Thank you for all these answers and take the time to explain. I feel somewhat scammed with the 24 bits music we can find on the net, and now with my audio interface. Hopefully it have some nice D/A decoder so it’s still ok, and it’s useful to listen to 24/192 ridiculously encoded rips from internet
I said I feel scammed because the majority of actual HDTracks/Studio Masters sold on Internet have the same clipping than the quality CD ones, so it’s exactly the same Dynamic Range between both, but not the price…
Not really, the vinyl is less clear than the original master converted to 16/44.1 (so which is theorically perfect) but it is much warm and light between the different sounds (instruments or things like percussions and bass, etc). I just bought a decent phono ampli (Rega Mini Fono A2D) which can directly convert to 16/44.1 by USB so it’s nice because more is not useful if I understood all of the stuff.
In fact the #1 reason I wanted to play vinyles it’s because of the Loudness War you must know I presume. I can show an example of two tracks I have both on vinyl and FLAC CD quality bought on Internet.
FLAC 16/44.1, Dynamic Range score of 6
WAV 24/48, Dynamic Range score of 10
You can see the clipping now on CD and 16/44.1 FLAC sold on Internet, it’s awful. I can hear some CRRcRR when I listen to them, on clipped moments… Only for a volume war. They forgot that people don’t listen to CD on smartphones and others stuff. So why not make a decent mastering for CD’s like in '90, and a worst one for mp3?
The good fact with vinyls is the source is low and I can normalise the volume to whatever I want without clipping. More, the Dynamic Range score is always better on vinyls than CD, at least, if the master for the vinyl have no clipping, there is no reason the sound will be bad on the vinyl (same for the CD anyway), but the vinyl is still save from this for the moment, although they begin to reduce the mastering quality on them too.
Examples with Katy Perry, you can see the difference from vinyls rips. (ok Katy is not the best reference but I needed an actual pop celebrity which we can guess her music will be awfully clipped). Same for Lady GaGa for example.
So yeah, the vinyl is not yet dead