Recording technique and mastering, in either format, is a huge factor.
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On 11/6/2003 at 7:26 AM Boris Grigorov wrote:
>I think you guys did not take into an account who recorded and
>manufactured the CD/LP.
>I listen to my recently purchased CD's and although the music is
>beautiful, you cannot compare with any of my Bulgarian CD's where you can
>hear each instrument separately if you want to. Any CD I bought recently
>sounds flat, because of the lack dynamic range and the middle tones get
>intertmingled into something that I can say becomes disturbing at times,
>it is like listening to a very bad cheap transistor stereo (mono?). I
>even question somethimes if it is a stereo recording too...
>To illustrate my point even further, I have vinyl records which show
>exactly that...One I remember was purchased in France. It consists of two
>LP's. All the songs are from different countries and I would not name
>any, coz it is kinda embarrassing for me to get caught having record like
>that, let's say it involves a lot of bad 80's music...but some of the
>songs sound wonderful and some of them as if I were listening to them on
>the cheap transistor stereo (slightly exaggerating to illustrate what I
>I am not sure if I agree completely with you two on the digital vs analog
>as I have hard time keeping the dust out of my records, but have to tell
>you that some are meant to be listened like that. And IMHO there is
>nothing better than listening on a record like that, watching the strobe
>of the turntable and the warm glow of the tubes...Then as the music plays,
>they fade away from centerstage to serve as a background of the pictures
>and emotions the music brings you...
>...and then the reality creeps in...(insert your reality here)
>Nice talking to ya
>Earl Dunbar schrieb:
>> I posited the CD vs LP/analogue analogy over on DPreview, and got
>> ripped for it. I stand by what I said, but I'm waiting for flack her
>> now that you have thrown down the gauntlet! =20
>Any number of sound engineers (spell??) would support that. On the other=20
>hand, CD is just so convenient. I still have a turntable and the LPs,=20
>but never use them. As you're saying, to enjoy the difference, you have=20
>to invest a lot. And I get enough live music, I can tell you :))
>I heard one argument once that I found especially interesting. Even if=20
>people don't consciously recognize the difference between an analog or=20
>digital recording, they get tired listening to it much sooner.
>for what it's worth.
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