I'm new and have a question re: vinyl vs. CD

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Rain Greene, Mar 31, 2013.

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  1. Rain Greene

    Rain Greene New Member Thread Starter

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    Calgary, Alberta
    It's not just the mastering. Wish it was. Tried to tell myself that for a while, but no. It's not just the mastering.
     
  2. TLMusic

    TLMusic Musician & record collector

    Where's that popcorn? :)
     
  3. :-popcorn:
     
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  4. tolkev

    tolkev Rain Dog

    Location:
    Boston, MA, USA
    Hey welcome. I've been a member for about 3 years so I'm by no means an expert, but I've been collecting LP's since '74 and share your love of records. I enjoy CD and SACD's too. The bottom line is sometimes the CD sounds better and sometimes the vinyl sounds better. I can tell you this, you won't be persecuted by any of the members who are worth listening to, but unfortunately, there is a minority of hacks who will jump all over some irrelevant detail in your post and try to stir you up. Or attack your position directly as if they are an authority on something as subjective as experiencing music. My advice is do not get sucked into an argument with some cheap shot thread crapping troublemaker. Keep an open mind and you can learn a lot from the forum veterans. Also, fill out you equipment list. You don't need to have super-expensive gear to be taken seriously, but some members do look at what your listening on in order to make a more informed response to your post. Best. -tolkev
     
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  5. What's your position on Mono & stereo ?
     
  6. Rain Greene

    Rain Greene New Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
    How do I fill out EQ list?
     
  7. tolkev

    tolkev Rain Dog

    Location:
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    I haven't done it since they changed the site, and actually need to update with my new SACD player. I think it's in the "about" section of your profile.

    Ah ha... it's "personal details"
     
  8. PhilBiker

    PhilBiker sh.tv member number 666

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    Northern VA, USA
    Definitely fill out your system profile to give people a reference point when reading your threads. Here's mine (click "information" tab)- you can decide to disregard my threads now because of my low-fi sytem.
     
  9. Echo

    Echo Forum Resident

    Go to your name (up right) and choose 'personal details'. There you can fill in all you want.
     
  10. Rain Greene

    Rain Greene New Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
    Done.
     
  11. ggergm

    ggergm I don't believe in Santa Claus or MoFi

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Even better than vinyl is leather.
     
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  12. dlokazip

    dlokazip Forum Transient

    Location:
    Austin, TX, USA
    You might occasionally get persecuted, but you'll get tons of defenders if you do. Just stick to your guns and don't play the haters' game. Everything will be cool.

    Welcome.
     
  13. drasil

    drasil Former Resident

    Location:
    NYC
    excellent, I'm not the new guy anymore.
     
  14. JustVinyl

    JustVinyl Forum Resident

    Location:
    Switzerland
    I rediscovered vinyl a few years back after many, many years of CD (since 1985) ... prompted by one brickwall too far.

    At that point I said no more digital and concentrated 100% on analog.

    That position softened and these days I would say I am now about 80% analog, 20% digital ... there is room for both and both can sound great if care is taken to do the homework before buying.

    There are some exceptions, for really new titles that I am very interested to hear where the CD may be released before the vinyl. I buy it (regardless of mastering) ... ultimately only the music matters and if I can get a better sounding source later then all is good.
     
  15. Rain Greene

    Rain Greene New Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
    We should talk privately. LMAO
     
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