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.

Another One Bites the Dust?

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Atlanta’s Criminal Records has announced that it will close on November 1st. Is this a harbinger of future woes for record stores or an isolated phenomena? While some people feel that record stores are doomed, Steven Stone offers another scenario…

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Another One Bites the Dust?

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Atlanta's Criminal Records has announced that it will close on November 1st. Is this a harbinger of future woes for record stores or an...

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Mastering – The Final Frontier

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Does your CD copy of The Red Hot Chili Peppers new release sound different than the LP release? According to the guys who mastered it, the...

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Mastering – The Final Frontier

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Does your CD copy of The Red Hot Chili Peppers new release sound different than the LP release? According to the guys who mastered it, the two versions SHOULD sound different because they were mastered differently…

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Rolling Your Own

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The modern audiophile is different than he was fifty years ago. Not because methods of consumption have changed, but because a fundamental...

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Game-Changing Features

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Everyone has a different idea of a revolutionary or game-changing feature. The idea that matters to one may not matter to another. The...

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Will Hipsters Save Analog Audio?

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It would appear that the younger, hipper generation is going retro – even in terms of the audio they listen to. These hipsters are going back to listening to music via turntables and vinyl.

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Linn Says Your System Is Only As Good As Your Source. Is This Philosophy Still Relevant To Today’s Audiophile?

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Linn was a leader in the audiophile industry when vinyl was the source of choice. They continue to be a relevant company in the...

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Retro Styling: Form Following Foggy Recollections of Old Stuff

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What is the deal with retro styling? It's one thing when it is applied to a pair of jeans. It is quite another when it is applied to an...

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Can a Turntable be as Simple as a CD Player? The Music Hall USB-1 Thinks So

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There is a new turntable being made available by Music Hall, the USB-1 turntable, that is attempting to simplify the vinyl process, which would make it more attractive to a wider audience. It seems to be succeeding.

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