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WMD-6(c) ( aka Sony Walkman Professional ) is a GREAT deck - too bad great cassette tapes are $o expen$$ive today ...
That's normal. And is the reason why commercially available options use somewhat thicker films - stability/reliability.
Simple. In picture/video, it is immediately obvious, if it is out of focus, "stressed", etc - even to the most untrained eye. Similar audio mischiefs have been known to be awarded Grammys ... With audio, it is MUCH more subjective than with video - somebody might like something beyond belief, while another person may well find it totally unacceptable. Anything visual has to be "off" by a considerably larger proportion before it is objectionble.
True. The technology behind analog playback is FAR from completed - there is still much room for the improvement of the analog playback. In the similar vein, analog recording (cutting the record) can also be improved. The technology for CD allows us to hear quality enough sound at reasonable price - but that is still far removed from the best obtainable.
True. And you can throw any amount into CD past the "few thousands for vinyl " - to no avail. Vinyl keeps improving with price - into ludicrous prices, if one is so inclined and has the means to do so. CD , unless we resort to upsampling etc, will remain mostly the same. Yet, vinyl that is comparable/better than CD does not have to cost an arm and a leg, either. But for budget below say 1K, I suggest sticking with digital .
Well, the practice to filter everything ( so that the average equipment will have an easier time...) is, unfortunately, real. But under no circumstances is analog vinyl required to roll off above 16 kHz. As a matter of fact, it can support up to at least 50 kHz - FLAT !  Since from about 40 years : http://www.vinylengine.com/library/jvc/x1.shtmlYou'll have to register with the vinyl engine in order to be able to download to see just how flat this thing from 1975 or so...
Oh - really ? What you said regarding commercial recordings is probably true - they may well be even poorer than that. Other is debatable. It is true that cartridges capable of full amplitude response to 20 kHz under RIAA are few - but they do - or better said - did - exist. When you combine the best recordings and play them back with this calibre of cartridges that do not go berserk even at full gas all the way to 20 kHz, this is entirely different game than CD. It can...
No, I am not trolling - at all. There is one aspect of performance vinyl has been, continues to be , and will always be superior to CD redbook : frequency response. It is "essentially flat" to approx 50 kHz ; with that, I mean high quality equipment available today. But back in the late 70s, early 80s, things were available that extended that - beyond 100 kHz.  You really should - at least once - experience vinyl at its best. Then you will realize how the CD redbook has...
OK - you do get calories required at McDonald's. You do get even some vitamines, etc. In a strictly unified and standardized form - as much similarity as possible around the globe. The Big Mac become Le Big Mac in France - etc; but it should be the same. There will be MUCH more variety in a "restaurant" - and the care with which the food is prepared can go to the max possible, chefs hors categorie, etc. It is redundant for survival, it is overkill - yet people will crave,...
That is much the same as saying " ban the (insert your favourite slow-food dish here)" - so that all the restaurants can give way to McDonald's ...
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