Not really, because you have the same physical compromises to make the LP trackable, and there's
still an EQ network going in and coming out, and you're still prone to some mechanical errors
(gravity and physics always rule) both cutting and playing back the record. It's an imperfect
transmission system, and an imperfect storage system since the disks are so prone to damage. If one
is careful, the storage problems are mitigated. However, as a MEDIA for ART, the LP is actually a
good system because it is a complete audio-visual item, and can include a fair amount of text
information in readable font sizes.
In my opinion, the ideal release modern release would be an LP with a download code for
high-resolution clones of the master files.
-- Tom Fine
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With the only exception being a high quality direct-to-disc recording which is going to be fairly
close all things considered qua input=output....
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> On Nov 10, 2015, at 7:30 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> There's definitely something to the dirty connections thread. I've built and restored a few tube
> amplifiers in my time. One thing I always do is replace the ancient caked-with-oxidation RCA
> connectors with new goldplate types. I also like to spray out the tube sockets with contact
> cleaner once in a while. I also always replaced the old pots and switches, unless they were the
> sealed-back types.
> I disagree about calling $$$$$$ audiophile stuff "revealing" by nature. A lot of it is actually
> "coloring" by nature, heaping on harmonic distortion and/or transformer-caused phase shifts in the
> case of tube gear. It's fine if a listener (even a serious listener or critical listener) likes
> colored sound, but an audio professional should seek as close to a straight wire with gain as
> possible, because otherwise he can't honestly listen to hear what he needs to hear (ie what's
> wrong or right with the audio he's working on).
> Just to be clear, I still very much enjoy listening to vinyl records. But, I wouldn't ever say
> that a vinyl record -- no matter how well mastered and manufactured -- is anywhere near
> output=input to the source.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Stamler" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 2:15 PM
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> to a file's native sample/bitrate in Win7?
>>> On 11/9/2015 9:45 PM, Carl Pultz wrote:
>>> A lot of pro gear isn't as revealing as audiophile stuff. Lately they
>>> have been converging, so more pros are concerning themselves with
>>> such matters.
>> It may be that audiophile gear is more revealing of cable differences because it's more sensitive
>> to cable differences, because a lot of audiophile gear is *unbalanced*. Almost all pro gear is
>> balanced, and my experience has been that balanced connections show fewer differences between
>> cables than unbalanced. They do show up dirty connectors, though.
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