When completing some translations in Roon i stumbled upon this, probably imminent phrase:
The audio signal is being processed in order to emulate the sonic character of a record player based playback chain.
I thought it was interesting and quite philosophical!
Exactly what is the “sonic character” of a record player based playback chain, to you?
To me the vinyl playback quite easily surpasses the digital side when considering most parts, not so much when focusing on other properties!
So, what does this do? Introduce a higher background noise? Clicks and occasional pops?
I seriously doubt it could do the things that a nice vinyl pressing can do in the right setting, namely recreate the recording moment, let you get closer to the artists and their intent. Flesh out the individual sounds of instruments and voices without clouding their colleagues!
Let’s hear your thoughts!