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Old 02-17-2019, 02:13 PM
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Why should I invest $260 for a set of vinyl records that are mastered from digital. From the original master tapes, to 24/192 digital files, then back to vinyl. A process I've never agreed with.

It seems certain to me this project was designed for CD or SACD. It makes more sense to me to buy the CD set for $75 and then record them to analog tape and save a small fortune in the process. But then, why would I even do that?

https://www.musicdirect.com/vinyl/Jo...yl-8LP-Box-Set)
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Old 02-17-2019, 02:46 PM
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For only $260 you get to experience the higher intrinsic distortion and noise of vinyl playback. That, along with the increased inconvenience of spinning vinyl make this a no brainer.

But seriously, if you have a tweaked vinyl rig you like the sound of, and you like the tactile experience of handling physical media, and you like full sized album art, then why not?

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More cool toys to play with.
When I was young I had a Baseball glove ,bat and ball and I had a football a helmet and shoulder pads.
Also had a basketball and a pair of Chuck Taylors.
I loved them all.
Why not.
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I have many fantastic sounding LPs that were sourced from hi res digital, both native digital recordings and native analog recordings.

If sounds good, it is good IMO. I donít care about provenance when my ears are happy.

Of course, if itís a native analog recording, like the Coltrane you referenced, I agree keeping it all analog is optimum but itís not always practical .... but by all means give us, the consumer, the choice to purchase on vinyl even if digitally sourced.

Itís a buyer beware world, we canít assume any newly pressed LP has analog mastering just like we canít assume any analog mastered album will have great mastering choices or a mechanically perfect pressing!!
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In the end, I only care how it sounds. Just ordered the 2018 remastered 'White Album' to compare to the 2 originals in my library (one of which is my wife's). Should be an interesting comparison.
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Why should I invest $260 for a set of vinyl records that are mastered from digital. From the original master tapes, to 24/192 digital files, then back to vinyl. A process I've never agreed with.

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https://www.musicdirect.com/vinyl/Jo...yl-8LP-Box-Set)
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Good question. This is from a previous post:

"Question came up - almost all new masters are digital from which both vinyl and digital recordings are produced.

So why consider vinyl at all - especially for new material?"

Well, there are reasons to consider:
https://www.soundonsound.com/sound-a...gital-releases
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Why should I invest $260 for a set of vinyl records that are mastered from digital. From the original master tapes, to 24/192 digital files, then back to vinyl. A process I've never agreed with.

It seems certain to me this project was designed for CD or SACD. It makes more sense to me to buy the CD set for $75 and then record them to analog tape and save a small fortune in the process. But then, why would I even do that?

https://www.musicdirect.com/vinyl/Jo...yl-8LP-Box-Set)
are you sure they weren't in fact sourced from the master tapes (analog) ?

which box set are you referring to ?
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Don't do it.

It will suck ass....................

Buy this.

https://www.analogplanet.com/content...ago-souled-out
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Don't do it.

It will suck ass....................

Buy this.

https://www.analogplanet.com/content...ago-souled-out
So, I see MD took the original link I posted and turned it into something else. What a bunch of jerk weeds.

And, BTW, I've never been a big MG fan and passed on the latest greatest reissue.
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