Now what I want to know is, will this be a good enough investment for me to imporve on the sound of my cd's? I don't want to invest a grand in equipment and the records will sound identical to the cds on my ipod.
However, it loses sound when it's converted into a digital format right?
Which file format keeps the most information about the vinyl when you digitize it? Is it 24/96 Wave?
so the VP530 would not be adequate enough? right? I would apply the equalization curve in the software.
TheSneakerDude,You're going to be told the truth on this site.
Quote from: 2Bdecided on 12 May, 2009, 01:06:53 PMTheSneakerDude,You're going to be told the truth on this site.Thank you very much by your honesty it has helped me in my dilemma. I am a little disappointed by this however, it has made me more humble towards my cd collection. I already own about 2K. Sometimes it is better to find happiness and value in what you already have. Thank You.
Quote from: TheSneakerDude on 11 May, 2009, 10:53:14 AMWhich file format keeps the most information about the vinyl when you digitize it? Is it 24/96 Wave?Bit-depth and sampling rate depend on what you're going to do with the files once transferred. If you're going to do any processing on the files, such as applying the equalization curve in software, it's probably a good idea to record at 24 bits / 96khz sample rate.
This thread needs to be moved.
Well, I have blind tested several people and recordings made with both, 16-44 and 24-96, using the same player (a top flight Multi Format player noted for it's excellent CD performance), have produced almost universal results - people could hear the difference.
On the flipside, A high end TT will trounce it's cheaper counterparts in every region, and many that Digital players cannot go, and never have. Timing, stereo image, superior soundstage, greater 'reality' in the reproduction of high fequency and low bass are what I want, not 'warmth'. I have yet to find (at any price) Digital players that do that for me. That is not to say , again, that Vinyl is 'universally better'. It's just that I, after years in the biz, and based on what I have heard, have yet to find, in any area, that digital is equal to Vinyl
"To begin with, I noticed that the turntable have a more "warm" sound, which is ok for certain type of music, but also the turntable add a noise, statics, pops, hisses and friction noise and most (if not all) of this noises can be heard fairly easily, so how come the vendor can clain that the sound is purer?"Addionally, while I was hearing to the turntable, I could not avoid to think about the CD "brightness", the way I see the frequency extention of the CD seems to be wider, actually much wider than the LP/Vynil. "It is impossible not to compare all the formats, and for my ears the CD sound, not only is better, but it is a lot cleaner.
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=72973.With regards to sound I'd back my generic $20 DVD player against any turntable ever or yet to be made.
For the layman out there ( I don't have the technical ability to explain otherwise lol ) Having been into vinyl for many years, and amassing over 1000 albums in my 48 years, I have to say stick with cd's/digital. To even come close to the quality of a cd you must have equipment up to the task. The recording will be only as good as the signal you record. My Planar 9 $2800, My Grado cartridge $500 ( And that's a less expensive cartridge ) My Audible Illusions tube preamp, better part of three grand, and it sounded awsome! BUT!!!!! 1000 albums taking up an inordinate amount of space, the cost of the equipment, the degradation of the vinyl everytime you put the needle to it, getting up to change songs or albums every 10-20 minutes, and on and on. Just to many hassles and expense for something that can more conveniently be had on a $10 cd, and a few hundred dollar player. $1000 in equipment is not going to give you anywhere near the quality of a cheap cd playing through a $50 player. If you are really into vinyl, by all means spend the cash, I did, and enjoyed it very much, but beware the cost to get the analog signal into a digital format equal to what you can buy off the shelf for $10-$15 is cost prohibitive, and just a plain pain in the *** if you ask me. lol