Sunday, August 9, 2015

Wax Cylinder Technology Needed for the Purest Audiophile Experience

January 27, 2015

If you are like me, then you are always looking to spend extra money to get a bit less. That's why I want to move my complete music collection from the digital medium back to the much older and inferior analog technology medium. You know, what I grew up with. And when I am done doing that, I'm going to replace my modern car with a horse and buggy.

While CD album sales in the United States had dropped by 80 percent since their 2001 peak, LP sales hit 9.2 million, up 52 percent from 2013 and nearly 800 percent since 2004.

Makes complete sense to me. There are so many things vinyl can do that CDs can't. Here are five of them.

1. Of vinyl's inherent deficiencies, reproducing bass is one of its most glaring.

2. The other is that the last track on each side of a record sounds worse than the first, due to the fact that the player's stylus covers fewer inches of grooves per second as it gets closer to the center.

3. "The closer it gets to the label, the more the information is getting compromised, the high frequencies getting lost."

4. Not only did records provide only a sliver of what he'd done in the studio but they also came with plenty of sounds that hadn't been there in the first place: ticks and pops.

5. "Really in every way measurable, the digital formats are going to exceed analog in dynamic range, meaning the distance between how loud and how soft," he says.

As much as vinyl appeals to me, as a wannabe audiophile snob, I want to hear my music played on even older analog technology though. That's why I am turning to wax.

Music to my ears! Just as nature intended!!

Oh f... s%^t. Oh my God.

You know the medium is nearly priceless when you break it, nearly say f%^k, realize you are on TV, then opt to say s%^t instead. That's the kind of medium I demand for my music collection! Nothing less will do!! ;)


Rob Dawg said...

Waxy yellow Bilderberg.

Stagflationary Mark said...

Lettuce bilge a better iceberg?

Stagflationary Mark said...

A New World Order

One unsinkable ship, one lettuce hold of iceberg.