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30 years of CDs

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Today is the thirtieth anniversary of the CD medium.
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Thanks to Sony and Philips. Back in the day when Sony was the big name in consumer electronics. Oh how times have changed.

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And this also marks 15 years of amassing piles of plastic no one uses after first use.

 

And 15 years of the audio industry not learning anything. I say 15 because maybe in the first 15 HDDs were not that big on size.


Edited by proton007 - 10/1/12 at 10:20pm
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Not me!  Still use a Sony DVP-S9000ES from ten years ago.

 

Cool!  I was seven.  First CD I bought or was given was Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magic when it was new in '91.


Edited by Eee Pee - 10/1/12 at 10:19pm
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Without CDs (and the Internet), I might still be listening to radios and also using blank tapes to record songs playing out of the radio.

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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post

Today is the thirtieth anniversary of the CD medium.

Here is to CDs! beerchug.gif ... Though I mostly use HDDs these days biggrin.gif

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Oh my goodness, I'm still buying and collecting CDs, almost all are the early ones, WG and Japanese target and MFSL. I still have vinyls, mostly MFSL and Nautilus though I don't have a vinyl spinner anymore. My notable vinyl MFSLs are UHQR Cat Stevens, Led Zep II, Beatles White Album, a sealed John Klemmer Touch, and a DSOTM from the UK.

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Without CDs (and the Internet), I might still be listening to radios and also using blank tapes to record songs playing out of the radio.

 

 

Emphasis on the Internet.

The best thing to happen to humanity in recent memory.

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Love the CD, hate the trashy stuff on it these days. Collecting CDs as well :)

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Love the CD, hate the trashy stuff on it these days. Collecting CDs as well smily_headphones1.gif

Totally agreed. Also hate bad recording. Many years ago I got trick by the seller that mp3 were same quality as CD. Now I have to find CDs to replace all those mp3. mad.gif
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Btw are CDs burn with flac files same quality as the quality of a cd from the store.
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Originally Posted by Chawanwit View Post

Btw are CDs burn with flac files same quality as the quality of a cd from the store.

 

Yep. As long as they came from a CD in the first place.

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Yep. As long as they came from a CD in the first place.

Thanks but what if they are downloaded from the web like HD tracks it should still be the same right?
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Just got myself a Sony BDP-S485 player. After discounted price is around $200. No idea what to expect from the sound quality, except it has SACD playback feature.

Time to go all CDs!

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Thanks but what if they are downloaded from the web like HD tracks it should still be the same right?

According to their header where it mentions "192/24 & 96/24", they are supposed to be better than CD quality.

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