Have you asked yourself this question?

Lately I have thought about selling my entire analog set-up:  Turntable, phono preamp, and vinyl collection.  It's a good system, but my digital system sounds good enough that I don't listen to the analog system any more.

For purposes of illustrating my dilemma, my system is as follows:

Analog system:  Linn Sondek LP12, upgraded with Lingo II power supply, Karousel bearing, and trampolin suspension.  Loci Psionic Tonearm with practically new Clearaudio Maestro cartridge.  PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamp.  Plus, about 450 records, mostly popular stuff from the late 60s, 70s and 80s.

Digital System:  Metrum Acoustics Streamer (Roon endpoint) plus Metrum Onyx DAC.

Just curious if any of you have thought about selling your entire analog rig, because you don't listen to it.  What did you finally decide? Interested in your experiences.


Zero desire to sell my analog side. Listen pretty much every night. My digital side is good, but more for “household duties” and casual listening. The analog side is the primary. 

Yes all the time. There is an emotional attachment to my years growing up with lp’s..  Already sold all my CD’s, CD transport and most of my lp’s.  Only getting a few dollars each.   Problem is for the few hundred dollars I would get for my turntable, phono pre and remaining 60 lp’s I have kept, I might as  well just keep them. It is just way too much $ to get vinyl to sound as good as streaming.  Not to mention the pops/clicks and flipping lp’s every 20 min and unable to skip past undesirable tracks.  Streaming for good…

Dumped all the analog stuff on to friends and ripped all the CDs to FLAC. Everything is now hard drives and networks.

The quality, convenience, flexibility, and portability just make it a win all around.

If I was starting over, I would be digital only because of the convenience. Probably ninety percent of my listening is digital 

Even though I think I have a high quality digital setup, I still like the sound of my vinyl setup better and probably always will. I think that if you grew up with vinyl, like I did, and a lot of other folks on this forum, you become conditioned to thinking that's what music is supposed to sound like, and no matter how good the digital rig is, I think I'll always prefer the sound of vinyl. But the difference is not enough to overcome the convenience and the ability to have an almost limitless selection of music at your immediate disposal. 

I sold my LP playback system last May, I used the funds to buy an Aurender N200. I just never used it, I also sold my 450 LP collection. It bothered me that it sat for months getting no use. I still have my CD playback system and 1000 + CD collection. that is staying. I just prefer the convenience of an all digital system. MY digital front end just sounded better to me. Back in the early 2000’s I spent about $3000 on the LP system so it was decent quality.