Vinyl - One Word - WOW!!

Just demo the Project debut carbon evo.  I am amazed! The music sounds alive!

Makes me not want to by CD's 


An analogy for this topic is:

Analog = pencil never leaves the paper when drawing an analog

sound wave

Digital = the pencil leaving the paper thousands of times

to draw a sound wave
hence a digital  sound wave is  a sample of an analog sound wave

system dependent

good luck Willy-T

Both sound fantastic with the right setup. A clean vinyl recording with the joy of handling the physical media vs the convenience of having an endless supply of music? Why not do both as best you can within your budget! If I had an unlimited budget, I would pick vinyl. If I had a limited budget, I would stream. If I could do both, I would. Overly simplified, yes! However, you're statement which has evolved into the usual chase down the rabbit hole has no right or wrong answer and never will. If all I could have is an am-fm tuner with a coat hangar antennae playing music through 30 year old speakers from Radio Shack, then that is usually infinitely better than listening to music through the speakers on my phone. However, sometimes it is not as well. 

Couldn't agree more with the fact that master tape to vinyl recordings are the next best thing to being there live! I've got hundreds of good vintage pressings from the 60s & 70s in my collection and a few from the 50s & early 80s. The newer pressings engineered from the original master tapes aren't too shabby either! For those of you vinyl lovers who may find yourselves in the area, for whatever reason(s), I would encourage you to drop into a vintage (and new vinyl) store I happened upon over the holidays called:  "Purchase Street Records". It used to  be located in New Bedford, MA but has since relocated to Pope's Island in Fairhaven, MA. Great Store!  Great people! They've got a website. Check 'em out!

I like my vinyl, CD and streaming rigs equally well. Zero preference in overall sound between the 3, just the different mastering on each recording can make a significant difference. It obviously is related to the quality of each of your systems and in what listening environment they are played. To say one is way better than the other points to shortcomings in some of your systems and listening environment. Just my experience. 

Just enjoy the music and don't worry about the source.  My opinion is that vinyl is much better, but I still enjoy CD.  It's all about the music.