Many years ago I used to own a Technics music system with turntable and had a reasonably large collection of records. It was a large system which was encased in it's own cabinet and had two massive speakers. A dream for a younger man. Then I got married - because of living in a small flat, space was of the essence and I had to sell my music system and bought a midi system (Technics again) to replace it. I did not buy a turntable so sold my entire record collection.
Yesterday was our 26th wedding anniversary. To my utter surprise my eldest son bought me a turntable and my wife, knowing what he was getting me bought some Genesis vinyl records for me to get started. I have not played vinyl for about 25 years - it was so great last night reminding myself what it was like to take a record out of it's sleeve, place it on the turntable and put the needle down to play the record. Sound was amazing. It was a great feeling. Don't know if it was just me but the record seemed so much thicker than I remember.
I am so made up, it is like being a kid again. So looking forward to spending many hours sitting on the settee listening to vinyl instead of putting on a cd or playing music from my itunes. Now all I have to do is start building up a collection.