Analog or Digital and why?


Computers don't make very good guitars. Back in the 90's the debate raged with digital people saying one day digital will get so good, records will become obsolete. Well it's 25 years later and, well the digital thing never happened and analog never sounded better. However you got to remorgage your house. And buy records. 
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I enjoy digital only with my actual NOS dac, bought more than 3 years ago and with my new system of the last 5 years but now rightfully embed...

My sound is analog, tubish, and detailed... No digital glare, no harshness, and non fatigue without end...

By the way i cannot even imagine to stock near 10,000 vinyl or even cd....At sixty nine i dont look for a house with a room for books and another room for music cd and vinyls and another room for audio system.... I must eliminate the cd and vinyl, keep the files, and i have already sold most of my books....i keep only the 400 hundred very important one near my bed ...

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The most important part of an audio system is not electronic, it is the room, the room is at the same time digital and analog in his working, like all music produced now.... :)

I have a great deal of respect for Mike and he is a helping soul
Thanks for saying what i think also...

My best to you....
You are right....

Then vinyl is only a dead end....

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Vinyl is ok for someone who want to listen music 15 minutes...And being bored want some gymnastics between each tune or 2....

There is no vinyl version of the opus Clavicem ballisticum of Sorabji that is almost 5 hours in duration lenght.... :)

I listen sometimes 5 hours in my chair without to be in the obligation to lift myself to change the vinyl each 30 minutes then 10 times.... :)

And suppose i owned 10,000 vinyls ....I need a house with one room for the vinyls and one room dedicated to my audio system with his not so simple acoustical embeddings....Yes i like classical,jazz, Indian music, persian iranian music, and unclassified other one, at the end that is adding to more than a couple of hundred best.... :)

I will sell tomorrow for a smaller house i do what?

Vinyl is dead already my friends and some dont know it.... :)

For popular music of the sixties and seventies it is perfect tough, a couple of hundred vinyl will do the job.... I dont listen to them at all, then......:)

Try to buy a vinyl in Indian music or persian music, good luck.... Even in classical the vinyl choices range is restricted now....

But all the rock and roll is on vinyl for sure....My thesis is rock amateurs prefer vinyl, and they can , but those whose listening range is more encompassing dont want vinyls purchase limitations at all... I dont even speak about too much used needle, complicate adjustment, bizarre noises, and not even a true sonic advantage at the end except perhaps in prohibitive costly system....

Vinyl is dead sorry....
Funny people dont realize that this is not a war between 2 technology.... Vinyl is outpaced now for many reasons.... Practicality being just one....The digitalized accessibility to all kind and style of music another one...

Where in the world can you buy vinyl of sitar, tar, tabla, tanbur, setar, tar, erhu, oud, and more? and now all new offers of classical music? Where are the vinyl of the last jazz albums in the world?

Except for fans of the pop music of the sixties and seventies, and jazz of the same era, the limitation of the offer is staggering.... Will i confine myself to pop music and rock at near 70 years old? Hell no.....

Some last poster says it is a war not lost between 2 technologies, and normally the victorious technology erase the other he says... But the vinyl makes a comeback then is not dead technology... Very funny analysis indeed...And completely wrong...

Vinyl survive by the fetishism of the material object in your hand, the vinyl disc itself, the beautiful turntable is an object of art in itself, but mostly the designed images of cardboard pocket, there is even a market for the used pocket.....

It is not the technological superiority of analog that explain the come back of vinyl, it is the popularity of pop music, the fetishism associated with it , with the object and with the technology; it is not the S.Q. at all except in few rare cases where someone can compare the 2 technology on the same super costly audio gear and decide by himself which is better ,at this time, on this gear, with only this few cd and vinyl to compared with........For the average guy a 10,000 dollars digital system rightly embedded will outclass a 1000 dollars vinyl system and the reverse is also true.... There is no S.Q. absolute superiority... One technology is superior for many practical reason and not only some relative S.Q. superiority....

Digital is immaterial, and the fetishism of the plastic box with his small booklet which we must read seems less erotic.... :)

My personal choice is digital for practical and tech reason....The music i like mostly is not on vinyl now....

i crush my last vinyl before the cd era in furor because even new there was clicks and pop.....I never look back....