Digital is far better than vinyl

I have invested a decent sum of money into my digital setup, including a decent streamer (Innuos Zenith MK3), a very good dac (Denafrips Terminator 2), Eno filter, and good cabling. But after being told by many here that vinyl is vastly superior to digital, I thought let’s build an analog system and see what all the fuss is about. So this is what I did ...

I picked up an Audio Technica TT from Amazon for around $299. I then used one of the older integrated amps with a built-in phono, which I believe I paid around $500 a few years ago. And, finally, just to even out the playing field I bought the cheapest possible cables from alibaba. Since I didn’t have extra rack space to put the TT on, I got a couple of bricks and built a DIY platform for it.

So after listening to the analog setup for a few days, I can proclaim without a shadow of doubt that digital is far, far superior than vinyl on any given day, and twice a day on Sunday.

What has been your experience? And please, don’t mention your gear or any special. cartridges, isolation, etc. Not interested in your system details. I just want to make sure you guys understand that digital is far, far superior than vinyl.


I have recently found out there is no comparison.

Although both are viable,  Vinyl wins!

@rvpiano i owned a CA CXN v2 as well. It’s nice piece for the price, but I’m not surprised it doesn’t stand up to your analog rig. 


Some individuals certainly have need to develop hierarchies, add reductive tendencies and you get win/loose propositions.


I don't even know if its possible to objectively conclude one format superior to other. Has a single individual heard the absolute best vinyl setup vs the same digital? And what is the absolute best setup anyway? Add in the subjectivity of our senses and statements of absolute superiority seem hilarious.