phonograph records made of vinyl, considered collectively: I’d like to sell my collection of vinyl.
vinyl as the material or medium for such records or recordings: songs recorded on vinyl.
Whats vinyl means?
/ˈvaɪ.nəl/ strong plastic that can be bent, used for making floor coverings, furniture, clothing, etc., or (especially in the past) records. records, as a way of recording and listening to music: Today’s music lovers growing up with iPods may never know the sound of vinyl.
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How do you pronounce vinyl in India?
How do you pronounce pop vinyl?
Where is vinyl made?
The term “vinyl” is short for polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, a common plastic polymer used in everything from credit cards to window frames. The vast majority of new plastics are made from crude oil, although a small but growing proportion are now being made by recycling old plastic.
Is vinyl bad for your health?
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC or vinyl) is the most toxic plastic for our health and the environment. During its lifecycle — from production to use to disposal — vinyl releases some of the most toxic chemicals on the planet that have been linked to cancer, birth defects and other serious chronic diseases.
Why are LPS black?
Carbon has conductive properties, so adding it to the PVC increases the overall conductivity of the material, lessening the accumulation of static, and therefore, dust, on a record. By coloring records black with carbon-based pigment, manufacturers ensure their records last longer and sound better.
Why is vinyl bad for the environment?
The major ingredient in Vinyl, 57% of the base component by mass, is chlorine which is extracted from saltwater. Once chlorine is processed into Vinyl, it is chemically locked into the product more tightly than it was in salt. Therefore when Vinyl waste is dumped in a landfill, chlorine gas is simply not released.
Can I touch a vinyl record?
Never touch the record’s playing surface with your bare hands or fingers as your body oil will transfer onto the record attracting even more dust thereby affecting sound quality. If you accidentally touch a record, it is best to immediately clean it with a liquid record cleaner before putting it back in its sleeve.
Is Heating vinyl records dangerous?
Heating vinyl records, as with making record bowls and cuffs, releases phthalates and dioxin, which are known carcinogens. Heating polyvinyl chloride releases gas which can leave a permanent residue on the interior of ovens this is done in. This should not be done in any oven used for food preparation.
Is it bad for vinyl records to get cold?
Can vinyl records get cold? Vinyl becomes brittle at sub-zero (Celsius) temperatures. It returns to its normal condition after thawing. Moving the record from cold to warm place may cause water condensation, that in turn might ruin the paper label or outer sleeve.
At what temperature will vinyl records warp?
A typical vinyl record can start warping due to heat at a temperature of 140°F (60°C) and can melt at temperatures exceeding 212°F (100°C). Other factors, such as humidity, sunlight exposure, and improper storage, can drastically impact the resilience of a record.
How do I know if my vinyl records are valuable?
One is worth $10; one is worth $10,000! A significant factor in determining a vinyl record’s value is the label on the record itself. A given album or single might have been released with several different labels on the disc itself, even among releases by the same record company.
Are old LPs worth anything?
The average eBay selling price for vinyl records is around $15, though vinyl record values vary significantly: from 50 cents to $50 or more. You need to do some research to determine exactly how much your vinyl records are worth. Here are some highly-valuable vinyl records.
Are 45s worth anything?
Determine if it is a rare or valuable record.
Rock and roll and R&B 45s with picture sleeves that were pressed in the 1950’s have a value of at least $10, with many being valued at more than $100. Rock and roll and R&B 45s with the cardboard sleeves are worth at least $20, with many being worth more than $200.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.