Instant gratification almost always leads to poor quality in many aspects and not just music......Look at fast food, It's FAST but mostly crap, right.. A well prepared meal that a chef prepares with "his talents" usually taste pretty damn good, right..... So back to Vinyl playback music, YOU MUST have all your musical ducks in a row "equipment wise" to get the sound that WE vinyl lovers insist sounds so superior to the compact disk
I can't stand fast food, and your fast food/CD comparison really doesn't work for me. I've spent a lot of time tuning my audio rig, and when I get unmastered mastertapes dumps, they sound as good as their physical counterparts. This is hifi to my ears, I'm not interested in a hiccuping lofi source. But yes! I understand that some ppl like the black record itself because it arouses them: they like to use a brush to clean it, hear the background noise before the music starts, flip the record in due time, finetune the anti-skating knob, together w/ that obvious massive harmonic distortion that's added on top of their music.
Yes, it's completely subjective....it doesn't sound *technically* better, they just like the high THD and crappy crosstalk/SNR. I've got no problem w/ that.
Anyway, I think my question in the OP has been covered, this thread is not your usual CD Vs Vinyl pointless debate...I was just wondering why that music producer would call his own opinion a fact, as there's no technical background proving that Vinyl might be more faithful to what's been recorded in the studio than a properly mastered/dithered CD.
Many vinyl lovers keep saying that the CD doesn't have enough resolution and that the vinyl is analog and provides a clearer waveform....I don't buy any of these, and they have no technical proof to back up their theory...just some subjective opinion based on their real world experience. The audio world is full of magical thinking that doesn't seem to require any technical hard proof whatsoever.
Edited by leeperry - 9/14/10 at 11:39am