Err no, I sold it over 3 years ago
what are you puzzled about BBB
Got a more than sneaky idea that I know exactly why BBB is puzzled.
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Some are never satisfied with any format and upgradeitus drives them mad and empties their wallets very quickly.
I suffer from upgradeitus; started when I bought Cyrus separates and contracted a serious dose of their ''modular-upgrade-your-kit-easily-jedi-mind tricks
I think I feel the onset of a serious relapse and will be forced to send them my CD T transport for upgrade to CD Xt Signature.
Is there a support group for upgradeitus sufferers? Can anyone help me?
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Unfortunately there is no cure. Whenever I feel an episode coming on, I avoid auction sites. I'm liable to start buying 80's CD players by the dozen! I've given up on DACs for now and am happy with the other elements of my sytem. It's more curiosity than upgrading, I suppose. Luckily my Sony ES gear is so massive and heavy, I havent got much more room!
When funds allow I seriously want to purchase some Accuphase stuff and have a listen.
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Interesting thread. I am surprised to find such a groundswell of support for CD - I thought I was alone in this. Personally I just don't enjoy spending much time on computers and am appalled at the thought of spending my precious freetime sat in front of a screen downloading software, ripping, sorting metadata ... In fact, my computer gets switched on about once a month. Perhaps if all my music miraculously appeared on a NAS all neatly organized I would take advantage of it - I do own a Squeezebox Touch and (in contrast to my computer, much used) iPad so could stream if I wanted to. Instead I listen to internet radio and spotify via the touch as background music in the lounge, but for serious listening head to my listening room upstairs where I spin CDs and SACDs. I listen mostly to albums when listening serionsly and enjoy both choosing the physical disc and placing it in the tray. Downstairs via spotify I find myself listening to more singles, flicking through stuff and generally focusing on what to play next rather than listening properly to what is playing. Either that or withdrawing from the decision making process totally and putting on Radio Paradise or Linn Classical or whatever.
Hee hee , keep schtum and let him stew on it. The penny may drop
Unfortunately there is no cure. Whenever I feel an episode coming on, I avoid auction sites.
Whenever I start to feel the symptoms of upgradeitus coming on all I have for do is look at one of my bank statments. That's guarenteed to cure it straight away every time.
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:rofl: I know that feeling.
Unfortunately for you I'm not as stupid as you look.
I know what he's getting at, I just wanted to see if he could come out with it instead of the childish snips, as usual he can't ;-)
Pleased for you then mate , now be a good boy and take a chill pill.
I don't really get all the nostalgia for CDs. I sort of get the nostalgia for vinyl (even though I have never owned, and probably will never own, a turntable), as it can actually sound different from CDs and digital files. But CDs and digital files (of the same resolution) will sound exactly the same modulo whatever coloration your player adds to the equation. (But that is not something intrinsic to either medium, but inherently a property of whatever equipment you own).
Most of the CDs that I buy never even leave the cellophane, given that somebody will have done the ripping for me.
With all due respect in the world I doubt there's much then you can add to this thread because if you just don't get it, you just don't get it.
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Absolutely! As long as it is well mastered and produced like Opus3 for example. Every single time a winner!!!
CD always was, and still is, a brilliant format. Superb sound, easy to store, and complete with artwork, booklet etc. For classical music I personally think there is no better format. Streaming just doesn't cut it as meta tagging becomes so messy and drawn out if you are going to have any chance of navigating a large collection with multiple different recordings of several works.
Absolutely. Many new classical releases are only available in CD or SACD format. I recently went to a pre- auction viewiing, where a house clearance revealed around 250 Vinyl Classical albums, all stacked in alphabetical order and in excellent condition. When I inquired as to their lot number and quide price, I was told that they would not be part of the forthcoming sale and I could take them off their hands for £50. Unfortunately I don't own a turntable, so I declined, but I felt rather sad afterwards that somebody's lifetime,carefully stored collection, could be of so little value. When I returned the next day to make further enquiries and posssibly make an offer, I was told that they had been disposed of, as classical vinyl had no commercial value.
Gulp! That's almost like book burning to me. No commercial value? Wow! I find that incredibly hard to believe (that they have no value) given the vinyl revival at the moment. Shame you missed out and didn't save them from the land fill.
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Although I have to say this has probably little to do with the format, vinyl in this instance. There are many, many classical CD's around with little 'commercial value'. (Rare recordings aside) I think that is pretty much the same for any kind of recordings, whatever format. Once bought, second hand these are worth as much as the person buying them deems. - Is it any different for downloads?
Personally, I have to say that vinyl has re-kindled my love for classical and I collect it wherever I can find some, within reason. Classical vinyl has almost certainly been better looked after by their previous owners than many rock albums.
I've just mentioned one of my recordings on 'what vinyl are you listening to' over on the TT section. Absolutely magical and superbly recorded. It really took me to another place ...
Pretty ... and pretty proud of it
At the risk of causing offence to vinyl enthusiasts and general music tastes, I listen to a lot of dance album mixes on CD .
Quite often I hear the snap, crackle and pop of the needle resting upon the spinning vinyl that sits under the professional mixing hands of the DJ in the recording studio. A bit like hearing a potter's clay-wheel.
I find it both intrusive (as it is an unexpected noise) and at the same time relaxing, as it reminds me of my youth when it was what you heard at the start, song gaps and end of the vinyl playback.
I suppose I'm actually listening to digital electronic music music recorded in analogue form, played back in analogue to be re-recorded digitally but ultimately played back in analogue
Maybe I do like vinyl
But turntables to me do seem like hard work / upkeep compared to a CD player.
Much the same as ripping and correcting meta data feels so much faff compared to just playing a CD straight from the jewel case.
So I'm sticking to CD until the end of the year.
I've also come to the end of far too much forum waffling this weekend.
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