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I particularly liked the part of how hiss and dithering was explained. It really took some of the mystery out of digital. Which is good being I no longer use any analog sources anyway.
especially when he whips out his silly scope, but must not listen to a lot of live music.
Do you share his belief that the Redbook digital format is in every way superior to analog?
I'm not going to bull this one. I know very little about digital. However I do plan on reading up on it being it's HERE! And I do enjoy using it.
I know very little about digital.
listen to much live, unamplified music? Theory is great when supported by observational data.
I find the ancient-by-computer-standards Redbook standard lacking. I have a number of titles in multiple formats including higher resolution 24 bit flavors of various sample rates that are clearly more lifelike sounding.
I enjoy digital, too but prefer it when not crippled by the media storage limitations of 1982.
Judging by the end product, I would generally agree. However, I do have some CD's that sound fantastic. West Side Story comes to mind. A lot of music has crappy sound, no matter what the format. I think a lot of the problems with CD are about the production of music. When done right, CD can sound good. I still feel that when the sound is great, analog is the best, but you can get good sound from CD.
CD sound can be good. Most of what I listen to today originated on a CD. Similarly, bias ply tires can produce good traction. Why settle for either today?
It's just a shame that much better doesn't necessary cost more to produce and distribute with current computer technology.
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