Which Is Better: Vinyl, Tape, or CDs?

There are endless debates over which has superior sound quality, vinyl LPs or CDs. I’ve been a serious music fan since I was a wee tot way back in the days of reel-to-reel tapes and vinyl LPs. My dad was a symphony musician and music teacher, and to this day I don’t believe he has acknowledged any music made after the 18th century. (Kidding, Dad! Hugs!) I think CDs are the bee’s knees.

In the olden days before CDs, a lot of music lovers who wanted to preserve their vinyl played a new LP only once, to copy it to tape. It was no use purchasing commercially recorded cassettes because of their inferior quality. They used the cheapest tape and were plagued with hiss, narrow dynamic range, and overall cruddy tone. ...

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