Records or Audio Gear?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Airbus, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Airbus

    Airbus Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Beirut - Lebanon
    Which one do you love more, your records or your audio gear?
     
  2. monovinyl

    monovinyl Active Member

    I'd say my records...the audio gear is a close second though.
     
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  3. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    Records come first, if it's a choice between buying a collection or upgrading my deck, the deck can wait, though it's good to try and have a balance if possible.
     
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  4. russk

    russk Forum Resident

    Location:
    Syracuse NY
    Records and music collection.
     
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  5. JimSpark

    JimSpark Forum Resident

    Records, by a mile.
     
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  6. CraigBic

    CraigBic Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New Zealand
    Probably my records but I don't really have the most amazing setup. I've just got the Project Essential 2 going into some powered bookshelf style speakers really. Though there is an A/V switcher between it and the speakers so I can switch between it/ the blu-ray player and a PS3.
     
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  7. TheIncredibleHoke

    TheIncredibleHoke Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Records, definitely more invested in the source.
     
  8. Chazz

    Chazz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Columbia, SC
    Absolutely records for me. Nothing can compare to playing a pristine vintage lp while relaxing and reading the album cover details. I have purchased and sold some really nice equipment over the years but it just doesn't excite me the way I feel when I find a rare lp. I have albums that I would never think about selling.
     
  9. Morbius

    Morbius Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Brookline, MA
    Is this one of those chicken or egg questions?
     
  10. Dennis0675

    Dennis0675 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ohio
    Since neither is worth a damn without the other, it’s a push.

    I will say that it would be much more difficult to replace the collection
     
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  11. nosliw

    nosliw Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Why not both?
     
  12. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

    Location:
    West Palm Bch, Fl.
    Doubt anyone would choose the gear over the music. Doesn't mean we don't LOVE our gear!;)
     
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  13. SpeedMorris

    SpeedMorris Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Iowa
    Records, but....

    Never love anything that can't love you back.
     
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  14. Mike from NYC

    Mike from NYC Forum Resident

    Location:
    Surprise, AZ
    Both. I love the way my records sound on my audio system.
     
  15. Bananas&blow

    Bananas&blow Forum Resident

    Location:
    Phoenix
    I choose whatever I bought last. This week it was gear. I choose Gear for now as I have only been collecting records again for a little over a year. And I think most all of them are pretty replaceable. My gear is worth more also. And it looks cool.
     
  16. Bob_in_OKC

    Bob_in_OKC Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    hmm... I thought physical media was a thing of the past.
     
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  17. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident

    i think it is; i love my music: it is, perhaps, however, enhanced by my system. When i listen to music i love on the radio for example, i dont feel the same. Weird but true
     
  18. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident

    dont be silly:laugh:
     
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  19. Mrtn77

    Mrtn77 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Paris, France
    I'd much rather listen to good music on "bad gear" than bad or dull music on a million system. Which is fortunate since a million dollar system is out of reach (and of little interest in any case) and good music plentiful when you keep an open mind !
     
  20. VinylAddict

    VinylAddict Active Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    Never really thought about it, and now that you forced me too :) it is a tie.
     
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  21. SquishySounds

    SquishySounds Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New York
    The playback abilities of mass-market junk usually surpass the recording quality of most of today’s pop music garbage. What was the question again?
     
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  22. StuJM84

    StuJM84 Active Member

    Location:
    Kent, UK
    Records before the gear. You can replace the set up, but those records.... If snything was to happen they're gone for good and irreplaceable.
     
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  23. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Forum Resident

    My music collection. Much more time, money and effort invested.
     
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  24. George Blair

    George Blair Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, OR
    I look at it like film and a projector. The projector is useless without the celluloid. So uh... RECORDS!
     
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  25. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    Location:
    Midwest
    I’ve had some of my records for well over 40 years, in that time I’ve had a multitude of different audio setups.

    It’s the records.
     

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