From the view comments I see here, that some people are total folowers, like Apple bigots, Trump followers, Beta tape proponents from the 70s, and now the vinyl gang, as well as any other cult type followings/groups. I think what is hard for the 'Die Hard' vinyl followers is an attempt, that will probably remain for 'ages', to try to recover from the obvious fact that what they touted for so long, and with fantastic amount of money, is simply not true. Their very outdated notion that vinyl is the best sound past over 40 years ago. It appears that Killdozzer implied this with his comment “better performing medium is always better” that vinyl was a product that gives better sound, although it is not totally clear what he really meant. But if he was, this is utterly ridiculous. Then I see VonMagnum was questioning and also implying that MoFi did nothing wrong! More ridiculousness! Then he went on to say that laser discs (and the implication goes to say that CDs as well would also be in this group), are not digital, which is more utter BS. Analog MEANS that there is no processing going on when the medium is being played, other than perhaps some frequency adjustments, which ALL vinyl albums go thru when played. Tape decks do this as well, and also have a bias setting as well that is used when laying the music/sounds onto tape. Jeffca is more in tune with reality, and it is a delight to hear his comments.
If anyone cares, and really opens their eyes, not that the truth is out of the bag, I have all the forms of recorded music in my home theater, which includes a turntable, a reel-reel tape deck (one of the best ever made for home use), a dedicated CD player, a DVD/SACD/AUDIO DVD player, a DVR, streaming input from Roku/Prime, and a very high end tuner - another analog device. The best sounding source is the SACD, although I have had a SACD that sounded quite bad, and the equivalent straight CD of the same album (a Diana Krall album) sounded great. This means that any music medium can be made poorly sound wise. The next best sound is from CD payer. The next best is from DVD movies or music videos. The next best sound is from my reel-reel tape deck. The next best is from vinyl, but only from records that have not been played much. Each time you play vinyl, it wears the record. I use to buy records (pretty much before CDs came out), record them onto my tape deck when the vinyl was new, and sell them to my friend for half the cost of the album. I put the tape deck listening above the vinyl because the recording on my tape deck does not change, no matter how often I play them, but records do wear. They also sometimes get clicks and pops when playing them back, which is not just a wear issue.