such a short amount of time. This smoothes out the sound.

Nice try at trying to make vinyl seem less crappy though.

I was pretty much going to say exactly the same thing.

Not to mention the snap, crackle and pop you get from both vinyl and Rice Bubbles, which is clearly absent from CD.

The only way I can see digital being objectively inferior to digital is when it's compressed to a ridiculous bit rate of less than ~100 kbps.
#17
Techniecs made a model SLQ1200 that was real popular with dj's and radio stations for a long time they used to sell new for around 300 bucks new I've seen for 99 bucks every now & then.
#18
thanks for all the input guys, much appreciated..continue sound quality war if you like
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Nice try at trying to make vinyl seem less crappy though.

I should start watching scat porn then, because apparently I love crap.
#21
i don't give a shit about sound quality. here's my pros and cons for vinyl and cd:

Vinyl Pros
-possibly worth something in the future (value doesn't drop to $5 after opening shrink wrap)
-often comes w/ digital download (sometime a CD) and if not, go pirate it, you paid for it anyway
Vinyl Cons
-big and clunky
-easy to damage
CD Pros
-you can play it in a CD player
-compact (compact disc har har)
CD Cons
-almost always holds no value
-still pretty easy to damage
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#22
I prefer the sound of vinyl, plus it actually holds value, unlike CDs.


Also I like the album art.