Originally Posted by ramicio
Vinyl is crap.
you stand fairly alone in that statement. Perhaps not on a digital tech forum but amongst many people of which who enjoy the sound (qualified or not) and enjoying the sound is really what its all about. And i have noticed your tendency to refute anyones else audio evaluations unless they fit in directly with your own.
Vinyl is not crap through a decent player it does have coloration and can sound splashy at the higher frequencies and i don't like that aspect but the midrange depth and timing are so much more visceral that with digital which generally doesn't have that naturalness of sound and guess what the midrange and timing/inflection are the exact cues we use as humans to decipher speech hence its sound more natural and real.
Thats not to say well done Digital in HD or otherwise isn't also amazing in its accuracy and clarity it is.. but mainly thats due to its dynamic range and lack of distortion.
There is a difference between a synthesis of something and the real-life effect of something, i know that hurts computer neds but its true.
Digital is inferior to analogue because we ARE analogue and yes as a result we prefer the sound even though it is not mathematically consistent on each replay.
*Also i would add something to this which i feel is where your coming from that I and others just prefer the sound (which is actually a qualification that it is better for that individual) When trying out a collection of vinyl effects and tube effects through various software AND hardware DSP in the past I never felt that they gave me that 'preferred' sound you speak of.
That is to say you cant synthesize an analogue sound as is feels to the listener only an emulation (if that makes any sense)Edited by Pip Boy - 8/30/13 at 9:17am