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jamesbaud
post Feb 5 2012, 12:14
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http://m.usatoday.com/article/tech/52963362

I thought this was interesting.
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post Feb 7 2012, 15:33
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Now there are people who admit that Vinyl is technologically inferior to CD but still prefer it because it add some pleasant harmonic distortion


It is not only that, vinyl technology permits relatively easy tweaking: cartridges, tonearms, mats, phono preamps (not all of them make an audible difference, but might look good on your rig)
which cannot be done with the same effect as with cd or PC playback.
Also, a vinyl rig can look more stunning than anything else in audio.

I know, I have four TT still in operation and two more in the cupboards), among them a Transcriptors Hydraulic Reference Turntable, two Thorens TD 125 with different arms and a Technics SL10.

I usually listen to the PC server most of the time, but sometimes I feel the need to do the vinyl ritual: clean the LP, put it on, and drop the arm and listen. Plus the artwork on a 12" Lp has so much more impact then the display on the monitor or on a CD jewel case.


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post Feb 7 2012, 15:47
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Great points! And nice equipment. biggrin.gif

QUOTE (kraut @ Feb 7 2012, 14:33) *
I usually listen to the PC server most of the time, but sometimes I feel the need to do the vinyl ritual: clean the LP, put it on, and drop the arm and listen. Plus the artwork on a 12" Lp has so much more impact then the display on the monitor or on a CD jewel case.
I’ve thought both these things before. The physicality of the medium and size/scope of the artwork/packaging sometimes seem appealing. And I have bought vinyl editions of some of my most favourite albums. However, considerations of space, ease, efficiency, cost, the environment—, and who knows what else—mean that I wouldn’t buy vinyl records on a regular basis. Heck, I don’t even really have anything to play them on! Just an ancient Pye all-in-one hi-fi that apparently has one broken speaker/output… heh.

Back to your main argument, though, I completely agree that vinyl can be appreciated for its genuine distinctive qualities (whether audible [i.e. distortion] or not) and that there only starts to be a problem when people inevitably begin to spread unsubstantiated woo and FUD. Woo and FUD. Does anyone want to start a cartoon with characters called those?
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- jamesbaud   USA Today: Music lovers pursue technologies to return to high fidelity   Feb 5 2012, 12:14
- - C.R.Helmrich   Here we go again. I had to stop at page 5. QUOTE ...   Feb 5 2012, 12:36
- - Kohlrabi   The article, if you may even call it that for it...   Feb 5 2012, 12:39
- - skamp   Here's the full page article.   Feb 5 2012, 13:10
- - derty2   Speaking as a music lover and consumer of high-fid...   Feb 5 2012, 14:12
|- - db1989   QUOTE (derty2 @ Feb 5 2012, 13:12) HDTrac...   Feb 5 2012, 14:45
- - zima   With small assault of such articles recently (say,...   Feb 5 2012, 14:20
- - hlloyge   So, it's not article worth of reading, then?   Feb 5 2012, 17:37
|- - db1989   Because the article is by default displayed as a s...   Feb 5 2012, 17:51
- - kraut   QUOTE So, it's not article worth of reading, t...   Feb 5 2012, 19:53
|- - C.R.Helmrich   QUOTE (kraut @ Feb 5 2012, 20:53) No, not...   Feb 5 2012, 21:46
- - Speedskater   Was the video demo of the difference between MP3 a...   Feb 5 2012, 20:30
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (Speedskater @ Feb 5 2012, 19:30) W...   Feb 6 2012, 12:42
- - smok3   Can we have this logo: pretty please?   Feb 5 2012, 20:58
- - Carledwards   I would characterize this article as completely wo...   Feb 5 2012, 21:25
- - MichaelW   I wonder if part of the point of this kind of rubb...   Feb 5 2012, 22:01
|- - hlloyge   QUOTE (MichaelW @ Feb 5 2012, 22:01) I wo...   Feb 6 2012, 16:55
- - kraut   QUOTE Uh, if you call an A/D converter a computer,...   Feb 5 2012, 22:41
- - wakibaki   QUOTE (C.R.Helmrich @ Feb 5 2012, 20:46) ...   Feb 6 2012, 02:45
- - andy o   QUOTE (db1989 @ Feb 5 2012, 08:51) Becaus...   Feb 6 2012, 17:08
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (andy o @ Feb 6 2012, 16:08) HA fav...   Feb 6 2012, 18:01
||- - andy o   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Feb 6 2012, 09:01) I t...   Feb 6 2012, 19:11
||- - Kohlrabi   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Feb 6 2012, 18:01) QUO...   Feb 7 2012, 01:28
||- - IgorC   QUOTE (Kohlrabi @ Feb 6 2012, 21:28) That...   Feb 7 2012, 01:54
|- - db1989   QUOTE (andy o @ Feb 6 2012, 16:08) QUOTE ...   Feb 6 2012, 23:33
- - dhromed   I had to stop reading. My blood pressure is more i...   Feb 6 2012, 17:47
- - andy o   Even if it were real engineers, I wonder what actu...   Feb 7 2012, 03:36
- - Kohlrabi   QUOTE (IgorC @ Feb 7 2012, 01:54) The pro...   Feb 7 2012, 09:42
- - IgorC   The article has no scientific signature. There is ...   Feb 7 2012, 14:04
- - IgorC   From linkedin of Pat McMakin: QUOTE I have a busi...   Feb 7 2012, 15:15
- - kraut   QUOTE Now there are people who admit that Vinyl is...   Feb 7 2012, 15:33
|- - db1989   Great points! And nice equipment. QUOTE (kra...   Feb 7 2012, 15:47
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (kraut @ Feb 7 2012, 15:33) two Tho...   Feb 7 2012, 19:26
|- - Ron Jones   QUOTE (kraut @ Feb 7 2012, 07:33) Also, a...   Feb 7 2012, 21:53
- - dhromed   Funny, I grew up in the transitional period from v...   Feb 7 2012, 16:02
- - Engelsstaub   Nah dhromed, I don't think it makes you irrati...   Feb 7 2012, 16:17
- - kraut   QUOTE So I suppose that makes me irrationally bias...   Feb 7 2012, 16:41
- - dhromed   I was a wee lad in the 80's. Yes, my bias agai...   Feb 7 2012, 16:58
- - kraut   As the thread is off the rails for now... The one...   Feb 7 2012, 20:34
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (kraut @ Feb 7 2012, 20:34) (any go...   Feb 7 2012, 22:47
- - kraut   http://www.instablogsimages.com/images/200...urnta...   Feb 7 2012, 22:28


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