i heard somewhere that the information on a vinyl record actually goes a lot higher than 20khz. so the information that you can hear sounds that much better. in a conversation in this forum, someone stated that the vinyl sound was kind of "rounded off". now, nothing goes from 20hz-20khz like a cd, but we both noticed that cd's kind of have all the same volume. and he couldn't explain why cd's sound like that (i don't know either). somebody else noted here that on a system up to $5,000, vinyl and cd's will sound about the same. on a system costing more than that however, vinyl will sound better. i myself like the sound of vinyl. tho when i listen at high volumes or want to listen to a lot of bass i play cd's. bottom line: i think vinyl is more acurate and natural reproduction of the music, from what information is there (even if vinyl doesn't go 20-20).