youngdand wrote: Mastering is a hard job.
Is that the difference? People making the difference?
aardvarkash10 wrote:good vinyl sounds good. By good I mean well mastered, well engineered, well pressed, well packaged, and well stored. I'll take well reproduced as a given
good cds (or other digital format) sounds good within the context of hte same qualifications as they apply.
Here in NZ we had years of crap vinyl. second rate masters, poor pressings, low quality. We rejoiced when cd arrived - freed from the horror of variation in output.
cd then was an audiophile item.
Now, we are subjected to cd's mastered for demanding playback locations - the inside of an automobile. They sound like crap. Every control at the mix desk is set to 11. No depth for this reason. Shouty. Horrid.
Vinyl sounds great by comparison, no question. But not because of the format.
The experience of vinyl? Far outsrtips digital. Those poxy little jewel cases and piss poor artwork (if any) are no match for 12 x 12
Ottermel wrote:Ah, but the digital version should have been at full resolution and NOT MP3. That way. it would have been closer to vinyl.
Hermionediamond wrote:A pal of mine has two lovely Hi-fi systems: one fed by a Michell Gyro and the other fed by a Mac through a Rega DAC and Exposure amp into ProAc speakers. Both use excellent components and sound great. A couple of weeks ago we were having a beer and playing a few tunes off the Mac. Robert Plant's Silver Rider off The Band of Joy album started to play and we just stopped what we we're talking about and listened. It's a fabulous, atmospheric track. We then got talking about the Band of Joy album and thought we should compare the MP3 version we had just played to the vinyl version. Oh my, what a difference. We both agreed the vinyl version sounded much better than the MP3. Much more open and atmospheric. We then spent the next two hours spinning the Gyro!
lojyo610 wrote:FM radio can be good. Better listen now because everything will be streamed digitally pretty soon.