I absently fumbled into a local weekend record market and walked out with 10 vinyl albums! Nothing to play them on though! So jumped online and soon a brand new Pro Ject turntable arrived. Hooked it into the Play 5s and oh my freaking aunt! I’m back in love with music! Words cannot describe the sound. I have two Play 5s paired and they have absolutely come alive, and then when I play it through the Arcam and Dynaudios and crank them up, they just sing like I’ve never heard!
I usually listen to digital flac files that I rip myself from cds using EAC, or recently have bought and downloaded some flac albums through HD tracks etc. but the vinyl is just in incredibly awesome. I would urge anyone to have a listen before you start dissing vinyl.
Some of the albums I bought - all second hand and most play like new:
Nick Cave: My Trial (12” double album at 45rpm) WOW!
Nina Simone: It is Finished (omg - it’s like she’s singing in my lounge room!)
JJ Cale: Troubadour
Chick Corea: Return to Forever SIMPLY AMAZING
John Lee Hooker: On Campus. Legend and sounds so much more authentic on vinyl.
While I’ll still mostly listen to my digital library, I’ll be building a new vinyl library now, but man it’s going to be worth it!
Did I mention I love my SONOS system?