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Why Vinyl??

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    Posted: 26 Aug 2017 at 6:14pm
As the subject line says....Why Vinyl???

I was asked this by a friend who is very technical but I think my explanation was lacking as I am not the best with words and description, so I thought I would throw the question out to all on here. I tried to explain the joys of vinyl but my friend said that surely digital must be better as it is as far as many things are concerned. I would love to let him hear the difference between digital and vinyl but I do not have a CD source anymore, that is not to say a CD source cannot sound good but from what I have heard it means spending somewhat more to get comparable results as vinyl. I shall don my tin hat just in case their is some incoming from CD fans . Also I have another question. a few of my vinyl albums are ''digitally re-mastered''....what exactly is this and would it be inferior to non re-mastered vinyl?

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Interesting question; they are different for sure but much of the end result will depend on the quality of the sources including ancillaries.

I recall an early demo of Philips CD player at a show when frankly it sounded quite ordinary not unlike fm radio at the time.

I remember a L*nn demo at the time designed to prove even another brand R**a I think was shown to be 'better'.

I enjoy both CD and Vinyl, both very good both having preferences a lot of which is down to source material.

In my experience CD benefits the most from cables (mains and interconnects) and suppose that 'new' my Overall CD system is more expensive than my vinyl front end which may well be a key reason why in a number but not all ways I prefer my CD system. I am mindful that a future proposed arm and deck change is likely to reverse that though in some if not all asepects.
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I don't subscribe to the everything analogue is good and everything digital is bad.

I have had some analogue production presssings recently which are truly excellent pressings though the overall sound is a little overwarm should we say and lacking a little sparkle.

This may be something 'going off' on my vinyl front end which remains unresolved.
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Whilst I stand the be corrected done properly the original tapes are recorded on digital master tapes maybe with some changes/remixes to the originals

This should prevent the age leaving losses in analogue tapes but is likely to result in some changes to the original.
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Apparently vinyl can have a better phase integrity than CD/digital but the original recording/mixing/mastering is the main determinant of outcome. Sometimes, the material is mastered better on vinyl and sometimes its mastered better on CD. Both mediums have their flaws.
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Digital: depends on how it's filtered.

Vinyl: depends on what's playing it.

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