Just a bit of input...I did a realtime A/B comparison using Dire Straits Brothers in Arms "your latest trick" as the subject and my ERC-3 and Thorens TD-125 Long Base using a Denon 103R Cart and an EAR-834P preamp. I started both the CD and Album at the same exact time (with some help and a couple of tries), and sat and listened...I chose the track because I know it VERY WELL and it was brilliantly mastered and recorded. Well without question, not "IMHO" or "IMO" or "To my ears" or any other politically correct "out" the vinyl had a deeper, wider and more "realistic" presentation. The CD was clean, clear and crisp with silent presentation and a bit more visceral impact. However, the LP sounded as if Mark Knopfler, and to a greater degree, his saxophonist was in my listening space and had their own "areas" within that space and that did not happen with the same verve on the CD! It frankly wasn't even close. So why is that? If you look at my signature line you can see all the equipment I use, Nothing too spectacular compared to what is available out there.
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