Analog

There is no more emotional topic with audiophiles than the sonic characteristics of vinyl. Audiophiles go to the most over-the-top extremes to get the most from their collection of vinyl records. They spend anywhere from hundreds of dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars on turntables that can deliver the most magical of sound. Critics say that vinyl has a high signal to noise ratio and limited dynamics compared to Compact Discs but it’s hard to argue that the analog sound is alluring, sexy and compelling. Vinyl also is the format that, by far, the most audiophile records are released on. 180 gram and 200 gram analog records provide a fantastic musical experience.

2022 Listening Report Round-up: Some Jazz Vinyl That Got Away By Ahmad Jamal, Tony Williams and Kenny Burrell

Audiophile, Analog, Audiophile Music, Audiophile News, Vinyl

Mark Smotroff catches up on some releases which he didn't get around to reviewing last year…...

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Listening Report: Mingus Three a.k.a. Mingus Trio, Record Store Day Vinyl Reissue

Audiophile Music, Analog, Audiophile, Audiophile News, Record Store Day, Vinyl

Mark Smotroff explores some differences between new and original versions…...

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Record Store Day Preview: Bill Evans Live In Buenos Aires, 1973/1979

Audiophile Music, Analog, Audiophile, Audiophile News, Compact Disc, Record Store Day, Vinyl

Mark Smotroff appreciates the between-the-lines recordings from his favorite artists…...

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Record Store Day Preview Listening Report: The Lost Mingus Album From Ronnie Scott’s

Audiophile Music, Analog, Audiophile, Audiophile News, Record Store Day, Vinyl

Mark Smotroff rejoices over a jazz legend’s late peak period archival release…

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