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Initial post: Nov 17, 2012, 8:59:04 AM PST
bluelaugh says:
Now that I ran into some money I am thinking of buying a copy of the soundtrack to Where the Wild Things Are by Karen O and the Kids. Hard to find rare LP and looking at over $100. Would you buy it? If you had it would it get played or put up as a collectors item? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012, 3:00:03 AM PST
KBIC says:
I guess I am a collector in the first place but I usually open a record to play it once and record it. It has to be an album that I really like to play it repeatedly as a record. There are still records that I really love but have never opened because of a sticker over the opening to seal it or something like that. If you already have it on CD I would actually think of leaving it sealed.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012, 5:05:05 PM PST
I would regard rarity, far more than price, as the criterion
by which to decide whether or not to play a record,
and if it was still factory-sealed, I'd leave it that way.

If it was not sealed, I'd copy it
(using a suitably good turntable, of course),
then store it away in a safe place.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 10:58:27 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012, 10:59:05 AM PST
NightRyder says:
I pretty much agree with Mr. Obanion. I have records in my collection worth several hundred dollars each. If I expect to listen to a pricey recording on a fairly regular basis, and they are already open, I will carefully play them at least once and copy them to my reel to reel. If they are sealed I leave them that way.

Posted on Mar 1, 2013, 8:37:58 PM PST
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Old school says:
I don't buy it if I don't listen to it. That being said, I have a long standing 'collection' that I have been working on for about 32 years. The only sealed album we have is Double Fantasy (bought 12/8/80).

Posted on Mar 10, 2013, 11:05:26 AM PDT
Lance Lust says:
You mean that you guys buy the albums but do not listen to them again and again? You listen to your CDs more? You make a copy into an mp3 file, or a reel to reel...? What about the clarity of vinyl? I thought that this forum was about enjoying the sound of vinyl...?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2013, 9:48:33 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 11, 2013, 9:52:40 AM PDT
NightRyder says:

Yes I buy albums I don't repeatedly listen to. I don't rip to mp3, I do FLAC sometimes. Have you ever heard vinyl recorded to reel to reel on quality tape? The path is all analog, very little difference in sound from the source. Also it's hard to play records in a car or at work ;-) Vinyl, even when ripped to CD's, sounds better than the most of the commercial CD's because it's not compressed all to hell the way much of the music on CD's is today - Google "Loudness Wars."

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2013, 3:13:42 PM PDT
Or you (me) bought second copies of Lps of something really great, knowing that 20+ years later it might be next to impossible to pick up again after wearing out the opened one. For a while, 1985-90, Lps went cheap FAST as they went out of print, and $3 wasn't too bad to have another unplayed copy if the used one got worn. A LOT of titles don't sell much; replacing a favorite can be a hunt and a headache.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2013, 8:00:07 PM PDT
Lance Lust says:
What do you use to convert music from LP to CD? USB turntable? Forgive me if you have already gone over this before; it's hard to keep track :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2013, 12:50:35 AM PDT
KBIC says:
LL, I use an external unit called an I-Key. They stoped making this unit but are now making a rack mount version for about $200 bucks

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2013, 11:24:12 AM PDT
Brian Owens says:
I actually have a CD recorder that hooks up to the amp similar to the old cassette recorders. I record the LP to a CD the same way I used to record them to cassette and they turn out great.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2013, 11:24:24 AM PDT
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Posted on Mar 15, 2013, 9:27:37 AM PDT
@KBIC - I see the rack mount version ( ), it looks like good value. How do you have that hooked up? I wouldn't want to send my phono signal through that for normal listening. Is it possible to hook a receiver output to the recorder input to keep the recorder out of the normal listening experience?

Posted on Mar 16, 2013, 5:38:05 PM PDT
kokololomomo says:
It was made for listening, listen

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2013, 2:48:38 PM PDT
KBIC says:
Simple, just run the tape loop out to it. There is an additional USB option if you have a computer hooked up to the stereo. I think it has a ground too if you wanted to run the record player directly to it.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2013, 4:11:16 AM PDT
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