- Jan 15, 2022
There was absolutely no character assassination in my post. This is the second time you’ve claimed I’m being somehow offensive. I don’t believe I am. If you are going to make that claim support it.Character assasination deleted - world’s worst way of saying “you are entirely correct”. The rest is okay.
The absolute killer about vinyl is its horrible, horrible sample variability. 1 in 10,000 CD’s is not as good as the absolute reference copy CD of that release, even after years of constant playing. For vinyl, 1 in 10,000 is. There are quite a number of ways that an individual LP can have an irritating defect from new, or pick one up over the course of its life. Hear a friend’s CD, and go buy one with huge confidence that it will sound identical. For LP, even the print number from the metal lacquer makes a difference. Added to all the other sample variation factors, and it’s completely unacceptable, to the audiophile. This is not about the audibility of the SQ difference of that perfect reference LP.
I posted my disagreement with his characterization of the differences in SQ with why I disagree. I did this reasonably to someone who posts videos of sheep and all caps one sentence slams.
Finally, I am not an audiophile. I am interested in the science of audio. My goal is maximizing my pleasure in listening to music. Your definitions of perfection are not the most important for achieving that.