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"Behind the tech that makes vinyl so special", Not again...
Canar
post Nov 9 2012, 23:17
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http://www.humansinvent.com/#!/9564/be...nyl-so-special/

This was reposted on Boing Boing.

Ugh. Not again... The same tired subjectivist tropes: Talk to "authorities" instead of doing science.


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post Nov 12 2012, 10:56
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I think the only thing this proves (and I prove it to myself most weeks!) is how much our enjoyment of recorded music is bound up in our mood and expectations. For most people, objective sound quality plays such a small part compared with where they are, who they are with, what they are doing and thinking etc etc.

So many "authorities" are now saying vinyl is great that people buying in to it will love the sound because they're expecting to. IMO good vinyl is more than good enough (objectively) for most music - but even people playing worn records on poor turntables will emotionally buy into and love the experience.


Luckily I've convinced myself that my Sansa Clip is the best music reproduction device ever, so I get the same buzz from listening to that wink.gif

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post Nov 12 2012, 11:32
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QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Nov 12 2012, 11:56) *
So many "authorities" are now saying vinyl is great that people buying in to it will love the sound because they're expecting to.

Fine, as long as we agree that this has nothing (or very little) to do with objective accurate musical reproduction, just like buying expensive mechanical watches has nothing to do with accurately knowing what time it is, buying expensive fashion clothes with better protect yourself (and your woman! wink.gif) from bad weather and so on...

And fine also to me that there are people ready to throw large amounts of money in this subjective pursuit of perfection, as long as it doesn't become a social disease like betting, gambling, alcoholism... smile.gif


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- Canar   "Behind the tech that makes vinyl so special"   Nov 9 2012, 23:17
- - mzil   I'm waiting for 8-track to make a come back so...   Nov 10 2012, 01:33
- - woody_woodward   This quote from the article threw me: "...the...   Nov 11 2012, 03:07
|- - mzil   QUOTE (woody_woodward @ Nov 10 2012, 22:0...   Nov 11 2012, 05:37
- - Kohlrabi   The good thing about these articles is that you ge...   Nov 11 2012, 08:32
|- - Kees de Visser   QUOTE (Kohlrabi @ Nov 11 2012, 09:32) The...   Nov 11 2012, 13:10
|- - Kohlrabi   QUOTE (Kees de Visser @ Nov 11 2012, 14:1...   Nov 11 2012, 13:26
- - Porcus   I thought the tech that made 'vinyl' large...   Nov 11 2012, 12:18
|- - dhromed   QUOTE (Porcus @ Nov 11 2012, 13:18) I tho...   Nov 11 2012, 13:51
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (dhromed @ Nov 11 2012, 14:51) This...   Nov 11 2012, 19:14
|- - Batman321   QUOTE (dhromed @ Nov 11 2012, 07:51) QUOT...   Nov 11 2012, 23:15
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (dhromed @ Nov 11 2012, 14:51) Few ...   Nov 12 2012, 09:00
- - Dynamic   Where's the 'like' button when you wan...   Nov 11 2012, 19:50
|- - hawkeye_p   QUOTE (Dynamic @ Nov 11 2012, 20:50) Wher...   Nov 12 2012, 07:47
- - Porcus   I still can't get out of my head the image of ...   Nov 11 2012, 23:25
- - Engelsstaub   The thing that makes a lot of vinyl special to me ...   Nov 12 2012, 00:03
|- - knutinh   QUOTE (Engelsstaub @ Nov 12 2012, 01:03) ...   Nov 12 2012, 08:34
- - 2Bdecided   I think the only thing this proves (and I prove it...   Nov 12 2012, 10:56
- - Nessuno   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Nov 12 2012, 11:56) So...   Nov 12 2012, 11:32


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