Vinyl sales on track to earn more than CDs for the first time in over 30 years

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Re: Vinyl sales on track to earn more than CDs for the first time in over 30 years

Unread post by slinger » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:41 pm

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Pretty sure it's my fault it's gone up over the last year or so :lol: :lol:
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Re: Vinyl sales on track to earn more than CDs for the first time in over 30 years

Unread post by Fretless » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:09 pm

Well it's no thanks to me. I haven't bought an LP since 1988.
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Re: Vinyl sales on track to earn more than CDs for the first time in over 30 years

Unread post by Hannes-Gregor » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:34 pm

But you can't listen to CDs through a Phono 2!

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Re: Vinyl sales on track to earn more than CDs for the first time in over 30 years

Unread post by TroutFisher » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:53 pm

If you’ve got a good vinyl source and good ears, you will always conclude the vinyl analogue system gives you the best sound. I and my band of audiophile friends have proved this over and over again. I have top quality streaming from qobuz (sonicOrbitor) and the vinyl sound beats it hands down every time, and that includes the highest resolution streamed music. The price of vinyl over CD is well justified. It costs more to produce and sounds better. Anyway, CD is a dying media. Streaming is the digital future, but good old analogue LP’s will continue to have a market. The longer the better IMHO.

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Re: Vinyl sales on track to earn more than CDs for the first time in over 30 years

Unread post by CN211276 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:06 am

TroutFisher wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:53 pm
If you’ve got a good vinyl source and good ears, you will always conclude the vinyl analogue system gives you the best sound. I and my band of audiophile friends have proved this over and over again. I have top quality streaming from qobuz (sonicOrbitor) and the vinyl sound beats it hands down every time, and that includes the highest resolution streamed music. The price of vinyl over CD is well justified. It costs more to produce and sounds better. Anyway, CD is a dying media. Streaming is the digital future, but good old analogue LP’s will continue to have a market. The longer the better IMHO.
Have you compared vinyl with a 24Bit 765 kHz stream?
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Re: Vinyl sales on track to earn more than CDs for the first time in over 30 years

Unread post by CN211276 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:13 am

Fretless wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Well it's no thanks to me. I haven't bought an LP since 1988.
The number of LPs I have bought since 1986 can be counted on the fingers of one hand. As well as costing over twice as much as vinyl in the early days CDs were often difficult to obtain and I relied on mail order. Things soon changed and CDs replaced vinyl on the store shelves. I did not think vinyl would survive into the 21st Century, but can see it reaining as a niche market.
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Re: Vinyl sales on track to earn more than CDs for the first time in over 30 years

Unread post by Fretless » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:33 am

My first CD's came from a Sale rack in WH Smith. Nobody expected the strange little silver discs to be more than a passing fad.
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Re: Vinyl sales on track to earn more than CDs for the first time in over 30 years

Unread post by Fretless » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:42 am

And whatever happened to?

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Re: Vinyl sales on track to earn more than CDs for the first time in over 30 years

Unread post by CN211276 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:18 am

Betamax was better than VHS. I sold thempp in 81-82 and could compare. I bought a Betamax Sony C5 on a staff discount. VHS took over because of marketing. The Philips system was better than both, but I was not able to sell one.
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Chord Mojo (also HP amp), NVA P20, A20, Cubettes, SSC, LS3.

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Re: Vinyl sales on track to earn more than CDs for the first time in over 30 years

Unread post by TroutFisher » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:27 pm

CN211276 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:06 am
TroutFisher wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:53 pm
If you’ve got a good vinyl source and good ears, you will always conclude the vinyl analogue system gives you the best sound. I and my band of audiophile friends have proved this over and over again. I have top quality streaming from qobuz (sonicOrbitor) and the vinyl sound beats it hands down every time, and that includes the highest resolution streamed music. The price of vinyl over CD is well justified. It costs more to produce and sounds better. Anyway, CD is a dying media. Streaming is the digital future, but good old analogue LP’s will continue to have a market. The longer the better IMHO.
Have you compared vinyl with a 24Bit 765 kHz stream?
I’m not sure I’ve ever streamed 24/765, but to be sure I have an ultimate streaming system using very fast Virgin Ethernet, SonicOrbitor, Roon. How many 24/765 albums do you have? Bugger all I suspect. I have hi res streaming capability and nothing sounds as good as my vinyl system and I spend most of my serious listening using vinyl. All our local bake offs confirms this. If you don’t recognise this you are missing something. Time to start the holy grail search again :grin:

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