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"Hi guys - I think you are misinterpreting (perhaps deliberately?) what Valin is saying here."

Nope. he has been quoted and quoted in context. That is the opposite of misrepresentation.

"He does not say that digital is not transparent. Quite the opposite, in fact. The main complaint, which I share, is that to achieve this "transparency" and "clarity", too much has been processed out with digital."

Actually he does say that it is not transparent. You are saying it too. If *anything audible* has been "processed out." It_aint_trnasparent. Transparent means zero audible change in the signal.

"it processes out much of the ambient noise which is an integral part of live performance."

Anything that does that is not "transparent."

Clarity and transaprency are not the same thing.

"Also, those of us who are wind players or singers for a living, and create our sounds with our breath, find that digital processing invariably removes many of the subtleties we aim for in our sounds."

That would also fall into the catagory of NOT transparent.

No point in going any further about transparency. It's not "clarity." It's the transcription of *ALL* audible parts of the original signal without any audible changes whatsoever.

Now to the point. Digital absolutely can be absolutely transparent.

And let me add that I do prefer vinyl playback (high end vinyl playback specifically) when all else is equal over digital transparency.

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