Category Archives: Vinyl

Not All Cover Art is Equal

Here are two screen photos of some cover art. Same TV. Same graphic embedded in the same MP3 file streamed via DLNA from the same Android phone. The only difference was which DLNA client device was producing the on-screen display: … Continue reading

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More on defective vinyl

Here’s an interesting piece from Mark Waldrep, president of AIX records, which produces super high fidelity multichannel digital recordings: ‘Engineering for Vinyl’.

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A bold, silly statement

UK Guardian writer John Harris says ‘The sound quality is way better than anything digital’. And he is referring to vinyl. He is a lefty and seems to be suggesting that listening to music on vinyl is, in the words … Continue reading

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Beware the expert

There are advantages to old-fashioned analog music, according to some audiophiles. “There is a fuller sound to it, and more depth to the sound,” said Ryan Holiday, the New Orleans-based marketing director for American Apparel. He’s a new devotee of … Continue reading

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Skeptoid does vinyl vs CD

Brian Dunning from has released his latest podcast, which takes on a fraught subject: ‘Are Vinyl Recordings Better than Digital?‘. Definitely well worth a listen. Especially Dunning’s elegant explanation of the beauty of the vinyl reproduction system. Of course … Continue reading

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Wobbling grooves

Years ago I wrote a post in which I mentioned my long search for a good recording of Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor. In the end I found a Telarc one with impressive bass. I suggested in that … Continue reading

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Crappy turntable could be cool product

Got to say, when I first saw this product, my immediate reaction was that it was a pity such a thing existed. The cartridge doesn’t look good, and would probably do some damage to LPs, and to use broadcast FM … Continue reading

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Looking into the black box

A young man of my acquaintance was given a very special present for his 21st birthday: a good quality stereo turntable and an amplifier. I wasn’t there, but I heard a lovely story about it. While they were trying to … Continue reading

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Crosstalk – 3D and audio

I have reviewed five different 3D TVs. All five of them had noticeable problems with crosstalk. Crosstalk is a word that has been used for decades in regard to consumer electronics. It is used to label a legitimate signal ending … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Dwight Frye

Last night I watched, with one of my daughters, the 1922 version of Nosferatu. The picture quality wasn’t particularly good, yet it was still strangely powerful at certain points. My daughter, who has read Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, of which … Continue reading

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