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Oh come on, what's to discuss? It's an obvious answer...
Put on an oasis cd or virtually any cd released prior to 1990 and i think you would not even suggest that it might be.
Not a HiFi Nut. Just has a pile of Nads.
Brotherhood of Man on vinyl sounds better than Oasis on CD, but that's another matter.
A friend of mine uses a Well Tempered referance turntable, Dynavector pre and power amps and Shahinian speakers and I have to say I aint heard a CD based system that sounds anything like it.
Oh and SACD 2 chanel
Surface noise disappears on a top-end turntable..........
The day I get more room to place my hifi is the day I put the CDP in the skip and get my Revox tt out. My house is on the market if anyone's interested? Lovely Lincs location...
Um... yeah, I agree. Let me know where that skip is though.
Well as i have some nice fresh 12"ers on the way to me and i have one of them on CD so i will be doing some real listening soon.
Prior to a possibly imminent turntable upgrade, I would have to say my current NAD 533 runs my Arcam 92/Chord 64 DAC pretty close. Especially when the vinyl's in very good condition. Just done an A/B test using The Shins' Wincing The Night Away on both vinyl and CD and also Steely Dan's Gaucho on both formats. The Shins vinyl won out and it was a narrow margin of victory for CD in the Steely Dan semi-vinyl, sorry semi--final. So it's the Gaucho remaster versus Wincing. . .on vinyl in the big final showdown. More (or quite possibly less) later.
Roksan Caspian Pre amp, Caspian Mono Power amp x 2, NAD M51 DAC, B&W 805 Signature, Roksan Radius turntable, Denon-1713UD, MF phono & headphone amps, PS3, Mac/AE/Apple TV
Sorry, but since the theoretical signal to noise of CD is better than 100dB and the best you're ever likely to get from LP is about 50dB, there's no possible option but to assume that LP blows the socks off CD every time. Or am I missing something?
Ah yes, I'm missing my Sondek, I must go and remind it that I love it...
Sad? Yes. But also somehow sweet.
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