lost highway Posted November 9, 2019 Share Posted November 9, 2019 Hey gang, I'm being a little hyperbolic to inspire discussion, but I'm starting to think the standards for pressing records have gone down. Several brand new records I've purchased (including one by Wilco), all on bigger indie labels have pretty poor audio quality compared to the cd, or download. Lots of distortion and muffling. The range of clarity depending on the track is pretty huge. Any LPs outer grooves will sound a little better than the inner ones, but a half dozen records I've bought over the last year or so sound like there's lint on the needle. I started to think my turntable, or cartridge was junk. Then I thrown on something pressed in the 60's, 70's or 80's, most of which was bought secondhand and is in a very beat up jacket, and it sounds great. Any other vinyl collectors noticing this discrepancy in pressing quality? Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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