Only got 3 decades experience of vinyl. I prefer AAA vinyl, Analogue recording, Analogue mastering, Analogue reproduction.@Secretagentmole
I don't think you have a lot of experience with LPs. No matter how careful you are, you will get clicks and pops with vinyl records. It will get worse over time. Nothing to do with a bad record, a bad stylus or a bad record deck.
Noise, clicks and pops are an inherent disadvantage of the vinyl medium.
I'm old enough to remember the switch from LPs to CDs. Especially for classical music lovers it was a huge step forward to be able to listen to very delicate music without noise, clicks and pops. Going back to vinyl would be a backward step. Digital recording and digital playback is a great thing for classical music.
I also don't believe people who say they don't suffer from clicks and pops.
I am certainly interested in these missing frequencies......Only got 3 decades experience of vinyl. I prefer AAA vinyl, Analogue recording, Analogue mastering, Analogue reproduction.
You see classical on CD does not sound right due to missing frequencies, not necessarily what you hear, more what you feel, or in the case of cd what you don't feel.
Bit like comparing MP3 to FLAC, either you get it or you don't...
Funny you mention The Final Cut - ime, no CD master sounds better than the original vinyl.I sold all my LPs back when CDs came out in the 80s believing all the hype and so I could more easily travel with my music. I also sold an SME 3009 with Shure cartridge & Connoiseur turntable for £25 (if only I could get that back).
I recently came back to records in my old age. I bought a very second hand player for £1.00 (!) and then had to buy a couple of records to "try it out". Then someone gave me a couple of LPs and I found a few at car boot sales.
Someone else gave me my current turntable and I buy LPs from charity shops now and again (although most of the stuff in charity shops is not worth buying).
The sound of LPs is more edgy to my ears, slightly less under control than CD. Rather like the difference between a low or zero feedback amp and a high feedback amp.
A well looked after LP with a Watt's Dust Bug does not pop and I hardly notice the extraneous noises (The Final Cut by Pink Floyd, the previous owner didn't like it so it was rarely played), however popular LPs (my copy of Meddle by Pink Floyd for example which the previous owner loved and took to parties) had a hard life and hiss & pop away to an annoying degree.
I listen with 70s to 80s equipment, all old school I'm afraid.
At my age getting up every 20 to 30 minutes to turn the record over is the one chore I could do without. Some of the old bands got away with murder with the short running time of their albums.
I agree, sward and I've only just begun (again). I have recently bought my first turntable (NAD C558). I remember playing my mum and dad's records in the early 80's. I have a vague memory of being into The Bay City Rollers. Don't laugh!I'm so tempted to start collecting vinyl but I hear when you start you can't stop and it's expensive!