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New vinyl and it's perceived quality

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180g vinyl is foo. The grooves aren't any deeper, so what exactly is the point? Sounds better my arse!

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180g often sounds better, I don't know why, but possibly because the record will vibrate less than a lighter one during playback.

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I use a weight, so that's moot.

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Super Wammer

I have a screw down clamp on my turntable so that little problem of vibration if it does affect anything can be solved.

19 minutes ago, Tristan said:

180g vinyl is foo. The grooves aren't any deeper, so what exactly is the point? Sounds better my arse!

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Funnily enough I get loads of static when I play new 180g vinyl but none when I play older LPs from my youth, this might also be caused by how they're made these days.

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On 12/16/2016 at 21:09, mikeyb said:

I've just sent back my 4th or 5th LP to Amazon, pretty poor when you consider I've bought less than 20 albums from them.

Faults range from distortion, warping to scratches. All on brand new sealed ones.

I've got a similar return rate; all distorted in my case - the new Radiohead album was particularly bad. I've never had a program with records from charity shops, though.

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