Originally Posted by ameridian
The YT video was "Published on Aug 17, 2012". This predates the OP, so this video wasn't made to rebut the "snap, crackle and pop" argument. If this video was made to demonstrate the capabilities of the system then my post is spot on. If this video was made to show off the gear then my post is also spot on.
Yes the video was made to demonstrate my system. But it was posted here to illustrate to the original poster that HIS description of vinyl does not square with the experience of those who listen predominantly to vinyl.
I pointed out that my system was run-of-the-mill. I also pointed out that I was using a $178 turntable purchased in 1978. If his experience can't meet that low standard, then his experience is not representative.
And I posted IN THIS THREAD for one purpose, to point out to the Original Poster that his experience does not reflect the true quality of vinyl. I think my video does that in spades, especially given his original description of his experience.
My statement was simple enough for even a child to understand. If the OP's experience does not at least equal my video, then he doesn't know what vinyl can sound like and is in no position to make judgements on it.
Now, if it is as simply as he prefers digital music, in its many forms, I'm OK with that. I'm not saying he HAS TO listen to vinyl. I'm simply saying that he is in no position to make a judgement on it until he has a properly setup turntable in good repair with clean records.
Just because I didn't make the video to rebute the "snap, crackle and pop"
argument doesn't mean it doesn't rebute that argument. I think it does it nicely.
Given that I know how good my video sounds, within the limits of YouTube, I find it hard to believe that those who are complaining about it actually listened to it.
The secret to making a fair sounding YouTube video is to simply keep the volume down to a reasonable level, which happens in about 1 out of every 100 audo related YouTube videos.
The video I posted very clearly and indisputable makes that point I was trying to make. If you can't see that, that is your failing.