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RE: Super Important Question That Has Parallels Today

>> I do think that if HDCD had caught on big, that Keith Johnson would have also created better A/D converters beyond the model 2, which is already at or close to the best presently. <<

Are you sure? This is very much like saying we should all use Spectral electronics in our system. Please don't misunderstand - I would *far* rather have Spectral electronics than a Sony receiver. But is Spectral "better" than Audio Research, Conrad-Johnson, Vaccum-State Electronics, Aexthetix, VTL, Convergent Audio Technology, or Ayre? Even if you say "Yes!", will that still hold true five years from now? Ten years from now? Twenty years from now? These are some of the issues that come along with proprietary closed formats.

As always, strictly my personal opinions and not necessarily those of my employer or pool boy.


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