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If both are purchased today, and taken care of similarly, which will outlast the other - an LP or CD?

Asked by zenele (8242points) June 7th, 2010

I have old LP’s – so I know they can last 50–100 years at least – but will CD’s last? I’m talking about a new, original CD in its jewel case.

What do you think? Any studies done on CDs yet?

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MissA's avatar

I don’t think studies have been done…but, I’d guess CDs. Old vinyl has stood the test of time, however, as long as heat and scratches are avoided. Tough one, really. Good question.

Strauss's avatar

I own LP’s that date from the 1950’s. I don’t know of any CD’s that old. But I have some CD’s from the 1990’s, so I guess the jury’s still out.

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