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re: Vinyl vs. CD myths refuse to die
kc6zut   1/14/2010 10:34:51 PM
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In a similar vein, "super-duper speaker cable" etc. This comic seems appropriate for this discussion. http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/spinal_tap_amps.png There's one born every minute.

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re: Vinyl vs. CD myths refuse to die
Mike Demler   1/14/2010 4:43:07 PM
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Hi Rich, Some myths just never die. Your earlier article prompted me to re-enter this debate as well. That "howstuffworks" article reminds me of an identical "debate" to debunk these myths that the late Bill Travis and I conducted in Components in Electronics, and that was way back in 1991! I have written several blog posts on the subject. You can find the most recent artcile, which contains several related links, at http://the-world-is-analog.blogspot.com/2009/02/laser-turntables-for-your-vinyl-lps.html -Mike Demler

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