There are people who claim they love music, but won't listen to anything but the most recent digital recordings... They don't know what they're missing!
I have somewhere between 15 and 20,000 records (hard to count!) dating back over 100 years. I have two acoustic gramophones, one cabinet model for the earliest acoustic recordings, and a suitcase Victrola I can play electricals on. I have two turntables... A Dual 1228 outfitted with a variety of stylii for 78s and a Thorens TD165c for LPs. They're not hooked into my stereo any more. They go into the computer. Whenever I want to play a record, I digitize it.
I have around 10,000 CDs and an iTunes library with more than a year's worth of music. I'm very lucky to have a wonderful listening/screening room in my home with 5:1 sound, 1080p projection and a ten foot screen. My music server plays music 24/7 and streams it over wifi all over the house.
For thirty years I've been dreaming of the perfect way to play music. I've finally got it.
You should see the Ring in hidef on a ten foot screen with surround sound! Yow!
Edited by bigshot - 7/4/12 at 11:43am