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Did anybody mention the source? From the master tape, from a safety copy, from some other copy? The older recordings were not digitized, you know...Kinda like the brain in Young Frankenstein, your digitized file may have come from Abbie Normal!Paul
One difference between analog.. (particularly Rock) and digital...Analog, coming from mics passing through a huge console. being 'adjusted' in said console, or, even worse, several tape machines passing thought more than one console, back to tape, back through another console, back to tape, etc. Until the final 'product' has been completed. Every trip adding phase changes, and distortion... (no wonder folks have no clue what the 'phase' of a particular album is)Or.. YOU can have a digital recording. Where the digital signal coming from the mics. passing though many changes still is very unaffected by the passage, except for what is deliberately altered by design. (all dependent on the quality of the recording chain, either way)True you can ague the fine points..As far as analog somehow 'being special' is all in the mind of the listener. No problem with that, just sayin'. Though it may be true for that listener with his system.In my setup, digital and analog are pretty equal, aside from the added fooling around with playing LPs. All I would claim is they do sound slightly different. Neither one better than the other. BOTH way more dependent on the quality of the recording than the format.
BOTH way more dependent on the quality of the recording than the format.
I own a very nice analog and digital front end, and the convenience of digital is great, but I still prefer the sound of a well recorded near mint condition record.
Problem is, the only way to keep it in 'near mint condition' is to not play it.
At audio shows, I hear popcorn in almost every room. It was particularly jarring on the million-dollar system in the Von Schweikert room.
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