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I've been properly setting up some turntables for someone (calibrating speed, tracking force, anti-skate, balance, etc). I decided to do a little research first into it all, having never really used a turntable past my mum's old Waltham one, and the amount of shite online from vinyl enthusiasts is infuriating. Talking about the "metallic" sound of digital, how vinyl is "warmer", and all this other snake oil shit.
Most albums recorded post-1980 were recorded and/or mastered digitally anyway, so you're just listening to digital sound impressed on an analogue medium, anyway.
On the other hand, people buy into vinyl for the sake of it, buying the cheapest, shittiest turntables (a la Crosley Cruiser), which sound like fucking shit - so what's the point? Just get a decent pair of headphones and download some V0 MP3 and it'll sound ten times better than a ceramic stylus through the cheapest possible speakers.
That, and how fucking expensive it is.