Steve Guttenberg writes: Don't be scared off by the old bugaboo about record wear, says the Audiophiliac.
I still own and enjoy LPs I bought decades ago, and even ones I've played hundreds of times still sound perfectly fine. I'll go further back, to original pressings of 50-plus-year-old Beatles and Rolling Stones LPs that have survived many hundreds of plays, and they also still sound great. I'm not claiming they're 100 percent noise-free, but they weren't dead quiet when they were brand spanking new.
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