I also just like the idea of buying a record and playing it, I have a little old-school in me.
Quote from: ohfour238 on 26 December, 2012, 12:55:53 PMI also just like the idea of buying a record and playing it, I have a little old-school in me.So, you'd like twice as much buying and playing two records rather than one!
Back in the "vinyl days", the manufacturing quality of 45's was poor (poor quality & recycled vinyl, I think), and the LP album version usually sounded better. But, I'm sure that's not true with modern vinyl.
One is the 'Direct metal' mastering (i.e., engraved to copper plate) - mention 'DMM' in certain forums, and you may start a religious war.
45 rpm will generally give better bass, and less inner groove distortion. The best modern pressings are 45rpm.