Since early seventies, the industry started making thinner records to increase profits, then After OIL crisis, the record industry begins to use recycled vynil compromising quality and become worse with the oil crisis Iran where the cost of a barrel was many times the cost that have pre Recycled vynil tends to have more surface noise. I've always found the whole gm thing to be yet another way for record companies to try and justify overcharging for vinyl.
Especially today, since vinyl has become some sort of weird status among people leaping on to a trend who are more than happy to overpay in order to show off how cool they are. I live in Canada and i bought a lot of vinyls in my earlier life.
The country where it was press used to make a substantial difference and Canada had the worst quality then US pressing were better and the best came from the UK Indeed; UK records are the quietest, best pressed in the world in general, not talking about audiophile releases mind you.
Japanese pressings have always been, by and large, clearly superior to UK pressings. So have those from Holland and Germany. In terms of physical pressing quality, yes Japanese pressings were the best. Unfortunately the same is not true for mastering quality K pressings are some of the worst.
Japanese are much better but a bit thin in the sound compared to like US pressings which usually are the best. But in the end the old pressings such as when they still used mastertapes as a source then the best pressings might be where the original mastertapes were. They would usually ship a copy of the mastertape to europe and that goes for worse sound. I have experimented a lot with this and it proves me right every time. There is no durability advantage.
Heavy vinyl is more likely to be defective because it requires a longer cooling time. And it's not more immune to vibration--it just resonates at a lower frequency, and for longer. It takes up more space, is more likely to cause seam splits, and costs more to ship. I wish it had never been invented. Give me a well pressed g any day. Like Chris, I live in Canada and being the owner of over 19, LP's you're dead wrong over the quality of records pressed here in this country. I will concede, the best are out of the UK but, Canadian and U.
In fact, when it comes to the early Beatles pressings and the last gasp for Capitol - the "retro rainbows" they were superior. Referencing weights of records today back in the 's Japanese pressings of American LP's at the time felt heavier were desirable, were they in fact heavier than grams. There was also a rumor that the virgin vinyl to recycled vinyl ratio was higher any clarification on this. Dilute it by mixing 2 parts polyurethane to 1 part mineral spirits in an empty can.
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Yes, they had a record changer that allowed you to stack up six albums. Fun fact, that ridge around the edge of albums was in part to separate stacked albums so the groves containing the music were not damaged by stacking albums. That started my love for music. My collection grew to many hundreds and I spent countless hours scouring used record bins in downtown Toronto.
I lined up for hours for Boxing Day sales which back then were December 27, because in Toronto-the-Good, stores were not allowed to be open on the 26th. The 8-track and cassette did rival the LP and had a significant impact on LP sales. The Sony Walkman introduced in Japan in made the cassette even more popular, but it still lacked the sound quality of the LP.
The compact disk was believed by many to be the LP killer. I love the process of placing the LP on the turntable and actually listening from beginning to end. No skipping tracks or changing the track order that the artists put considerable thought into creating. Vik Dot repro red wax. Mercury repro. Aladdin Aladdin A releases Aladdin A repro. Last Chance reissue. Nile red wax. Music City repro. Blues Boys Kingdon repro.
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