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- Apr 25, 2010
Yes, but the other thing is I feel more comfortable taking LP advice over tape advice. Easier to investigate too. The reason is that tape knowledge is restricted by the available software, while the LP knowledge base is huge. So I can ask the general what to buy, and buy it, cost aside, while after listening to the tape titles and some samples from usual sources I have zero interest in tape.
so what you are saying is you have not found a 'General' in the tape landscape.
and opinions about tape titles are valuable relative to the holders access to vinyl comparisons, and the equipment they might have. so it takes some investigations to vet it.
and tape will never have that wide spread knowledge base since so many of the best tapes (of popular titles) are grey market, so information about the best tapes is restricted. it's out there but not really open and freely shared.
vinyl has no such limits. i don't blame you for your conclusions. but tape still has the highest ceiling of performance. but it's not relevant for everyone.