why a 75 dollar blue ray smokes all 2k CD players and any turntable???

Funny story,
I posted a pic of my turntable spinning an lp for a social media fan site for a specific band.I got a response by a guy," OH my it sounds so much better then a cd" my response was basically its all up for debate and in many ways digital is superior on paper and I enjoy both.This is his response..  ENJOY...

   interesting that the world of true audio quality has been grossly mis-represented in the market place. This has mainly been driven by Hi-Fi Press and marketing vogue that perpetuate the myths that what makes a great audio system is some exotic, very expensive speaker cables, a 'high end ' player and some exotic amp. Its also true that vintage audio products like valve amps and vinyl are creeping back into fashion - more of a symptom of the issue that audio quality has for the most part reached an impasse.

The main culprit - loudspeakers represent the main ceiling on audio quality and this really has not changed for many decades. Put simply if you change the speakers to something that really does the sound transduction step (the most compromised part of the audio chain) much better then you begin to see the leap in improvement that is possible. For the most part the amp (as long as it is solid state and has decent power output) and the cable (as long as it is something a bit thicker than human hair) makes little to no audible difference to audio quality.

The type of CD player does not matter either, as the speakers  introduce a degree of distortion and degradation that commonly outweighs any differences my many orders of magnitude.  We have had really good reviews by the audio press but they still don't want to admit that the latest exotic looking £2000 CD player really does nothing special but helps sell magazines so perpetuating the scam! Ridiculous really when you can get a BD player for £40 that trumps the CD spec in every aspect! Don't get me started on vinyl!S

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couldn't agree less

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"...why was Oppo 105,205 the worlds most in demand dvd,Blu-ray player ,until they decided to stop building them. For the dac inside absolutely counts for sonics."

Because people like feeling they are getting a lot for relatively little. As far as I can tell, after years of frequently trying to use Oppo 105, it is jack of all trades and master of none.

If only my refrigerator would freeze ice as successfully as Oppo freezes itself.
I find it amazing that all it takes is for some people to find something someone else wrote that validates their point of view and all of a sudden, it's gospel!

Happens all the time in other areas of life so why not audio. Whatever happened to listening for ones self? I prefer not to be led but to hear things for myself.

Those who need the validation of others to shore up support of their doubts, which they confuse with convictions, always project those insecurities on others, be it confirmation bias, delusion, or whatever popular meme is being used at the moment.

All the best,

Let me offer a thought: Human information processing is highly limited at about 60 bit/sec.

Hence, we experience our environment vectorially, i.e., we focus on variation.

Variation is not defined as every absolute change, but every change of pattern. Certain patterns are intuitive (eg, variation of leaf shape within a species) and within a continuum, others are not (e.g, when a caterpillar eats into a leaf) - a ‘combinatorial’ boundary is broken.

In analogy, not all distortion is equal. Highly reproducible distortion (narrow spec component) consistent with the fractale boundaries of sound generation seems very tolerable (and - we get used to it; we learn the pattern) yet when the boundary is broken (variation “outside” of the equation which defines boundaries of variation), we immediately notice and are - possibly - attracted, because our attention has been caught, or - often - disturbed, because the variation is random and ‘out of line’.

Short: variation does not equal variation. Distortion does not equal distortion. An argument based on specs alone is not helpful.

But then we all know that. We all hear differences in sound signature and presentation of different components.

Anybody more interested, I encourage to read up on ‘chaos’ and ‘fractale’ - the principles of phenotypic variation in nature. Applies very much to wave mechanics.