Lets get back to discussing the horror of Natara's hideous scratch on his Vinyl.
ITS AN OUTRAGE I TELL YA!!!
For all of you who actually want to know 'What's Going On' with the scratch ( and the damaged inner sleeve) I've decided to keep the said items and live with the fact I just spent £125 on a damaged record which apparently is just plain uncool to discuss because it's all just part of being a 'genuine' audiophile.
Now can we all please get back to discussing cables please!
To be fair, I'm on your side with this. When chucking £125 at a piece of vinyl, I'd expect perfection and it's really unfortunate that you've ended up with less than perfection.
These days everyone seems to want to go back and tinker. Do you want Star Wars from 1977, or Star Wars with comedy jawas dicking about in the background?
ET the Extra Terrestrial as it was, or with all the guns digitally turned into walkie talkies?
If Leonardo da Vinci came back to life would his first task to be to add some comedy jawas dicking about in the background of the Mona Lisa? I think not.
All recordings are of their time, appreciate them for what they are, not what they could become if someone dicked about with them enough. I mean why not just re-record the whole album in 24/192 with better musicians and a better singer? Maybe re-write some of the lyrics too? It's all a bit daft IMO.
Who said you where less worthy than a music lover westie. Perhaps I could have made my answer less of a generalisation but I was responding to a particular post from a person who had insinuated in general terms with the statement
" A lot of people bought one step titles to flip later when the price goes up so if they sell a faulty product on and have to refund they don't get any sympathy from genuine audiophiles."
that I had bought a record to sell on later for profit so I responded also in general terms.
"I'm not an Audiophile I'm a music lover and anyone who describes themselves as a 'genuine audiophile' sounds like a genuine nob head to me.
It's very easy to insinuate in general terms so that you can deny things later but to me the inference was that I had done something that made me less worthy less 'genuine'.
Here's a photo of me opening up the One Step on my birthday because it so expensive for me to buy that I had saved it for a special occasion not to wait until prices had gone up.
I had ordered two copies one for someone else who then let me down so I sold it for a £125 I think a week after recieving it when it was still available so hardly profiteering and anyawy what if I was
some of us have to buy and sell stuff to be able to afford expensive equipment I did so with most of my Naim gear to be able to afford it does that make me any less genuine.