Do you buy new LP records?

The vinyl boom is one thing, but do analog-loving audiophiles actually buy new records? How about you? Do you buy new LP records?

Do you buy new LP records?
Yes, I buy a lot of new records!
29% (146 votes)
Yes, but it's a mix of new and used.
43% (216 votes)
No, I find 'em on the street for free!
1% (5 votes)
No, I buy used records at yard sales for 25 cents a pop!
6% (29 votes)
No, I already have all the records I need!
4% (21 votes)
I don't spin vinyl
17% (84 votes)
Total votes: 501

Darren's picture

I find it hard to invest in new vinyl. Many record companies are just jumping on the band wagon and pressing vinyl from digital recordings, what's the point? I started listening to vinyl, not because I felt it was the superior format, but because it was the format used to record older music and I like to keep it original. There are some artist that insist on recording in analog and I will gladly give them my money for their lp, but only after I can guarentee it was not recorded digitally (that's what they make CDs for).

Bob Gibbons's picture

I grab whatever titles look interesting from various thrift stores, but I also have several titles on 200g vinyl that I purchased (and love).

Pat Carroll's picture

I buy mostly vinyl and mostly new. With all these wonderful jazz re-issues and indie rock analog releases and even self-released LP’s coming out it’s hard to resist. Have also bought my share of $1 to $5 to $10 or more of used records and found many a treasure on the street. Analog recordings done properly just sound better!

Joel O'Rourke's picture

I buy about one LP for each 10 CDs, at my current rate. There's more vinyl coming out all the time, so I suppose that ratio will change!

P.  Carroll's picture

With all these wonderful re-issues of all genre, indie, self-released & even major label LP’s coming out it’s hard to resist buying a lot of new records. I have also bought my share of used records. And found a few tossed out treasures on the street. They require attention. New records are nice because they’re generally in good shape & the audiophile re-issues often sound better than anything that has come before. Long live analog, AAA, it’s just better.

Stefano Lindiri's picture

I don't buy recent records: something that has been recorded digitally and then converted to analog makes no sense to me!

Bill Binder's picture

I hope that everyone is purchasing new records so that the labels continue to press them.

John Mancini's picture

I'm excited about being able to purchase new and reissued vinyl at local stores like Barnes and Noble. I have essentially given up on digital. Sold my high end DAC and transport last year, and now only play around with a Benchmark DAC. I don't, however, think that vinyl will ever really come back. The only reason the record companies are selling it again is proof that they have absolutely no clue what to do. What we're living thru here is the beginning of the end of the majors. For us though, it's worth taking advantage of while it lasts.

German's picture

Buy mostly used 'cause new ones are too expensive. If they want to revive vinyl, the record industry should put their ears on the ground. Keep 'em spinning!

Lionel's picture

I've bought about five new and about 30-40 used records in the last year.

TL's picture

I don't spin vinyl, and I am not interested. I have a turntable that's plugged in, but hasn't been powered on for years. I listen to CDs and music ripped into the iTunes library, which I can send to three of my systems all at once, if I want to.

mister muse's picture

Primarily great new indie artists and older reissues.

Louis Fields's picture

I buy mostly new, some reissues of records I never had, but I also buy some used, but not many. I never got rid of my albums, and held out on buying a CD player years ago. I only went to CDs when I could not get new releases on vinyl. I have recently upgraded my analog front-end and prefer the sound of vinyl to CD, but listen to both.

Tim's picture

Sold my vinyl collection a few years ago on Audiogon. Haven't looked back.