Welcome to the forum! How long it takes for vinyl to audibly degrade, depends on a lot of factors such as what kind of turntable you're using, tonearm adjustment, tracking force, record care, and a host of other variables. Heckto35 likes this.
Location: San Francisco. Well that depends greatly on your turntable and stylus. But even with a modest system, you shouldn't hear much degradation as you play your LP's.
Your stylus will wear out long before the LP does. Another Side , Feb 18, My equipment info is now posted on my profile. Thanks for the heads up on that! Location: Chicago.
THD , Feb 19, Location: Arlington, VA. Way back when, those of us who were "serious" about preserving our records would play once and tape to cassette, then file the records away as reference copies and play the tapes. I have rafts of cassette copies I made of my LPs. I never play them any more--always just go ahead and put the LP on. So from the microphone or instrument as a source of an analog signal, it must first be converted to digital — to a string of 0 and 1. Such a signal goes either to a computer where VST tools are, that are in fact simulators of those equalizers, compressors, reverbs, etc.
Or, it may not go through the computer, it can go to equalizers, compressors, etc. So processed music is recorded as a digital system, such as a number of 0 and 1 in some media, whether it is an HDD or even tape a long time ago computers used magnetic tapes to record and store data. But when we want to listen to digital music from any media we have a problem.
All speakers and headphones are analogous. And that means we have to convert that digital signal back to analog. So, in the analog system, we had analog input, analog processing, analog output.
For digital systems, we have an analog input, converting to a digital system, digital output, converting to an analog signal, analog output. And those differences have to affect the sound. If we have bad converters of analog to a digital signal and vice versa, if the analog signal is converted to digital with a low resolution it will break the sound.
Thank you. Research shows that they mostly use them for target practice blah blah blah. CDs are going away. Vinyl grows. Bright recordings should sound so on vinyl and do etc. You are welcome to listen to any of my YouTube vinyl rips that make CDs sound awful as they have always sounded. Yes YouTube dumbs them down but the essence still comes through as the comments demonstrate.
CD sound sucks and always has. My message is one of pragmatism, not idealism. Anything else would make me look like a zealot. Remember my enthusiasm for Japanese Bowie pressings in Las Vegas? One of those records — actually TWO — were used here for illustrative purposes only.
Of course I have played far more records on the RP1 than those specified in the piece. Alas, every single one fails to cut it with layer separation and resolution when compared to the equivalent digital file.
However, I am not saying or even implying that digital is the be all and end all. What I do see is the potential for disappointment with this entry-level table if purchased on the back of exposure to endless positive press about the vinyl revival.
No doubt you use better gear for your needle-drops than an RP1? Care to tell us what vinyl newcomers should be spending their cash on? I bought an Rega rP3 last year and sold it after two months because it left me bemused as to what all the fuss about vinyl was about.
Michael I think you might be way out of touch, and also missed the point. I sell hifi for a living. They often have an entry-level table and some digital gear. The first thing that happens is they sport a huge grin on their face. Then they shake their head. They realise the potential. Vinyl can sound better or not , but there are no guarantees. The other 99 will enjoy and appreciate both mediums for their respective merits, as do I. Mr Fremer, anyone would think you invented vinyl the way you carry on here.
Your comment reads like that of a spoilt child throwing a tantrum…hats off to John for not reacting to your shameful attempts to denigrate his opinion….
Consider the lengths we digital audiophiles go to to increase sampling frequency, decrease jitter, and mitigate other problems with digital playback. Maybe some people prefer vinyl because it has none of these problems? I personally prefer the convenience of digital to the incredible PITA of maintaining a vinyl rig, but I can certainly understand its appeal.
In other words, there are lots of things on top of the well documented technical shortcomings that can go wrong that make is sound even worse. The only way to do a fair comparison would be to listen in person to a completely analog vinyl playback vs.
What about this though: is the reason the RP1 rips sounds so murky because of their digitisation? It simply makes Zero sense to digitally convert an LP. You have introduced all kinds of new variables, such as the type of AtoD conversion, and subsequent dtoA conversion.
Only LPs or tape makes you feel like the performer is in the room. Per the article, the ADC was introduced to show how the RP1 sounds for anyone curious enough to download the needle-drops.
Is analog better than digital or vice verse? Who Cares? There is engagement there and some sort of traction that cannot be ignored. Its not all about SQ altho that is one of the talking points. I see it in my non-audiophile music loving friends. They are having fun. You are probably right that dollar for dollar you get more on the digital side particularly on the low end. The funny thing is try to get them to spend 20 on Tidal is much much harder- we are being subscriptioned- to death right now.
The de-bundling of TV, Netflix, Prime, etc, everyone wants their monthly. Also the idea of buying a DAC is somewhat foreign to my friends doing the vinyl thing. Perhaps its no wonder the vinyl sounds better than the crappy mp3 they have on their macbook. Books, records, they all have a life in them. The differences are there obviously and yes in this case large enough to matter.
That has been my experience. In the absence of the other each had its merits. This was not nearly as bad as that. I do these kinds of comparisons for myself often because Tidal streams most of what I have on vinyl. My feeling is that on my setup Halide DAC vs. Other people with good ears have also heard the system and corroborated the conclusion.
Sometimes the Tidal is really better. Pity bc its much more to my liking. How that is attributed- I have no idea. The variables are endless. Its a crap shoot. Hey John, legitimate question here. How about Dynamic Range. I heard the biggest thing about going vinyl is that it has better dynamic range compared to other formats due to the needle needing not being able to hand huge loudness spike like you can digitally.
Or is it overhyped? Digital and analog have their own strengths and weaknesses. Side by side, there is no comparison. OK, yes there is. The digital is quieter. More dynamics? Maybe, but this is an old recording. My LP is over 40 years old and mint.
It just sounds more right, more real. It gets close, close enough for most of the time and with an Aurender server, no comparison in convenience. However your attitude, your methodology, make me feel that reading anything you write would be a waste of time from my perspective.
And I have some freaking great digital that I love listening to! Grease Grease 2 Grease: Live. Grease Grease Dance. Olivia Newton-John. Albums Singles Videography Tours Awards and honours.
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