Vinyl Records online
Sourcing good quality rare Vinyl Records Online
This year 2019, Vinyl Records will outsell CDs for the first time in 40 years. 4 Million new vinyl records by current Artists were sold in the UK alone. Isn’t that incredible! Vinyl has come full Circle! And you can buy Vinyl Records online as well!
No doubt Nostalgia plays a part in this. Those crackles & pops can transport the listener to a bygone era. Ironically those background noises are in the main due to a dirty record. Indeed, with modern advances in Vinyl Record Cleaning it doesn’t need to be that way!
But Nostalgia doesn’t account for the young generation that are embracing the vinyl record medium. It has been reported in a recent YouGov Poll that 1 out of four 18-24 Year olds purchased a vinyl record within the last month.
The Cool Factor:
There are sub-cultures within the young generation that are increasingly resurrecting retro concepts regarding clothing, hairstyles and the like. Retro has a direct appeal in current fashion.
There is something about the feel and tangibility of a vinyl record with its artwork, booklets and the ritual enjoyment of taking it out and placing it on the turntable
Search & Find:
The sheer excitement of finding that rare record in a Charity Shop or Carboot Sale is next to none for the serious Vinyl Record Collector. Many collectors of classic vinyl are of the older generation who find enjoyment in the nostalgic element of reconnecting with their youth.
Apart from the lossless digital platforms such as ALAC, FLAC etc., most digital music files are heavily compressed. This results in a thin poor-quality listening experience. Lossless music can be expensive and may require sophisticated playback equipment. Vinyl records are generally considered by audiophiles worldwide to produce superior audio quality. It is said to embrace an organic realistic sound with a warmth element often missing in ‘clinical’ sounding CDs.
As they become harder to find, buying rare vinyl records is likely to become bigger online. An online Seller who sensibly uses an established Grading System such as Rare Record Collector’s will often increase seller trustworthiness. Additionally, a Buyer will have greater faith in their purchase where a decent return Guarantee is in place. We offer carefully graded rare records from time to time.
Finally, Quality cleaning kit is essential for any second-hand record purchase. Always use the finest ingredients of Laboratory Grade when purchasing a Vinyl Record Cleaner & Stylus Cleaning Kit. A good clean can reduce noise and Static audibly and in some cases increase the value of the record. Keeping your Stylus clean is also fundamental and reduces damage risk to the vinyl playing surface!
If you have a particularly rare album, it may be worth considering a Professional Record Cleaning Service – a complete restoration using Vacuum & Ultrasonic Technologies.
Thanks for reading our Blog and good luck with your Vinyl Record hunting.