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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

    In a pure ease of use digital rules and tape is second.
    It’s what I do of doing paperwork or house stuff. I’m playing James brown 20 all time hits.
    this on vinyl wound be a issue lol. but to go back on topic if we own analog first the digital must Match or in speed and texture or it’s just a bad going back and forth. It’s why I said the LAMPI trp it’s fast and analog like. The sever must just good enough to make it sound good. A The tube choice dials it in perfect to have the sound of your cartridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    It is exactly the opposite for me. I get restless even thinking about playing vinyl knowing I have to get up at least every 20 minutes to flip the record. Twenty minutes is the maximum considering I am forced to either listen to shitty tracks on virtually every release or get up and skip over them. Much easier to do with a digital front end. Life to short to listen to crappy music.

    I do agree with this although I am enjoying my analog experiment. I believe moving forward both will be part of my system!
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    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    It is exactly the opposite for me. I get restless even thinking about playing vinyl knowing I have to get up at least every 20 minutes to flip the record. Twenty minutes is the maximum considering I am forced to either listen to shitty tracks on virtually every release or get up and skip over them. Much easier to do with a digital front end. Life to short to listen to crappy music.
    I think you have made that clear on many occasions.

    Nevertheless, I strongly doubt that will deter anyone enjoying vinyl from doing so. For those who enjoy it, and can afford it, there’s no reason for choosing just one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    I think you have made that clear on many occasions.

    Nevertheless, I strongly doubt that will deter anyone enjoying vinyl from doing so. For those who enjoy it, and can afford it, there’s no reason for choosing just one.


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    I actually find that I become more engaged musically when I listen to an entire album or CD compared to jumping around to my favorite tracks. The music just seems to flow better.

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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    I actually find that I become more engaged musically when I listen to an entire album or CD compared to jumping around to my favorite tracks. The music just seems to flow better.

    Ken
    Ditto for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audiophilehi View Post
    Ditto for me!
    Me too


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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraFast69 View Post
    Me too


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    I actually find that I become more engaged musically when I listen to an entire album or CD compared to jumping around to my favorite tracks. The music just seems to flow better.

    Ken
    this was what I was trying to describe. With digital jumping tracks is just so easy, that I find myself constantly looking for the next snippet.

    But which one ever anyone likes, digital or analog, anything goes.


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