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Old 01-25-2018, 11:31 AM
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Where do you guys check for reviews about vinyls before purchasing? I tend to check on DISCOGS... but would like to know if other source
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Where do you guys check for reviews about vinyls before purchasing? I tend to check on DISCOGS... but would like to know if other source


I typically go to Steve Hoffman’s music forum.
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You can also check the dynamic range database.
http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list/dr/desc
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You can also check the dynamic range database.
http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list/dr/desc
Very interesting site. The bands I like are a total failure according to this database. I did notice that the vinyl when available ranked better than CD and downloads.
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I typically go to Steve Hoffman’s music forum.
Steve Hoffman Forum is my go to site as well, more information about sound quality and vinyl pressings than you can imagine. If you can’t find it there, the information may not be available .

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Steve Hoffman Forum is my go to site as well, more information about sound quality and vinyl pressings than you can imagine. If you can’t find it there, the information may not be available .



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Ok great.. i ll check this Steve H then!
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Steve Hoffman forums indeed...Great info.
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Tom, I get the fun part. I also loved my brief vinyl phase with a few rather nice turntables such as the SME20/IV arm/DynavectorXX2 which sounded great with the analog master tape vinyl from Blue Note for example. I started buying more vinyl without paying attention and expanding my collection and noticed the sound was much worse on some, the analog smoothness and ease was absent. Of course they turned out to be the digital to vinyl transfers. Ehhh, no thanks. The vinyl industry simply got on the gravy train and It’s just another way to make you part with your money. Well I personally can’t be bothered going through all the cleaning rituals to listen to vinyl that sounds actually worse than digital itself because of mastering from digital to vinyl.
I have to agree with you. I think vinyl made from digital sources is terrible. May as well listen to the cd or file.
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