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In Reply to: RE: With a digital source, why preamps at all? posted by Eli Duttman on June 12, 2017 at 04:13:50
Eli ... is this the Haydn LP that you're calling your "CD killer"? (Link below.) If so, I'd like to locate a copy. (It shouldn't be difficult as there are four on eBay at the moment.)
I also wanted to "+1" the following, which you stated in an earlier post:
[R]ecording quality frequently is more important than any particular technology. A well done CD beats a crappy LP and L_RD knows plenty of crappy LPs were pressed.
Although I might change "frequently" to "always"? This is why (IMO) we need both great analog and great digital sources in 2017, and why we shouldn't have a predisposition toward either.
Living in a neighborhood that's considered the hipster capital of the world, I have a girlfriend, numerous friends, and lots of acquaintances who are absolutely convinced of vinyl's superiority. I've demonstrated for many the fact that this is hardly an across-the-board fact. The truth is, given the freedom to select the recording, I can easily prove that Tidal streamed from an iPhone to my DragonFly is far superior to my analog rig.
It might well be the same master tape, but my LP is London Speakers Corner. If that pressing is readily available, go for it.
Quality of recording is definitely a very critical factor. "You can't turn shit into gold."
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