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7 minutes ago, BKO5950505 said:

Damn (no pun intended), I know that Good Kid pressing is supposed to be pretty bad but I feel like I can't pass it up for $10.03 shipped.

 

Anyone strongly disagree?

My copy sounds good, maybe it's a quality control issue but for that price I'd say risk it. 

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7 hours ago, BKO5950505 said:

Damn (no pun intended), I know that Good Kid pressing is supposed to be pretty bad but I feel like I can't pass it up for $10.03 shipped.

 

Anyone strongly disagree?

Honestly, I believe a lot of the people that complain about it being really bad just have shitty setups. It sounds solid I thought, it is not going to be anywhere near the best sounding record in your collection but I have spun my copy several times and enjoyed it. I would say listen to it soon after getting it because like chuckrock said there could be quality issues with some here and there as well with so many being made.

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6 hours ago, hype said:

Honestly, I believe a lot of the people that complain about it being really bad just have shitty setups. It sounds solid I thought, it is not going to be anywhere near the best sounding record in your collection but I have spun my copy several times and enjoyed it. I would say listen to it soon after getting it because like chuckrock said there could be quality issues with some here and there as well with so many being made.

My set up is far from the best and it sounds just fine. I imagine a lot of copies were pressed, there's going to be a lemon every now and then.

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8 hours ago, hype said:

Honestly, I believe a lot of the people that complain about it being really bad just have shitty setups. It sounds solid I thought, it is not going to be anywhere near the best sounding record in your collection but I have spun my copy several times and enjoyed it. I would say listen to it soon after getting it because like chuckrock said there could be quality issues with some here and there as well with so many being made.

Typically, the opposite is true. A bad pressing and a good pressing will sound the same on the crappy system. A good system will make the flaws more apparent. 

I know nothing about this pressing, that's just my 2 cents.

 

A record like this will fetch decent money used. If you live near a bigger record store (Amoeba, Newbury Comics, etc) and it sounds bad, bring it to them, you'll probably get $5-$8 credit. You can write off the difference in rolling the dice. 

 

Sorry to go OT, DM me if anyone wants to chat sound quality.

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1 hour ago, Brevity1 said:

Typically, the opposite is true. A bad pressing and a good pressing will sound the same on the crappy system. A good system will make the flaws more apparent. 

I know nothing about this pressing, that's just my 2 cents.

 

A record like this will fetch decent money used. If you live near a bigger record store (Amoeba, Newbury Comics, etc) and it sounds bad, bring it to them, you'll probably get $5-$8 credit. You can write off the difference in rolling the dice. 

 

Sorry to go OT, DM me if anyone wants to chat sound quality.

I am not talking mid level turntables compared to high end I am talking about trash like Crosley. It absolutely causes people to say something is wrong with a record when in reality there isn't at all or at least not a big enough issue to affect people with even a somewhat decent table. I by no means have some super high end setup.

 

Crosley's lack of anti skate with a heavy tonearm is a horrible combination to start and if that record is warped even slightly it is going to cause some problems real quick. They also use ceramic cartridges and a plastic platter which is known to produce bad sound not to mention destroy your records. There are videos out there from studies where you can literally see dust forming on the record as it plays which is actually the needle digging into the record and shavings of the vinyl record which obviously causes a good amount of surface noise lol (some of the worst times was mostly due to a bent needle but it is actually not nearly as uncommon as it should be due to absolutely god awful quality control).. Those couple of issues are only the beginning, there are many many other issues as well.

 

I remember my cousin had one and she complained about the majority of the records she bought would skip and getting replacements would just do the same thing. I played several on my table with no problems whatsoever. I then played a few of them back on hers again and the skipping was so bad and unbearable I can see where so many bad reviews come from.

 

So basically if you are talking about a mid level setup as crappy and a higher end as a good system I agree but the low level players cause all kinds of issues which is why you see so many bad reviews of the Kendrick record mixed with a few people saying they do not have the same problems. It is mostly the extremely popular records where you see this polar opposite review thing going on.

 

It is on amazon though so even if you do not like it you can just return it for free anyways.

Edited by hype

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The Midnight Marauders I got for about a buck cheaper on Prime Day sounds like crap. I had to crank the volume just to hear it, and even then, there was a box of rice crispy's worth of surface noise. 

 

The outer sleeve was also paper thin with a generic inner sleeve, which I could've gotten over if it sounded solid, but since it sounds like a cat rubbed itself all over the vinyl prior to me spinning it, eh, the sleeves are also crappy. 

 

Not worth the current $16.99. Not worth $5 in my opinion. Just a heads up. 

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On 7/12/2017 at 8:12 PM, hype said:

Honestly, I believe a lot of the people that complain about it being really bad just have shitty setups. It sounds solid I thought, it is not going to be anywhere near the best sounding record in your collection but I have spun my copy several times and enjoyed it. I would say listen to it soon after getting it because like chuckrock said there could be quality issues with some here and there as well with so many being made.

I got my pressing last month so good chance it's the same as your copy, and it sounds great. No problems here. And as you can see from my previous post about Midnight Marauders, not everything sounds great on my setup. 

Edited by VinylSandwich

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1 hour ago, VinylSandwich said:

The Midnight Marauders I got for about a buck cheaper on Prime Day sounds like crap. I had to crank the volume just to hear it, and even then, there was a box of rice crispy's worth of surface noise. 

 

The outer sleeve was also paper thin with a generic inner sleeve, which I could've gotten over if it sounded solid, but since it sounds like a cat rubbed itself all over the vinyl prior to me spinning it, eh, the sleeves are also crappy. 

 

Not worth the current $16.99. Not worth $5 in my opinion. Just a heads up. 

Yeah, I ended up giving my copy away to a friend awhile back. Horrible quality for sure which is a shame for such a classic album.

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7 minutes ago, BKO5950505 said:

Decided to pull the trigger on Good Kid...No regrets. Sounds great. Definitely worth the 10 bones.

Finally spun mine the other day and I agree it sounds fine. It's not mind blowing good quality but it's not a bad press. 

Edited by museummouth

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