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Subject: RE: RE: RE: RE: vinyl systems vs CDs
Date: Thursday, February 08, 2018
Time: 4:25:37 AM
Remote Address: 188.8.131.52
Message ID: 313981
Parent ID: 313980
Thread ID: 313966
I recall when CDs first came out in the mid '80s, they were the rage in part because of several reasons. They had the better sound over vinyl records (so everybody said back then). Then there were the storage issues, that, and not having to flip over the vinyl record for side 2 to play, plus the aging issues where vinyl wound warp in time, or skip, or hearing cracking sounds when the music played, or needing new needles for your record player, and other cleaning issues with vinyl, to boot. All of that was noted and talked about, and in a very short time, vinyl records were pretty much history.
I myself back then was still working in radio as a deejay and as a music director, and the small station I worked at when CDs first came out (in '84) had a major storage issue with the old vinyl records, as with a CD, you could store about 5 CDS to about only 1 vinyl record. Then as a deejay, you didn't have to cue in the record before you played them on the air, they just played instantly from the start, and by the late '80s they had special ones made for radio stations where you didn't even have to take them out of the case to play them on the air!
But the one thing I keep hearing here at Gasx3 forever, is vinyl record lovers claiming that vinyl sound better than CDs when digital is supposed to sound better! IMO, I can't answer that, other than to say to me I don't and never did hear any difference at all between the 2! But in part thanks to my old job as a deejay, where you have to (or at least used to have to) wear headphone for your entire shift, I did develop tinnitus from that and I had to stop deejaying in part because of that hearing loss I suffered. But now that djs don't have to cue in vinyl anymore, the only time today when they have to use headphones at their jobs is when they are speaking over the air. Most stations today don't even use CDS anymore, as the music is all on computer programs, so the DJ just sit there and hits a button and the music plays, just like that! Life is so very easy - and I bet boring in the radio business today, plus music directors don't have to worry about space issues at all, as they don't even have CDs to store anymore!
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