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.

How Do You Explain Our Hobby to A Non-Audiophile?

Analog, Audiophile, Audiophile News

Paul Wilson describes the problems in explaining our hobby. ...

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Record Store Day Preview: Jazz Dispensary’s Dank D-Funk Blend, Vol. 2

Analog, Audiophile, Audiophile Music, Audiophile News, Vinyl

Mark Smotroff thinks you probably need this although you probably don’t know it yet…...

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Do I Need To Be Collecting Original Pressings Of Old Records Anymore?

Audiophile Music, Analog, Audiophile, Audiophile News, Vinyl

Mark Smotroff reconsiders his initial reasons for collecting physical releases on vinyl…

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Now That It Is Digital, Should You Toss Your OG Vinyl?

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Some of us long term, old school vinyl collectors are often aware of a phenomenon that happens in the marketplace for hard to find...

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Getz / Gilberto’s Classic Verve Records Acoustic Sounds Vinyl Reissue Compared, Contrasted

Analog, Audiophile, Audiophile Music • 3 Comments

Mark Smotroff appreciates a well done reissue even for a super popular recording…

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So, There’s a Secret Reel-to-Reel Tape Club?

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Jerry Del Colliano gets lost in the hotel hallways at CES......

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Tubes and Vinyl: An Often-Misunderstood Audiophile Debate

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Jerry Del Colliano looks at two things that audiophiles often need......

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Why Top-Rated Phono Systems Cost So Much

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Steven Stone looks at premium turntables and their prices…

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When Is It OK to Listen to Vinyl?

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Jerry Del Colliano makes peace with Records, sort of......

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The Virtues of Analog Audio

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Andy Schaub offers his view of Analog sources......

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To Love Vinyl You Must Be A True Believer!

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Jerry Del Colliano lays out why he feels HD audio is the future and LPs are the past…

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How Much Does Tracking Angle Matter? More on Transverse vs. Radial Tonearms.

Analog

Roger Skoff writes the final part of his "Dragging a Rock" series......

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Does Tracking Angle Matter? More on Transverse vs. Radial Tonearms

Analog

Roger Skoff writes Part 13 of the "Dragging a Rock" series......

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Transverse or Radial Tonearm – Which One to Use?

Analog

Roger Skoff writes Part 12 of the “Dragging a Rock” series about analog audio…

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Dragging a Rock across Plastic to Make Music, Part 11

Analog

Roger Skoff writes about playing music without any ones or zeros......

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