it's just calibrating a piece of precision equipment. I don't even own a turntable good enough to adjust the cartridge so idgaf.
the point is that a vinyl playback will always be "different" if we're making crypto hashes of the signal, but a good FLAC rip is great storage-wise (1 HDD vs. a 100 lbs crate of physically fragile, temp- and humidity-sensitive media)>>65171661
correct. I play FLAC -> tube preamp/transistor amp -> graphic EQ -> Cat5e cable -> 3way speakers. the best and most compact and simple solution IMO, the equip is my laptop and an 8" cube on my desk.
I definitely notice differences in vinyl playback, this is why we adjust the tracking speed and sometimes the counterweight on the arm if needed. it just needs to be fixed in response to temperature+humidity like when the seasons change>>65171734
i'm still waiting for the day when we have encrypted storage yeasts that selectively grow on media formulated with a chemical UUID and the data unlocked with a passphrase+biometric