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RE: Well, first of all

"I'm curious why you believe most people prefer the sound of LPs? Outside of specialized sites like Vinyl Asylum I don't think many folks have a good impression of vinyl playback. Anytime there is a generalized mention in the media (even some hi-end audio) or cocktail party conversation, most talk (focus) is about the ticks, pops, warps, etc., not the quality of the sound."

My observations are strictly personal. I have yet to meet a person who, upon listening to the same track on an LP and on a CD (or any other digitized format), side-by-side, would say that they prefer the way the track sounds on a CD. This, of course, assuming that both the TT and the digital transport/DAC are of decent quality.

Everyone I talked to seems to agree that LPs tend to sound more pleasing to the ear. Yes, CDs are way more convenient, and they are 'perfect sound forever', still the enjoyment seems to be the privilege of the LPs.

"Other Inmates may address technical answers to your question but from a practical business standpoint, consider the time and labor required to produce a digital file/CD as you suggest compared with working with a digital file to begin with -- too expensive."

You've got a point there. I haven't thought about that, but yeah, it's probably not possible to turn such a venture into a profitable business. Thanks.

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  • RE: Well, first of all - magiccarpetride 14:22:49 03/19/17 (0)


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