I’ve been thoroughly digital for the last 20 years. CD and then streaming -- digital has worked brilliantly for me and still does. But for a couple of reasons I want to find out what a TT might bring to my enjoyment of music.
The main reason is that much music of the last 15 years is brickwall mastered on CD and sounds poor. Check out the DR Database: the vinyl versions seem to be more benignly mastered. Whilst one might hope that the move towards hi-res will give us decently mastered digital versions, I’m sceptical. As things stand, hi-res looks like an attempt to flog an unnecessarily expensive product that won’t sound any better than the existing red book versions.
Also I have a good stash of LPs, many of which aren’t available on CD.
And I'm open to what people say about the SQ of vinyl. I guess I feel vinyl is an itch that needs to be scratched.
So tomorrow I have my first TT demo.