This means that the waveforms from a vinyl recording can be much more accurate, and that can be heard in the richness of the sound.
From the graph above you can see that CD quality audio does not do a very good job of replicating the original signal. (at 16/44.1)
I'm trying to understand the specifics but I'm a little lost. Are these two contradictory? Could someone clear up where HowStuffWorks might be disseminating wrong info?
Your vinyl vs cd article, question487.htm, is completely wrong, and is misleading a lot of people.The waveform is a lie (CDs do not output square waves), vinyl recordings lose lots of information, etc. I will let as many people as possible know how incompetent the authorship is on this site, to ensure you don't mislead anybody else.
The waveform is a lie (CDs do not output square waves)...
If it really does look like that then it will have a significantly compromised high frequency response
This is definitely worth a blog post and facebook remark/digg thumbs down/etc for anybody who can swing it. After some googling I can see this page is very influential.
Perhaps these have exceptionally low cost soundcards. There isn't actually a DAC, they depend on the intrinsic low-pass filter quality of speaker coils to sort-of produce continuous waveforms from the pulses they output.
I’m an audiophile and I love vinyl but it’s not because the sound is better. I like the whole experience of sitting down and putting on the record, just sitting there listening to it and then getting up again to change to the other side. While digital media is far superior, it seems a little more disposable and less precious.Other vinyl loving friends think the sound is better because they compared a record on their turntable with the same recording on a CD deck played through the same amplifier / speaker set-up. The vinyl sounded better to their ears but I explained that they weren’t actually comparing like with like as the turntable output passed through a pre-amp stage. I also explained that differences in the mastering processes didn’t mean that the vinyl carried a more faithful reproduction of the original.
Quote from: Axon on 16 February, 2009, 02:51:20 AMThis is definitely worth a blog post and facebook remark/digg thumbs down/etc for anybody who can swing it. After some googling I can see this page is very influential.It is. I've had it thrown at my more than a few times by vinylphiles on other forums. Another misleading favorite is Christine Tham's articles on LP vs CD at Audioholics. The editors there have been TOLD why that article is wrong, but they refuse to do anything -- they said critics should write and submit a better one.
Doug, can you please dig into your work computers and identify the chipsets?
QuoteDoug, can you please dig into your work computers and identify the chipsets?As reported by Windows Device Manager:"RealTek AC'97 Audio" (Motherboard soundchip)
"CMI 8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device" (Separate PCI soundcard)
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