The Beatles: "1" LP

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  1. Philip Hamm

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    Has anyone heard this LP? Does it sound good?
     
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    Philip, I have 1 on vinyl, and I am very happy with the sound quality. However, I am probably not the best judge. For one thing, I don't have a high-end turntable ($200 Sony PS-LX350H manual). Secondly, 1 is the only Beatles album I have on vinyl. Perhaps others can give you an opinion 1 relative to other Beatles vinyl as well as an opinion of the sound on more resolving gear.
     
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    I've heard it mentioned on Audio Asylum that 1 isn't the best sounding although it ain't bad. Best bet is getting the original vinyl pressings, but that can get pretty spendy.

    -Mike...
     
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    Mike, I have read plenty of criticism directed towards the sound quality of the 1 CD. Is the LP considered lackluster as well?
     
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    This is connected with my question i had earlier. Do new releases on Vinyl still sound superior to its CD counterpart as much as it does for the classic LP's?
     
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    Clearly, wax cylinders are superior to vinyl discs. Edison himself preferred cylinders. Also equal fidelity could be maintained throughout playback, unlike discs whose fidelity decreased as the record played from outside-to-inside.

    Vinyl is nice for nostalgia. Better album cover artwork and lyric sheets, along with the babying of the LP itself, add to the 'experience'.

    Audio went digital for a reason. The CD was a compromise in terms of sampling rate and word size, but that is being changed now. As for vinyl sounding superior to its CD counterparts, I'd say that it may sound different owing to its dependence on electromechanical components, but I'd hesitate to say it's better.

    It's definitely not better after heavy playback.

    -JNS
     
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    Excellent article link, Mike.

    -JNS
     

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