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To David Burnham:

A nay and a yay:

*  This "ambience" is nothing more than the sound of stylus against groove
walls - it has nothing to do with the original recording.  I have no doubt
that these enthusiasts would prefer the sound of an LP to the sound of the
master tape from which it was made.*

Beg to differ with both parts. The first is a mere assertion, the second is
simply untrue.

* Many if not most 78s from the pre-tape era are also direct to disc
recordings so if you have a good copy and good equipment to play it on, a
78 will give better reproduction than any subsequent mastering efforts.*

Quite right!

Clark

On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 12:39 PM, DAVID BURNHAM <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I think the question comes down to do you want reasons to keep CLASSICAL
> vinyl, as opposed to other genres on vinyl or reasons to keep classical
> VINYL as opposed to CDs or whatever.  As all collectors know, there are
> those who worship vinyl as a medium and feel that it is so superior to
> other media, and those who think those collectors should belong to the flat
> earth society of audio.  Vinyl DOES have its advantages, mainly that the
> highest frequency harmonic content is more accurately reproduced than on
> CDs; this is because the highest frequency harmonic content is so low in
> level compared to the main body of the audio signal and therefore there are
> very few bits available to accurately reproduce it.  It is in this area
> that SACDs are so superior.  Many vinyl enthusiasts love the "ambience"
> around the music that is missing on CDs.  This "ambience" is nothing more
> than the sound of stylus against groove walls - it has nothing to do with
> the original recording.  I have no doubt that these enthusiasts would
> prefer the sound of an LP to the sound of the master tape from which it was
> made.
> As opposed to many 78s, the main characteristic of LPs that lowers their
> status as a medium is that, aside from the few direct to disc recordings
> that have come out, they are all two or more generations removed from the
> master recording and it is that master that, as long as it's preserved,
> will keep the recordings alive.  Many if not most 78s from the pre-tape era
> are also direct to disc recordings so if you have a good copy and good
> equipment to play it on, a 78 will give better reproduction than any
> subsequent mastering efforts.
> db
>
>     On Friday, August 26, 2016 11:22 AM, Benjamin Roth <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>  Greetings everyone.
>
> I need some help in convincing someone to keep a collection of classical
> vinyl.
>
> ASAP!!!  Please!
> Ben Roth
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