Originally Posted by Steve Smith
Only up to a point. That point being when the quality of the vinyl reproduction equipment exceeds the quality of the equipment the music was recorded on.
There are some fantastic albums from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s which were recorded on equipment which many audiophiles would consider hopelessly inferior to anything they would consider owning.
This is quite true. One the most famous recordings ever, Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue," has a fairly nasty tape hiss throughout.