Hear what you have been missing.

NPR ran a story this morning about the comeback of vinyl.

CD sales are declining, but there has been a resurgence in vinyl. Audiophiles are drawn to records because there aren't any anti-piracy restrictions and people claim they just sound better than their digital counterparts

Apparently sales of new vinyl records are up about 10%. Sales will approach a million this year. CD's will probably be about half a billion. They mention the popularity of a turntable with a USB interface and speculated on other possible reasons for the resurgence.
They do mention sound quality and lack of DRM as possible causes. But sound quality can and will be debated.
Unfortunately most people have not heard a true analog recording. I am talking about an analog source, going through an analog receiver or amplifier.

Personally I have listened to both. I must say that true analog is better than any digital recording.
The problem though is most folks that try analog try it through a digital amplifier or receiver. When you do this, you can eliminate the true effects of an analog recording.

Like most people, I no longer have a turntable or an analog receive, but if you ever get a chance to listen to a true analog setup, you absolutely must give it a listen! You will here things you never heard. The only way I can describe it is that it is a more "honest" sound.

You hear the music just the way it was recorded. not the way someone's or some companies digital setup converts it.
I am not dissing CDs or downloaded digital music. They are both great and have their place.

I myself, at this time am running digital sound exclusively. If you want to read more about digital audio, see here. But if you are a total audiophile, check into analog. you might be surprised.


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