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.

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 real question is at what cost do these features come.

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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...

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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 audio component that is supposed to offer modern functionality. So again, what it the deal?

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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...

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