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Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by daza152, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. MAC TED

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    That's too general a statement. I have some vinyl that sounds terrible and I have some cd's that sound fantastic. Just because the sound is 'warmer' doesn't mean it's better. Vinyl, for the most part is a 'warm medium' while cd's sound, let's say, 'less warm.' Both sources each have their own strengths and weaknesses. The quality of the DAC used when playing cd's is just as important as the quality of the cartridge being used playing vinyl. There's always something better out there, but one would go crazy trying to find it. Better to spend valuable time looking for good music.
     
  2. Dusty Ol'Man

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  3. Northwinds

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    Original Atco 90s German issue, what a KILLER record

    Dream Theater - Images and Words

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  4. MAC TED

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    THE FAT OF THE LAND--Prodigy

    From 1997
     
  5. Delmarva

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    Damn straight, Mac-T.
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  7. MAC TED

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    I just thought of this; the vinyl vs cd debate is so similar to tubes vs solid state. It all comes down to personal taste, and sometimes convenience.
     
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    Steven Wilson day - entire solo catalog

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    Grace For Drowning
    The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)
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  9. KevinJS

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    That's why this thread is such a great place to hang out. Any and all music is accepted, played on any and all equipment. The music rules the roost and everything else is incidental.
     
  10. Rob84

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    Thanks for answering for me. It is an intriguing question-which recordings would you take with you if placed on a deserted island?
     
  11. MAC TED

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    :beerchug:
     
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    Someone's playing future games. Gotta hunt that down. I know I've got it in a few formats. I just never get tired of it. Right now I've got Carly Simon's Playing Possum on. Hot cover. image.jpeg
     
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    Heart - Dreamboat Annie
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  14. Northwinds

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    Extremely difficult version to find of this

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  15. KevinJS

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    Good question. It becomes especially difficult when asked which of the 8 recordings you would choose if you could only have one. I'll attempt an answer, just for the hell of it.

    1 (and the one I'd keep over all others) Beethoven's 9th Symphony
    2 Rush - 2112
    3 Verdi - Requiem
    4 Strauss - Blue Danube
    5 Pink Floyd - Division Bell
    6 Mike Oldfield - Songs Of Distant Earth
    7 Emerson Lake and Palmer - Karn Evil 9
    8 Yes - Awaken

    Of course, tomorrow, my selections would probably be quite different, but that's today's snapshot.
     
  16. Northwinds

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    Have to get the Professor to rig up some electricity on that desert island to be able to hear your 8 choices

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  17. Joewag

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    You might not remember, NW, but some years ago you turned me onto Dream Theater. Just a little cassette with a side of covers on it. I don't recall the title, but I remember a blue oyster cult song, probably beat the reaper, was on it. Now I've got tapes and cd's galore by them and they've become one of my favs. Belated thanks.
     
  18. RhythmGJ

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    Just to clarify-- I love vinyl, but I have thousands(?); well, many many hundreds of CD's. I'm not anti-CD. I was talking about (and commenting on another post) the difference between mastering/re-mastering for CD vs. vinyl. Those are factual statements. The physics of vinyl and CD's are different.
    That is not to say that there aren't good CD's (you misunderstand me), or that all vinyl is equal (it's not). Quite the contrary. But digital, objectively, is "better" (subjective term, I know). That doesn't change the fact that many of us prefer analog. It just-- is.

    There are far too many factors to decide which is really "better," even if all of us could agree on a standard for "better" (analog source vs. digital source, analog mix vs. digital mix, analog master vs. digital master; sampling rate, bit rate, dither/no dither, record speed, mixed and mastered properly for each medium, playback choices of the listener, etc., etc., etc.). Your ears determine what you like. And that is fine. I'm not preaching one over the other. And I'm not an audiophile, in the "gear head" sense. I've been involved with music professionally for over 30 years. I still remember the look on some friends' faces when they would come over for the first time and see my home stereo set-up (decidedly not audiophile).
    The standard comment was "THIS is what you listen to music on?!?"

    >>>>Better to spend valuable time looking for good music.<<<<

    On THAT, we can whole-heartedly agree!

    GJ
     
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    Mike and the Mechanics for me today
     
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    Five Live Yardbirds

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