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Number one myth to me is that analog equals or betters Hi-Res digital, especially vinyl. A pristine quality analog master tape would roughly equal to 15 bits of digital "resolution" . Of course they can be digitized at much higher rate, but their actual properties based on their SNR and dynamic capabilities will never equal a good old fashioned CD.s specs. Naturally I'm not talking about their perceived subjective sound quality here, analog recording can and do sound superb as thousands of records out there testify to that. No I'm talking about simply as technological benchmark here.
Until you introduce physical wear onto the substrate due to multiple playings. Entropy is a valid concept, and it is in play on a surface that will degrade over time and useage (needle quality and age also factors). Just mr .03 worth
I think the arguement falls to the ideal of analog in, analog out. Why convert something to digital and back to analog?? Plenty of reasons. However, like any other digital file, every time you make a conversion you lose...
I'm not sure what that is though.