I had a revelation this morning. First I'll start with saying that I'm not a vinyl snob. I actually listen to digital more than I do vinyl. I'm 26, this is normal. But that may change. This morning I was listening to a new record which is just effing phenomenal (George Benson - Breezin'), and I realized that vinyl absolutely sounds better. Sure digital is technically more accurate but this morning's listening session really made me a believer. I'm officially in the vinyl camp. My SDA 2BTL's were articulating the bass guitar like I've never heard. I don't mind the snap, crackle, pop either. I have the album Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock that is absolutely beat to **** but still sounds incredible.
I'm thinking the goal of the new system I'm building will be for vinyl playback. It is neither convenient, or easy, to take good care of an analog system but what matters is that I can't get enough of the music when it's spinning on a turntable!
To end with a good story, I was at my brothers tonight and saw a stack of records that he ended up taking when his roomate moved out and got married. There had to be at least 20 in the stack. I looked them over and saw some gems. Long story short, on my way out he said "take em." Tomorrow is gonna be a good day!
Any thoughts on what to replace my Technics SLD2 with?