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33 1/3 vs 45, worth the money?
post Dec 26 2012, 18:55
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I just got my first record player and 12" record as a gift from my girlfriend. Nothing crazy expensive, an Audio Technica LP60 USB and "Opus Eponymous" by Ghost, which is a single 33 1/3 LP. I do not want to start any kind of quality war but compared to my FLAC files that are on my computer (being played through the same receiver and speakers as record player), I do feel the record sounds much more rich and alive (the best way I can explain it). I also just like the idea of buying a record and playing it, I have a little old-school in me. So I was looking into some other records that I would like have, some of my favorite albums like Metallica's "Master of Puppets". Amazon has 2 versions, a single 33 1/3 LP or 2 45 LP's. Would the 2 45 LP version be worth the additional ~$15 or would I really be splitting hairs at that point? I don't have any specific information on the 33 but 45s include the following information (if it's helpful in anyway):

"features two 45 rpm 180g vinyl discs pressed at RTI in
Stoughton gatefold jacket with universal Louder Faster
Heavier branded bellyband. The pressing was half-speed
mastered from the original analog tapes at Mobile Fidelity
for the ultimate audiophile listening experience."
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