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In Reply to: RE: ?? we both quoted pretty much the same thing posted by Analog Scott on April 20, 2017 at 10:27:29
My company is very engaged in the local music scene, so we get a lot of contact with kids (20-30 somethings) and like myself they say the reason they buy LPs is because they sound better. Mind you, from what I can tell most of them have pretty inexpensive systems but they still say that.
That is what has led me to my initial assertion as I very much doubt this is a local phenomenon.
IME when all else is equal vinyl sounds better than digital on my system with my vinyl playback rig. But rarely is all else equal. We have few examples of recordings that were transfered both to the cutting lathe and the A/D converter off the exact same feed. I find that one has to take it on a title by title basis when looking for the best sounding versions of a given recording and often there is no definitive winner with tradeoffs ruling the day.
Are the reason why most CDs are compressed more than LPs. For this reason when cutting a project we always ask for the original files rather than those used to master the CD. There's no expectation the LP will be played in a car.
LPs also have more bandwidth in record and playback; 35khz is no worries. This helps to reduce phase shift, essential to proper soundstage reproduction.
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