In Reply to: OTOH... posted by kurt s on February 12, 2007 at 08:48:11:
Well if I had endless money I would buy an Audio Note DAC and transport but I have to make decisions down the line. My decisions financially already mean that I have to teach another year in Korea.
So MP3 is a savior of sorts because the cost of a 250gig external hard drive including the 3 inch case is $130.00. It may be as slow as mollasses to download stuff - but really it;s not bad - 11 Johnny Cash CD's in a couple of days while also downloading the entire 7 year run of Star Trek TNG, Voyager, DS9 - those three series alone in Canada would run $3000.00 in DVD purchases. Free and they all fit nicely on the hard drive -- if the hard drive fails big deal. Quality isn't as good sure and you basically have to watch it on your computer but I am not a videophile.
With music the files are far smaller - I have not downloaded classical because of the low bitrates but the rest is more than fine with my HD 600s whoich are not horrible cans by any means. These files even at 128 - 164 are usually quite acceptable. The thing is CD sound just isn't enough better over 128 to care in most cases.
Most libraries carry huge classical works - my University library has a music program and the selection was gigantic of jazz and classical - and my University is by no means large.
You can take those CD's home and burn them onto your home drive in lossless. Then run to the USB and let the DAC handle all the conversion.
The debate is then: Are you going to give up sound quality with all of this? Maybe a little but the money saved is staggering. Most people I know either have a huge music collection and a garbage stereo or a great stereo and not much music.
By all means make CDRs too. What I would like to see is some high end transport quality hard drives dedicated to music. Then none of this stuff about transport quality will come up.
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