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The character of analog and digital
One observation I’ve made for many years and even today, is that as volume increases at higher volumes in analog the sound opens up more, whereas in digital it tends to very slightly contract the soundstage. YMMD  
What a difference a setting makes.
It’s amazing when you discover what information is actually in the grooves and what you’ve been missing all this time. I know the further up the chain you go there’s even more information to be found.  
What a difference a setting makes.
Millercarbon, I gave it a try.  Very subtle differences indeed.   I think I wound up where I was originally.  
What a difference a setting makes.
Thanks for your detailed instructions. ‘I’ll give it a try.  
What a difference a setting makes.
Audphile1, I believe you had previously asked me about my settings.  I was thinking of you when I decided to indicate them.  
What a difference a setting makes.
Millercarbon, I haven’t tried it yet.    
What a difference a setting makes.
I just can’t believe the difference between the two settings. Every record I put on is a new discovery in sound that went previously unheard. The improvement is not subtle, but palpable in just about every parameter The music comes to life.  
What a difference a setting makes.
Millercarbon, Origin Live - Silver MK4A 9.5" Tonearm with Mounted VTA Lifter.  
Parity
After an adjustment on my Sutherland phono preamp, my analog side has opened up greatly and there is more parity.  
Mahler on vinyl - your favorite
Mahler 1st with Solti and the London Symphony (better than the later Chicago disc.) Mahler 9th Barbirolli, on Classics for Pleasure label.  Outstanding performance and sound.  
The character of analog and digital
Yogiboy, Based on the minuscule sales of classical vis a vis pop and rock in the general public, I think it’s a safe assumption.  
The character of analog and digital
 I listen to classical 95% of the time.  I think it’s safe to say the majority of Agoners don’t.  I put on a vintage James Taylor LP (One Man Dog) and compared it to a streamed hi res file of the same track from Qobuz. The record easily sounded be... 
The character of analog and digital
What I’m trying to say is that if you’re into the music first you’re more likely to make a good judgement as to whether the SQ is enhancing the musical experience.    
The character of analog and digital
Whether analog or digital, one must try to obtain the musical message first then accommodate the ears to the particular sonic quality. Something we audiophiles find hard to do. Only then can we make a truly informed judgement on SQ  
The character of analog and digital
ghdprentice: “The late 50’s / early 60’s vinyl really stand out as jaw droppingly good.” Agree wholeheartedly