Raul, Audiogon is up and running again, they are finished with the transfer. See you again in 7 years !That tell me that your " heart " still belongs to LP because the LP alternative had not important advancements into the alternative fundamentals/foundations when in the other side the digital alternative ( every where not only in audio. ) is growing up " day by day " and seems to me that the best is forth coming.
Mike, exist a question that every one of us could make to our self: which my main target through my room/system set up?
I understand should be the MUSIC enjoyment but there are several MUSIC enjoy ment levels. Whinch yours and yours?
Mine is the MUSIC enjoyment by be nearest to the recording that puts me nearer to the LIVE MUSIC experiences.
We can't mimic live MUSIC what we can achieve could be to reproduce the nearest we can what the recording microphones pick-up and for this could happens I have to put at minimum any kind of distortions/noises/resonances/vibrations developed by the room/system it self.
In that way what puts me nearer to the live MUSIC experiences at near field position is the medium that performs:
not sweet or or heavy colored, gentle, and the like but tha's has natural agresiveness, brigthness, powerful, with natural colorations, fully dynamic, great rythm, up-front, full emotive, etc, etc. and this is the digital alternative, LP alternative can't do it it does not has the powerful and impact that live MUSIC has.
Maybe you think that the LP experiences puts you nearer/truer to the recording.
Regards and enjoy the MUSIC NOT DISTORTIONS.