Originally Posted by tubetwister
Vintage Pioneer PL 510 with a Sure V15 type III and and orig (now vintage ) Sure replacement stylus & ADC something or another cartrige also . It's in the storage/workshop / extra 2 (unused) rooms building out back with my vintage Pioneer Siver SX 980 ,SX 1050 and some speakers all boxed and clean like the monster SX recievers and some speakers .
The favorite vinyl is on 16/44 needle drops or from DAT needle drops on spinning metal and doesent sound any different from the real deal spinning on that T.T. OTOH a lot of that is on Tiidal Hi Fi now and sounds better than the vinyl mixes
I also have a Pioneer TT, ...PL-514 and a Sony Linear ...5000 some like that, and a fully auto Akai one. ...Old vintage PL receiver, Pioneer VSX-9300s.
In my will it's all gone to the kids of the kids of my kids and to that sort of other small animal species...if they ever want to explore the age of the dinosaurs. ...The analog age.
The history of analog and digital music recordings is our history...we lived through it and now it's the age of the aquarius...the streaming, upsampling, downloading, downsampling, high sampling, hi-res ... digital music recordings.
The hardcore generations from after the second World War, and and even from that era...many are still into analog turntables and old LPs that were recorded using analog recording gear. ...Even some 78s, with Charleston and Classical music. ...Victrola record players?
Anyway, analog music recordings, for me, represent a labor of human love. ...And digital music recordings are more technically challenging in some sort of way? ...Less humane?
I believe that the more we are exposed to analog the less our brain have to quantify, rectify, quantum brain jumping around, less mathematical extrapolation from jittering azimuth and less overall life's complications. ...Brief analog is healthier for the brain over digital and streaming.
Take two people of the same age, one is 50 and the other one is also 50, but one had an analog life all his life, and the other a digital one during his lifetime. ...And observe very carefully the interaction between these two gentlemen, over a period of say couple months...and you'll see the main traits that will resort. The analog person will be less stressed overall, more @ peace with himself, and the digital person more worried, unsecured.
Just do the test...you will see. ...Take your time to pick two guys born the same month, from the same zodiac sign; one analog and the other digital...all their life...around 50-years old. If they are too old it's harder, if they are too young it's even harder...aim for a balance...just right in the middle.
Then two or three months later just report your findings here.