Originally Posted by machani
This is not to say vinyl is perfect. But high quality vinyl certainly sounds more transparent and truer to the original. CD's just don't sound "right" (and that includes Audiophile reference CD's I've heard).
Machani, can you explain to me, then, why one can record vinyl to CD, and have it sound like vinyl (i.e. the "information" on vinyl is preserved), and yet you can't record a CD to vinyl and have it sound like CD.
This test has been done a few times, to say the least, and the result, when level-matching and good dbt testing routines are followed, is quite clear. You can make a CD sound like an LP, but not vice versa. That shows, quite conclusively, that an LP has less information.
An LP does, demonstrably, have distortions that sound good. This is not news, this is something long since documented. Now, there's nothing wrong with liking those distortions, which in fact increase the sense of dynamic range and all-over spatial effect, among other things, but wouldn't it be better to add them to CD if you want to? And understand what you're doing?