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Considerable research exists to suggest that bandwidth limiting, even above the nominal KHz human hearing limits, has a deleterious effect on the frequencies we can hear. Moreover, the distortion of digital media tends to increase as signal level or effective bit rates decrease, in some cases digital distortion can reach pretty shocking levels, albeit at very low signal levels. I could go on but frankly it's beyond the scope of this website.
My point is that LPs do in fact have some measurable technical advantages along with their known disadvantages and there are plenty of disadvantages, I admit. I just believe strongly that one shouldn't question someone else's knowledge while simultaneously making a definitive yet incorrect statement. I wish you well and I hope you enjoy music in whatever form live is best pleases you the most.
It is not my intention to start an argument so I won't respond or post any more, but if we're comparing "research" and hands-on knowledge of audio reproduction I believe I can add something of value here. Getting old sucks and that's a fact. It's a matter of fact. And there is nothing arogant about pointing that out. If someone says creationism trumps evolution it is not arogant to point out that evolution is a scientific fact.
Now let's look at the actual facts you cite. That is true. It is also insignificant. Both exceed the band width of human hearing. Love to see some citations of the considerable research. I only know of one paper and it's results did not hold up to follow up studies. And of course there is the little detail of what content above 20Khz is actually on a recording itself.
Mostly, if fact almost always pure noise. VERY low levels. So low that one would have to design a recording specifically to expose this distortion.
So low that it is completely masked on just about every commercial recording. Now if we compare this to audible levels of distortion on vinyl that is inherent and clearly audible on all vinyl playback there is no question which medium is audibly more accurate. It's not even close. Dither does NOT audibly raise the noise floor nor does it effectively raise the noise floor. It's the opposite. Dither increases the effective dynamic range by reducing distortions at low levels. The bottom line is Redbook CD is for all practical purposes when executed competently with the intent of being transparent Redbook CD is utterly audibly transparent with the possible exception of extreme cases.
The same simply can not be said for vinyl. So regardless of your beliefs, my statement is correct. Now with that said, I generally do prefer the sound I get with vinyl over CD. Mostly due to mastering but even in cases where the mastering is identical there are cases I prefer the sound of the vinyl. Colorations inherent in the medium and unique colorations in the specific hardware. Very few argue that there are audible differences between different cartridges, pick up arms and turntables.
Preference is inarguable. And my preferences dictate my choices. But accuracy is objective in nature and redbook CD as a medium is far more accurate the vinyl. It seems to me that some peoples' ego simply can't deal with the idea of having a preference for a less acurate medium. Doesn't bother me. It's not like video where there are absolute standards. Just about every mastering suite is quite capable of doing a flat transfer. Of course they are also set up to tweek the sound.
And this of course has nothing to do with the reality of euphonic colorations of vinyl or the transparency of CD. They all have a sonic character that announces "CD". You know this because you know you are listening to CDs. And what you like has nothing to do with what is audible colored and what is not. But that's just me and that's why i run this friggin' website! What a ridiculous argument.
To add some "euphonic colorations" to a drab, dry and annoyingly un-euphonically colored digital medium! Yeah, a lot of people prefer euphonic colorations. And when there are none present it then saavy folks add themsome other way. You are all over the place here. Bottom line. You are wrong. This will be no different. Rx: Ativan disp: five hundred 6mg tablets sig: take two tablets before using the internet.
The prices are the prices, but as a consumer you do have some leverage. Get friendly with a U. I was party to such an arrangement a few years back and it worked quite well. We are spoiled to live in a time where we can argue over shades of excellence in sound reproduction. I listen mostly to vinyl, but CD's can be good too. From my first music experiences with a crystal radio at age 7, it's been a long and rewarding journey to get here.
Let's Enjoy! On an otherwise benighted thread, Big T makes a cogent and thoughtful comment. Well done Sir or Madam, I can't tell from the name. I was playing and collecting LPs from when I was a little kid to June, Obviously, I got something out of it. Right now, having other priorities, I don't have any LPs or LP playback gear, probably won't in the future.
Back in the mid s, Tower's Classical Annex had tons of cut-out imports. Rasputin's too, though usually to buy, as they tended to be a little cheaper than Amoeba. Doing radio shows meant that my promo machine was in hyperdrive. Around that time I primarily listen to music via Stax Earspeakers.
I was hearing every little bit of surface detritus and pitch variation, thanks to the black backgrounds and absolute speed stability of CDs. I heard things I liked too, particularly when listening over speakers. That system did amazing things with LPs, particularly Capitol pressings from the s. I moved from a big house to a small apartment. My listening habits moved from LPs to CDs to files to streaming. It's most likely going to be primarily streaming from now on. I can easily access recordings now that I would not have been able to hear in the past.
I'm losing the desire to own stuff. But if someone is playing a gray-label copy of "Songs For Swingin' Lovers" on gear that costs more than a fully loaded Porsche, I can see the attraction.
Niall, if you'd lived in the U. When you buy modern vinyl you are paying for a perfect luxury product. When you continue to buy vinyl, you are giving the manufacturers carte blanche to raise prices. They have livelihoods to protect, who knows when the fad will end. You are harsh regarding CDs, not all CDs or CD players are created equal and, if you have high standards like most audiphiles, it takes much work to get satisfaction. As one who now has hearing loss, your complaints appear trivial.
To me this seems like a post put up on a slow day just to get the kinds of responses we're seeing here! Seriously, who sells their turntable and LPs without overlapping with the purchase of the CD player and a few disks? That's not reasonable for any audiophile who loves their music and wouldn't be without accessing it even for a week with just a handful of 5 CDs! Second, yeah, why not tell us which CD player this is?!
You can't paint all CD's as "bad" the way this letter did yet not give us some specifics like which player and maybe what CD he's listening to We all know that many modern CD remasters are highly dynamically compressed and do not represent the best of the technology.
Likewise many supposedly "audiophile" CD players especially some that have crazy stuff appended like tube outputs and such have issues.
Finally, this is Surely this writer must have listened to CD-quality digital for years even if not purchased his own standalone CD player, right? Again, why sell off the turntable and want to re-buy all his albums? Forget feeling guilty that you're potentially trolling this post by leaving a response! This letter itself is troll material for the audiophile community. As one who likes both LPs and CDs even though I believe it's inappropriate to label LPs as "high res" or even capable of "high fidelity" compared to good digital in the 21st Century, there's still no point arguing for extreme positions like this supposed letter from Australia.
All formats can coexist in our listening rooms. You failed to back up your insult with a 1, word diatribe using specious reasoning to prove that we can't possibly hear what we're hearing. Which leads me to believe you kinda like us. That's so sweet. Did Mom forget to lock the computer after looking at Analog Planet? I just can't help but play the dissociative jester when I see these goofy, dichotomous arguments.
I'm sure many of the musicians we admire the most would feel nothing but a blithe contempt for such a clinical assessment of their art. That being said, vinyl is always superior whether it's digitally sourced or not--I'm also a hypocrite!
I know a number of musicians who have absolute garbage for home audio gear, simply because they rarely listen to music that way. For many it's all about playing and creating the art, not sitting back and enjoying their work or that of others. The best analogy I could give is that few artists have their walls decorated with the same kind of art they create; painters rarely have paintings on the walls, sculptors rarely have other sculptures. I really should let discretion be the better part of valor, but my sense of fair play compels me to point out the following:.
My learned correspondent claimed that LPs have but one technical advantage and that said advantage is merely a form of distortion. I replied by pointing out a couple other advantages. That's the point at which an open-minded person says, "I see your point but I continue to disagree and I believe I have valid reasons for doing so. Happy Listening! I imagine somewhere in the world there's an online wine forum in which someone is saying, "you're an idiot to like that wine; I don't need to taste it -- I proved on my slide rule and my abacus that it's terrible!
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