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How to Distinguish the Authenticity of Vinyl Records

How to Distinguish the Authenticity of Vinyl Records

Vinyl records are the first carriers used to store sound signals in human history. From Edison's first rolling barrel record to the birth of more than 100 years of history, the black sheet vinyl singing for human records to preserve a large number of precious audio materials. In today's highly developed digital audio technology, vinyl records have not receded from the stage of history because of the old tradition, and despite its many inconveniences, it is still the highest standard of sound quality and listening experience. Vinyl records are a true record of the history of music, full of profound cultural connotations, always emitting a charm that people can not refuse.

6 Key Steps to Identifying Pirated Vinyl Records

1. Check the quality of the vinyl and compare the definition of the text. This should look much clearer on the original.

2. Use a micrometer to measure the width of the dead wax on your rare vinyl record. Often, these measurements will never simulate to the correct centimeter!

3. Analyze the thickness of your rare vinyl record. Oddly enough, if you don't feel you have to take extra precautions with it, it's probably pirated vinyl. Remember, if you do the "wiggle" test, the original vinyl is fragile and breaks easily - not recommended for people at home.

4. The matrix markings on the original vinyl will be clear, crisp and easily identifiable. Duplicate vinyls often look fuzzy and some are almost unreadable.

5. Compare the matrices on each vinyl. Even though they may look sharp, they may vary in size and layout. Often, the matrix on pirated or counterfeit vinyl tends to be larger.

6. Look at the label, the distinctive marker X or the blacked out "promotional text" are not signs of authenticity. neither are the drilled holes, which are usually managed by the counterfeiter to show authenticity. The ingenuity of counterfeiters knows no bounds.

Each pirated and counterfeit product has its own identifying characteristics, and there is no "one size fits all".

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