Those of you who live in Bangalore and would like to experience a truly wonderful vinyl experience, suggest call Absolute sounds (Prithvi) for an audition.
At best, digital recording is merely a mathematical interpretation of sound,................................., a new demand for Turntables to play them on.
I don't think that is the real reasonWhy we phased it out from india then? because we nvr cared to keep ourselves n our surroundings clean. evrybdy is so selfish here tht they went ahead with the construction mania and let the dust prevail all our life.
I have maybe 50 LPs up for sale, got it from my dad. Abba, BoneyM, osibisa, MJ, etc.
I am from Bangalore, what can I expect for each.
I am still reading and learning about sound reproduction, etc but I feel that digital is the way forward. We can do so much of manipulations these days with digital that the best thing is to have an end to end digital flow ( from close to the instrument to recording to editing, etc).
You say LPs tube have that different clipping etc, but digital can reproduce 95% of the original on all most all digital setups, more people can hear the right sound.
We are in the world of compression, why ? I say its better. Why ? because we are just throwing out what the mass 95% of the people cant hear or see. Why do you want to waste storage on something which wont be appreciated.
I rather have a 150+ tata sky channel than 15 analog channels.
Maybe a few will appreciate that analog does not have compression artifacts in demanding video portions, but varity of channels that is the best. When you feel touched watching brave heart or forest gump or tare zameen par, is it because of the 5% extra detail you got, I dont think so.
So compression is helping to throw out something and get something better.
There is ease of using mp3, seamless connectivity, plays for hours, okay what do you miss, again some details (but again we are getting closer with loseless compression). These details 99% of the time when you are driving, dancing, singing, cooking, along with the music you are not going to notice. Unless you are in a critical listening mood, and you keep adjusting all the controls and finally when it is done you switch off the system. As a hobby it might be entertaining ( I love doing it), but on a mass scale its sad.
Why did the old systems have tone controls, eqs, cause you needed to really tweak it to get the proper sound. What is proper sound again ? very debatable.
But todays digital world, plug the amp, plug the speakers, put the cd, that is it. You have active eqs and thx and what not to make sure you get the best sound.
These automatic solution works because you are in the digital domain, we can store data and send it at time shifted way ( creates more imaging, debatable but possible) without reducing the original info ( bits is bits ).
I heard this on TV, ARR for some songs used the internet to get recordings from singers across the world. Wow, he is using technology, when the creators itself are in digital domain, how can manufacturing LPs now improve the sound.
The ac is so chilling at my desk and I want to run out, that I am writing this shivering, please bare with the English, I cant read again at the cost of not expressing fully my brain is switching off
Okay, to conclude, I feel there should be a balance to enjoy music / video, the content matters more, you also need good reproduction, 5.1 channel, good imaging, nice dynamic range, full range of frequency, comfy chair, quiet ambience.
So, even after that if you want perfection, great you fall in the minority, and we call them people with defective ear/eyes and ignore them.
So, who wants my LPs.