Originally Posted by 9pintube
Zaubertuba, You made a very valid point about the quality of vinyl Lps recorded in the 80's, Most were crap! and RUSHED OUT THE DOOR TO RECORD SHOPS !! Remember what Joe Walsh said, "The Eighties were a waist of Time"......................Anyone looking for LPs today, stay away from most that have Bar Codes on the back cover.......leeperry, I can't help but ask, Have you ever heard a truly HIGH END Vinyl Play Back system??? Do you or have you ever owned a Turntable???
HyperDuel, Quote: SACD should had killed redbook a long time ago. It Did, along with the new LPs, but most people are still satisfied with using RED BOOK Disc , even this Vinyl LOVER, uses them for headphone listening
1) hehe, yes I've owned several mid-rage turntables and the noise level was horrid...I'm a funk addict and nothing beats long time out of print 7" of groups noone ever heard about. I'm totally addicted to rare groove, like this kind of compilation(I've got the 10 volumes on CD): http://www.dustygroove.com/item.php?id=cnnz4n55t7
The SQ is pretty bad, but the vinyl sound fits heavy funk perfectly...just like it works well on electronic music such as DNB or house as well. But it's really horrid on classical or jazz to my ears, and I see it as a last chance...that's when there's no chance you'll be getting a cleaner source anyway. Like the Beatles acetates when they didn't have any tape recorder...same story.
This heavy funk compilation is different, they had the 7" and managed to find the mastertapes of each song and remastered them...best of both worlds: http://www.amazon.com/Midwest-Funk-Various-Artists/dp/B00011FY22
And yes, these days the only point to vinyl is that many companies release grossly clipped CD's...and if you whine about it, they'll tell you to buy the vinyl! like this album: http://www.amazon.com/My-World-Lee-Fields-Expressions/dp/B0026PMN70
It's the same story w/ the first album of Portishead, it sounds far better on vinyl...but they were already using vinyl samples so it's a double crackling feast \o/ ..that's also why I don't like rare funk compilations on LP, double crackling is not a good deal at all.
2) A friend of mine ripped some SACD to 5.1 24/96 PCM w/ his Lynx-TWOC...the SQ is out of this world, it proves yet again that what you're paying for w/ SACD is improved mastering. I'm not such a big fan of DM, but their "Violator" SACD is simply eye popping.
Edited by leeperry - 9/14/10 at 6:02pm