Senior HTF Member
- Nov 28, 2011
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My listening was via earphones mostly and to classical music. A persistent scratching noise often took me out of the music and made me listen to the record rather than its contents. CDs were a revelation that no amount of careful handling or anti static gun, or "half speed mastering" of my LPs could ever match. I had thousands of records, and gradually over10 years or so replaced them all.
I never quite understood the point of "half speed mastering" of vinyl albums. I thought it sounded like a gimmick.