At 12/25/12 03:41 PM, TheColourAwsome wrote:
With care how long do you think a regularly played record could last? I also don't plan on never listening to downloaded music again. If I find I listen to something quite often(Youtube) and can't find a copy online I'll buy it on CD. Wouldn't it be the same case for vinyl? There's a lot for songs I want to hear in more depth and higher quality. Tah fo yo help
I'm no vinyl expert so my guess isn't much better than yours. Google might harbor better results than i could ever guess. It all depends on the quality of your sound system in the long run and there are a lot of components that need to be taken into consideration such as the quality/calibration of the stylus, that will affect the fidelity and lifespan of your vinyl. Other factors like storage, handling, and the physical quality of the vinyl all determine the lifespan of the copy. Wikipedia practically breaks down in depth vinyl deterioration prevention better than I ever could.
Consider investing in high-grade components for your vinyl sound system if you want to maximize the potential clarity and prevent the degeneration of analogue sound.
And yeah, most new-production vinyls have alternate CD-copies available, occasionally sold as a pack in bonus with the vinyl copy as well.