- Jan 22, 2010
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very nice! congrats and enjoy, vinyl is still the best!
My digital music files are backed up to hard drives here on my desk, and to a cloud backup service. They live in four separate places, so a failure on my player - or in one backup location - is irrelevant. If you damage an LP, or suffer some catastrophe where all of your LPs are stored, you're left with nothing.The lifetime of a record is likely many times the MTBF of any digital storage device available.
From what I hear, vinyl is doing GREAT.
Hell, I don't know what I'd do without a turntable. Never been without one.
My digital music files are backed up to hard drives here on my desk, and to a cloud backup service. They live in four separate places, so a failure on my player - or in one backup location - is irrelevant. If you damage an LP, or suffer some catastrophe where all of your LPs are stored, you're left with nothing.
But yeah, the odds of some LP being found and still being playable in 200 years is about a million times greater than the odds of someone being able to play one of my FLACs in 200 years (assuming there's anyone left to listen, of course). Digital files require maintenance and conversion to new formats to remain viable, not unlike the care and feeding of your LPs.
I meant what I said. It's far more likely a record will be playable than a current digital file. Which is why digital data needs to be maintained and updated.I assume you meant "a million times lower," unless you intended to bolster my position.
That only applies to popular music. For me to re-buy the fringe-y music I'm into would be extremely expensive (and virtually impossible in many cases). But then I'll never have to re-buy, because all of my music is stored in multiple locations.tons of copies are and will be available.
Well, that's the problem any time we talk about how something sounds, isn't it. Our ears are connected to our brains and all of the preconceptions, biases and assumptions that live in them. We all have them and we all bring them to our interpretations or experiences of things. A lot of the time we hear what we want to hear, double blind audio tests have proven that time and time again.to my ears.
It can be a pita to change a cartridge,it has to be aligned with a protractor. and the overhang needs to be right.And anti-skating on most TT doesn't work right.Just set it the best you can and enjoy.We will probably upgrade the cartridge/stylus eventually and will ask y'all for direction on that.
I am a big fan of old hi fi equipment. I still have my Luxman PD 264 turntable that I bought back in 1979. Had it in storage for nearly 20 years and pulled it out about 10 years ago to listen to my old albums. After a little clean up it worked perfectly.
Still have my old Yamaha receiver I purchased in early '80s, Technics receiver and cassette deck purchased in late '80s, Onkyo stereo amp from the early '90s, plus a Yamaha receiver purchased in '99. Just can't let go of that stuff when it still works perfectly and can be adapted to modern tech.