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RE: Why are CDs digitized from master tapes?

> On the other hand, there are a lot of claims that if one were to record a good LP playing on a good turntable,
> and then turn that recording into a good old 16 bit/44.1 kHz FLAC or AIFF or WAV file (the so-called Red Book format),
> all the charming qualities of the vinyl playback would be impeccably preserved for posterity.

I've been making digital recordings of vinyl since 1991 and my digital recordings sound very similar if not completely identical to vinyl. I now have hundreds of 16/44 Redbook copies of vinyl that sound perfect to me. Most recently I switched to a TASCAM DA-3000 DSD recorder and I'm making all my new recordings of vinyl in DSD-5.6M otherwise known as double DSD. These digital recordings are definitely transparent copies of vinyl.

Best regards,
John Elison

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