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Where does our music come from, and why does it matter?

Where does our music come from, and why does it matter?

Sources are hotly debated among audiophiles, but it seems that regardless of the format it’s presented on (be it tape, vinyl, CD or hi-resolution file streaming), one thing that can be universally agreed upon is that the quality of the source material itself is of paramount importance. While we may spend hundreds or even thousands of pounds on system tweaks (cables, connectors, mains conditioners and so on), as far as the source material is concerned, the age-old rule still stands: “Garbage in, garbage out”.