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I can understand that - and your POV is entirely justified. Yet, in some cases, there is very little, if any, room for improvement. Of course, the SQ would have been better with newer recordings - but recreating something so natively intertwined from "outside" would, undeniably, lost that spirit behind it all.  Exactly - to each his own.
This is not entirely true. I have witnessed concerts where the guy with the baton did not have the faintest clue what he was conducting - yet, in strict note by note analysis, it was "correct". But missed the boat by - at least - one ocean distance ... Please ignore the "slight" exaggeration these guys place on the equipment ( and comments like : Now we know where all the money went...) - yet starting from 12:30, there are perhaps few of the most sincere admissions as to...
And now try to tell me that SS is inherently as (or even more...) EMP resistant than HSD ( Hollow State Device ) ...
Well, I do not have the contents of all 11 CDs - but I do have the symphonies on LPs, an odd CD here and there... - I listened to it all while in my CD retail days. Although I do not recall if it was available as 11 CD box back then (say 2003 ). In a cycle like this, it is not about "the best" composition, moment, whatever. It is about the overall approach to the work, studying and understanding what the composer's idea was in the first place. And it is here that I think...
At last, something we can agree upon.
Agreed. When having to deal with TB as the minimum , cost becomes the greatest factor. And if there is even a rumour that SSDs are not as reliable ...
Well, longevity WAS ALWAYS my consideration. I want the gear that is reliable in the long run. That, unfortunately, rules out the gear that has high temperature changes between off and work condition - like tubes and full class A operation. Since it takes 5 "time constants" for anything to settle to its mode in which it starts to purr. If it is a 50 + kg class A power amp, that means it has to be switched on prior to serious listening without appreciable change in SQ some...
Well, that RAID5 array holds my master DSD recordings for the last six years . It is a RAID box containing 5pcs of 2TB HDDs, it is placed stationary and does not move about. As a precaution, it will be placed on the floor - because it can not fall any further than that. Worst case scenario - the box can fall on either of its side ... I am pampering this array - used for storage almost exclusively. When I want to listen to something from it, it is copied to another HDDs and...
I merely wanted to state the case for STOOD THE TEST OF TIME. You can have Forsprung Durch Technik in latest super duper Audi - at premium cost. Which can cost one dearly if anything goes wrong. And can make you walk home - or travel by MUCH less fancy vehicle. You can have reasonably tested over longer period same Forspung Durch Technik - in a VW, say 2 years later. Much more reliable ... You can have the same in Seat, Skoda - in some five years time since initially...
Agreed. No media should be trusted as the sole point of storage. Yet data can be saved from spinning disks gone bad easier than from other merthods.
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