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I've been blown away by vinyl since the 50's and 60's and have never felt that way by listening to cd. It got even better in the 70's with even more improvements after that. Many system changes over the years and several differnt cd players and for me, the vinyl is better. My cd player was nearly 2k when new, I bought it used for less than $150. If I had paid 2k, I'd have felt like I was ripped off. You can spend alot more on one if you choose, but I have no desire to do so. For a few hundred bucks, you can put together a very nice sounding turntable rig and of course, you can spend alot more there too.
CD's are capable of sounding very good but I've never heard them sound as close to the real instruments and voices as vinyl. LP care is a pain in the arse, but good clean vinyl in most cases is closer to the original sound than I've ever heard on cd. The best attribute that I've found in cd is the dead quiet background. I think this is what confuses people into thinking that it's better. Try some pristeen vinyl that is perfectly clean on a good playback system and you might find yourself looking into analog. Many have. I just never let my vinyl go and never bought into the hype. There seems to be more turntables, tonearms, cartridges and audiophile LP's than ever before. This must mean something and I don't believe for a minute that it's only about money. That's where cd's came in. Simple, cheap and 90% of the world thinks they're great. I don't and I listen to the pain in the rear LP's 90% of the time that I listen to music.

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  • 99% of the time, it seems to be - jbangelfish 13:21:10 10/31/04 (0)

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