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Amazon.  I also like the higher rez material but sometimes one has to bite the bullet and go for the MP3.  Most MP3s on Amazon are at least 256 kbits/sec.  Sure it's not great but Amazon does offer a lot of import music for download.  The other option is international Ebay sellers.


I know this sounds snobbish but it is not meant to be at all in any way shape or form but I never listen to mp3.  I just won't do it.  I'm the same way with movies and subtitles.  I'm an avid reader but I will not watch a movie if it has subtitles. If I wanted to read I'll read a book. With my strong visual background I want to absorb the movie in all its visual manifestation not have to spend part of my time reading.  People say well then you'll miss out on a lot of good movies. so be it, there are plenty of good movies around without subtitles. Same thing with music. evil_smiley.gif

 

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We buy enough stuff from Amazon to justify being "prime" members, which then gives us free (after the one-time-a-year fee of course) two-day shipping; I really love it for CDs because I can just buy an individual title that I might want without worrying about shipping or trying to hunt it down locally. One click and it's on my doorstep the day after tomorrow.

I order  lots of other things from Amazon but I live about 1 mile from the allotment center where most of the stuff gets shipped from almost everything comes in a day or so.  I even contacted Amazon to ask if I could just walk over there and pick my stuff up but they said no. They don't have any provision for people to pick up orders.
 

 

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I order  lots of other things from Amazon but I live about 1 mile from the allotment center where most of the stuff gets shipped from almost everything comes in a day or so.  I even contacted Amazon to ask if I could just walk over there and pick my stuff up but they said no. They don't have any provision for people to pick up orders.
 

 


Damm wished I lived near the hub. I'm a prime member as well and it's totally worth it if you order a ton of stuff. As a former student, I even got my first year free biggrin.gif

 

Actually 256kbps is pretty decent quality and 320kbps is pretty indistinguishable from flac to me. 

 


Edited by brasewel - 6/13/11 at 12:09pm
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I am finding that organ music in general is quite nice. The bass is superb while the shelfed treble helps with the highs which can be overbearing on some organ songs.

 

I also enjoyed this sampler cd in 24/192. It really allows the lcd2 to have a wonderful large soundstage.

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I know this sounds snobbish but it is not meant to be at all in any way shape or form but I never listen to mp3.  I just won't do it.  I'm the same way with movies and subtitles.  I'm an avid reader but I will not watch a movie if it has subtitles. If I wanted to read I'll read a book. With my strong visual background I want to absorb the movie in all its visual manifestation not have to spend part of my time reading.  People say well then you'll miss out on a lot of good movies. so be it, there are plenty of good movies around without subtitles. Same thing with music. evil_smiley.gif

 


I don't do mp3's either.   FLAC, AIFF or ALAC only.

 

I'd be among those that would say you are missing some of the finest movies ever made in eliminating films with subtitles.  Many of my favorite films are in other languages, and the bulk of films I find to be a complete waste of celluloid (or magnetic tape and hard drive space) are done in the English language made by major studios.  There are certainly wonderful films made in English language coming from Hollywood, but the sound to noise ratio is deafening.  I love film about as much as I love music so it's a big part of my life. 

 

I see no connection whatsoever between the two though - Sorry if I'm missing something, but what do you mean by

 

 

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there are plenty of good movies around without subtitles. Same thing with music. evil_smiley.gif

 

Regarding your choices; one is about the quality/resolution of reproduction of the music, or lack thereof, because of file type.  The other is about, well, I guess something altogether different.  Not sure I even get what it's about.  My wife and I often put the subtitles on with movies that are in the English language simply to understand every line that's being said. Reading a book vs reading dialogue in real time while the story unfolds on a screen in pictures is an altogether different experience for me.   The dialogue from a film written out verbatim would be nothing without the accompanying images.  Even written out as a screenplay with all the accompanying notes it would lack some very significant contextual elements, not to mention literary flow and prowess that a book would include.  Reading a book includes entire world of other descriptors that describe context and action and point of view....it has very little in common with reading the written dialogue accompanying a movie, where the story is taking place in a visual representation on the screen. 

 

post #111 of 1107

We all have preferences, it's others perception of our preferences that gets them into trouble wink.gif

 

I will not eat a donut from Safeway, Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts (though in the 80/90's they made better donuts), etc. I go straight for the best, Top Pot Donuts.  So we pick and choose our battles.


I do prefer CDs and FLACs but when the only available format is MP3 I'm going to get it because I'd rather have the music.  I also don't mind subtitles, but I like my foreign movies as much as my homegrown Hollywood movies.  Since your are on the technical side of recording and mixing I can understand and respect your preferences.  It would be like me reading Popular Science rather than reading the primary literature.  Not going to happen.   Anywho, you can get the Ashley Slater CD from sellers on Ebay.

 

 

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I know this sounds snobbish but it is not meant to be at all in any way shape or form but I never listen to mp3.  I just won't do it.  I'm the same way with movies and subtitles.  I'm an avid reader but I will not watch a movie if it has subtitles. If I wanted to read I'll read a book. With my strong visual background I want to absorb the movie in all its visual manifestation not have to spend part of my time reading.  People say well then you'll miss out on a lot of good movies. so be it, there are plenty of good movies around without subtitles. Same thing with music. evil_smiley.gif

 



 


Edited by WNBC - 6/13/11 at 12:47pm
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Thanks KingStyles, I'm downloading the freebies right now.
 

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I am finding that organ music in general is quite nice. The bass is superb while the shelfed treble helps with the highs which can be overbearing on some organ songs.

 

 

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Thanks KingStyles, I'm downloading the freebies right now.
 

 

 

 

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I am finding that organ music in general is quite nice. The bass is superb while the shelfed treble helps with the highs which can be overbearing on some organ songs.

 

 

Here's two for you fans of the organ... for some bass-diving acrobatics...great music as well:

 

Mighty spendy to find a copy of this one, so if you see one at a reasonable price, snatch it up - worth it just for the Albinoni -

 

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This is some pretty acrobatic performance of an organ, by a relatively young and talented artist -

 

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Carpenter is quite a showman.  His playing can be pretty polarizing among fans of the organ.  Plenty of YouTube evidence of this, like this:

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by jax - 6/13/11 at 1:36pm
post #114 of 1107

Wonderful recording, I love the soundscapes and the way it's mixed almost binaurally at times.

 

 

Tibbets-YR

post #115 of 1107
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We all have preferences, it's others perception of our preferences that gets them into trouble wink.gif

 

I will not eat a donut from Safeway, Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts (though in the 80/90's they made better donuts), etc. I go straight for the best, Top Pot Donuts.  So we pick and choose our battles.

 


 

Top Pot Donuts, I'll have to look for those.  
 

 

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  My wife and I often put the subtitles on with movies that are in the English language simply to understand every line that's being said.

 


jax!  Subtitles for movies in the english language?  I'm getting Owen Butler on the hone as I write this.

 

post #117 of 1107
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Top Pot Donuts, I'll have to look for those.  
 

 


You'd have to come up to Seattle.  That'd be a long way to go for a Donut fix!  You can also stop at Cupcake Royale while you're up here.  Anything and everything to deal with those long, gray, wet winters...and springs.

 

post #118 of 1107
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I am finding that organ music in general is quite nice. The bass is superb while the shelfed treble helps with the highs which can be overbearing on some organ songs.

 

I also enjoyed this sampler cd in 24/192. It really allows the lcd2 to have a wonderful large soundstage.

HX7041888513520_185.jpg

I just found this. will have to go pick it up locally. My V200 just passed 100 hours so I going to be giving it some serious listening.
 

 

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jax!  Subtitles for movies in the english language?  I'm getting Owen Butler on the hone as I write this.

 


Uh-oh, Owen will rip me a new one for sure.  I think I still have some scars from those crits.  Actually, I never tried to get away with crap with him so I made it out of there with only a few scratches.  He's a good guy - calls it like it is. 

 

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I just ordered this from my county library. I'm always amazed by the stuff they have.

 

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