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News and Rumors / Re: Zooropa on Blue vinyl and JT on Gold...coming soon
« Last post by singnomore on October 10, 2018, 09:47:40 PM »
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Nice  8)
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Pink Adam
« Last post by singnomore on October 10, 2018, 09:46:13 PM »
I can’t quite remember the details but it’s an art movement I think. Adam has a pink Adam on one of his bases
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Pink Adam
« Last post by Tortuga on October 10, 2018, 08:53:18 PM »
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Who came up with the pink Adam sticker and what is it's significance?

I think it was term from a video game, unrelated to U2.  But then someone related it to U2 by creating stickers colored pink with a picture of Adam.  Someone please tell us if I’m wrong.


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General U2 Discussion / Re: Pink Adam
« Last post by laoghaire on October 10, 2018, 08:46:53 PM »
Never heard of this. Is this a sticker seen at concerts or what?
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Serious-but-embarassing question: why buy vinyl?
« Last post by Tortuga on October 10, 2018, 08:45:37 PM »
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I'm not an audiophile but I'm surprised none have answered yet, so I'll take a swing.

My understanding is that CDs are digitally compressed - there is less information on a CD file than there are in the grooves of a record. You technically could have an uncompressed audio file on CD but the filesize would be too large to fit an album on CD. For most of us, the CD is just fine - it is high quality. But not top quality.

MP3s are lower quality. If you compare a CD recording with an MP3 you'll likely hear the difference.

Now, I remember all the hisses and crackles when playing records, but if you have a record in great condition and a good turntable and needle, my understanding is that you can get a fuller sound, and you might even be able to notice sounds that escaped your attention previously. I haven't played a record since around 1992 but I surmise this from having compared listening to SOE on MP3 (my original purchase) and eventually listening from CD. I was very familiar with the album when I switched to CD, so I was able to notice the differences. They were not earth-shattering, but I could hear them. It just sounded clearer, a bit fuller.

Short answer...its nostalgia and novelty.    There is some misinformation in what you’ve read.  Lots of confusion around “compression”.  You are talking about file compression, which is done to make a digital file smaller.  CDs are not compressed.  They contain 16-bit audio sampled at 44.1khz.  MP3s use lossy compression. Vinyl is analog but with any modern recording it was originally recorded digitally and then converted to analog.  So there is no “loss of information” between a Cd and vinyl.  In fact, when the master for a vinyl record is created, the bass has to be attenuated in order to keep the needle from jumping out of the groove.  CDs have far more dynamic range and lower noise compared to vinyl.

People like to say analog is warmer but nobody can really tell you what that means.  Vinyl sounds different and its perfectly fine if you like that vinyage sound but it is not higher fidelity in any way shape or form.


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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Serious-but-embarassing question: why buy vinyl?
« Last post by laoghaire on October 10, 2018, 05:14:11 PM »
I'm not an audiophile but I'm surprised none have answered yet, so I'll take a swing.

My understanding is that CDs are digitally compressed - there is less information on a CD file than there are in the grooves of a record. You technically could have an uncompressed audio file on CD but the filesize would be too large to fit an album on CD. For most of us, the CD is just fine - it is high quality. But not top quality.

MP3s are lower quality. If you compare a CD recording with an MP3 you'll likely hear the difference.

Now, I remember all the hisses and crackles when playing records, but if you have a record in great condition and a good turntable and needle, my understanding is that you can get a fuller sound, and you might even be able to notice sounds that escaped your attention previously. I haven't played a record since around 1992 but I surmise this from having compared listening to SOE on MP3 (my original purchase) and eventually listening from CD. I was very familiar with the album when I switched to CD, so I was able to notice the differences. They were not earth-shattering, but I could hear them. It just sounded clearer, a bit fuller.
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Tours / Re: Should we sit down during the show?
« Last post by shineinthesummernight on October 10, 2018, 04:43:44 PM »
I stood the whole time and I support your doing so.  Those who wish to sit should probably watch in their living rooms on Periscope.  Do NOT expect the person in front of you to sit for your convenience.  It's a ROCK SHOW not a tea party.
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News and Rumors / Zooropa on Blue vinyl and JT on Gold...coming soon
« Last post by Smee on October 10, 2018, 04:31:27 PM »
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Serious-but-embarassing question: why buy vinyl?
« Last post by hollywoodswag on October 10, 2018, 01:25:50 PM »
I have a few albums on vinyl despite not having a record player just yet (I'm probably going to get one around Christmas), but I didn't buy them for the sound. I just bought them because I thought it might be a fun to pop on a great album and then sit back and relax on the couch and really enjoy the listening experience. I don't see myself getting more than a few dozen records, though, as only albums I absolutely, truly love from start to finish are going to be worth it from a cost perspective.

That last sentence may be coming from my wife more than me, haha.
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The Music and Lyrics / Serious-but-embarassing question: why buy vinyl?
« Last post by Swedescott on October 10, 2018, 12:55:44 PM »
Hi everyone,

Apologies for a basic question, but I'm not an audiophile:  what are the benefits to buying vinyl?  With the recent releases by U2.com (and JT and Zooropa forthcoming, just announced), I would love to be educated on why that is preferable?

Is it a warmer, different sound?  And are CDs not being recorded (again, apologies if that's not the right word; "pressed"? "mixed"?) to capture that same sound out of the speakers? 

I would love to start building a U2 collection on vinyl for the aesthetics (both of the album, and around the house) but looking to justify the cost.

Thank you!
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