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I've been kinda out of the audiophilia game for a while, I took a break. I'm a high school student who had the realization that I was spending mad money on equipment with barely any music to enjoy! So I've gotten into buying plenty of vinyl and CDs (still not much of a collection relative to lifelong head-fiers, I've only been alive under two decades!).

 

Anyway, I haven't gotten into SACDs, my music preferences generally aren't on that, same for hi-rez FLAC. I'm working with either vinyl or Redbook CDs. I love the sound of vinyl, gives a great sense of space, even with my $30 Ortofon Omega cart! Bests my CDs and PS Audio DLIII DAC in soundstage by a noticeable amount, I can't even imagine what a *good* vinyl rig can do! I'll continue to buy vinyl over CD and hopefully rip it to digital, to have the best of both worlds.

 

I understand there's probably not much available in DSD, in fact I've only heard of it last night when looking for a decent ADC to archive my vinyl with, and it mentioned both PCM and DSD. I googled it, and read a review and it sounded like the holy grail! Even if there's not a lot of music released on it right now, I'm excited for the promise double DSD may bring for truly archiving my vinyl. Buying vinyl to record to digital would be preferable to buying the CD to me, vinyl seems to have a better mastering job put into it for the audiophile market if anything, even if the recording and mastering was all digital.

 

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Originally Posted by frankty View Post
 

Also, I wish we could just completely kill off the Vinyl market.  There is another no-brainer decision:  24/192 digital or 180gm vinyl.  Seriously!  The amount of prep time to play one side of a disk (that decays as soon as it's exposed to the environment, not to mention playing it) vs tapping a few keys?  Yeah, Yeah, I know it's "better" - but for how long?  Vinyl - just kill it and force the companies to supply us with decent digital music or don't do it at all.

I agree, it's about the sound quality for me. I'm always worried about a scratch or worn needle wearing down my records (and degrading my few reel to reel tapes too) and all that kind of stuff, that's why I want to back up to high quality digital that can fully capture the vinyl's quality. That's not 100% possible, but 128x DSD looks like 98% to me. And I'd much rather "tap a few keys" and set up a playlist of several albums playing on end while I do other stuff, none of this flip every 1/2 (or 1/4 with 2LP albums, like the majority of mine are, being an electronic enthusiast) album business, it's annoying. I considered recording to reel tape as well, it's just about the continuous playback. But I already want a digital copy, so might as well use it for playback as well.

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Originally Posted by jtaylor991 View Post
 

I've been kinda out of the audiophilia game for a while, I took a break. I'm a high school student who had the realization that I was spending mad money on equipment with barely any music to enjoy! So I've gotten into buying plenty of vinyl and CDs (still not much of a collection relative to lifelong head-fiers, I've only been alive under two decades!).

 

Anyway, I haven't gotten into SACDs, my music preferences generally aren't on that, same for hi-rez FLAC. I'm working with either vinyl or Redbook CDs. I love the sound of vinyl, gives a great sense of space, even with my $30 Ortofon Omega cart! Bests my CDs and PS Audio DLIII DAC in soundstage by a noticeable amount, I can't even imagine what a *good* vinyl rig can do! I'll continue to buy vinyl over CD and hopefully rip it to digital, to have the best of both worlds.

 

I understand there's probably not much available in DSD, in fact I've only heard of it last night when looking for a decent ADC to archive my vinyl with, and it mentioned both PCM and DSD. I googled it, and read a review and it sounded like the holy grail! Even if there's not a lot of music released on it right now, I'm excited for the promise double DSD may bring for truly archiving my vinyl. Buying vinyl to record to digital would be preferable to buying the CD to me, vinyl seems to have a better mastering job put into it for the audiophile market if anything, even if the recording and mastering was all digital.

 

I agree, it's about the sound quality for me. I'm always worried about a scratch or worn needle wearing down my records (and degrading my few reel to reel tapes too) and all that kind of stuff, that's why I want to back up to high quality digital that can fully capture the vinyl's quality. That's not 100% possible, but 128x DSD looks like 98% to me. And I'd much rather "tap a few keys" and set up a playlist of several albums playing on end while I do other stuff, none of this flip every 1/2 (or 1/4 with 2LP albums, like the majority of mine are, being an electronic enthusiast) album business, it's annoying. I considered recording to reel tape as well, it's just about the continuous playback. But I already want a digital copy, so might as well use it for playback as well.

 

 

Wow.  I thought that comment would maybe get me banished ...  ;-)

 

It doesn't need to be DSD (but I'll grab all I can).  PCM FLAC is just fine thank you, and it doesn't even need to be 192Khz.  

Have a listen to "LORDE - Pure Heroin" (PCM-FLAC 24/48khz) - just amazing sound.  No reason this couldn't have been 24/192 except for the studios being scared to death to release any new material at that quality.  It really pissed me off that they remastered Eric Clapton's "Unplugged" and then only re-released it in RedBook format.

 

Also, may your iPods+iTunes die in hell along with the Vinyl.

 

Surf out to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1003614822/ponomusic-where-your-soul-rediscovers-music?ref=live

and:

http://www.ponomusic.com/#home

 

And also these folks:  http://geek.lhlabs.com/force/geekoutnano.html

 

No need to listen to crap whilst mobile.  Friends don't let friends do MP3.

 

My $0.02

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