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Well, I'm heading to the hyped Can Mania D.C. Capitol Audio Fest (CAP)  and hoping hear and learn about some cool gear. I doubt I'll see any Grados, though....I shall see. Ipod loaded, and I'm bringing a few reference CD's....looking forward to seeing what's what.

 

Happy Friday y'all!

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It's been a while since I posted a workout.

 

So, here's Boris, with Wata, the most awesome and sexy guitarist on the planet

 

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Nice photo and I agree with everything on your list; but there's one vinyl negative for me: the tick/pop or bit of distortion on a particular LP that forever remains associated with a track.

 

When I was younger, I played over-and-over-and-over a vinyl copy of Yes "Close to the Edge" and even when I listen to the beautiful Steven Wilson remastering on Blu-ray, I wait/strain to hear that little pop that was on my vinyl copy during the last chorus of "I get up, I get down" before the organ kicks in.

 

Memories...


Wow, I do the same thing, and I imagine most of us do!

 

Steven Wilson is pretty much the guy that proved to me that digital can sound as good, and perhaps better, than analogue.  He also confirmed for me that it's the performance/mix/master that is the key, NOT the medium.  I have 16/44 tracks that meet or exceed the sound on 24/192.  Additionally, growing up at the height of vinyl, I think we might be romanticizing the sound a bit.  There were a ton of bad vinyl discs back in the day.  I spent a lot of $$$ on "half-speed master" discs back then.

 

For me, CD was the saving grace for audio.  Yes, my first CD player was Horrible, and my first CD, 'Graceland' by Paul Simon was brittle and lifeless.  But it didn't skip, it didn't wow, and I just thought it was the most amazing thing I had ever heard.

 

But properly mastered and mixed, 16/44 is just fine.  I tend to get blu-ray audio now, simply because more care seems to go into the production.  But I'm not so sure it's just because it's hi-rez.

I totally agree 100% with the properly mastered and mixed 16/44 files.

 

This is 100% the sweet spot for me.....awesome sound and not taking up too much space.

 

There are some really great 24/192  hd tracks....but there are also many terrible ones.......not all 24/192 has been good in my personal experience

 

A very well done digital remaster of some original material at 16/44 can be pretty darn hard to beat, to be perfectly honest.


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i got them !

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i got them !

Here we go!

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i got them !

 

Alright!!!

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RS1i's make this song sound sooooo good:

 

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Here we go!

didn't really get to listen yesterday,sinuses f'ed up, better today, so far,very nice, detail, detail, detail

not harsh

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Has anyone owned the rs1i and rs2i ...ive got the rs2i and am wondering what the difference is between them...??..and if the rs1 would be a upgrade.
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Has anyone owned the rs1i and rs2i ...ive got the rs2i and am wondering what the difference is between them...??..and if the rs1 would be a upgrade.

Welcome to Head-Fi, and congratulations on the RS21's!

This was the reason I went straight to the RS1i, so I didn't have to wonder, otherwise I would have drove myself nuts! To ease your mind, some like the RS2 better than the RS1…they say the RS2 is a bit mellower than the RS1, although I've never heard them.

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