Originally Posted by jb82
I agree about the DR being better on digital, the pops/clicks do not bother me since their not so audible during the music. I have heard well mastered cd's and their vinyl versions. I still have not heard a cd that has the detail that I hear on its vinyl version.
The extra details that many perceive could be rooted in well known and inherent audible technical flaws of vinyl. For example the several forms of audible nonlinear distortion can be perceived as brightness and detail. There is often an amplitude modulation due to the cartridge coping with eccentricity and warps. The build up of audible nonlinear distortion during loud passages and near the end of the discs due to the reduced radius of the inner grooves can be perceived as "more dynamic", and so on.
The thing about science is that its always changing, thats for your redbook standard thoughts.
Redbook is now mature well-understood technology, and the science related to it is not going to change much any more. The LP is even older and better understood technology. The key understanding about vinyl was that it would be impractical to improve its performance significantly, and so the industry pulled up their stakes and moved to digital.
I like both mediums but so far I am convinced that vinyl has more detail/resolution than the redbook standard, and the cd's have the edge on DR I agree.
As a tiny noisy minority seem to define resolution, which encompasses a lot of audible noise and distortion, the LP is well ahead and is unlikely to be eclipsed.
I know adding more bandwidth alone doesn't make it better, it would need a remaster to take advantage. I am not clueless about this subject just stating my findings so far which could change, but I have to hear it first. Believe it or not I do have some humility ; )
It takes more humility than I can muster to sit though all the of audible noise and distortion that is inherent in vinyl, to listen to it unless the music on the spinning black disk is unavailable any other way.