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  • #16
    Don't think Ii'd ever digitize my vinyl. When CDs appeared ~1983, I had a pretty great collection of great music, some of which never was digitized.
    Why would someone abandon vinyl if your vinyl setup worked real well and you had a huge investment in LPs?
    At some point I will have to downsize my rig and sell off all the tables and discs, when we move from this barn to an apartment deal.
    Until then, I'm in musical abundance!

    PS: I have a rather high end 3 head Onkyo cassette deck that I put away ~10 years ago.
    Two Dragons? Sheesh!

    I also have 2 Squeezebox Touch and 3 SB Radios which access a lot of digital media including Spotify.
    At 71 yoa, it sounds OK but no match for a good source through Krell and B&Ws
    69yo male T12 complete since 1995
    NW NJ

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    • #17
      Originally posted by pfcs49 View Post
      Don't think Ii'd ever digitize my vinyl. When CDs appeared ~1983, I had a pretty great collection of great music, some of which never was digitized.
      I'm a bit more than a decade "behind" you so much of my vinyl was "survivors" of college days. Cassettes offered the portability that vinyl lacked so I "standardized" on that medium (hence the 4 Nak's). The vinyl that I bought got copied onto cassette and then "archived" (I can tell you how many PLAYS each album saw, in its lifetime, as I was keen on not having to drag them out, again, once transferred to tape).

      Moving to CDs was relatively easy -- except for the live/bootleg recordings and the bootleg vinyl. And, from there, to other "digital players".

      Why would someone abandon vinyl if your vinyl setup worked real well and you had a huge investment in LPs?
      In my case, the LPs were largely "played out" ("starving college student" budget for gear) and I could transfer the new (replacement) LPs onto cassette using gear that friends had (bigger social circle when you're in college/recent grad -- and, folks still placing value on "music" before they got too old to care!).

      At some point I will have to downsize my rig and sell off all the tables and discs, when we move from this barn to an apartment deal.
      Until then, I'm in musical abundance!
      I had to lose my Jensen Imperials when I moved, here. (women have unusual ideas as to what constitutes "furniture"! <frown>) The vinyl is hidden away lest it, too, be considered as "junk".

      The advantage of digital music is that I can store so much of it on something that fits in a shirt-pocket!

      PS: I have a rather high end 3 head Onkyo cassette deck that I put away ~10 years ago.
      Two Dragons? Sheesh!
      "Priororities" -- A. Bunker

      I also have 2 Squeezebox Touch and 3 SB Radios which access a lot of digital media including Spotify.
      At 71 yoa, it sounds OK but no match for a good source through Krell and B&Ws
      I do most of my listening in the car or in my office (which is sorely space constrained). And, treat the content as "background filler" -- I haven't "listened" to music since I was in college. This goes a long way to biasing your "standards" (when the music has to compete with the noise from the computers' fans...).

      I have several "Chumby's" that I'm repurposing for another use. And, I rescued a SqueezeBox 3rd (minus remote) that I'm setting up to replace my other half's "mini stereo" (one of those "all in one" boxes that tries to do everything -- poorly!). I have to rewrite the software so that the SB behaves like the old "stereo" (and uses the same remote!) lest she complain that it's yet another "new" thing for her to learn. The SB is a nice small form factor so I'm hoping it will be less clutter than the larger "mini stereo". Then, I'll chase down a second one to replace the other (identical) ministereo in the family room...

      [I have a low power server hiding under a dresser that runs 24/7/365 to service MY needs so I could just let it host her music, as well]

      But, I only have to have that finished & in place BEFORE the CD changer in her stereo craps out -- AGAIN! (I'm tired of fixing it... after 30 years, you'd think she would WANT to "move on"!)

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