And now, a simple fact is that vinyl replaced CDs at equally fast pace. LolWhich as @IDrinkLava stated is your subjective opinion, NOT fact!
Of course it’s not! The topic is posted in Sound Science and does NOT mention subjective opinion. And it does NOT mention TTs, it asks about DACs and amps.
No one has stated vinyl sounds bad, just that it’s inferior to digital. So what are you arguing about?
1. Yes but well mastered stuff sounds even better on digital.
2. And, there are plenty of modern (and not so modern) digital recordings that “blows out” older era music recordings.
A dozen or even a few dozen is not “plenty”. However, no one is disputing that vinyl can sound good and some younger consumers may not realise how good the pinnacle of analogue music distribution was. That still does not change the fact that digital is even higher quality and at a fraction of the cost.
But that’s NOT “simple facts”, it’s just an observation of a particular “inner circle”. I’ve worked my whole adult life in the music and audio production business, have known thousands of people with that background and only a very tiny minority own vinyl. However, that is still just an observation and NOT a “simple facts”! The actual fact was quoted earlier in this thread, a controlled blind study of musicians between vinyl and digital. As well as countless other controlled tests done over the years since digital audio was invented.
Your “simple facts” are contradicted by the actual facts! Not to mention the obvious “simple fact” that digital audio (CDs) very quickly replaced LPs as the hi-fi format of choice, even in the audiophile world.
I guess people are bamboozled with this “inferior” way to enjoy music…. right?
And don’t get me wrong, all those folks and family with music or production background listen and work with digital on daily. However, vinyl seems to be their poison for down time, music enjoyment.
Don’t remember the last time they asked me to seat down and listen to a new CD they just bought.
Quite opposite with their new LP additions.
I don’t have the answer as to why. All I know is that they really seem to enjoy their growing vinyl collection and experience that goes with it.
You can argue against it or for it. It really doesn’t matter. How they enjoy/consume music seems to matter to them.