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?

Robin Banks's picture

Haven't listened to vinyl in over a year or so. I wanted to hear some old tunes that I have yet to find on CD. Anyway, the sound was great but I still cant get use to the snap, crackle, and pop. HA.

Peter Downard's picture

Analogue is still better by miles.

Ed Strnad's picture

Vinyl will never die. Melt, scratch, warp, pop & tick-yes. Die-never.

Mike Malone's picture

I spin 'em every day. Digital is getting closer, but it ain't there yet!

sam tellig's picture

Hardy a day goes by when I don't spin vinyl -- especially with new discs costing 25c (max) at the local thrift shop.

John Mah's picture

Vinyl is still my primary listening source. I leave CDs for the car. It would cost me far too much to replace my current vinyl catalog, even though I started buying records 4 years ago.

warren's picture

its still sounds more like music, if I must say.

W.  Spohn's picture

But it's been a couple of weeks since I put a CD on!

John Knowles's picture

I listen to vinyl as often as I can -- I love it! The more I read about all the new digital formats with watermarking and such, the more I want to collect more vinyl.

Ron Fintushel's picture

My only CD player is in my car.

william j.  farrell's picture

I wasn't an audiophile when I discovered Stereophile. I was just looking for a new CD player. When I bought the October 1996 Stereophile, I discovered Michael Fremer, who, over the course of a year, convinced me to buy a Planar 3. It's great. Now I only listen to CD 33-1/3% of the time, if that. Make Mikey your most senior editor. He's the best.

Mike Hooker's picture

..and every day....

Aleksandar Matijaca's picture

vinyl rules...

Tom Kelly's picture

Last night, actually. I played several for a guest. We started with his Yale graduate piano recital (Beethoven, Bartok, Debussy), which he has on vinyl. Then I played some Stravinsky on vinyl for him. Great stuff.

Eric Weitzman's picture

and just about every day.

Frank Doris's picture

I couldn't live without vinyl . . . well, at the least, if I lost the ability to play and enjoy it, I would be severly depressed for a long time, possibly until the day I croaked -- a day that would undoubtedly be hastened by the lack of vinyl in my life. PS The only reason it's been two weeks since I last spun a record is because my amplifier crapped out.

Aris's picture

I never thought I would say this but, the answer is "whenever I want to sit and listen for 22.5 minutes at a time".

K Segur's picture

I listen to vinyl every time I turn the system on. I mix 30/70 with CDs. The only pain is that the REL sub must be adjusted for both. There is just a lot of material that is not around on CD. Anyone ever heard of Gordon Giltrap or Software (from the 70's)? Probably not.

Kevin Utterback's picture

I have hosted a "Vinyl Friday the last 3 months on the final Friday of the month. Food,cocktails and vinyl. Was great fun.

Larry E.  Williams's picture

I have many CDs but I play my vinyl everyday and most of my purchases are for new and used vinyl.

Marko Packard's picture

I listen to vinyl every day. I spend $100 -$200 on vinyl every month, and I love it. I have a CD player, but I prefer the old sound. I have given away 4 TT's in the last year to people who wanted to listen to records, but didn't have one. Thanks MP

Bruce Platt's picture

The fact that vinyl didnot disappear is testament to the fact that it is still a superior format, despite its short comings. Anybody who wants perfect sound forever, doesn't mind the exta effort required for vinyl playback. Maybe someday digital will get close enough.

Wolfgang's picture

If I hadn't moved, it would have been at least once a week

David Stensby's picture

Long live the lp. Give Mikey a raise.

R.  M.  Raus's picture

I almost neve listen to cds- records are always my prefered choice when seriously wanting to listen to music.

Stewart Ono's picture

Who said vinyl's dead?

James Unger's picture

I am fairly new to records, but I love them! I'm shopping for a new table, arm & caretridge now. Plus a phono preamp. And Michael Fremer is the best!

Fabrice Neirinckx - Belgium's picture

Must be an addict

GUD2BDP in D.C.'s picture

I really enjoy listening to vinyl on my Goldmund Studio with Koetsu Rosewood II. With the demands of work (including business travel, I just don't have enough time for "critical listening". I plan a couple of sessions (usually 2 - 3 hours each) this month. I STILL prefer most vinyl to most CDs.

Jared Kline's picture

I recently purchased a used B&O RX2. Even though the cartridge is the lowest of the line (I plan to replace it very soon.) the sound blows away my $700 Marantz CD recorder. I can now see very clearly why many audiophiles have chosen to remain loyal to their 'tables.