been getting super hipster lately and getting into vinyl. i love that it's getting big again, and that a lot of people are offering the free digital download with vinyl purchases. that way you get a huge physical copy with the art in all it's glory, and the digital version. awesome.

anyways, just wondering who else is into it, what your set up is like, what records are must haves, etc.
  • Skull With Hair

    on the complete opposite side of reality from you. collected for 15 years, had somewhere in the range of 2K LPs, fuck knows how many 7"s, and just sold them all. Feels great haha. i still have 2 lonely crates sitting here in my office and i want them gone.
  • Joshua Jordan

    Love when the vinyl talk gets revived. I'll get some pictures up tomorrow. I know that Kevin Luong and Robson are into vinyl as well. Three of us are always discussing preorders and new releases.

    For now, there has been a ton of talk surrounding this album, and all of the accolades are well deserved. Album of the year candidate.

  • cmeyers

    Skull With Hair said:on the complete opposite side of reality from you. collected for 15 years, had somewhere in the range of 2K LPs, fuck knows how many 7"s, and just sold them all. Feels great haha. i still have 2 lonely crates sitting here in my office and i want them gone.

    interesting, why's that?

    Joshua Jordan said:Love when the vinyl talk gets revived. I'll get some pictures up tomorrow. I know that Kevin Luong and Robson are into vinyl as well. Three of us are always discussing preorders and new releases.

    nice. i don't have a ton yet. like 15 or so. records that i know i could put on and listen to the whole album all the way and appreciate the instrumentation and all that you know? i've found there's some albums that i just wouldn't like on vinyl, and others where i'm like "i have to have that on vinyl".

    and yeah i've been meaning to check that album out.
  • Skull With Hair

    just realized i liked other stuff more than shelves full of stuff i only pull out a couple times a year. now records are a novelty for the most part since like you mentioned you get the digital copy. When i was spending like 100 bucks a week on records it was to hear new music not to collect it. they just became a physical burden (gotta keep em cool, gotta keep em dry, pain in the ass to move) so since they had some value i just said fuck it. pretty liberating after moving them like 5 times.

    i'm really curious though if i just got out at the right time or if the values of some stuff will continue to rise. Selling the collection i learned that the most valuable stuff was not the older stuff or the stuff that was supposed to be rare, it was all the random crap i bought from like 1999 to 2002. i think that may have been when the least records were produced as i did real well on a ton of stuff from that time i bought as a joke (cough limp bizkit).
  • Jason Carne

    I've been slowly grabbing some here and there. I have almost 1500 CD's - they are just more practical and don't cost a ridiculous amount of money. Here's the only shot I have of any of my vinyl thus far:

  • kevinluong

    Yay, new vinyl thread!

    What started off as collecting artwork from Aaron Horkey and Florian Bertmer developed into an obsession of the format. I've accumulated a nice collection over the last few years, and I fear the day I fall out of love with records and pull a SWH.

    Here's my latest addition. Letterpressed pressing of Touche Amore's "...To The Beat Of A Dead Horse".



  • sharksinyermouth

    Joshua Jordan said:Love when the vinyl talk gets revived. I'll get some pictures up tomorrow. I know that Kevin Luong and Robson are into vinyl as well. Three of us are always discussing preorders and new releases.

    For now, there has been a ton of talk surrounding this album, and all of the accolades are well deserved. Album of the year candidate.



    Not a big vinyl fan, but that record rules!
  • William Henry

    Started to get into collecting vinyl, then realized they just end up sitting in a corner of my room collecting dust, so I stopped. I like the handful of vinyls that I own, but I'm not all that interested in getting any more.
  • JeremyRichie

    I thought I wanted to collect vinyl a few years ago, then like SWH mentioned shits expensive. So I gave it up, I still have a select number of albums I just love and listen to regularly, as well as a couple hundred first pressings from the 70s-80s my pops passed down. Every now and then I'll pick up something new or an old relic I've always had my eyes on. I'm mainly after some Metallica Japanese imports.
  • RobotTiger

    Just copped this bad boy, took a long time to find it. I don't really collect vinyl persay, but there are some records that i NEED to have. @kevinloung that letterpressed record is fucking unreal
  • ShineOn

    Joshua Jordan said:Love when the vinyl talk gets revived. I'll get some pictures up tomorrow. I know that Kevin Luong and Robson are into vinyl as well. Three of us are always discussing preorders and new releases.

    For now, there has been a ton of talk surrounding this album, and all of the accolades are well deserved. Album of the year candidate.



    Listening to this now. Sounds liked a washed out version of Curl Up And Die. Pretty rad.
  • cmeyers

    JeremyRichie said:I thought I wanted to collect vinyl a few years ago, then like SWH mentioned shits expensive. So I gave it up, I still have a select number of albums I just love and listen to regularly, as well as a couple hundred first pressings from the 70s-80s my pops passed down. Every now and then I'll pick up something new or an old relic I've always had my eyes on. I'm mainly after some Metallica Japanese imports.

    sounds exactly in the boat i'm in. except i'm just starting to buy them. i'm not looking to collect, i'm looking to buy music that i listen to, and that i think would be great on vinyl. either that, or if a designer can wow me enough with the artwork, i'll buy it so i can nerd out on the packaging.

    my girl recently got me the watch the throne deluxe vinyl for my birthday. it's unreal.
  • kimbo tees

    been into vinyl since '92. stopped for a while cause you just couldn't find it in stores. now that it's back :-D i'm doing the rare buy when i can afford it. latest additions are THEE OH SEES (warm slime) & GOAT (world music), both ace, both ought to be checked out!
  • cmeyers

    what i have so far:

    not pictured:
    thrice: beggars (mint color)
    converge: axe to fall (neon yellow)
    ghostface: twelve reasons (12 delucas version)
    jaydiohead: jay-z/radiohead mashup. amazing.
  • kevinsylvia

    you don't call shirts "cottons", so why does everyone refer to records as "vinyls"?
  • cmeyers

    kevinsylvia said:you don't call shirts "cottons", so why does everyone refer to records as "vinyls"?

    because "records" refers to much more than just a vinyl record. records can refer to a single song, a full album, or a vinyl pressing. vinyl is just a way to be more specific, and a shorter way of saying "vinyl record". it's more like referring to your tee's as tee's rather than just shirts or tops.
  • kevinsylvia

    cmeyers said:
    kevinsylvia said:you don't call shirts "cottons", so why does everyone refer to records as "vinyls"?

    because "records" refers to much more than just a vinyl record. records can refer to a single song, a full album, or a vinyl pressing. vinyl is just a way to be more specific, and a shorter way of saying "vinyl record". it's more like referring to your tee's as tee's rather than just shirts or tops.

    All of those uses are wrong though. A single is a single, an album is an album, and a record is an analog sound storage medium. Singles and albums only become records when physically pressed to vinyl. To touch on your other point, "record" is a shorter way of saying "vinyl record" as well. Vinyl may be more specific for people who don't understand the distinction between record and album, but for those who do it's less specific. Think of it this way, if you came to a thread titled "vinyl" that had no other text or images with it, you may think it's about vinyl stickers, vinyl siding, etc, whereas a thread titled "records" with the same lack of information would present less of a mystery. I know this is a stupid thing to complain about, but it's always bothered me.
  • cmeyers

    kevinsylvia said:
    cmeyers said:
    kevinsylvia said:you don't call shirts "cottons", so why does everyone refer to records as "vinyls"?

    because "records" refers to much more than just a vinyl record. records can refer to a single song, a full album, or a vinyl pressing. vinyl is just a way to be more specific, and a shorter way of saying "vinyl record". it's more like referring to your tee's as tee's rather than just shirts or tops.

    All of those uses are wrong though. A single is a single, an album is an album, and a record is an analog sound storage medium. Singles and albums only become records when physically pressed to vinyl. To touch on your other point, "record" is a shorter way of saying "vinyl record" as well. Vinyl may be more specific for people who don't understand the distinction between record and album, but for those who do it's less specific. Think of it this way, if you came to a thread titled "vinyl" that had no other text or images with it, you may think it's about vinyl stickers, vinyl siding, etc, whereas a thread titled "records" with the same lack of information would present less of a mystery. I know this is a stupid thing to complain about, but it's always bothered me.

    yeah, this is super petty. it is widely acceptable to refer to vinyl records as "vinyl" or "records" or "vinyl records".

    moving on...
  • Jason Carne

    Seriously though, who cares?

    Anyway, waiting on a Tycho album, my Citizen deluxe package and my for new Daylight LP to come in.
  • Jupit

    what I have so far:
  • cmeyers

    Jupit said:what I have so far:


    show off.

    what are your guys' setups? i have a pro-ject debut carbon into a cheap $50 bbe preamp which i'd like to upgrade eventually, into a pair of audioengine a5 bookshelf speakers.

    the setup sounds really great so far. really happy with it.
  • kevinluong

    Jupit said:what I have so far:


    Very nice. Loving that shelf.
  • kevinluong

    My current set-up is:
    Rega RP1 with the stock Carbon cart
    Pioneer sx-525 integrated amp
    Edirol ma-10 monitors

    Currently building a Hagerman Bugle II preamp, but having some difficulty dedicating time to finish it up.
  • Jupit

    cmeyers said:
    Jupit said:what I have so far:


    show off.


    I knew you'd say that. sorry... you'll get there ;)

    the shelf was made by a friendly neighbor, who happens to be a cabinet maker.
    my setup? I'm not a big "audiophile", so I have two old Dual amps (CV 1200, 1600) and two old Dual players (626, 1237). I don't even know about my speakers (Heco, I think).
  • gotninelives

    This thread re-sparked my interest in vinyl. I made a collection online at http://www.discogs.com/collection?user=gotninelives
    Like skull with Hair said, all the shit I bought in the early 2000's is worth a decent amount of money.
  • cmeyers

    gotninelives said:This thread re-sparked my interest in vinyl. I made a collection online at http://www.discogs.com/collection?user=gotninelives
    Like skull with Hair said, all the shit I bought in the early 2000's is worth a decent amount of money.

    nice, i just made one too. there's a couple missing but this is pretty much it so far.
    http://www.discogs.com/collection?user=cmeyers

    these 2 are my current faves. beggars sounds incredible.
  • Nereus Clothing

    Slowly adding to the collection. I try to collect limited pressings or interesting colours. A few are unplayed and some I wish i had've spent the money on something else, but its a nice hobby. Waiting on new City and Colour and Counterparts.
  • Silver Tongue

    New to the vinyl game, but I think I have a pretty good start!
    http://www.discogs.com/collection?user=ryanirven
  • Jupit

    here's mine: http://www.discogs.com/collection?user=astr0naut
    still incomplete (CDs included).
  • kevinluong

  • kevinluong

    Let's bump this. I know some of you guys got some new jams out there!

    This isn't new, but just shot some photos of it recently. It's my favorite looking record I own. No center label makes it look like a clear record straight up dipped in pink paint.



  • Silver Tongue

    kevinluong said:Let's bump this. I know some of you guys got some new jams out there!

    This isn't new, but just shot some photos of it recently. It's my favorite looking record I own. No center label makes it look like a clear record straight up dipped in pink paint.






    wow I've never seen one like this before, really dope!
  • cmeyers

    updated my collection. gotta take some pictures. there's a couple cool ones.

    http://www.discogs.com/mycollection?sort=artist%2Casc

    oh, also wanted to ask if anyone with a simple turntable > phono pre-amp > powered speakers set up has a good recommendation for a phono pre-amp? my current one is just a cheap $50 one from radioshack that i just got to get my set up listenable. i've been noticing at higher levels there is a bit of distortion in certain frequencies. i've read that that is often due to a poor quality phono pre-amp. any recommendations that aren't ridiculously priced would be helpful.
  • Denimous Snake

    I'm selling my records & a Denon record player, I'll post the list here in a bit! Need to move / no room for 'em.
  • Silver Tongue

    cmeyers said:updated my collection. gotta take some pictures. there's a couple cool ones.


    http://www.discogs.com/mycollection?sort=artist%2Casc

    oh, also wanted to ask if anyone with a simple turntable > phono pre-amp > powered speakers set up has a good recommendation for a phono pre-amp? my current one is just a cheap $50 one from radioshack that i just got to get my set up listenable. i've been noticing at higher levels there is a bit of distortion in certain frequencies. i've read that that is often due to a poor quality phono pre-amp. any recommendations that aren't ridiculously priced would be helpful.

    I have a bellari vp530 and I love it! I have it hooked up to my integrated amp im not 100% sure if you can hook it up to powered speakers but I would look into it, theres also one a little cheaper by bellari thats supposed to be really great too
  • kevinluong

    cmeyers said:updated my collection. gotta take some pictures. there's a couple cool ones.


    http://www.discogs.com/mycollection?sort=artist%2Casc

    oh, also wanted to ask if anyone with a simple turntable > phono pre-amp > powered speakers set up has a good recommendation for a phono pre-amp? my current one is just a cheap $50 one from radioshack that i just got to get my set up listenable. i've been noticing at higher levels there is a bit of distortion in certain frequencies. i've read that that is often due to a poor quality phono pre-amp. any recommendations that aren't ridiculously priced would be helpful.

    I just recently cut out my Pioneer sx-525 from my set-up due to distortion and bad contacts and have been running my powered speakers directly from my Bugle II preamp. It sounds super good so far, and will only get better once it breaks in. If you're into diy circuit building, the kit is now $139, or a completed pre-amp is $189 (http://www.hagtech.com/bugle2.html)

    I've also heard a lot of good things about Cambridge Audio's Azur line of preamps.
  • cmeyers

    Silver Tongue said:
    cmeyers said:updated my collection. gotta take some pictures. there's a couple cool ones.


    http://www.discogs.com/mycollection?sort=artist%2Casc

    oh, also wanted to ask if anyone with a simple turntable > phono pre-amp > powered speakers set up has a good recommendation for a phono pre-amp? my current one is just a cheap $50 one from radioshack that i just got to get my set up listenable. i've been noticing at higher levels there is a bit of distortion in certain frequencies. i've read that that is often due to a poor quality phono pre-amp. any recommendations that aren't ridiculously priced would be helpful.

    I have a bellari vp530 and I love it! I have it hooked up to my integrated amp im not 100% sure if you can hook it up to powered speakers but I would look into it, theres also one a little cheaper by bellari thats supposed to be really great too

    kevinluong said:
    cmeyers said:updated my collection. gotta take some pictures. there's a couple cool ones.


    http://www.discogs.com/mycollection?sort=artist%2Casc

    oh, also wanted to ask if anyone with a simple turntable > phono pre-amp > powered speakers set up has a good recommendation for a phono pre-amp? my current one is just a cheap $50 one from radioshack that i just got to get my set up listenable. i've been noticing at higher levels there is a bit of distortion in certain frequencies. i've read that that is often due to a poor quality phono pre-amp. any recommendations that aren't ridiculously priced would be helpful.

    I just recently cut out my Pioneer sx-525 from my set-up due to distortion and bad contacts and have been running my powered speakers directly from my Bugle II preamp. It sounds super good so far, and will only get better once it breaks in. If you're into diy circuit building, the kit is now $139, or a completed pre-amp is $189 (http://www.hagtech.com/bugle2.html)" target="_blank"> (http://www.hagtech.com/bugle2.html)

    I've also heard a lot of good things about Cambridge Audio's Azur line of preamps.

    good lookin out. thanks guys

    any opinion on how big of a difference a speed box would make? i've hear it's actually fairly significant, and i have noticed a tiny bit of speed variance, where every once and a while it gets a weird chorus-y effect. it's not a huge deal, just curious if anyone's felt that the speed box was a significant improvement or not.
  • Silver Tongue


    good lookin out. thanks guys

    any opinion on how big of a difference a speed box would make? i've hear it's actually fairly significant, and i have noticed a tiny bit of speed variance, where every once and a while it gets a weird chorus-y effect. it's not a huge deal, just curious if anyone's felt that the speed box was a significant improvement or not.

    I would say that really depends on your turntable and how consistent you think it is. Personally I don't hear much of any variation on mine (especially because it's belt driven) so I would spend that money on a better phono pre amp, speakers, etc if you don't feel its 100% necessary
  • DXVI Designs

    kevinluong said:Yay, new vinyl thread!

    What started off as collecting artwork from Aaron Horkey and Florian Bertmer developed into an obsession of the format. I've accumulated a nice collection over the last few years, and I fear the day I fall out of love with records and pull a SWH.

    Here's my latest addition. Letterpressed pressing of Touche Amore's "...To The Beat Of A Dead Horse".




    mannn that's a pretty looking album
    last thing i got from them was their split 7" with title fight, really stoked on the new record though
  • DXVI Designs

    Last few records i bought in like the last week or two


    major pointer - interpunk.com has some really cheap records that i thought i would never find anywhere, one of the best places to pick up some records for cheap

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