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Beware of false information

Most audio reviewers don't make dogmatic statements. Sometimes, a component impresses them and they let us know. Thankfully, it's usually devoid of outright falsity.

Now we have Jon Valin of The Absolute Sound (in the magazine's editorial) telling his readers that digital recording cannot sample music correctly. Then states that LP sounds better than (even great) digital sources.

If we check what U.S. reviewers have in their systems (as a primary source), it appears that 93-94% of them have digital.

The problem gets worse when we actually study the problem of analog recording and playback. It's late in the game to be discussing this. But we have to, due to people like Jon Valin, who continue to mislead his readers.

Reviewers are supposed to tell the truth. Analog/LP are clearly worse than digital.

There are (2) links below. But Herb Reichert of Stereophile recently drove another nail in LPs coffin. He stated, when comparing digital to analog, the standard for flat-disc was 7" 45rpm or 10" 78rpm - not 12" LP.

I'm assuming LP is lower in sound quality (vs. these others) due its oversize, slow speed and less-solid substrate.

Edits: 04/15/17 04/15/17 04/15/17 04/15/17 04/16/17 04/16/17 04/16/17 04/16/17

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Topic - Beware of false information - J. Phelan 16:54:24 04/15/17 (117)


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