By the way, if you want to set off a flame-athon, tell the all-analog-to-vinyl crowd that digital is
"higher resolution" than that tape master. The topic is debatable, but I doubt anyone could win a
credible argument on the statement that tape recording is closer to output=input than modern
high-resolution digital. That said, there are listeners, careful listeners with good ears, who
PREFER the distortions introduced by tape (and vinyl). A personal preference, however, is not an
argument for what is objectively "better."
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Hi-Rez symphony recordings, including some MLP, on sale at HDTracks
> It's called high-resolution if the transfers from analog to digital are done 24-bit, at least
> 44.1kHz. As you can see, most of these are 96/24 and some offer a 192/24 option.
> -- Tom Fine
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> From: "L. Hunter Kevil" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 2:56 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Hi-Rez symphony recordings, including some MLP, on sale at HDTracks
>> Many of the offerings cannot possibly be of high-resolution quality or even
>> CD quality. E.g., Karl Boehm died in 1981. His DG recordings of Mozart
>> symphonies derive from analogue tapes, which in many respects cannot be
>> close to CD quality.
>> On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 6:28 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> A 30% discount brings prices down into CD territory, for hi-rez audio.
>>> -- Tom Fine