TheBigBlack's Guide To Digital Audio

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Introduction

Over the past few years there has been a massive increase in the number of consumers returning to vinyl records as their first choice in listening to music. Whilst the average music listener wonders why, the answer is that many are now being made aware of the difference in sound quality that is experienced on vinyl as opposed to a compressed computer file, (such as MP3), or even to some degree a compact disc (CD).

Why does vinyl seemingly still sound better? For a variety of reasons, but mainly because most digital storage mediums such as MP3 and CD cannot store enough digital data to reproduce the whole of the recorded sound. Also it is due to some audio equipment is not designed for proper digital playback.

With improvements to technology happening at an ever increasing rate we are reaching a point where consumers can now begin to choose their digital audio quality options, based on convenience and affordability – and for the first time can now reproduce sound quality that is equivalent (and often even better) than the golden days of the 33 rpm LP.

Whilst some will always argue that a vinyl record on a turntable still sounds better, that is now nothing more than a myth if digital audio is used properly.

 

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Last Updated: 25/09/2016