The Vinyl Issue: Busting the vinyl myths
From 180g LPs to, er, Adolf Hitler’s greatest hits, these are the burning vinyl questions answered.
Myth: 180g vinyl sounds better than standard vinyl. 180 gram is a heavier grade of vinyl that many believe coaxes a richer audio palate than lighter, standard grades. Sure, 180g LPs ride more smoothly on a turntable thanks to their weight, but the benefits end there. The quality of the sound derives from the vinyl compound, as opposed to the weight of the disc.