Originally Posted by codprawn
I thought wool did come from animals - and just because synthetics are more popular doesn't actually make them better - the best sleeping bags are still down filled - lighter and warmer but also a lot more expensive!!!
I agree vinyl only sounds good when in pristine condition but when it is - different league - mellow - difference between real butter and Flora!!!
I cant really tell the difference between mint vinyl and CD from a good source anymore (ie IKOS or better cd player,) but thats what age and abuse does to your ears,
however what i like about vinyl is the character, i can remember how every click and scratch happened on most of my vinyl, and playing them brings back the memories of the drunken youthful stupor that caused it! Vinyl is unique, personalised over the years, you dont get that with CD it either works or its fekt.
Yes digital has taken over, its more compact, more convienent,more consistent, but as anyone who has listened to vinyl on a no compromise turntable and phono stage will agree it has something extra that cant be measured, which may well be psychological
Another reason why there was a general opinion that cd was better than vinyl (this may well be a conspiracy theory) was that cds were cheaper to manufacture and sold for more than a record, so some record companies reduced the dynamic range of vinyl in that period so the cd compared better, and they sold more and reduced overheads therefore making more profit.