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64 Responses to Vinyl Gets Its Groove Back

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:03 am
    Link: Vinyl Gets Its Groove Back - The old-timey vinyl record is making a comeback. Might as well dump those old iPods and delete your digital files now.
  2. Profile photo of RelaxEnjoy
    RelaxEnjoy Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:12 am
    eh?
    vinyl never left
    and it wont be coming back

    will stay a niche for ages

  3. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:12 am
    Riighhtt...What the hell are you gonna play it with?
  4. Profile photo of Accurs3ds0ul
    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:14 am
    0.2% vinyl 10% digital download, 89.8% CD sales, you say?
    If illegal downloading counted, those CD sales would begin to pale in comparison.
  5. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:15 am
    I`ll go out on a limb here, and say that one would use a record player (or "turntable") to....uh, play a record.

    You`re not trying very hard, are you xViTAMiN22?

  6. Profile photo of Accurs3ds0ul
    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:15 am
    Oh and vitamin, people are buying record players for them, basically because vinyl`s have little booklets in them c.c
  7. Profile photo of simcon
    simcon Male 13-17
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:16 am
    xViTAMiN22 its called a record player lol. At my house we have a massive box full of records and only recently threw out our record player as it was taking up too much room.
  8. Profile photo of Accurs3ds0ul
    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:16 am
    Ehh, you beat me to it R_U_.
  9. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:16 am
    Actually...they are selling turntables still...
    You gotta know where to look though. But I was in Giant Tiger a year or two ago and I saw a device with a 3 CD, 2 Cassette tape players and a turntable on top...I thought it was the coolest thing...the lame thing is they gave it a 60`s retro radio look and a price tag of 500$
  10. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:16 am
    When`s the last time you`ve seen a record player for sale?
  11. Profile photo of Accurs3ds0ul
    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:17 am
    I recently had one, but somehow the needle broke.

    Besides, the scratchy sound vinyl`s make scare me.

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    XxSpeedy Male 13-17
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:18 am
    You ever notice how this webiste has very low standards?
  13. Profile photo of Fayth
    Fayth Female 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:18 am
    I saw one down at Radio Shack just not too long ago. And you can pick them up pretty cheap at thrift stores and whatnot. They still use vinyl for live mixing of techno/ house/ whatever-its-called music, you know.
  14. Profile photo of Accurs3ds0ul
    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:18 am
    ^ explain?
  15. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:21 am
    What I meant when I said, "Riighhtt...What the hell are you gonna play it with?" is that I haven`t seen a new record player in a store.. in my lifetime... They`re really old I doubt most people kept their`s for so many years because most upgrade. ;]

    I think people are trying hard to be "Vintage".

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    Fayth Female 18-29
    496 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 12:21 am
    Accurs3d, quite a few DJs still use turntables and vinyl for remixing music.
  17. Profile photo of Accurs3ds0ul
    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:23 am
    I was pointing at XxSpeedy, you just posted first xP
  18. Profile photo of wateva_x
    wateva_x Female 13-17
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:31 am
    lol, i have hundreds of records in my house. i share them with my mum. theyre all in a box next to me :D
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    wateva_x Female 13-17
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:32 am
    ^ ps they smell funny. :S
  20. Profile photo of jebler
    jebler Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:33 am
    whoever is saying they have never seen a turntable in a store maybe you were never looking for one. have you ever learned the meaning of a word you thought was not used very often then because you learned its meaning you here it all over the place? if your not looking for something its easy to miss.
  21. Profile photo of cmanatlan
    cmanatlan Male 13-17
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:38 am
    Wtf? was there only like one link posted?
  22. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:38 am
    A record player and a turntable are two different things.

    I can see people buying vinyls for their turntables more than a see people buying them for a record player...

  23. Profile photo of Accurs3ds0ul
    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:40 am
    The name slipped my mind. I went with a synonym.
  24. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:43 am
    A turntable is what a DJ uses to spin records while a record player just plays them..right?

    Correct me if I am wrong.

  25. Profile photo of Fayth
    Fayth Female 18-29
    496 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 12:45 am
    "A turntable is what a DJ uses to spin records while a record player just plays them..right?"

    Not exactly. A turntable is part of the record player. You`re thinking of the difference between the portable ones and the old style, clunky, retro, standing ones.

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    Fayth Female 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:46 am
    Addendum: you can still spin records on a retro player.
  27. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 12:53 am
    Oh, thanks Fayth.
  28. Profile photo of Hellven
    Hellven Female 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 1:03 am
    This was taken off the front page. o_O
    Why?
  29. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 1:05 am
    Technical difficulties, I`m betting.
  30. Profile photo of wateva_x
    wateva_x Female 13-17
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    January 14, 2008 at 1:32 am
    yeah im opting for tech problems. i wondered why the link had vanished.
  31. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 2:49 am
    The link is back?

    Oh and vinyl may probably never die; it has it`s niche. DJs scratching them can be amusing in the right hands. But I`m not lugging around a record player to listen to my favourite songs. I`ll stick to my MP3 player, thank you.

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    shamille Female 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 4:51 am
    hmmm right. right away.
  33. Profile photo of whtevr
    whtevr Female 40-49
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    January 14, 2008 at 6:25 am
    dang, and I just sold my record player on ebay!
  34. Profile photo of Dark_Entries
    Dark_Entries Female 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 6:40 am
    Vinyl is fantastic.
    Too bad my record player broke.
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    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 6:48 am
    "You ever notice how this webiste has very low standards?"

    it actually has high standards if its not really boring, completely stupid or something fancylad likes it wont get posted

  36. Profile photo of P-hocto
    P-hocto Male 18-29
    35 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 8:58 am
    Vinyl rocks, I`ve got tons of records but then again I am a techno DJ! But my preference still counts because I can`t stand CDJ`s (cd turntables) or other digital DJ equipment!
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    January 14, 2008 at 9:32 am
    Seeing as how both formats have their pros and cons, neither format will ever really die.
    Until 2012, when EVERYTHING ENDS.
  38. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
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    January 14, 2008 at 11:34 am
    Vinyl will never disappear as long as Rap exists *ugh*
  39. Profile photo of djjeffmaddox
    djjeffmaddox Male 18-29
    191 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 12:04 pm
    As a DJ, I just want to point out that vinyl actually has the best sound quality. Digital sound files and cassettes all have compression which compromises some of the sound quality. Vinyl has physical grooves which do not have compression, so technically vinyl is better in that respect. As a DJ, though, the usability of digital sound is so convenient that it is beneficial to sacrifice some fidelity for convenience and to help with non-linear music editing.
  40. Profile photo of djjeffmaddox
    djjeffmaddox Male 18-29
    191 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 12:08 pm
    "The link is back?

    Oh and vinyl may probably never die; it has it`s niche. DJs scratching them can be amusing in the right hands. But I`m not lugging around a record player to listen to my favourite songs. I`ll stick to my MP3 player, thank you."

    It just depends on the situation, you have to remember classical composers intended their music to be heard in a concert hall and performed by a band, it wasn`t written to be recorded and played back to an audience, we just did that to classical music when we invented records. Since then, we`ve written music with the intention of it being heard on records. It just depends on the intention of the musician and the listener. For example, one can`t truly appreciate Mozart unless they listen to Mozart how Mozart wanted to his music to be listened.

  41. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3301 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 12:38 pm
    Betcha ten bucks and a beer that the PS4 and Xbox 720 will use vinyl records. While the next Nintendo console (the Yuu) will use punch cards.
  42. Profile photo of xdonutx
    xdonutx Female 13-17
    223 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 1:11 pm
    Attention all: It is possible to find new turntables that don`t look like they are from the 1940`s. We bought one for my dad about 2 years ago. It`s got a CD and tape player and works well. Too bad my father never listens to his records, so when he`s out of the house I listen to his old vinyls.

    And also, when the hell did iab get spell check? Is anyone else getting red lines underneath their misspelled words? Handy, yes. Annoying, definitely.

  43. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2065 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 1:33 pm
    If you`re not a DJ, I think people would buy it for the stuff inside, and the actual vinyl for decoration. I dunno.
  44. Profile photo of kevdev61
    kevdev61 Male 40-49
    11 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 1:40 pm
    djjeffmaddox, you are wrong. Redbook audio and higher rez formats are NOT lossy. mp3s, ac3 and DTS are. The grooves on a vinyl disc are just analog representations of an audio waveform and are LESS accurate that 44k/16bit. Besides that, they degrade over time becoming even less accurate. Adding to that, vinyl has nowhere near the seperation or lower noise floor of digital. The high end on ALL vinyl is smeared and unfocused. Maximum frequency response on vinyl is 50hz-16khz tops. You are simply repeating something you have heard from someone else.
    Digital replaced analog for a reason.
  45. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    ooOOoooOOooo a DJ stand-off *insane giggle*
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    xxminglexx Female 18-29
    761 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    Wait, so the next Nintendo system is the Yuu? Yuu and Wii? Lame, them Asians dun gone stole our language!

    Aaaaanyway. The only reason record sales are going up is because of the emo kids going and thinking its hip. Example A: Billy the Emo

    "You`re going to get to love those pops and cracks in the middle of your favorite song"

  47. Profile photo of djjeffmaddox
    djjeffmaddox Male 18-29
    191 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 2:36 pm
    Jesus christ, do you teach audio production or something? :-P
  48. Profile photo of Camira
    Camira Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 2:37 pm
    People are always going to have a soft spot for retro chic, the notions are just so romantic.
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    spikyfred Male 13-17
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    January 14, 2008 at 3:46 pm
    Turntables are everywhere these day`s Ion is the big one because it also allows you to convert your vinyl to mp3. http://www.amazon.com/Ion-iTTUSB-Turntab...
  50. Profile photo of kevdev61
    kevdev61 Male 40-49
    11 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 3:49 pm
    From djjeffmaddox: "Jesus christ, do you teach audio production or something?"

    No, I work in post-production sound in the film industry and also do some scoring.

  51. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 4:22 pm
    we still have a record player in the loft :D
    and loads of vinyls
  52. Profile photo of zecromancer
    zecromancer Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 4:36 pm
    Isn`t going back to Vinyl... umm... sort of counter-productive? I`ll stick with my iPod.
  53. Profile photo of GinnyRenee
    GinnyRenee Female 18-29
    129 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 4:41 pm
    I love vinyl. I have more records than I do CDs, and my record player gets used a lot more than my CD player. Most of the time when I listen to music though it`s coming from my computer.

    I don`t know why anyone would have trouble finding a record player. I saw one at Target two days ago...


    lmao at the idea of a Nintendo Yuu

  54. Profile photo of gotboost88
    gotboost88 Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 5:17 pm
    vinyl has been around for a long time... isnt "coming" back, it never went anywhere
  55. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    a while back me and my cousin got into the vinyl thing but it never stuck.
  56. Profile photo of djjeffmaddox
    djjeffmaddox Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 8:03 pm
    kev: Hell yeah! That`s awesome. You just sounded very knowledgeable.
  57. Profile photo of phettachu
    phettachu Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 8:40 pm
    I have 700+ records that I`ve collected over the years. Some are worth alot of money and some aren`t worth the $.50 I paid. I absolutely love having them and I listen to them regularly. Problem is I move every six months or less. And 700+ records = full bed of truck. It`s getting to be a real hassle.

    And finding a turntable is easier than eating a bowl of ice cream. But trying to justify spending the cash on a nice new one that you`re going to play beat up old records on is tough.

  58. Profile photo of notpluggedin
    notpluggedin Female 60-69
    262 posts
    January 15, 2008 at 2:31 am
    They have been saying this for years, each new sub-culture `rediscovers` vinyl... Not going to happen.
  59. Profile photo of modernbenoni
    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
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    January 15, 2008 at 10:01 am
    "Vinyl gets it`s groove back," Ha ha, ha ha, haaaa...
  60. Profile photo of necros
    necros Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2008 at 11:47 am
    "vinyl provides a warmer sound".. what that dusty crappy sound. i think ill stay in the present and not jump on a *buy old crap* bandwagon. ebay advertisement ftw.
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    michaelteh Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2008 at 3:06 pm
    "what that dusty crappy sound. i think ill stay in the present and not jump on a *buy old crap* bandwagon. ebay advertisement ftw."
    vinyl records may not have a cleaner sound, but they seem to have more depth to them and produce a warmer, more saturated tone than cds.

    we have all forgotten that music is much much more than just listening. mp3s? psh... i miss the days when people could actually HOLD the music in their hands.

  62. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2008 at 7:01 pm
    epic FAIL
  63. Profile photo of ragefrk1
    ragefrk1 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2008 at 9:34 pm
    Vinyls are excellent, digital is better, nah. easier yes, but nothing compares to the warm sound of an old or new vinyls. and btw, i bought my turntable at circuit city. i got to choose between 5 of them. and vinyls are even making there way into mainstream stores (Like hot topic, which i hate) it is very nostalgic, and very nice to listen to
  64. Profile photo of Lazorfish
    Lazorfish Male 13-17
    738 posts
    January 16, 2008 at 8:35 pm
    Any Classical or Blues music sounds far better on vinyl. We`ve dozens of records in our home, but I`ll be damned if I can get the damn player to make a peep.

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