Newbie, old timer or returned to analog?


I remember in the 80's lots of folks were dumping vinyl. Seems to me that vinyl folks seem to fall in one of 3 categories- either you're new to vinyl, you've never abandoned vinyl, or you dumped your vinyl and have re-entered the vinyl world.

I started buying vinyl in the 70's and never gave up on vinyl. Sure I bought a CD player at some point but I never got rid of a single LP. And I am still buying vinyl. Can't recall the last cd I bought though.

How about you? Where on the spectrum are you?
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Never left. Now have a massive collection.
Never left it either. Have a very large collection from both buying
through the late 60's and all the 70's.  Then being given a few thousand more
in the 80's when many felt they were worthless and consumed to much
space ( many thanks to all those wives whom were obeyed, lol). 
Have been buying vinyl since I was a kid, like Zavato cannot remember last time I bought a CD.

Good Listening

Peter
Vinyl since the 70's.

Did not buy CD/SACDs until 2010 when digital playback was acceptable to me.
I thought that the folks who dumped their vinyl when CDs came out were nutz. I, and a couple of friends had a field day at garage sales and thrift stores buying as many of the mint cast offs as possible. I bought 300 mint import classical records from a Brit at his moving sale for a dollar each. His last words when I left were ... "I don't know what you want with records when CDs sound so much better." I told him that I realized how superior digital was ... but I just couldn't afford a CD player. *lol* I'm still enjoying his Decca imports.
Vinyl is king have had a turntable since 1968.

into vinyl in my youth until the kids and CD's came along in the early 80's so was out of it until 1995. but more my life was kids and not a music focus.

then the kids left and I got into high end audio and vinyl and i've been back and big time into vinyl for the last 20 years.

I've been hot and cold on digital over these last 20 years; CD's allowed me to explore music and expand my horizons. never been anti-digital. today digital is quite wonderful.....but still not vinyl or tape.

Once I heard CD first time in late 80’s I decided to never give up vinyl. Started building CD collection in mid-90's because of releases that did not go to the vinyl
I stayed with vinyl all the way from my first mono Monkees album.  I do remember the last CD I bought - last week - it came with the Beatles ONE blu-ray set.  It's a remix of ONE.  The blu-rays are highest quality even by todays standards, if you don't mind lip synch promos.  They could have been filmed Yesterday (Ouch!).

I never really gave up on vinyl.  I clearly moved to digital in the 80's but I never sold my LP's or didn't have a tt in my system.  I will admit that the tt often had piles of CD's sitting on top of it.  When I upgraded my system I bought a new tt and I really started to listen again.  It gave me the audio bug back too.
Started buying records in the 60's. I never got rid of my vinyl but I stopped buying it mid-80s when CDs became so darn convenient. Remote control music was (is) awesome! But digital music has never really moved me the way my old albums did. (Or maybe cuz I stopped smoking pot about the same time I started buying CDs.)

Went into a Barnes & Noble a few weeks ago. It was amazing seeing all that vinyl on display. So...

I'm shopping for a TT and this time I'm really gonna put forth an effort into learning how to mount & adjust a cartridge. Hope that goes well. Factoring in the dope buzz, my eyesight and fingers make my current dexterity about equal to back then.

I come across my trusty old Discwasher brush every so often. The whole process of selecting, unsheathing, setting down, and brushing the disc was such a beloved ritual. Now there's record washers that cost more than my stereo and bigger than my clothes washer. 

Somebody really needs to re-introduce the old technology of record changers. Remote control has spoiled me. 
Started buying records in the 60's. I never got rid of my vinyl but I stopped buying it mid-80s when CDs became so darn convenient. Remote control music was (is) awesome! But digital music has never really moved me the way my old albums did. (Or maybe cuz I stopped smoking pot about the same time I started buying CDs.)

Went into a Barnes & Noble a few weeks ago. It was amazing seeing all that vinyl on display. So...

I'm shopping for a TT and this time I'm really gonna put forth an effort into learning how to mount & adjust a cartridge. Hope that goes well. Factoring in the dope buzz, my eyesight and fingers make my current dexterity about equal to back then.

I come across my trusty old Discwasher brush every so often. The whole process of selecting, unsheathing, setting down, and brushing the disc was such a beloved ritual. Now there's record washers that cost more than my stereo and bigger than my clothes washer. 

Somebody really needs to re-introduce the old technology of record changers. Remote control has spoiled me. 
I've been collecting and listening to vinyl since the 1960's.  I admit to having been sidetracked for a few years after the introduction of CD's, but I never gave up on vinyl, which is still my preferred medium. 
Always had a turntable.  Stopped listening to music for a while, then got back in.  For a time I purchased nothing but cd's, but eventually went back to vinyl, which I always kept.  Have had the same cdp for quite some time.  Have been upgrading the analog end over the years and have finally got to the point where I'm satisfied.  Used to dislike cleaning records, but don't mind a bit now.
  I used to think I had a pretty good record collection, approx. 1200-1300, then ran into an old friend I haven't seen in decades who has around 17,000.  That's a pretty good collection.
I grew up on LPs, but lost most of them to a flood when I was 24. Then a couple years later my cat jumped off my turntable, sending it to the floor. It never worked right after that. With a broken turntable and a decimated record collection I decided to wait until CDs came out and the players became affordable. In 1987 I bought my first CD player and listened to digital almost exclusively for the next 20 years.

Except, I wasn't enjoying recorded music like I had in the past. I feared that it was an aging thing. I got a turntable and started spinning some records. I felt young all over again. I was so taken by the analog chain that I didn't even listen to one CD for half a year after getting a turntable.

8-1/2 years later I have around 1500 LPs, many culled from thrift shops, but others are high end reissues. I still listen almost every day, and listening to music always raises my spirits.
I stll have my TT from 2007, a Technics SL1210 M5G with several tweaks. I have handwired PTP phono and line stages, Magneplanar 1.7s with dual subs, and a Perreaux power amp. I also picked up an Audio Technica HOMC mono cartridge for the Beatles mono albums, but I also discovered they make magic with the 50+ yr-old mono LPs I picked up at thrift shops. I have around 60 mono LPs so far that I know of.