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    24 Bit 96 KHz Vinyl Rips

    Does anybody bother with these?

    Why?

    I go for lossless if I can get it but avoid the vinyl rips as the file sizes are double the CD rips.

    Then I realised I was missing the Abba discography from my collection but when I went to get it the only discogs available were vinyl rips.

    So I grabbed one now I am listening and it sounds gorgeous. It has a strange creamy texture and if I close my eyes can feel the disk spinning and the needle threading its way through the groove.

    Is this in my imagination or do vinyl rips actually sound better?

    I would have to download the Abba discog in CD lossless and then do the Pepsi challenge blindfold for a truly scientific analysis but there is no CD lossless available for the swedish supergroup



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    I absolutely love the FLAC vinyl rips and have a nice but small collection, as they can be hard to find. I don't really understand the 24 bit , bit, nor the 96khz .

    I just search Flac vinyl on the torrent sites and happily trawl through the pages .

    Maybe audibly you cannot tell a great difference, at least compared to CD flac rips, but somehow they just make you feel so good listening to them, like the old records used to .

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    have you thought about buying some https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_%28company%29 cables to give your sound even more "warmth"

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    Does anybody bother with these?
    No to me.

    I keep meaning to get a deck and digitize my vinyl, but I can never be arsed.

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    just spotted this new one at demonoid


    Jimi Hendrix - Vinyl Discography (1967-2010) [Flac]

    Genre: Blues, Experemental, Psychedelic
    Quality: lossless FLAC
    Audio Bitrate: 24 bit / 96 khz

    .: Studio Albums :.
    1967 - Are You Experienced?
    1967 - Axis: Bold As Love
    1968 - Electric Ladyland

    .: Live Albums :.
    1970 - Band of Gypsys

    .: Compilation :.
    1968 - Smash Hits

    --- Posthumus Discography ---

    .: Studio Albums :.
    1971 - The Cry of Love
    1971 - Rainbow Bridge
    1972 - War Heroes
    1975 - Midnight Lightning
    2010 - Valleys of Neptune

    .: Live Albums :.
    1972 - Hendrix In The West
    1987 - Live At Winterland
    1999 - Live At Woodstock
    1999 - Live At Clark University
    2002 - Blue Wild Angel: Live At The Isle of Wight

    .: Compilations :.
    1984 - Kiss The Sky
    2000 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Limited Edition 8 LP Box Set)
    2007 - Classic Singles Collection Vol. 2 (1967-1979)

    Size: 30.84 GB
    my back up hard drives are getting a bit full, and I'm sick of buying the rubbish things
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    so just downloaded
    1984 - Kiss The Sky,
    only 1.6 GB sounds great !

    also on pirate bay etc
    http://thepiratebay.to/torrent/18012...%29.%5BFlac%5D

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    If you have very good, very well trained ears you may hear the difference. I am not one of those so would not hear it.

    However when the CD was introduced I did not really understand, why they set the values 48k samples per second and 16 bit except they wanted to compress even large records onto one CD. If I had to chose I would have gone for 64k samples and 24 bit. 16bit sampling depth limits the dynamic range.

    48 k means that for any frequency above 12 kHz there are less than 4 samples for every sampled wave. The sample theorem says only 2 are enough to get that frequency but with very severe intermodulation between the music and the sample frequency.

    So if you are an audiophile go for 96/24. However I guess for most hearing a record sampling gives audiophiles that warm fuzzy feeling of reproducing something more original - analog as our hearing is analog not digital. There would be detectable signs of that vinyl recording, but those are really artifacts of flaws in the recording.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers
    If you have very good, very well trained ears you may hear the difference. I am not one of those so would not hear it.
    But the way I see it is just because you cannot hear all the extra sound in a more whole recording, does not mean it cannot affect you .

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers
    If you have very good, very well trained ears you may hear the difference. I am not one of those so would not hear it.
    But the way I see it is just because you cannot hear all the extra sound in a more whole recording, does not mean it cannot affect you .

    That is certainly true. Tests have shown that older people may not hear high frequencies. However they can clearly distinguish, when those frequencies are missing in the mix.

    But the differences between 48/16 and 96/24 are really small for normal hearing. It would be worth a test.

    Or maybe better formulated, 48/16 is already quite close the the hearing capability of most people.

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