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The iTunes rip consistently sounds duller than EAC's to me, well to each their own.

 

Apple expectation bias at work manic old son.  

Blind test it, then ABX it, have your hifi syringed and use some Deoxit on your ears.  Then run a green pen round your entire mains wiring.  And your neighbour's.  Go back home, unlock your door using a pure gold key for your mortice and Yale locks (ensure this is virgin gold as anything but will introduce disruptions to your locally centred ether hence disrupting your audio pleasure), sit back, ideally on new cushions to ensure the minimum dispersions in sonic signatures carried round your couch by your speaker placement/room interaction.  Then play something from 1911 on your gramophone.  Then we can talk again...   Smile

RS, would you kindly take your drivel elsewhere? I've owned 4 iPods and am about to get my first iPhone (5 when it is officially launched here shortly). So much for my Apple bias. And you can take your ABX testing to your own 'locally centred ether'.

 

Au contraire, you obviously didn't get the joke, but I'm not going to bother explaining it to you.

As for streamers needing miles of cable, ummm, whatever....I don't bother with ABX testing either, but like I said, I'm not going to bother explaining it to you.  CD is good by me.

Oh and your EAC / iTunes thing?  That was drivel.  

RS RS RS, I did get your joke, but it was so congested, convoluted and constipated that I fear your effort was a wasted one. The EAC/iTunes thing is not drivel cos rippers are not made equal. And my ears tell me otherwise anyway. Bye now.

 

indeed, jack was my least favourite. 

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oi! I'll take you outside and beat you 24 shades of 1 if your not careful!

You only need 16.........apparently!  twisted

Edit. I must be part of your alter ego, in an echoey sort of way. doh!

 

welcome on board hms tyranniux. We were getting bored of the same conversations with eachother anyway... 

I can do Looney Tunes with the best of 'em....but ships....that's a whole other departure.....only ones that were launched by HRH! twisted

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tyranniux42 wrote:

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oi! I'll take you outside and beat you 24 shades of 1 if your not careful!

You only need 16.........apparently!  twisted

Edit. I must be part of your alter ego, in an echoey sort of way. doh!

 

welcome on board hms tyranniux. We were getting bored of the same conversations with eachother anyway... 

I can do Looney Tunes with the best of 'em....but ships....that's a whole other departure.....only ones that were launched by HRH! twisted

 

We increasingly feel like part of the crew from the starship titanic... 

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tyranniux42 wrote:

indeed, jack was my least favourite. 

rolling on the floor laughing But certainly one of the most interesting.

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With the exception of Cnoevil, there seems to be an interesting correlation between subjectivism and ranting mania....

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I disagree.  You should see some of the EDITED I get in my mailbox...

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RE: Better mastered music could be on the way!

For a second there I nearly typed a post that veered back on topic, but then I thought, hey, why go and spoil a good thread...

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John Duncan wrote:

I disagree.  You should see some of the EDITED I get in my mailbox...

 

The lesson seems to be that subjectivism generally implies ranting mania, ranting mania does not necessarily generally imply subjectivism. 

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With the exception of Cnoevil, there seems to be an interesting correlation between subjectivism and ranting mania....

If that's a complement, I'm banking it!  cheer

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BenLaw wrote:

John Duncan wrote:

I disagree.  You should see some of the EDITED I get in my mailbox...

The lesson seems to be that subjectivism generally implies ranting mania, ranting mania does not necessarily generally imply subjectivism. 

I like to think my subjectivism is reasonably considered...

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I wonder if this thread will undergo spontaneous massive existence failure...

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John Duncan wrote:

I disagree.  You should see some of the EDITED I get in my mailbox...

Yeah...sorry 'bout that...

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From then Linn forum:

 

Wilseus wrote:
While I agree with Steve when he says "there is no need for the CD and MP3 versions to have less dynamic range than the studio mastered FLAC versions" I think it's very unwise to accuse Linn of deliberately doing so.

Yes I agree. To say that Linn have remasterd the MP3 files was wrong and I take it back. I also apologise for the bad way that sentence was worded. Re-reading it today I can see that it must have come accross as sounding aggressive and argumentative which isn't my intention. Sorry.

 

 

JimC wrote:
We do not do mastering — or "remastering" — of any kind on these albums, for that is the preserve of the label and artists themselves. I think it would be quite outrageous if we started dabbling in such an important part of the production of a record not our own — it's a process that can change the aesthetic and have a dramatic effect on quality.

The recordings we sell on behalf of these labels are delivered to us in two parts, the CD master and the Studio Master

Thank you for your complete and in depth reply Jim. Smile

 

I now understand that Linn doesn't actually do the mastering of the files themselves and that you are in fact given two different versions of each track (the CD master and the studio master).

 

You say that the MP3 and 16bit FLAC files that Linn offers from their online store are the CD mastered versions of the tracks. Do you think that it would also be possible for Linn to offer MP3 and 16bit FLAC files that have been converted from the original studio versions?

 

I think that given the choice, many of your customers would prefer to buy MP3 and 16bit FLAC files that have been converted directly from the original studio files. I doubt that anybody would want to buy a lower quality verson with reduced dynamic range if there was a better quality version available that has the full dynamic range of the studio version kept intact.

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tyranniux42 wrote:

I wonder if this thread will undergo spontaneous massive existence failure...

Probably no need...as it seems to have gone into an alternative reality.  shifty

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I wonder if this thread will undergo spontaneous massive existence failure...

Probably no need...as it seems to have gone into an alternative reality.  shifty

 

haha a fan of all things Douglassy I take it?

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