Vinyl – You never know what you’ve got till it’s gone
Like many people the 80s were a time of great change for music collections. CDs appeared on the scene and were heavily marketed as the future for music lovers, and I, along with many many others moved from music to CDs. However I didn’t have the heart to get rid of my vinyl collections which I have loved, nurtured over the years and had given me so much pleasure.
Then CDs became MP3 and then became digital music streamed over the internet.
Although I really enjoy the ability to stream music from any device to a range of players / speakers I still feel I am missing something. I have the whole world of music at my fingertips, I still feel there is a void in my relationship with music. I have access to anything I want, from any period, any genre but do not enjoy my music like I used to many years.
I am really pleased to see the move back to vinyl and now planned to turn back the clock. I have not looked at my collection since the early 80s but hanker after the hiss sound when the record is first played, the warm depth of the sound and the whole ritual involved in playing a record.
Currently looking to buy a suitable deck to play my records. I want to be able to use my bluetooth speakers, so need to buy a deck that allows me to stream. Although moving back to vinyl again, I do not really want to see cables running along the floor.