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RE: CD players going the way of the 8 track

I agree, and have been saying that for years.

Disks are dying more and more by the days. Dacs now all have usb.

The proof for me comes from Audio Note. Here is a blurb from an exchange I had with Peter about computer audio:

I have people here trying to convince me that a computer server as a musical source is the way to go, so far I have to say that I am left deeply unimpressed by what I hear, so I think it will be a very long wait for anyone wishing to see Audio Note release a server, the word "eternity" springs to mind.

Unlike most of our "rivals" as you call them, we do not yield to commercial pressure, just like we do not follow technological fashion or make products just because they are guaranteed to sell, my business plan is somewhat less commercial and more focused on the long term of what I see as serving music reproduction.

So unless there is a quantum leap in the quality of what I have heard from a computer so far, it just is not happening.

Pretty strong views I think against computer audio. Funny thing is that if you go to Audio Note's site, what do you see. Yep USB input on at least one of their dacs. Even Audio Note knows that people are using computers more and more over cds.

It has reached critical mass IMHO and cds will continue to be passe. Sure there will be some dinosaurs that swear by them but no way the audio industry is going to reach young consumers by discs....

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