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I agree.

People think that 'preferable' must also be 'better'. If something sounds preferable that must because either:
1. It conveys some quintessence of the music that another system cannot
2. It adds something that makes the sound more pleasing.

IMHO #2 is by far the most likely reason that many prefer vinyl and tubes. Preferable is correct for that person (but not objectively better)

To answer Geoff's comment about 1970's SS amps - those generated a lot of distortion too but dynamically, though they tested great on sine waves. It was a rather unfortunate time, especially as dynamic limiting in feedback systems had been analyzed for decades before that time.


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