Sound quality of NEW vinyl releases?

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  1. NickSo

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    Hi, im just wondering how is the sound quality of vinyl that has been produced now compared to their CD counterpart? People say that vinyl sounds the best, does that also apply to the new mainstream music thats coming out on vinyl?

    Like for the new Elv1s album, or No Doubt: Rock Steady, or The offspring: Conspiracy of one? HMV.com has them for just a bit more expensive than the CDs. if the sound quality is better, i'd think about buying it. It'd be cool :p)
     
  2. Jagan Seshadri

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    I wonder if new vinyl is derived from digitized tapes, or if the signal path is analog all the way.

    -JNS
     
  3. Philip Hamm

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    Most of the records I've bought in the last few years have sounded really good, with one blaring exception. The Busta Rhymes album "Genesis" is the worst sounding record I have ever experienced. Downright unlistenable.
     
  4. NickSo

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    So even with new digital recording technology, when applied to vinyl its still better than CDs?
     
  5. Philip Hamm

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    Could be, depending on the source. Most music is recorded digitally at 96/24 these days directly to hard drives. So I guess theoretically it could sound better than CD. I don't think there's much differece most of the time, personally.
     
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    I think it's usually pretty close, but it's a case by case deal. You can alway post on Vinyl Asylum to see if others have tried out the vinyl version of a recent album.
    -Mike...
     
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    i just got a copy of the system of a down album "toxicity."

    it sounds fabulous.
     
  8. NickSo

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    Coolness.. oh man its only $13.99 CAD... But online, such a hassel... Ill keep that in mind [​IMG]
     
  9. Brent_H

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    i got it for $5 used at a record store. [​IMG]
     

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