And I was thinking of ripping all mine to HD and then I will more space, maybe even sell the cdp. Having ripped mine I can't hear any difference in sound quality. I don't think I would buy a dedicated cdp now, I would want something more versatile. Can you not play the whole album now? CAn you not look at the cd case? Or artwork on your monitor.
I love CD's. I certainly dont agree with it being a backward step. In fact I wouldnt agree that listening to music in any format is a backward step.
Theres alot of nonesense talked about playing so called 'high res' files. Most of which is talked about here. Some of you have probably read it. http://xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html
A well recorded CD on a well built player will always have a place in my sytem.
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Yep my thoughts exactly Eslle...seems to be a bit of a divide, but i guess its what suits the individual. Yep CD player for me i have had enough of folders and ripping etc.. lol
What about the new Blu-Ray Audio format?
I love my CD player, I wouldn't be without one. Since the recent arrival of my Creek Evo 2 CDP to match my Creek amp, I've been on a CD playing binge. I don't think my turntable has been switched on in a fortnight.
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By the time I've booted my mac, clicked the Chordette on, opened audirvana and browsed a million files I could be enjoying a CD,
I dont know about anybody else but I also question ripping CD's as a concept. I understand a 24bit master from HDTracks but IMO a rip of a redbook CD cannot be as good as the original article IMO. Alot of fuss for supposed convinience.
My own opinion is dump digital files and go CD.
I prefer the physical medium and although I am a gadget person, mp3 and other formats don't float my boat.
I am back in to vinyl but am still keeping and purchasing cds, Im not doing the flog it all route and then going back to buying again as I did when vinyl went to CD.Im keeping both this time,
Digaita files NAH forget it.
Hardly use my cd player now, mostly stream Spotify and Rdio.
The reason that the a rip should sound better than a physical format (CD) in a CDP is twofold.
Firstly it usually gets a perfect rip, as it can re-read the disc as many times as it needs to, whereas a CDP has to read it in real time.
Secondly, a streamer has no electrical and magnetic noise from the motor.
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I sold my DAC and burn all my files into CDs also I have hundreds of original CDs . the sound is much better through my ROTEL 1520 CDP .
I think DACs in general have a negative effect on the sound especially on Classical , Jazz and unplug music .
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Without sounding pedantic, many CD players buffer, so it's not truly realtime.
But there is still noise from NAS drives, Mac's, laptops and so on, no?
What about all the Wifi Interference from using modems and and wireless devices such as iPads and iPods near sensitive audio equipment? I should imagine that adds an element of colour.
Agreed: I have limited experience with streamers/dacs but much prefer my Naim CDP than a Marantz 7004, Rega Dac and Dac Magic.
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If you store all your digital music on your computer or NAS at some point the hard drive/NAS will break. Whereas CD's last longer, 20+ years. Disc players will probably last longer than HDD/computer as well.
Is there a HD Cloud server which you can connect to and stream HD music from? i.e. your entire collection streamed, do without NAS or HDD.
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+1. I've gone back to CD from computer based music, primarily because the need to switch on a video device and navigate a menu system that's unique to the playback system is just more trouble than it's worth compared to "drop disc in tray, push to start playback".
If you have multiple users in the house and/or have moved over to track-based rather than album-based playback, then YMMV. As a single person with a single primary playback system I now regret the effort I made to rip my CD collection in the first place.
So long as the producers insist on implementations that require a screen, the worst of all worlds, since you have the selection overhead *and* no ripping option
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A friend of mine stores all of his iTunes library on iCloud and streams them to his Beolab 5's. Trouble is, iTunes doesnt support flac and struggles to stream ALAC wirelessly, meaning 320kb is as good as he can get.
What a waste of such fine speakers!
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