I don't get it. Even if the vinyl copy is better than CD/SACD recording, wouldn't it be lost in converting to FLAC? I have seen recently that. 5 Aug 21st century formats are High-Res downloads (bit depth, 96 or kHz sample rate) in FLAC or ALAC. With Vinyl, I am NOT hearing back what I strived to do when mixing. That medium is marred with flaws: Quality that changes depending whether you're close to the outer edge, or inner radius (CD or MP3 does not. 27 Jan which rip would be better detailed sound? I have some Abba,boney M, modern talkin,scorpions etc albums ripped from vinyl in flac and the same.
29 Mar Can anyone really tell the difference? I know that most FLAC rips are around kbps (well most of mine are at least) and that some bit rips. nowadays it isnear impossible to find a really bad equipment, even the most unexpensive converters are quite good and excellent results can be achieved with little money; to digitize vinyl I use pro equipments because they are already there, otherwise I would never buy them for the task FLAC is an excellent format . 3 Oct We compare the sound quality of Analog (Vinyl) vs Digital Audio(CD,FLAC)on a $k+ stereo setup. The results may surprise you, as they did us. Check out our listening results. See our Youtube debate.
25 Aug Dan - going to go out on an opinion limb here. Cannot prove it. That said Digitizing a seriously good analog music stream and expecting improvement after digitizing it is a fool's errand. That said, I've spent lots of time digitizing my vinyl so I can access it from tools like Roon. But it NEVER sounds superior. You can have vinyl ripped in FLAC. If you have the ability to capture the line out from a turntable with good enough quality, FLAC is basically a vinyl that won't ever degrade no matter how many times you play it. While vinyl has the potential to sound very good, if you don't have a nice turntable it will sound. 5 Aug Lately, I have read more and more individuals preaching the sonic virtues of FLAC with literally no idea what they are talking about. They spout annoying, misleading drivel that has no basis in reality whatsoever. Let's learn about FLAC, why it's good, and why it isn't, shall we? What in the fuck is "FLAC"?.