A limited edition orange vinyl pressing of Pyramid by the Alan Parsons Project. An original red vinyl Japanese pressing of the self-titled debut LP by the Animals, including the original obi. A rare red vinyl pressing of the Best of Antonio Carlos Jobim, complete with original obi. A limited edition red vinyl UK pressing of the double album The Beatles , issued in So 2 pops with every spin …. Even the most pristine black vinyl cannot represent the music as accurately as can high-resolution digital.
Part of the fun for me is tracking down limited pressings, preferably on colored vinyl which I feel enhances the artistic design of the entire package and increases my enjoyment.
To my knowledge, vinyl was changed to black to conceal the blemishes of the raw PVC. Whatever the reason, black is the standard to which median prices can generally be set whether it starts that way or not.
Which more or less proves your point that color makes zero difference. Do you have an example of a record being colored and it not being mentioned on the sleeve? Vinyl is supposed to be black! At least give me the choice of not buying it!
I hate it especially when the coloured vinyl makes no sense in terms of design. The White Album on blue vinyl.
That kind of thing. Some indielabels have really nice designs where the colored vinyl is beautifully intergrated with the artwork on the sleeve. Although I would still prefer black if it is availabe. Great read. Clear vinyl should always be cheaper than black and colors, yet it often gets priced higher in stores, and often this is paired with smaller pressing numbers. This highlights the real reason pricing pressings on Discogs is crapshoot:. Prior to this resurgence, perhaps you can justify talking as if most buyers were educated on this point.
The issue is marketing and the ignorance of vinyl buyers brought in on the resurgence wave. People are getting marketed out of more money for absolutely no reason. Color has zero to do with it anymore. For some, the gimmick is the best part, and fair enough. I recommend googling the subject, there are many vinyl manufacturers online that will literally grade the typical degradation in sound by their color. Personally, I rip all of my vinyl using a certain turntable with a certain head cartridge with a certain tone arm and a certain platter using a certain pre-amp.
Do you listen to vinyl rips on Flac? Or do you like any Flac compression? It was mentioned by another user earlier that all colors are dependent upon the quality of the pressing as well, so your argument may reflect this.
Even black vinyl can sound like crap if not pressed correctly. It definitely seems a large number of these colored variants get bought in quantity so sellers can then flip them for a higher price. Thanks for those examples, those are awesome. It ceases to be about the music and becomes a race to just collect stuff. Oh boy. I can understand that black vinyl would have less noise then colored or picture discs. But records for me are a fun way of listening to music, which is why I still buy and play them.
If you want to buy black, then buy black. If you want a little color, then go for the colors. I therefore cannot comment on the quality. It just never seemed important to me, though to seek a different color. The colored vinyl phenomena is most certainly gimmickry. However, it happens to be gimmickry I love. Besides, most music is produced digitally now anyways which relates back to my first point. Buying records is not merely a listening experience, but also an exercise in collecting.
The beauty of the artifact is as much a part of a record as the content. I love beauty. I love beautiful music, beautiful people, and beautiful objects. Colored editions are not my exclusive choice every time, but they are fun when available. Music is an experience and trying to collect experiences in a physical form is silly. Yet we do it obsessively. If you enjoy what you are doing, you might as well have fun. Given the degradation in quality of black pellets in the last 20 years, perhaps the colored variants are now on-par?
I own a few coloured vinyl but I prefer black; it just feels like the real deal to me. Then you get to the point of ridiculousness with albums like [m] — if the numbers on discogs are to be believed copies on vinyl are in existence — are picture discs; a whopping on various colours and patterns and only on black!
I completely disagree that it sounds inferior. That said I agree with your point that it seems that people care less about the music and more about the variant. People can do whatever they want with their money, but it seems that newer collectors are also looking at it as more of an investment than about the music as well. I have a mix of black and coloured vinyl. I love both. I hear no difference between them at all. Shipping cost cannot be calculated. Please enter a valid postal code.
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Non-archival sleeves should ideally be replaced with high density polyethylene sleeves. If the original paper sleeve contains graphics or artwork that are of archival value, some archival sleeves may be thin enough to fit inside the original. In order to prevent migration of materials to the disc's surface, try to store discs in neutral plastic inner liners made of high pressure polyethylene contained in neutral envelopes, with acidic original covers stored separately.
Additionally, brittle discs can be damaged by getting caught in the edge of a failing binder. Surface contamination includes dirt, dust, mold, and other foreign materials, all of which can abrade or damage the grooves and diminish playback sound quality. Vinyl discs are especially prone to scratches and abrasion due to their relatively soft material. If stored in an ideal environment relatively low, stable temperature and humidity , vinyl discs are stable.
However, high humidity and temperatures can adversely affect these discs by creating prime conditions for fungal growth. High temperatures may also cause the plastics to soften and warp, reducing the disc's sound quality or playability. Additionally, direct sunlight and UV rays can adversely affect the soft vinyl material. In order to prevent migration of materials to the disc's surface, try to store microgroove discs in neutral plastic inner liners made of high pressure polyethylene contained in neutral envelopes, with acidic original covers stored separately.
These discs should be removed and housed in individual sleeves since the binder is most likely made of acidic paper. Outside of uncoated aluminum, grooved discs are generally composed of shellac, lacquer, or vinyl.
Lacquer discs can be made of cellulose nitrate on a core. These discs are susceptible to surface and core deterioration. The surface coating is prone to shrinking away from the core and to plasticizer loss, which appears as a whitish, mold-like contamination on the surface.
All lacquer discs are fragile, but glass cores are especially so and can easily break if not handled gently. When assessing the condition of the disc, observe if there is any coating flaking off of the core. The coating holds the information content and grooves; it is therefore especially important to note any loss of the surface coating. Look for a whitish powder on the surface. This indicates mold, plasticizer loss, or the presence of residue.
The best way to determine if the contamination is mold is to observe the surface under a microscope.
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