If you play LP's on a Silvertone changer, handed down from your
dad, listen on a system from Best Buy, You'll concur with this posting.
With all due respect to those that posted to this topic, Vinyl
cleaned properly, played on a top of the line TT - arm - cartridge
set up will sound good enough to shiver your timbers. In some cases,
the cost of a vinyl playback system to shiver your timbers may cost
as much as a a fine German sports car.
Until you hear vinyl on a GREAT system, you won't realize how good
the medium of the past really is.
Being an analog guy myself; CD's, digital and pro tools take
second place to the sound my Ampex ATR , Koetsu, Dynavector and My
Sonic Labs cartridges deliver. Being 66 years of age, I may be
wrong but my ears are happy.
Relax, and enjoy the music. Ken
On Aug 27, 2008, at 9:14 PM, Charles Lawson wrote:
> Tom Fine writes:
>> The LP has just too many limitations -- fuzzy midrange on peaks,
>> and pops, rumble
>> and surface noise, poor channel separation at certain frequencies.
>> always amazing to me when
>> the things sound great -- I tip my hat to the mastering folks and
>> pressing folks who make that
>> happen. I'm old enough to remember the era before CD's. NO THANKS!
> Iím right there with you, Tom. Iíd never go back.
> I hope it was clear from my postings that I am not *advocating*
> using disc
> restorations as the preferred method of transferring older
> recordings to
> the digital realm. I am only noting that, in some cases when the
> tapes have deteriorated far enough, disc restorations can yield a more
> listenable product than the bad masters. OF COURSE digital re-issues
> should be made from original source materials if those materials are
> well-cared-for and in good shape. However, I have heard (and own a
> major label CD re-issues that suffer from all sorts of problems
> that the
> same material originally issued on LP does not exhibitóand itís not
> poor quality-control at the digital remastering stage.
> The LP as a medium has all kinds of problems that bug me (as LPs
> have!), but some of my old LPs when thoroughly cleaned and played
> the LT with DSP EQ, etc. yield a more listenable product than some
> of the
> CD re-issues that supposedly use original masters. Properly
> vinyl will generally hold up better than audio tape. Itís just
> I am booked up pretty solidly for the next little while, but if I
> can put
> together a few A-Bs, Iíll be happy to share íem.
> Charles Lawson <[log in to unmask]>
> Professional Audio for CD, DVD, Broadcast & Internet