When was the last time you listened to a vinyl record on your system?

When was the last time you listened to a vinyl record on your system?
40% (260 votes)
Within the last week
26% (170 votes)
Within the last two weeks
4% (27 votes)
Within the last month
3% (19 votes)
Within the last couple of months
3% (20 votes)
Months ago
3% (17 votes)
A year or more
16% (106 votes)
4% (28 votes)
Total votes: 647

Downloads are taking off and it has been 25 years since CD was launched, yet audiophile demand for turntables and vinyl continues unabated. When did you last spin a record?

Allan Songer's picture

Every day. CDs about twice a week (except in the car).

Bill Kenney's picture

Analog forever!!!

Arnold Ziffle's picture

My extensive LP collection was stolen in the early '80s just in time to be replaced with CDs. Vinyl is great, if you have a $10,000 rig and a $3000 cartridge. PS, I haven't had to change the VTA on my CD player since I bought it! Of course, since this is not a pro-vinyl letter, I'm sure it will never see print.

dick carney's picture

As i type this note, I am listening to the MFSL version of Steely San's AJA which I purchased at a Salvation Army thrift store for fifty cents in near mint condition. Is this a great hobby or what?

Ariston Malolos's picture

With analog gears & vinyl software more expensive than their digital counterparts, I'd focus more on 24/192 upsamplers, DVD-Audio, & SACD. In short, I'd spend $10K on digital technology instead on analog stuff.

Tom Byrd's picture

I would love to start spinning vinyl again, just can't afford the table, phono pre, and cleaner I desire. So I'll wait a couple of years and purchase what I want.

Ross's picture

My system is optimised for vinyl. Plus I prefer the sound of vinyl compared to CD. Thanks to reletively high CD prices, you can often find the better sounding vinyl version for lower cost- especially when looking for older recordings ! So, vinyl not only sounds better it can cost less !! What is interesting is that I am reminded of the time right before the advent of CD- when cassette tape was threatening vinyl. At that time, using a high quality deck and premium tape, it was possible to record a copy that sounded better than a pre-recorded tape. Now, you can "burn" a CD-R which sounds better than the cooresponding redbook release. Some things change, but the sonic supperiority of vinyl over its competitors still remains the same !

Jay Callen's picture

90% of my home listening is via analogue turntable. I've been buying new 180g reissues and old used vinyl on a weekly basis for the past dozen years.

Eric Jansen's picture

I just bought 4 new LPs at a awap meet so gotta play them. I usually do listen to LPs far more often that CDs.

Carl's picture

I still buy new records. I prefer analog recordings on LP.

james r.  garvin's picture

with approximately 100 albums purchased over e-bay over the last several months that I have yet to listen to (not including what I have found time to listen to), I am in vinyl heaven. I am listening to two to three recently purchased albums per week, not counting the selections I listen to when the moods strike. Long live vinyl!!!!!

John G.  Wheelwright's picture

A day without vinyl is a day without music!

Dale Bumann's picture

Altho I did spin 3 records last week, there will be no more turntables or vinyl for me. Since my CD purchases have slowed, I can devote more time to my older recordings.

Kelly Miller's picture

Purchased a VPI TNT (1st table in 15 years) nine months ago and have been buying only vinyl since.

Pepe Espada's picture

I played Tom Petty & HB Damn the Torpedoes, Concierto de Aranjuez - Julian Bream (RCA Red Seal), and Chuck Mangione Feels so Good 1/2 sp master.

Paul Elliott's picture

Check out audioasylum.com for an entire discussion group for us vinyl fanatics!

James Cordasco's picture

I have over 300 Lp"s, many over 45 years old, London Blueback, Mercury Living Presense and RCA Shaded Dogs. I have rediscovered these LP's since I have been making CD's of these great sounding records on my computer. I can remove the noise, morph the sound and make an old LP sound better.

John G.'s picture

I listen to vinyl daily. I rarely buy CD's. I have audiophile equipment to make my own which sometimes come out better than store bought one's!

Anonymous's picture

i have about 300 cds, only bought 10 in the last year. Have 3000 lp's most bought(used) in the last 2 years, since i got my (vintage)turntable set-up love the sound, and cheap too!

J.  Duhault's picture

I have been listening to CD's only on my current system. I do have an old turntable and have considered giving it a spin... and I would have but I need a phono preamp. Maybe one day for "old times sake" -- no offence to vinyl listeners intended.

Ruben from Sonoma County's picture

Just finsihed listening to some latin jazz by the late Cal Tjader.

Joseph C.  Ramon's picture

Vinyl just rocks better !

Darre McClung's picture

I listen to vinyl daily. Just upgraded my cart last week. I couldn't imagine going back to CDs.

Lauren's picture

I don't consider myself an audiophile, but I believe vinyl is vastly superior to CDs. More people would realize what they are missing if they owned a good recordplayer and took the time to clean and care for their records.

Jim Erler's picture

After over 10 years of listening ONLY to CDs, I finally bought a turntable a year ago. I've listened to fewer than a dozen CDs since then and aquired over 1,000 lps. I listen to at least one album each day and NEVER looked back.

Rick's picture

I find that I hardly ever use my CD player anymore.

Blake D.'s picture

Sounds great and is also fun to connect with the music in the way that only vinyl makes possible.

Olav Sunde's picture

I have more vinyl than CD's and I still enjoy vinyl more. My hope is that digital will narrow the gap a bit when 24/192 becomes a reality - unless "they" destroy it with watermarking...

Brad - Atlanta's picture

I have a huge collection of albums form the 80's (I used to listen to them on my high school/college mass-market system) that I may one day record onto CDR, but that's as close as I'll get.

allen strombosky's picture

in the past year I got a new turntable and must have bought 300 lp,s.