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  1. The_K-Man

    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    More important that all of that: NO clipping: from recording, to mixing, to mastering, to final delivery to listeners. Adherence to BASIC production values - good mic technique, placement, proper recording levels, tasteful seasoning(EQ, Comp) at all stages of production, etc. Good gain-staging and gain structure, on both the production and delivery side, should SMOKE any of the issues addressed in #1, 2, and 3. Anything else is just waaaaay overcomplicating things, plus blowing unnecessary amounts of money.
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    LOL or from Fox News?
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    Mastering engineers - such as a couple on Head-fi - will tell you that those numbers, and the application producing them, mean "nothing".
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    We have them all, plenty of them, from 30x50" 100pound ba$tards to the ones you hang in back of your bathroom door, to little hand-held ones. Nowadays, it's just easier to grab your comb, phone, and hit 'selfie' mode.
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    That's what I said, just last month at my second hand place of business! 😃 Also: Framed art, and pictures on the wall in general. The section of my store where we keep that stuff is overflowing! And nobody's buying. We have paintings, actual oils 30-50" tall, nobody famous, marked $20, and they don't sell. Over in electronics: A DOZEN used printers, mostly all in one with wireless at that. $15-20 a pop! And they're falling off the shelves because of all the stereo/video components and speakers shoved in there. Physical media: VHS, DVD, CD, vinyl, even Blu Rays, piling up. All of the above are right now about where Eight-track carts were thirty years ago, late eighties: On the cliff of extinction....
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    ^That^ is a huge part of it! I love what I term the 'Pre-Digital Aesthetic', which I would apply to audio gear manufactured at any time before the early Eighties, back to the late Fifties. It's the way consumer components, and hi-fi consoles appeared back then. On the components, every knob, button, and switch operated with authority, and was plainly labeled as to its function or what mode it was in. Plus, all that WOOD - fake or real, lent a feeling of authority, depenability and weight to a component or floor console. Dad: "This is not a toy!".... Compare this...... to - WTF?!... WHAT do all those weird icons mean?? So I have to go into a MENU just to add some bass? How about labelling each control in a written language?
  7. The_K-Man

    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    You have a denial of the facts problem now. Really.
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    Because the MASTERING of what went on that DSD reduced those original dynamics, nothing ELSE.
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    "That's such a 1986 argument. Been there, done that. So have we all. Its 2018 -- 32 years later. Time to update the discussion." ^Classic example of dither^ Digital theory is the same now as it was thirty years ago. But some insist on going through life with minds wide shut. Not my problem.
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    Uhm, again, what you're experiencing is what went on at the mastering stage. It's called dynamics processing. Nothing to do with MQA or any other format superior to 16/44.1.
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    Because many people bought, in 1980 let's say, the vinyl LP of their favorite album. Then in 1986, they bought the initial CD release of that same album, and noticed that the sound was different(for worse or for better). First instinct of the less-knowledgeable or misinformed among us, in the above example, is to implicate the new format itself for that sonic difference. That's what I have been trying to educate you folks on here about, and in other music-related forums, Facebook groups, and newsgroups. As far as it being 2018 is concerned, yes, there's higher-res digital listening options, but for deliverable(consumer) purposes, 16/44.1/-96dB noise floor is more than sufficient. Particularly with how music for the 99-percent is produced nowadays, with dynamic range occupying only the MSB, and consumed(in a noisy car, jetliner, or while operating a jackhammer), 24/96/-144dB - as a deliverable - seems a waste of both storage space and bandwidth(for streaming purposes).
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    And I keep saying, and you keep not listeng: The difference between formats have less impact on how something sounds than differences in mastering versions, etc. Do yourself a favor: Record your own spoken voice - reading a news item, the Pledge To the Flag, digitally, then transfer it to CD and vinyl. If you can hear any significant difference, then you sir have 'Golden ears' or the ears of God himself. Good day sir!
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    "That the difference between one same recording adequately mastered to vinyl and to CD is in the master not the medium and its reproduction?" YES! And anyone refuting this, or stating otherwise, is just spouting pure DITHER.
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    Because sonic differences in CONTENT faaaaaarrr outweigh any differences between 'vinyl and CD', or between any other two formats? Got any more dither for us?
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    You mean that dither several posts up?
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