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Oct 29, 2007

So I noticed a Wired article with the title “Vinyl May Be Final Nail in CD’s Coffin

Although CDs have a wider dynamic range, mastering houses are often encouraged to compress the audio on CDs to make it as loud as possible: It’s the so-called loudness war. Since the audio on vinyl can’t be compressed to such extremes, records generally offer a more nuanced sound.

Not quite true, but close enough.

And then I read:

Another reason for vinyl’s sonic superiority is that no matter how high a sampling rate is, it can never contain all of the data present in an analog groove, Nyquist’s theorem to the contrary.

Somebody, please, make it stop…. Sigh.


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