But Tom, that would be comparing masterfully remastered (often) CDs with
unremastered (usually) LPs. Not fair! But then again, there are those who
say that original LP issues are better anyway.
Although there is hardly ever an all-things-being-equal situation in audio
playback, my experience in comparisons is that I prefer the LP.
On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 7:52 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Not that humorous, but it does remind me of some vinyl snobs who post
> often online. I still think the biggest appeals of LP records are the
> physical artifact as a collectable item, the focus of attention required
> for proper playback, which probably does lead to closer listening and
> concentration for some people, and the fact that many CDs are poorly
> mastered and almost all lossy downloads sound lousy to people who listen on
> half-decent playback systems (including any decent earbuds or headphones
> and halfway decent computer speakers). If CDs were better mastered and if
> lossy downloads went the way of the dinosaurs, the vinyl niche might
> compact and concentrate a little bit, but the compelling physical artifact
> is a real draw and may be a key factor in the niche-market's size.
> -- Tom Fine
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] In case you haven't seen this
> _The Record Collector with Matt Ingebretson - YouTube_
>> Steve Ramm