I thought that I would put this up in the "Digital" forum only because my good friend Frantz posted a similar thread.
Frantz makes absolute scientific sense in everything he states re digital and its accurate reproduction off the master. He is also dead on when he says where the future of purchasing music lies and that is here on the internet
mep has stated how inexpensive it is to press vinyl and CD I am sure couldn't be too expensive either
My youngest son who is a film school graduate is also a music lover. He listens to my system every now and then. When he does, he has only the kindest of words about how accurate and realistic it sounds BUT hastens to add how nuts I am and that ours is a dying generation when it comes to analog or having music libraries with 1000's of CD's or LP's. His entire music library is on his hard drive and he listens with a small pair of satellites on either side of his screen or with ear phones. He buys all of his music on the internet.
So Frantz my friend, you hit it right on, but if analog is to live on it will only serve an ever declining sector of people.In spite of this the sales of TT's is ever increasing.
For better or worse it is a digital world. Analog, as beautiful as it might sound, ultimately, will saddly pass the way of the Betamax did with the advent of VHS. Most would say Beta was the better format
Anyhow, I don't own a TT but do have my R2R and feel it produces the best sound in my system and to my ears