So, the other day I had a long discussion with a friend who is learning engineering. He says that analog is way superior to digital in every way bla blab blah..you have heard this before I'm sure. I replied that, of course there are numerous differences in the reproduction of the sound, from a business perspective digital is king. I have yet to acquire my desired collection of vintage pre's and mic's, but I really do think that a good signal path to the recorder is the number one ingredient.To me, this is a stupid debate. Most of us are sampling anywhere from 24192khz down to 16-48(eek..black face of shame.) This much info is far superior to the final cd product. What do you think of this, and do you think this will change with the distribution of dvd audio.