Regarding your statement that most music is now available on vinyl, either new or used. Here is what I have encountered when buying reissues. The mastering source of many reissues is from a digital copy of the master analog tapes, which is like listening to a CD on Vinyl, right?
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I believe this is related. Sugar Cube...does it take away that "vinyl" sound. Reviews say it is very minimal to inaudible. Thoughts?
Here is what my high end audio dealer advised me back in May of 2019:
The idea behind the Suga Cube is enticing - making great sounding vinyl to digital transfers simple. To me, the most important aspect of that is the ability of the unit to accurately populate metadata, and they still in Beta for that part. I will say that the sound quality of the transfers is outstanding. The de-click function seems to be very good as well. As this point I'd say that some computer-fluency is important, so the idea of realizing the process truly simple isn't quite there.
Same master recording, does not mean the same thing was cut to vinyl and CD. They have barely produced CD's since the 90's, only SACD and Vinyl.
For over twenty years, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab has continually searched for the ultimate audio experience. During this search MFSL engineers and associates created The GAIN™ System, a proprietary mastering technology which brought warmth and ambience to the compact disc format.
millercarbon2,233 posts12-17-2019 11:13amYes, that perfectly explains why I play the Mobile Fidelity CD and LP both made from the exact same master by the exact same Mobile Fidelity and everyone hears and no one can believe how much better the record sounds. Because the digital source material is poor. Even though its not digital. Nor poor. Nor even different. Right. Got it.
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