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If possible, how could mastering engineers allow for stereo bass on vinyl?

Let's start by saying, even if you could, it doesn't make a great deal of sense to have a heavy stereo split in the bass frequencies. Let's try to analyse why that would be... First, your ...
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How can I tell what quality/bitrate the audio stream is on a YouTube video I'm watching?

Right click a youtube video in your browser Click "Stats for Nerds" Look for "codecs", note the last part (e.g. "Opus 250") Look up the value here The quality of the ...
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Has audio quality improved since the CD era?

When CDs first arrived on the scene, mid 80s, some [very few] albums were separately mixed/mastered for vinyl & CD/tape. Partly this was to be able to take advantage of the new, lower noise floor &...
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Why are almost all "turntable stands" and "Vinyl record storage units" made of wood? Does this have something to do with the sound quality?

In the modern world, vinyl records (like analog watches, radios, newspapers, steam trains, and paper journals) are a niche nostalgia product. Wood is the popular accompaniment for this, largely for ...
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Is it a good idea to stream a vinyl turntable via Bluetooth?

This is a more controversial question than you might expect. For a certain subset of vinyl fans, myself among them, it makes at least a psychological difference that the sound of an old record (or a ...
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Original recording of Traffic's The low spark of high heeled boys — good sound quality?

This isn't an album or track I know, so I ermm… borrowed a version off the interwebz for some comparison. You're right the version you have is 'warm'… in fact it's so warm it sounds like it melted ;) ...
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Is it a good idea to stream a vinyl turntable via Bluetooth?

It's just a personal choice. It's up to you in the end. I prefer vinyl for the attention it needs. I have to take care of it and and what you put into it is what you get back out of it. No one has ...
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Is it a good idea to stream a vinyl turntable via Bluetooth?

I was about to answer with "there is no perceivable difference" and give you a lesson on high quality digital conversion techniques, but then I read this: Audio Technica AT-LP60BK-BT ...and this: what-...
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Is it a good idea to have a wireless connected Subwoofer for Vinyl?

At a technical level, yes it's the same question. But the subwoofer reproduces the very lowest sounds only. It might be a little odd to have only the subwoofer on wireless--for one thing it might have ...
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Why does Metal sound so muddy?

I think there are two factors that are responsible for the phenomenon you describe: Lack of financial means. Neither of the metal bands you mentioned as bad examples are even close to the mainstream ...
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Why does Metal sound so muddy?

"Metal" is a fairly broad term, and as you observed in your original post, only certain artists' work is characterized by a "muddy" sound. As glahn's answer indicates, for certain ...
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Click sound in Chicago's song

You mean the single click on the left, before the F# establishes itself, rather than the repeating tick on the right, which is hi-hat pedal? The more I listen to that it simply sounds like a mistake. ...
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