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Old 29th October, 2007, 11:22 PM
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Vinyl may be final nail in CD's coffin

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"For many of us, and certainly for many of our artists, the vinyl is the true version of the release," said Matador's Patrick Amory. "The size and presence of the artwork, the division into sides, the better sound quality, above all the involvement and work the listener has to put in, all make it the format of choice for people who really care about music."
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There's no doubt in my mind: well cared-for vinyl, on a good table with a good stylus has superior audio quality to anything else that I'VE listened to (with the possible exception of reel-to-reel). Unfortunately, the above criteria are not easy to meet: CDs are much more portable and somewhat more durable.
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Vinly would make it very hard for the home user to burn copies. Wonder how long it will take for the music industry to figure that out?
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I remember having my entire music collection on vinyl when I was young.

I have always sadi that there is something missing from all the digital formats. Music was never meant to be digital. It loses the warmth or something. Any way. I made plenty of recording from vinyl. Use the output to a tape input. I am sure with all the digital hardware out there, it would be nothing to rip from an LP. I have done it lately to take cassetts and burn them to CDs.
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My soundcard even has an RIAA equalised input on for vinyl...
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There's no doubt in my mind: well cared-for vinyl, on a good table with a good stylus has superior audio quality to anything else that I'VE listened to (with the possible exception of reel-to-reel). Unfortunately, the above criteria are not easy to meet: CDs are much more portable and somewhat more durable.
So long as you can find a suitable amplifier for a turntable.

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Alright, now 9,400 quid for an audio amp is just too much, even if it IS a nice amp.

And 240,000 µF of power supply filter caps?! That suggests that the power supply section is a straight linear unit. While I'm all for old school, that's just uncalled for. There's no reason you can't build a good switcher in this day and age and keep the switching noise out of the audio. Basically, that box is built for stupid people with more money than brains, IMO.
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Alright, now 9,400 quid for an audio amp is just too much, even if it IS a nice amp.

And 240,000 µF of power supply filter caps?! That suggests that the power supply section is a straight linear unit. While I'm all for old school, that's just uncalled for. There's no reason you can't build a good switcher in this day and age and keep the switching noise out of the audio. Basically, that box is built for stupid people with more money than brains, IMO.
It's the equivilent to a million dollar sports car. Complete waste of money.
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As much as I loathe the RIAA as an organisation, the RIAA "curve" is a thing of beauty.
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I wouldn't quite go as far as a thing of "beauty", but the emphesis performed helps to improve the response of vinyl. There's also an enhanced RIAA curve...
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From a use less oil standpoint, records lose. I think they sound better too.
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