In Reply to: Next she'll tell us she's sold all her Paavo Jarvi recordings posted by flyingdutchman on July 2, 2012 at 17:06:54:
I had to sell most of my SACDs during the past year to pay rent and necessities. However first I recorded them to my computer at 24/96 using Audacity. They don't sound quite as good as pure DSD from my SACD player however they still sound excellent. I figured it was better to have 24/96 versions versus being homeless and living on the street.
I am waiting on my disability to kick in, it takes forever. In the meantime my income is $50 every two months, I do get food stamps. Rent is all that I worry about.
The Paavo Jarvi recordings were among the last ones I transferred to 24/96 and even though I have deleted them from my hard-drive with all the other classical works, I still have them on backup DVD-R's if I ever start to liking classical music again. So my remaining Telarc's are jazz SACDs to 24/96 AIFF computer music files.
Currently I have 129 albums on my hard-drive and they breakdown as follows:
I still have 5 SACDs - all classical and all for sale in the Audio Asylum Trader.
4 24/96 DVDs - Jazz and world music and not for sale.
3 Movie DVDs - all for sale in the Audio Asylum Trader.
In the past I have never went back to music I no longer liked, I have tried though. As you may know I quit liking most symphonies over 5 years ago, with few exceptions such as half of the Mahlers, and a handful of others. Next I couldn't stand to listen to any Mahler Symphony and that was over a year ago. I found myself deleting more and more classical music, I seriously don't think I'll ever like classical music again, however if I do, you can tell me "I told you so".
Here is something else I should say, I have and love every single Rock and Jazz 24 bit music file on my computer that I either downloaded or copied from SACD or DVD-Audio. And before my complete disgust with classical music, I deleted or sold over 90% of what I bought as either not good enough sound, too boring or too atonal. With that high of a rejection rate at first I thought maybe I was too picky. However if one really loves the music such as in my case with rock, jazz and world music one can overlook less than perfect sound.
I now think my 38 years of exploring classical music was a complete waste of time. Today I listened to Duke Ellington's "Blues In Orbit" (SACD to 24/96 music file), "The Body Acoustic" (24/96 Chesky download), and Emerson, Lake & Palmer's "Brain Salad Surgery" (DVD-A to 24/96 music file). I am enjoying music more than I have ever before. Dumping classical (for me) has been liberating!
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Topic - Classical music listening issue - high strings - jult52 10:22:01 06/28/12 (49)
- RE: Classical music listening issue - high strings - email@example.com 15:50:19 07/12/12 (0)
- That is merely a symptom of a system wide problem I like to refer to as "audioitis." You're merely hearing - tinear 09:18:09 07/12/12 (0)
- I wanted to thank everyone for their - jult52 04:18:40 07/01/12 (5)
- Lots of problems - layman 11:07:00 07/01/12 (4)
- Do you like how the violin section of an orchestra sounds live? - Teresa 03:46:38 07/01/12 (19)
- You're Actually A Guy, Aren't You? - Mike Porper 08:21:27 07/03/12 (2)
- Next she'll tell us she's sold all her Paavo Jarvi recordings - flyingdutchman 17:06:54 07/02/12 (4)
- Actually - Teresa 19:33:23 07/02/12 (3)
- RE: Do you like how the violin section of an orchestra sounds live? - flyingdutchman 17:04:42 07/02/12 (0)
- Teresa - EXPOSED FOR ALL TO SEE!! - krisjan 05:24:34 07/01/12 (7)
- Thanks I changed argo to arco. - Teresa 17:11:35 07/01/12 (2)
- Teresa - Nice to have you back - have the sanctions against you here been lifted? [nt] - Chris from Lafayette 18:52:57 07/01/12 (1)
- Been back for over a year, however - Teresa 19:00:28 07/01/12 (0)
- really? - Analog Scott 11:44:01 07/01/12 (3)
- Correct I didn't use the word "harsh" once in the post krisjan responded to - Teresa 18:57:15 07/01/12 (0)
- RE: really? - ahendler 18:29:08 07/01/12 (1)
- RE: really? - Analog Scott 23:29:29 07/01/12 (0)
- Hi Teresa - me again - jult52 04:16:45 07/01/12 (1)
- Oh well, just an idea. Back to the drawing board. (nt) - Teresa 16:53:01 07/01/12 (0)
- RE: Classical music listening issue - high strings - briggs 09:33:26 06/30/12 (0)
- RE: Classical music listening issue - high strings - josh358 20:05:44 06/29/12 (4)
- Josh - as always I appreciate your comments. - jult52 09:08:30 07/02/12 (1)
- RE: Josh - as always I appreciate your comments. - josh358 10:19:06 07/02/12 (0)
- Parametric EQ - Bob Stern 00:11:29 06/30/12 (1)
- RE: Parametric EQ - josh358 07:26:29 06/30/12 (0)
- Do you have an analogue source to compare to? - David Smith 12:02:07 06/29/12 (0)
- Personally, I like different speakers when I listen to classical music... - genungo 21:08:18 06/28/12 (0)
- Read Robert E. Greene's articles - hesson11 20:26:41 06/28/12 (2)
- RE: Read Robert E. Greene's articles - jult52 09:34:25 07/03/12 (1)
- RE: Read Robert E. Greene's articles - hesson11 15:59:13 07/03/12 (0)
- RE: Harshness in treble - Paul_A 20:02:18 06/28/12 (0)
- Do you have any recordings of strings in simple stereo - Timbo in Oz 19:54:56 06/28/12 (0)
- RE: Classical music listening issue - high strings - Todd Krieger 17:04:35 06/28/12 (0)
- Any Possiblity You Have A Blown Driver? - Mike Porper 15:29:33 06/28/12 (1)
- RE: Any Possiblity You Have A Blown Driver? - jult52 09:33:30 07/03/12 (0)
- Please list specific recordings, if you can - John Marks 10:34:44 06/28/12 (4)
- It's been happening across a wide range of recordings - jult52 10:38:42 06/28/12 (3)
- RE: It's been happening across a wide range of recordings - pbarach 13:13:05 06/28/12 (2)