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  1. RajaPraveen

    RajaPraveen Black Jeebus Staff Member

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    Flac is lossless so it is the same as CD or SACD or any high quality digital audio.

    LP's are analog just like cassette and reel to reel.

    There is always the debate of which is better, analog or digital, digital has come very far since the olden days of mediocre Dac's and IMO digital now is pretty amazing if properly implemented.

    Having heard some of the best of both digital and analog i can say there is no best, its is just which sound you prefer, if done right both will sound amazing.

    I know certain die hard reel to reel fans who feel LP's are big let down, and trust me you have to hear a proper high end reel to reel to understand how magnificent it can sound.

    Digital is more convenient and with a good high quality DAC from DCS,Prism sound or Reimyo(to name a few) interfaced with a good computer through USB or spdif you have a stellar setup that will serve you well for years.

    The same outcome can be obtained from a high end turn table by Microseiki,Gerrard or SME accompanied by a good phono.

    The flavor of sound between the two will be different and liking one over the other is just a matter of personal taste.Even in terms of LP's there are big debates between Idler drive,Direct drive and Belt Drive.My friend has a Yamaha gt 2000 turntable and believes direct drive is the best in turn tables but he still loves and sometimes even thinks the sound through my setup(which is all digital based) is better.

    But its is good to have both flours in a setup(both digital and analog) and that is why i am planning to acquire a turntable probably from SME or Gerrard with a very limited collection of LP's. :)
     
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  2. Aragorn

    Aragorn RAID Rookie

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    RajaPraveen summarized it pretty well. But i want to add stuff that is better suited to my case...

    1. I don't have endless budget :p
    2. I mostly listen to trance. Finding Vinyl records for my tracks is next to impossible.
    3. I don't have infinite space to stack more and more physical stuff - turntable plus hundreds of vinyls ...
    4. I am not a purist ... just need a decent listening rig :) ...

    That said ... FLAC with the setup i mentioned ... is more than enough to keep me running for next few years. Do come over to test it once ;) ...
     
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  3. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Well, I knew something like that was coming.
    Anyway, ATM enjoy the eargasm.
     
  4. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Good stuff RajaPraveen .. I had no idea LPs were considered a Good source of Audio .. need to dig more into this .. :)
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    Why would any one do that and end up hating anything thats the least bit inferior to it .. :p
     
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  5. Aragorn

    Aragorn RAID Rookie

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    ^ didn't get u ???
     
  6. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    After listening to such a setup no one would want to go back to listening to whatever gear they had ..
     
  7. Rockfella

    Rockfella Nordic Staff Member

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    :eek: They look like chocolate. Nice buy buddy. Congrats..
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    Yep. You should get into high-end audio now :p
     
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  8. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Yes.. as if I have not wasted enough money on other stuff already :p

    Sent from my XT910 using Tapatalk 2
     
  9. WingZero

    WingZero RAID Rookie

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    Congrats :)
     
  10. Aragorn

    Aragorn RAID Rookie

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    Thanks .. :)
     
  11. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    how much do the two things weigh together?

    rgds
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