Re: If you have an old DAB,
"But, the sound of Vinyl IS SUPERIOR to CD's..."
Not superior, just more what you're used to. More what you 'expect'.
From a master to copy point of view and dynamic range point of view, CD's dynamic range of 95dB is much higher than Vinyl's 55dB. The whole issue with Vinyl is that if you master a disc too aggressively you'll end up with the needle jumping out of the groove because it can't cope with the range.
As for noise - Just put on a 'blank' vinyl record on your turntable and listen - you won't have silence out of the speakers - a very low rumble and a bit of white noise is what you'll actually hear, and more than likely some hiss from your phono stage.
Vinyl has a preferable tone to most people - mainly because CD can be a little harsh - it's not superior - just different.
FWIW - I like the sound on vinyl, but I also like certain albums on CD that have been well mastered.