Tales of the unexpected. The inconvenient truth about vinyl isn’t that “it sucks” – it doesn’t. Try saying “digital sucks” and you’ll hear nothing but the sound of dismissive idealism. Pragmatism tells us that some turntables sound better than others. Many turntables sound incredible, other less so. Just like DACs and streamers. Many DAC/streamer combos sound incredible, other less so.
However, digital audio doesn’t enjoy vinyl’s endlessly positive mainstream coverage. Coverage that often spills into hyperbole to put entry-level turntable disappointment a credit card swipe away.… Read the full article