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Old November 5, 2010, 12:55 PM
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The original topic is analog connections not so much analog media types.
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Old November 13, 2010, 05:00 AM
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The original topic is analog connections not so much analog media types.
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Old November 13, 2010, 08:01 AM
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I can't tell if you're being sarcastic, but...

The two are unrelated. Analog audio loses its theoretical value once it's been converted to digital; all audio processed by your PC is digital. The fewer number of digital to analog transitions the better.
He's not, vinyl IS making a huge comeback, no two ways about it, its just the truth.
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Old November 13, 2010, 09:46 AM
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Well I don't know about a huge comeback...it has always been a favorite of people who have the gear to let the media type be heard for what it is worth.
I have heard some excellent vinyl systems in my day and they can sounds pretty sweet.... Some like them and some prefer digital media.
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He's not, vinyl IS making a huge comeback, no two ways about it, its just the truth.
While I do disagree with the huge comeback part, that's not what I'm talking about, nor is it what this thread is about. Once the audio from an analog source is converted to digital, it permanently loses the properties that vinyl enthusiasts deem superior.

All audio processed by a computer is digital. So analog outputs on a PC don't relate the the debatable benefits of vinyl records.
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Somewhere along the line you need the sound to be analog, as our ears require analog to hear.

I believe, however, you're talking specifically about analog outputs on sound-cards being phased out? Well, considering that the signal has to be converted to analog somewhere along the line, I don't see it happening. If analog outputs were phased out on sound-cards, then the DAC required for the digital-to-analog conversion would have to be moved somewhere else in the audio line. This is already the case with speakers like the Z5500's, where the DAC inside the control-housing for the speakers does the conversion from the digital signal from the sound-card. However, these DAC's are inferior to what are found in standalone sound-cards. I definitely don't see analog outputs being phased out as some industry standard. That would be absolutely ridiculous.
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