One of the recurring criticisms of new vinyl releases that I’ve seen around the forum is the allegation that certain labels or some vinyl titles are using standard 16/44.1 Red Book digital files as a source for their vinyl pressing. Obviously CD-sourcing a vinyl release seems like a particularly sleazy thing to do, in light of the premium pricing of vinyl and the customer’s trust that vinyl sound generally surpasses the data limitations of Red Book. I’m not talking about vinyl sourced from high-resolution digital sources, like the 2011 release of Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here. I’m not talking about conclusions drawn from the way a particular vinyl pressing sounds. I realize that many record companies are cagey, evasive, or silent about how they sourced their releases, but I’m not talking about assuming the worst based on uncommunicative labels. Are there any famous or notorious cases in which the CD sourcing of a vinyl album has been acknowledged or proved? Do any of you industry types have first-hand knowledge or a reliable source for claiming this has actually been done? Or should the CD sourcing of vinyl be classified as loose talk or cynical gossip, but nothing more substantial than that?