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post #46 of 51
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Originally Posted by FenderP View Post
To me, it's not about formats. It's about the music you like. After that, what format is it available in? And which represents the best mastering? It's as simple as that. Vinyl does not always trounce digital. SACD is not always better than some CD masterings.

To only focus on one format is pretty pointless, as are any comparisons. Nothing is leaps and bounds above another.
QFT. Very well said.
post #47 of 51
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Originally Posted by FenderP View Post
To me, it's not about formats. It's about the music you like. After that, what format is it available in? And which represents the best mastering? It's as simple as that. Vinyl does not always trounce digital. SACD is not always better than some CD masterings.

To only focus on one format is pretty pointless, as are any comparisons. Nothing is leaps and bounds above another.
Great point!

Music comes first. If the music you want is not available in certain format, you can't listen to it anyway!

I find myself listening to vinyl less and less these days for that reason. Not all the music I want to listen to is available in vinyl or SACD. I prefer the sound of record more than anything else and I think SACD sounds better than most of the cds (including good pressings like MFSLs). But if I can only get something on redbook cd than that's what I'm going to listen to. It would be great if everything I want is on hi res but unfortunately it's not possible. I would be interested in David Gilmour on blu-ray from an audiophile's point of view- I have heard everything from Pink Floyd in every format many times already.
I mainly listen to music files from my computer now.(Through Apple TV) It doesn't beat my vinyls or SACD but it is okay for me.

-Paul
post #48 of 51
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Originally Posted by Palantiri7 View Post
Great post (Oliver). I've been forced to start recording my LPs onto hard disk for just the reasons you elaborated. Gosh, ripping LPs is a special kind of purgatory.
Good Lord!

I consider ripping a stack of CDs to be the portal to a fiery hell of drudgery; I can only imagine what digitizing vinyl involves.
post #49 of 51
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
You'd do better to buy specific releases that have been recommended to you as sounding good, instead of depending on the format as a determiner of quality.
I most totally concur but then I'm faced with running a CD player a SACD player, a BR player or finding an audiophile multi-format player.
post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by IceClass View Post
I most totally concur but then I'm faced with running a CD player a SACD player, a BR player or finding an audiophile multi-format player.
Most SACDs are hybrids, so that eliminates the need for a dedicated SACD player. (Unless you are doing multi-channel of course...)

See ya
Steve
post #51 of 51
I went to Best Buy yesterday in hopes of sourcing out an SACD I want. Best Buy (in my city anyway) no longer stocks SACDs. There was a time that a full wall was dedicated to them. No longer. Best Buy and the local audiophile shops were the only spots I could get an SACD. Best Buy prices were always 5-15 dollars less. Online spots are it for me now if I want SACD
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