...and Michael is, IMHO, wrong and it’s the romance of vinyl that attracts him to that. Vinyl cut from analog just as CD or downloads from digital sources. Sure the CD might be a dead end format but I enjoy what I have already. I’d also point out that there are those situations where (not always) the digital download is significantly more than the CD. Is it a fetish to want own something physically? Yep but one could argue why anyone wants to own anything? Why do people buy music, movies or even books in a physical format at all? Why buy anything when you can stream a lot,of stuff as well?Because it is a physical thing. I got into a discussion online with Elvis Costello (or whomever does his Twitter) about the fact that the new boxed set for Armed Forces is either digital download or vinyl. There’s lots of bits and pieces that go with it. You could get digital scans of that but there is something tactile about ‘things’. There are some books that I may want to buy once, read and it’s ok that it’s electronic. Same with movies. It also depends on when and how you’re listening to your music Ian’s where and on what). for some people it’s only about the music and how it sounds, for others it’s about the physical product and still others it’s about a preferred format. For me, it’s a combination of the two. Some people are satisfied with the sound quality from iTunes. I don’t think it really matters. You enjoy what you enjoy. For Fremer to claim that a digitally source is going to sound great on vinyl also fails to take into account some of the limitations of vinyl. The broader question is why does anyone listen to any physical format at all. Why do people who eat salads like blue cheese vs. oil and vinegar? we like what we like.