On Apr 11, 2012, at 2:05, "Andrew S. Hamilton" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> It's that the pops and clicks are near square waves, in terms of their rise times, and digital can only capture sines. So, it changes the attack and harmonics of the surface noise and makes it ugly, whereas the same noises on the vinyl are easy to ignore and might even be exciting>?< Incidentally, he said this is also why digital fails to deliver, musically, even though it does great telephony, since the combined harmonic overtones of a full orchestra during a fortissimo would approach a square wave on an oscilloscope, but the CD can't make that happen. So, for all its accuracy and quietude, its just a stomp box (LPCM).
Can either a phono cartridge or a speaker can accurately encounter a square wave without side issues ... needle leaving groove ...