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Re: What makes a Rega Planet "Analog-like"?

I am not surprised by the "pile of crap" circuitry. As a musician, one thing that is always to be remembered is the imperfection of every note played. Guitar amps, for example, are designed to sound a certain way. Originally, Fender Champ amplifiers contains instructions stating that if distortion occurs, turn the volume down. Now obviously some of the most musical tones from a guitar happen when the instrument is right at the threshhold of distortion.

I have also been noticing a certain sound from vinyl, and one of things that seems to make a big difference in the sound is that it is not perfect, there is a tiny amount distortion or sibilance (at least in my setup!) that just sort of sounds right.

Interestingly, since I am only 21 I grew up listening to CD's (my first Nirvana Nevermind) and I had never heard a record play until 9th grade. Furthermore, it is only recently that I have been listening extensively to vinyl, but I can definitely tell the difference between vinyl and CD. There is just a certain "presense," or space, that some CD's definitely don't have.

So far I really like the Rega. It replaces a Marantz CC4300 that I lived with for a week before it broke down. While it sounded fine, I really like the sound of the Rega better. Even it is only psychological, I don't know.

Thanks for the replies!


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