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CGW
03-01-2011, 05:02 PM
Funny but I know deeply troubled audio junkies who fear dying in their sleep each night for not owning the latest piece of aspirational sucker bait. Most of them have small, odd stashes of audiophile recordings that showcase aspects their systems but fail as musical experiences. Music junkies have house-filling collections of rare, wonderful vinyl LPs, tapes, 78s, CDs, even Edison rolls, that are like coral reefs full of recorded wonders played usually on at best OK+ systems. The contrast has always amused me.

Mustafa Umut Sarac
03-03-2011, 04:57 PM
I read a test at Stereophile about a 100 000 dollars turntable. Company had been sent it to the test guy for couple of months. He told when his wife heard the system said '' Better than Sex ''.

CGW
03-03-2011, 05:07 PM
I read a test at Stereophile about a 100 000 dollars turntable. Company had been sent it to the test guy for couple of months. He told when his wife heard the system said '' Better than Sex ''.

Maybe the guys at Stereophile need some new friends...

CGW
03-03-2011, 05:07 PM
I read a test at Stereophile about a 100 000 dollars turntable. Company had been sent it to the test guy for couple of months. He told when his wife heard the system said '' Better than Sex ''.

Maybe the guys at Stereophile know some good divorce lawyers...

jovo
03-03-2011, 05:09 PM
I read a test at Stereophile about a 100 000 dollars turntable. Company had been sent it to the test guy for couple of months. He told when his wife heard the system said '' Better than Sex ''.

Anyone for whom the sound from a turntable, any turntable, is better than sex is either a eunuch or a virgin.

Mustafa Umut Sarac
03-03-2011, 05:47 PM
It works for me. I never have a similar shock as When I heard the my first Istanbul Cymbal in a domed 550 years old building. It was same feeling like seeing Jesus or Muhammed in your room.
I put 25 years on it , went to the archaeology , get analysises , research all metallurgy from Andes to Egypt to Yakutistan to Africa. I know this stuff better than photography. I think someone who did not experience this in his lifetime few times , he she is the real virgin.

MattKing
03-03-2011, 05:48 PM
Maybe she was saying that sex sounded worse than the turntable :)

Athiril
03-03-2011, 07:58 PM
As for digital vs analogue audio... I've gotten to hear recording sessions on SSL-G (valve desk, but digitally sampled) and SSL-K studios.. then hear the actual recording.. and what can be done to it. Neither CDs or Vinyl can hold a candle to it imho.


I believe Francis Fukujama has under-thought his analogies.

Photography, making pictures out of light sensitive materials, is like playing musical instruments not merely playing records. A photograph is not a reproduction of subject matter, not a copy or a duplicate or a replica. It is an original thing in its own right and subject matter is just one of the ingredients borrowed and then set aside in the chain of production.

Well said.

michaelbsc
03-03-2011, 09:12 PM
Some college kids are rediscovering vinyl records, shooting with film and recording with analog recorders. What's old is new again.

Wow! Wonder if there's any hope for me. I'm old.

lns
03-04-2011, 12:29 PM
Anyone for whom the sound from a turntable, any turntable, is better than sex is either a eunuch or a virgin.

Um, it sounds like he's the problem, since his wife made the comment. Perhaps he needs to spend less time in front of the expensive stereo.

-Laura

Neanderman
03-05-2011, 04:00 AM
Um, it sounds like he's the problem, since his wife made the comment. Perhaps he needs to spend less time in front of the expensive stereo.

Touche!

Ed

Jeff Kubach
03-05-2011, 04:31 PM
We ain't dead yet!

Jeff

Mustafa Umut Sarac
03-05-2011, 04:40 PM
http://www.stereophile.com/category/turntable-reviews?page=1

This is the monster She was talking about.

Early Riser
03-07-2011, 12:37 PM
There's was a point in my life where listening to recorded music and buying stereo equipment was a substantial interest of mine. I would audition many components and developed a pretty discerning ear. One of the things I learned is that on a well set up system sometimes an LP sounds better and sometimes a cd sounds better. The process of recording is an art, and some people did this better than others, and some pieces of music do better digitally, some better analog.

But the author is right in his assertion that the move to MP3 was a turn from quality to quantity. The vast majority of my LP's would trounce an mp3 playback. However, when I listen to MP3's it's with the understanding that I am not trying to hear every note and the spaces between the players and the air in the recording venue. But when I spin up the turntable, I am reminded of live music.

There's a time and place for both digital and analog technologies, visual and aural.

TheFlyingCamera
03-07-2011, 01:04 PM
The analogy between vinyl and film photography, as mentioned before, is at best inaccurate. Better would be comparing looking at actual prints and listening to high-end vinyl with looking at JPEGs on a computer monitor and listening to MP3s. Litho repros of images would compare to CDs. I'd buy his argument better if he were comparing shooting film and making wet-darkroom prints to recording on 3/4" master tape on a Reel-to-Reel system vs. digital photography and printing to synthesizers and digital audio recording.

FRANOL
05-30-2011, 12:30 AM
I read a test at Stereophile about a 100 000 dollars turntable. Company had been sent it to the test guy for couple of months. He told when his wife heard the system said '' Better than Sex ''.

Maybe he didn't heard about Viagra :confused:

Chirs Gregory
05-30-2011, 02:51 AM
What I think is really funny is that when audio junkies talk about how vinyl has "warmth" or "presence," what they're actually talking about is basically controlled distortion, meaning that vinyl is actually less accurate when it comes to reproducing sound. In addition, with its sampling rate of 44.1 khz, CD audio can reproduce sounds up to 22 khz, which is right around the top end of the range of human hearing. So whatever data gets lopped off doesn't really matter that much.