Vinyl rips - still worth it?

Streaming is getting better. Is it still worth it, to record vinyl to digital files?

I would like comments based on experience. 

One basic issue should be mentioned. When you record a LP you are the owner of this recording. You can bring it along and play wherever you want. It is not just something you rent, like with streaming. You can play it regardless of an internet connection. And if your main system breaks down, or you get out of vinyl playback, you can still have a large library of your vinyl albums, in digital format.

Some factors are quite clear. The better the LP production and sound, the more value of a recording. The better your analog playback chain, and the recorder, the more value. The chance rises, that it will sound better than streaming.

Your experience is welcome.

My personal view is that, with fairly good LPs and a fairly good playback system and recorder, vinyl rips are still worth it.

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Trouble enough for MJD.

Silly post.

One can download streamed music for "off internet" play. Tracks are scrambled for playback (for customers only) via the app.

I have 40K+ tracks that I can "play anywhere", not requiring a TT or internet. I can enjoy my favorite music in the car etc.

Unless you have a DSD recorder you are not going to capture full vinyl SQ so I wouldn’t waste my time recording tracks that are available digitally. Record Qobuz or Tidal instead.

You have made no mention of "rip" methology, quality varies immensely. A CD recorder is sufficient for me to get an actual "rip" to digital files.

The post is titled rip but ends with recording. Totally different realities. Only $400 + a USB preamp (Apple only) buys you a program that merges both complete with a time consuming editor.






Dear @o_holter  : Through the next months/years the streaming will goes better and better when analog just can't improve.


The best recording library it belongs to the diferent streaming sources making the rip a no sense to me.

MUSIC lover targets is to listen MUSIC the one that like  each one of us  through the recording source that through the time can give us the better quality.

Gentlemans that own thousands of thousands of LP ( as me ) need the stock space where the LP's are " seated ".

There are several reasons why rip has no sense at all but this is me.


Regards and enjoy the MUSIC NOT DISTORTIONS,




 are you talking about making your own rips?  Or using a streaming service that plays rips?

  If you make your own rips onto your own storage device, then you own the product 

I like the idea of doing vinyl rips. I love my vinyl front end and also being able to play a vinyl master (usually more dynamic range than CD/streaming due to the digital loudness war) anytime, anywhere has benefit to me.