This is a question I have been meaning to ask from you all LP experts .
I often see people go and buy LPs of new music releases. I have to believe these are recorded and mixed down in digital. And therefor the LP is an analog conversion of digital. If these assumptions are correct, what is the appeal of the LP as opposed to getting the same bit stream in digital domain?
Is it that the high-res conversion to analog is preferred to down-sampled & down-res'ed CD version? What if the music was available without the reduced resolution? The preference remains?