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What in your opinion sounds better, Cd or Record

Old 04-08-03, 01:56 PM
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What in your opinion sounds better, Cd or Record

For those that have both, which one do you think sounds better. I think for the most part, the cd sounds better but there are a few cases where the record sounds better. Are you Expierenced from Hendrix sounds probably alot better on record since the 97 remaster sounds a little bit too harsh and sometimes un natural. Since I haven't heard the record and will probably never will, I guess I am stuck with it. (it still is a great album)
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Old 04-08-03, 03:20 PM
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as a whole, cds sound better because they offer digital clarity. however, for older music, the original records may be the way to go, since they clearly weren't using cool edit pro back then to master their songs.
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The sound of an album depends on the equipment you are playing it on more than the fact that it is analogue compared to digital.

I would say that a record on a high end system will almost always sound better than it's CD counterpart. However you have to make quite an investment to get high quality sound. A high quality turntable and associated equipment will always be more expensive than a super high end CD player.
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*crackle* I prefer *pop* to listen to records listen to records listen to record listen to records.
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Record, pretty much every time.

I've done side-by-sides on my system, and for at least nine out ten times when I've compared both, I prefer the record.
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Last record player I owned was a flipper, no it didn't flip the LP, it did have 2 needles one on top and the other played upside down. You inserted it like a CD and chose which side and what song you wanted it to play.

I don't want to tell you what I got for that still in A-1 working condition and extra needles, device had limited amount made. The buyer knew it was a limited edtion came in right before compact disc. I sold my record collection with the rather unique player for a whopping amount over what I originally bought it for in 1982....2 years ago in year 2001 for a good amount of money.
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Old 04-09-03, 08:17 AM
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You mean LP or Vinyl, right? Because a CD is a record album.
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Old 04-09-03, 10:19 AM
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I love the way vinyl sounds. I think it sounds clearly better than cds.

But, there are so many drawbacks to the LP format: lack of portability, expensive equipment, expensive and easily destroyed software, etc.
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Vinyl...in a heartbeat.
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Maybe its just me but a vinyl record like "zoso" from zeppelin wouldn't sound as good as the 94 remaster since imo the 94 remaster sound so clear and with out problems I don't know how it could sound better. Now like "II" and "housed of the holy" the vinyl would probably sound better since both of those on cd sound a bit rough and distorted most of the times.
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Old 04-10-03, 02:07 AM
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Vinyl....no doubt
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Old 04-10-03, 07:29 AM
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Having just ripped a bunch of vinyl to disc, I was pleasantly surprised how great it sounded.
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I still say drums have more "punch" on records than they do on CD.
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Ill go with CD, only records I remember was hearing my mother's Elvis when I was little.
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Originally posted by atlantamoi
Having just ripped a bunch of vinyl to disc, I was pleasantly surprised how great it sounded.
I do the same. I recorded a lot of my rarer LP's and 45's to CD for preservation and convenience. The CD does a good job of replicating the sound of the LP.

Which makes me wonder why CD does an 'inferior' job of recording from the same master? If you've got a vinyl version and CD version of the same album (actual releases, not a copy on CD) I challenge you to listen to both and if the LP is in good condition I'm betting you'll like the sound of the LP better. I've done this blind test and pick the LP every time. The CD always sounds 'flatter' when compared.

An even better test is to listen to a live recording on LP and then the CD to a show you've actually been to, or at least of a band who you've seen live. While a CD can sound good, the LP in this instance seems to always win out hands down.
But then, what do I know, most people think MP3's actually sound good
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Old 04-10-03, 05:17 PM
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Records almost always sound better.
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I'm running my mixing setup (2 1200's and 1 CDJ1000) through a Rane Mojo EQ, a 1400 watt QSC amp and 15" JBL M-Pro cabinets. (Essentially a nightclub in my bedroom.) Comparing vinyl to cd, the vinyl has a *much* fuller, richer sound and incredibly thicker low end. Within the next year, I hope to puch another 2400 watts through the pro-series JBL 18" sub, so then I can really compare!
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Old 04-10-03, 10:08 PM
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Originally posted by palebluedot
The sound of an album depends on the equipment you are playing it on more than the fact that it is analogue compared to digital.
Absolutely. I've actually been quite lucky in finding my audio equipment and turntable. LPs are the only way to go in my house.
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Old 04-10-03, 11:17 PM
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An LP will sound better on mid-high end systems.
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Old 04-11-03, 01:31 AM
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This thread drives me crazy everytime I click into it. A CD is a record. How can a record sound better than a record?
And it's NOT A RECORD PLAYER. IT'S A TURNTABLE! Anything that plays recorded music is a record player. A TURNTABLE PLAYS VINYL RECORDS!
I think I am all out of hair to pull out.
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Originally posted by Aphex Twin
This thread drives me crazy everytime I click into it. A CD is a record. How can a record sound better than a record?
And it's NOT A RECORD PLAYER. IT'S A TURNTABLE! Anything that plays recorded music is a record player. A TURNTABLE PLAYS VINYL RECORDS!
I think I am all out of hair to pull out.
This is a pet peeve of mine as well.

That said...I own about 50 LPs and about 750 CDs. LPs still sound better.
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Old 04-11-03, 08:00 AM
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Well, as someone who owns a million CD's and vinyl recordings, I don't think it's a big deal when someone calls vinly simply a "record". Words change over time and I think most people think of records as vinyl. Obviously, not everyone
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