Digital vs Vinyl: The winner is ??


https://youtu.be/HnxexlHRY2E

Guess that settles that!
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@dave_b   Thanks for the link.  I'm glad that I now know the truth!🧐
I did not know that. 
@geoffkait  Great when the definitive truth is revealed.  We're richer for it!💰
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He knows his stuff AND he’s got the look!!
He forgot to include the listener , did he?😜

What are this guys credentials?  What systems has he listened to?

The same recording both digital and analog is a fairly big difference IME, not a small one, particularly given the two systems at the same price-point.

Ultimately, he got to the right result, digital beats vinyl (because of the physical limitations of vinyl).   But the devil is always in the details.  Expensive vinyl system versus expensive digital system??  It all depends.

I suspect that some inexpensive vinyl systems may beat inexpensive digital systems.

Steve N.

Empirical Audio

And where did he buy that suit?
His turntable was running slow!!
Interesting. The control group doing the comparisons, the standard deviations were interesting with the sd of those who prefer analog treble quite a bit wider. The important thing here what digital tape machine and what analog tape machine were used? Additionally, some mics work better to capture analog and some work better to capture things digitally due to many factors, not least of which is the mic's frequency response and dynamic capabilities. Were they using the same recording levels on each machine because you actually shouldn't.

Most importantly, they were NOT comparing cd/digital files to vinyl playback, they compared digital tape to analog tape. Not only does this not prove anything, it muddies things. Lastly, music majors....they listen for what they listen for....which is they usually listen for their instrument alone when critically listening.
@ghasley  Good point about what music majors would listen for.  They are so hyper-focused on their instrument that they are listening for individual trees rather than to the whole musical forest.🌲
I agree with a lot of what he has to say but his smugness and self assured, know it all approach blunted the impact of his assertions. The call between digital an analog is getting more difficult for me...but for me there will never have to be a "winner".  I enjoy both and am content to declare it a tie....and happy that I have the options.
I will admit that digital has improved over the years and sounds very good compared to 20 years ago. I also enjoy both.
Having a good set-up for vinyl and digital allows you to enjoy both sonic perspectives.  👂

How about that Curling eh?🥌
Positive drug test for Russian curler? Whoa! Is curling even a sport?
My Pug is an excellent curler!!  She can do a triple tail curl with a vertical point at the first sight of a treat:)


I would like to learn how to curl. I loved shuffle board as a kid.
Curling, or hurling? How about dorking?
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The Sport of Kings?
See what I have to say about it on comments to that video.
Mmakshak....there’s like over 1,000 comments...just tell us what you said!!!
One thing that the commentator did not mention was the inner groove distortion specially when the stylus reaches the inner grooves, no mention of surface noise and of cours no mention of clicks and pops, these are all the reasons why I abandoned vinyl.
I must admit, as I have mentioned in my post about my Focal Kanta No.2 speakers, my digital based system can re-create the experience I have at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.  A big part of that experience is a quiet background from which the music can emerge.  Some of my other judicious choices regarding cabling, AC conditioning and digital purification have helped me abandon vinyl.