Since most vinyl records contain up to 30% recycled vinyl, impurities can accumulate in the record and cause even a brand-new record to have audio artifacts such as clicks and pops. Virgin vinyl means that the album is not from recycled plastic, and will theoretically be devoid of these impurities. In practice, this depends on the manufacturer's .
The sound quality and durability of vinyl records is highly dependent on the quality of the . During the early 1970s, as a cost-cutting move, much of the industry adopted began reducing the thickness and quality of vinyl used in mass-market manufacturing. The technique was marketed by as the Dynaflex (125 g) process, but was considered inferior by most record collectors. Most vinyl records are pressed from a mix of 70% virgin and 30% recycled vinyl.
If you own vinyl records, whether for collection purposes or because you enjoy the sound they produce on a record player, you have probably bought some in your time. It can be difficult to purchase vinyl...
The "" effect on vinyl records is caused by worn molds. Rather than having the proper mirror-like finish, the surface of the record will have a texture that looks like . This introduces noise into the record, particularly in the lower frequency range. With (DMM), the master disc is cut on a copper-coated disc, which can also have a minor "orange peel" effect on the disc itself. As this "orange peel" originates in the master rather than being introduced in the pressing stage, there is no ill effect as there is no physical distortion of the groove.
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