Well. I suppose the question is... what is your favorite format to PLAY?B_big. wrote: ↑Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:29 pm.vinyl collector wrote: ↑Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:14 pmWhen I play "discs" I mostly play 12" LP albums. 12" maxi singles has mostly better sound quality. 12" half mastered LP albums eg. from MFSL are really good. But mostly I stream FLAC files from my computer via a Benchmark DAC1 (digital analog converter) to my Onkyo A-809 and Dali Concept 10.
I prefer vinyl converted to FLAC in 24 bit 96 kHz or 24 bit 192 kHz. I do NOT play MP3.
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- Isn't your nickname 'Vinyl Collector'? So, if you already have the vinyl recording and you must have the equipment, to play them, at least once, for transferring, why the hell do you do this?
Don't get me wrong, I don't want to offend you, but I ask myself, what is the reason to make such an effort. On the other hand you can easily put on a record on your turntable and enjoy the music. .
- By the way, here are my fave vinyl formats in order of appearance: 10", double 7", 12" recordings. .
OR... is it - what is your favorite format to collect?
OR... is it - what is your favorite format to BUY?
To collect... yes, my favorite format to collect is VINYL - 12" albums. And also 12" maxi singles, 7" singeles and EPs. No doubt! I have never been a CD collector. I also collect some old Elvis Presley 78 rpm discs.
To play - yes my favorite format is to stream the music from the computer. I'm a bit lazy so I prefer don't lift my ass from the chair or the sofa to often. Or when I'm sitting and working or surfing at my desktop computers.
To buy... today century 2000? I don't buy CDs. I only buy vinyl discs. But to be honest, the most music I listen to today is downloaded, downloaded in FLAC format - 24 bit 192 kHz or 24 bit 96 kHz. But I can also accept FLAC 16/44.1.
In my opinion the vinyl discs are not of the same high quality today year 2018 as they were at the 60s and 70s. For exampel, the MFSL half speed mastered releases was OUTSTANDING! Check out The Beatles at MFSL!
Never heard about the famous Swedish guys Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm who run The Pirate Bay or Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon who run Spotify I suppose these guys has changed the listeners "type" of listening.
Btw, I have 12.000+ 12" albums in my collection.