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Vinyl Records: 2 for $50 @ JB Hi-Fi

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Some good deals on Vinyl such as Roger Waters The Wall normally $79

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  • +14 votes

    Awesome! More shit I don't need but bought!

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    Any free shipping coupons?

  • +7 votes

    Thanks, OP, now I need to go out and buy a turntable.

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      Why?
      I used to rip my new CDs to MP3 for playing, until realising it was easier to just download a good rip, and keep the physical CD safe on the rack.
      Some still have the shrink-wrap.

      • +1 vote

        So… why waste the planet's resources buying the CD/record at all? Especially in 2020 when you can just stream all of this for small $$?

        • +2 votes

          Well that is a separate question. I personally have not bought a CD or movie in years. Netflix and "alternatives" win.

          But the amount of resources to make a CD or vinyl record is tiny. Most of the money goes to coke and yachts - and that's just for the record company tycoons.

  • +4 votes

    Uneducated Question : Why are we still buying vinyls - am i missing something?

    • +14 votes

      Nostalgia. Some people like to buy and own their music still. I have spotify and listen to maybe 90% of my music digitally but i like to buy albums and support artists still so I'll pick up my favourite projects through the year and give them a spin on my turntable.

      • +1 vote

        How much of this money does the artist actually receive?

        • +12 votes

          Depends if you go via store or not I guess. A lot of Aussie artists have their vinyls at their merch stalls at a show. Best way to support an artist is to go to their live shows and buy their merch.

      • +8 votes

        Not just nostalgia. On a decent system a good vinyl pressing/recording sounds amazing and better than digital to some.

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        This is garbage. Vinyls have a different sound signature compared to digital which can sound anaemic.

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        Don't these albums have a CD release?

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        Why don't you just contact the Artists by their FaceBook, InstaGram, Twitter or whatever. Ask for the banking details and wire the money through directly. That way you are 100% certain that the money doesn't go to someone else.

    • -2 votes

      am i missing something?

      Nope.

      But the people buying vinyl are missing out on audio quality as they listen to something with 11bits of resolution rather than 16 along with popping and cracking noises that are not part of the recording.

      • +1 vote

        A proper setup (with quality vinyl, not beaten up old records) won’t have pops and cracks. Just a clean sound. Definitely different to digital.

      • +5 votes

        This guy doesn't seem to know what he is talking about.

      • +10 votes

        Please tell us more about the bit-rate of an analog audio medium.

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          https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~www_pa/Scots_Guide/iandm/part1...

          IIRC 16bits is the voltage sampled in 65536 steps

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            @Wally: This write up, while interesting, seems to concern the physical properties of sound reproduction and does not justify the statement that "vinyl is 11 bit" or even more generic direct comparisons between analog and digital recordings. Keen to give it a proper read when I get home though, thanks.

          • +1 vote

            @Wally: It’s a bummer for some people when their lay opinions are not matched by science.

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              @AlexF: Do you think it's scientific to use binary digits (in arbitrary quantity no less) to refer to analog data? Maybe I'm just misunderstanding.

              • +3 votes

                @flopsy: Simply, just as digital data stream can be converted into analog signal (for you to hear), so analog signal can be converted (sampled/quantised) into digital data stream to determine effective maximum resolution (ie. number of bits required to represent that signal faithfully). This is science by measurement.
                Hyperlink above is a proposal by an engineer who uses first principles knowledge of material science and mechanics to calculate theoretical maximum resolution of vinyl playback device.
                For a layman, science is hard, but is reasonably dependable once peer-reviewed.

    • +10 votes

      I lived through the era of vinyl and cassette tape (and 8-track). Give me clean digital audio any day of the week.

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      Have a Google. It's an interesting argument and there are always pros and cons to whatever your music source.

    • +14 votes

      A few reasons:

      1. Nostalgia

      2. Some of us really enjoy actually having a physical album in our hands and the process of putting it on to play - requires a lot more engagement than clicking play on Spotify

      3. Coupled with a good audio system it can sound really nice and (although this is a matter of debate) arguably produces nicer/smoother sounding bass due to the way bass gets cut into records. There's a certain sound that tends to come from a well configured turntable set up that's just… different.

      4. Vinyl is quite often mastered differently to digital and in some instances digital versions are compressed horribly while the vinyl master is not.

      5. You can score great albums for a few bucks if you dig deep enough

      Despite the 'wisdom' that people who use records are idiots, most of us also use Spotify and other formats too. People also fail to realise that playing Spotify through your shitty phone speakers or a Good Guys-grade stereo will sound far worse than playing a record through a nice set of headphones or good amp/speaker set up.

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      because plebs enjoy digital file, like i did in the early 2000s

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        Pros and cons. I'm really not a fan of EDM on vinyl for example. Digital makes for convenience while cooking for example.

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          fair enough i was exaggerating, i obviously play digital files still but i generally like playing physical media, more so the process than the sound quality…

  • +3 votes

    Picked up Jay-Z - Black Album and Big Pun - Capital Punishment thanks OP

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    any Daft Punk?

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    Some great albums in there! Thanks OP!

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    Thanks - actually really happy with that response. ☺

  • +12 votes

    The plural of vinyl is vinyl.

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    The price isn’t changing when I add them to my cart. Odd.

    EDIT: Works now.

  • +5 votes

    It's vinyl. Or records. Not 'vinyls'

  • +1 vote

    nice find, purchased 2 to add to my collection. I love my vinyl records, watching them spin round and round and round, slowly over many months and years becoming scratched and warn by the stylus. Something therapeutic about it!

  • +3 votes

    Would have bought some Coldplay

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    i think jb gift cards are on sale at coles or ww this week with ultimate gift cards?

  • +4 votes

    CYPRESS HILL III (Temples Of Boom) is a great album. I don't really like their other albums, but really dig this one. Tempted to grab a 2nd copy..

  • +1 vote

    Grabbed Goanna, Def Leppard, Public Enemy and White Stripes cheers.

  • +2 votes

    Some pretty laughable RRPs, some steals at $25 though

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    Thanks OP - that's a very nice deal. Just loaded up on some great stuff. I hate JB's regular pricing but this kinda makes up for it.

  • -3 votes

    Omg vinals 🤧😷😧😦😵

  • +1 vote

    Nice!

    White Stripes and Marvin Gaye for me.

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    Who wants to start an argument re sound quality Vinyl vs Digital file?

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      me me me fight me!

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        MP3 actually stood for Audio MPEG2 layer 3! Yep the original was a compromise. Meanwhile there are endless patches to fix what artists and scientists prove to be a different breed. Same story in Photography. Kids grown up on digital pictures have the minds born into the digital look. Analog photography still lives on at least in black and white. No 2 ears are the same just the same as no 2 eyes see the same.
        Put me in front of a life jazz band and I enjoy it. Play me canned jazz music and I go ballistic!

  • +6 votes

    I like listening to music on vinyl. I don't do it for sound quality, or because it's 'hip'. I just like the physical aspect of it. It encourages more 'sit down and listen' situations or something.

    As for the quality debate, most modern records are typically produced from digital sources so a blanket rule of 'vinyl sounds better' is kind of subjective. For me personally, I think of CDs as an outdated media format that doesn't have much appeal. Digital files (especially HiRes) are far better and more convenient.

    • +2 votes

      Cds are epic, when done correctly. Records are epic when done correctly. FLAC epic when done correctly. Research is required to find the best source and pressing ( regardless of format). Then, you require a decent setup for whatever is your flavour. Vinyl is pointless if you don't have a good setup, same with CD etc… It must be said though, a true analogue recording pressed properly on quality vinyl, played back with proper gear, is an aural treat

  • +2 votes

    Make sure you check what you're getting. I had my 4 LPs taped together. didn't realise until I got home that my Cypress Hill and Goanna album weren't the special editions. Will be taking them back for a refund tomorrow.

  • +3 votes

    Thanks, picked up Marvin Gaye and Primal Scream.
    I like vinyl because I like vinyl.
    The sound of a mint 1970s pressing of something will always sound better than a digital version.
    Until the oil shortage of course when it all became paper thin.
    Vinyl has a broader range of frequencies than a cd, that's just a fact.
    But the fact is that almost all vinyl is pressed from the same master as the cd / stream these days so the vinyl will technically sound worse as it introduces an analogue element.
    Add to that the fact that my ears ring a bit these days, I'd be lying if I said I could hear the difference.

    But I can 100% tell the difference between a pre-1980s vinyl mastering and a modern remaster of the same record.

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    Arse. missed out the Clash Combat Rock. Brilliant album. Got the Contino Sessions which is freaking amazing and Ms Nina Simone. Cheers!

  • +5 votes

    Any good deals on VHS coming up?