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My DAC is an oversampling DAC. It actually doesn't even give you an option: 24/96 or 24/192, no "none". I read a while back that it will take a 24/96 or 192 file, downscale it to 16/44, and then upscale it again. In addition to that, it doesn't support DSD, and I'll want to try out DSD and hi-res PCM in the future. Should I avoid or favor "oversampling"? What's the pros and cons?
I thought it meant new-old-stock, so "new in box" 90s (or older?) DACs.
Thanks for the response, @Pio2001.You know, that's a very interesting point. I am using a budget at best Ortofon Omega cartridge ($40), which did indeed intrigue me at its apparent ability to best my ~$500 PS Audio DLIII DAC. I came to this conclusion about vinyl with my vintage Polk Audio Monitor 10 speakers and vintage receiver (in sig); I do recall that it always seemed like the setup was just made for vinyl. I suppose I should consider that frequency response and/or...
 I went ahead and made a thread over there too. Thanks for the advice! You have a nice life as well, buddy :)
I don't really care about the lead-in groove or exit groove noise as much as I would if it were so dirty that it was damaging my stylus. Which reminds me: having a damaged stylus and causing permanent damage to my media has always been one of my greatest fears. I could ruin a good portion of my collection from simply playing if it went for a few months unnoticed.  I appreciate your sentiments, @judgmentday, but you've backed what you've said with nothing except "just...
For genres, I listen mostly to electronic (trip-hop, hip hop instrumentals, etc; Amon Tobin, Massive Attack, Blockhead, Boards of Canada), rock (metal and "regular" and classic is cool too, but nothing I've explored a whole lot yet), and some hip hop. I like a bit of everything else too, haven't tried classical yet though. I know that classic rock will likely be much better on older, more original vinyl pressings than anything.
I've read in a few different places that DR ratings are unreliable ans virtually useless for vinyl but that's all I know, I am totally ignorant on what they are, mean, how they work, etc. Have anything to say about that?
Glad to see nick_charles and judgmentday at it again! Too bad bigshot got banned (or not?). @RRod, I don't doubt that I wouldn't hear a difference, I know that digital is technically superior and would be able to capture the vinyl fully. The decision I'm trying to make is either buy vinyl and transfer to digital, or just buy CDs. That probably should depend on which one usually has the better master, which seems to be vinyl, but I would like some advice on whether that is...
 I'm your age with a similar situation. I don't even notice police cars usually since I'm listening to music when I'm traveling 90% of the time and that combined with mental focus totally masks it. Anyway, if I were to guess, I'd say I hurt myself from blasting earbuds (after parents trying to get me not to!) when I was 4 to 5 years old. Oh well, if there's some issues from that, I suppose I can deal with it; it's not like I can't enjoy music (I don't even really notice it...
I've spent most of my weekend reading through a couple of these drawn-out vinyl vs. digital threads. My stance has never been that vinyl was technically superior to digital, because I totally understand how it simply ISN'T. That being said, I have collected some because I get a sense of space in the music that I rarely experience with digital (I can't say never -- just while I've been reading this weekend a couple of albums on Rdio streamed at 320kbps even wowed me with...
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