Still, as artists and labels hop on the vinyl trend, some new vinyl releases may be mastered from CD-quality audio, not the high-resolution formats audiophiles and folks like Neil Young adore.
Is a CD-quality album going to sound more accurate on vinyl than a CD? But it will sound more vinyl-y, if that's your preference. Vinyl's capable of a lot, but only if the grooves are wide enough for the needle to track them properly.
A longer album means skinnier grooves, a quieter sound and more noise. Likewise, the ear-rattling sounds of dubstep weren't really meant for your turntable. Vinyl can struggle with highs and lows: High-pitched frequencies drum cymbals, hi-hats and sibilance think "s" sounds can cause the ugly crackle of distortion, while deep bass panned between the left and right channels can knock around the needle.
Otherwise, "that's a hard path for a needle to trace. The beginning of an album side sounds better than the end: As the album's circumference shrinks toward the middle, the needle speed changes and it can't follow every millimeter of the groove. If the song that closes side A or B is a complicated one — say, one with a busy harmonica solo — it may well sound less than hi-fi.
That's why those double-LPs are worth the extra flipping. Surface noise: "The warm sound of the vinyl, that's a form of noise that you get from dealing with the lacquer material and having it go through this manufacturing process," Gonsalves said. The vinyl format can generate other issues: crackles and pops, records that skip and the whine of a needle against the LP, all problems that the CD advertised itself on solving decades ago.
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