So I resurrected a semi-vintage setup for the purpose of recording a bunch of LPs I haven't listened to in 25+ years. I've been CD and digital since then, and never looked back, and never engaged in the analog v. digital wars. BUT, as I've been recording my LP's I noticed there is something to the "warmer" or "smoother" sound argument. And then, I noticed something curious. When playing back the digital captures of the LPs they have the same "warm" or "smooth" sound, just like when I play the LPs from a turntable. So maybe digital isn't the problem? Or maybe it's just nostalgia for that "sound," whatever it is? Or maybe engineers and producers did more with less back in the day? Anyway, the sound quality of most of the digitally recorded LPs has been surprisingly good, and I'm happy rediscovering some gems.