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This is more a curiosity than anything else.  I will admit that I am a complete and total digital snob.  For very subjective reasons, I was extremely happy to leave my albums behind, and switch to CDs.  The list is long and not in line with this thread.  But anyway...

There is a used CD store near me that is now split in half and the other half is now all used vinyl.  I was always curious how much of a crap shoot used vinyl was.

Assuming you have good equipment that is properly aligned, what is the life of vinyl?  Obviously leaving it in a hot car is a horribly bad idea.  I've dealt with a few warped records in my time.
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As an analog medium , I would think vinyl would wear out over time, just from friction alone.  But how long does that take?  Are used albums a bad idea?
Of course in an absolute sense a vinyl LP will deteriorate with every play. But if the turntable is is good order and correctly aligned, an LP can survive dozens of plays without much audible degradation. On the other hand, one single play on a badly set up turntable can wreck an LP through extreme mistracking. And there's no way to tell via a visual inspection. So buying used LPs is a bit of a lottery.

That said, the damage done may well be at a different height on the groove wall to where your own stylus will track. Cheap and nasty turntables tend to have spherical stylii with fairly large radii, which means the damage will sit fairly high on the groove wall. If you use a small elliptical stylus it will tend to sit a bit lower and may play an undamaged part of the groove wall.

My advice is to only buy used LPs if they are cheap, or if the seller is prepared to take them back if they prove to be damaged.
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Vinyl / Re: >20kHz content found in vinyl?
Last post by greynol -
Full disclosure: It doesn't seem like I'm going to be in a very good mood today and should probably not be posting.

It really annoys me when people post without paying attention to what has been said previously. I mentioned post #27 once already, but it seems you couldn't be bothered.

https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,113365.msg940575.html#msg940575
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Search was not working this morning, so I was unable to search this topic.

As an analog medium , I would think vinyl would wear out over time, just from friction alone.  But how long does that take?  Are used albums a bad idea?
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Vinyl / Re: >20kHz content found in vinyl?
Last post by apastuszak -
To see whether any of this ultrasonic stuff is just noise, or if it's actually produced by the music, would we not need to see the spectrum of the master tape?  If the master tape doesn't go this high, then it's obviously the production process that is introducing these ultrasonic frequencies.
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Vinyl / Re: >20kHz content found in vinyl?
Last post by Funkstar De Luxe -
I'd like to see how much of the ultra high frequency content is real, rather than harmonic distortion, though a band-limited master would be the best way to check for that.

I can also do that this evening...
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: window underneath taskbar glitch
Last post by dhromed -
Is the taskbar locked? Is foobar maximized in a direction?
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: JScript Panel
Last post by seriousstas -
marc2003
Use it in conjunction with foo_uie_mega_panel_splitter.(MPS)
Noticed - on the latest versions, starting with 1.2 scripts are loaded with a delay (50-500ms ..)
As a consequence - I see a white screen sometimes .. And for example with version 1.1.4 - always a quick start ..
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: window underneath taskbar glitch
Last post by Case -
Are there some special steps to reproduce this? If I click the minimized foobar's icon or activate it with a keyboard shortcut it restores correctly to maximized size and its window is attached to taskbar and is never beneath it. I can also move taskbar around the screen while foobar2000 is minimized or closed and it opens correctly.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Volumio UPnP
Last post by Case -
I seem to have trouble making Volumio work to test it. But have you tried 16-bit PCM output from foobar2000? I recall reading about compatibility problems with several devices when 24-bit output is used.