Not trying to ruffle any feathers with this topic; it just seems like it doesn't get addressed a lot. The majority of classical music aficionados seem to poo-poo the vinyl medium and were proud to switch to CDs when that became the dominant format. On the surface I can understand the preference: CDs produce a clean, undistorted sound image that is an asset for dynamic instrumental music—80 minutes of space is a plus, too. But honestly the virtues of vinyl are the same for classical as they are for rock music: "warm" sound, beautiful tone on acoustic instruments, etc. Now I understand this is a matter of preference and that there are excellent sounding classical CDs, but it bothers me that while rock and jazz get truckloads of vinyl reissues (many of them AAA), classical only gets a small handful dumped on specialty labels like ORG and Speakers Corner, and that this conservative output is partly due to classical fans' indifference to the vinyl resurgence. Hi-res digital and SACD seem to be more prominent, but all anyone seems to care about is if that annoying tape hiss was removed (why is it annoying?). As others have pointed out before, although classical reissues on CD usually preserve dynamic range, DNR is prevalent and EQ can be questionable, resulting in tinny, clinical, or bright-sounding recordings. Thus fans of golden age analog classical have no choice but to purchase the original records or an '80s era CD that hopefully hasn't been goosed with. Honestly I find the situation really depressing.