In any event, lossless and high bit rate/high sample digital are the gold standard of dynamic range. Vinyl doesn't even come close even under ideal circumstances.
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Here’s a page from the Dynamic Range Database that shows very clearly - at least for this example of Abbey Road - that the dynamic range of vinyl can be as high or even higher than lossless digital or hi bit rate digital. The issue is not black and white. 🦓 Even some SACDs and SHM-CDs and Hi Res downloads are being aggressively compressed. That’s the whole point. Read ‘em and weep! 😢
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Pretty sure I debunked that website and explained why their results aren't worth anything, but I'll explain again if I wasn't clear.
That website is merely a database of user submitted results using any number of methods to gain a measurement. It's been proven that the most popular tools used to measure the dynamic range of vinyl produce false results. Results from other media may be suspect as well. There's no scientific controls being applied there, and the results are, at best, as dubious as the demonstrably flawed methods used to formulate them.
Kosst - If you think the data is false and that it’s been proven false, prove it! Talk is cheap.
From my experience the data in the database jives with listening. The method of assigning relatively low values to dynamic range values would probably account for any small errors in dynamic range calculations. The database is only supposed to be a general guide, it’s not supposed to send a man to the moon. And if multiple dynamic range numbers are submitted for the same recording the average values can be put into the data base. The numbers can also be refined over time.
There are presently more than 133, 000 recordings in the database. If there are errors the system should eventually weed them out. In any case, your speculations about dynamic range of digital and vinyl certainly appear to be demonstrably false.
“You can’t debunk what’s not bunk.” - audiophile axiom
What mechanism exactly "weeds out" systemic flaws in an unscientific compilation of measurements? There are no standards or controls being applied at all.
And what kind of quantitative assertion is "From my experience the data in the database jives with listening."? The earth looks flat when you walk outside, too, doesn't it? Ultraviolet will burn your skin even though you can't see it or feel it. Or maybe more analogous, does doing 150mph on a motorcycle feel faster than 500mph in a jet? Human senses are lousy tools for making quantitative measurements.
You asked for proof so here's your proof.
Debunked. The DRD isn't science or proof of anything other than what bad measurements and uncontrolled analysis produce.
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