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It's all about the music, dude! Sit down, relax and listen to some tunes.

OK - I misunderstood your point

But still, I don't agree with all of your assertions:

"But vinyl cannot equal the SNR of digital" - Very true!

"The digital crowd perceive this [i.e., vinyl's more restricted SNR] as an advantage of digital, because, you know, measured numbers are the whole story." - Nope. Hearing is believing! (You know, if it sounds good, it is good!)

"But in reality, it [the restricted SNR of vinyl] is the key to the naturalness of analog audio. It just sounds more "real" than digital." - I can't speak for others, but, surely you'll agree that how "real" something sounds is, at least in part, system dependent, whether analog or digital.

"The neophytes call it [the restricted SNR of vinyl] "warmth" but it is not warmth, it is just closer to the real world experience." - I don't think we have a common understanding of "warmth" here. My experience is that when most people talk about audio "warmth", they're referring to a slight elevation of the bass frequencies as well as a slight roll-off of the highs, as well as the "more pleasant" even-order harmonic distortions.

"Once again, no universals." - Once again, agreement! ;-)


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