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never heard of either of those. Sounds dark though. I also listen to orchestra, 30's-40's big band, electronic, and a bunch more... Also, my dad has like 60 more cd's I haven't mentioned. CCR (love creedence Clearwater revival.)METALLICA, The Doors, Jimmy Hendrix, and a bunch more. Plus, we have 100+ cassettes, (what is the sound quality of cassette tapes? I don't even know.) and a crap ton of vinyl records. I think I'm going to have a giant listening spree this summer...


Now there's a band I'll NEVER get bored of smily_headphones1.gifsmily_headphones1.gifsmily_headphones1.gif
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Speaking of higher quality, are there any good places to get digital music? I checked HDtracks.com, but they just don't have enough variety for me. Is Amazon any better? iTunes doesn't offer anything over 256kbps I think.

 

Depends what you are into? I like a lot of Ambient stuff, Trance and Chillout so get a lot off Bandcamp


Edited by SpudHarris - 6/5/14 at 7:28am
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qobuz, bandcamp and boomkat are my main providers.
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Nice!.....

If ever there was an album to stand the test of time, it's Rumours.

I grew up listening to my older brother playing it and always loved it, I bought it myself when I was about 25 (46 now) and my daughter who is 15 came home raving about it having heard it at her friends house. Just timeless....

Just bought all the remastered Floyd stuff also. You are a man of great taste beerchug.gif

We'll thank you kind sir.
I currently only own Rumours and Mirage on vinyl but will collect more as and when. I really want the concert in Boston with that EPIC guitar solo on "I'm So Affraid"
As for Pink Floyd on Vinyl I only have the LTD 180g re mastered DSOTM. I WILL have them all though eventually. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

Speaking of higher quality, are there any good places to get digital music? I checked HDtracks.com, but they just don't have enough variety for me. Is Amazon any better? iTunes doesn't offer anything over 256kbps I think.

 

Yes.  Buy used CDs from Amazon and rip them yourself to a lossless format.  You will save a ton of money over the full purchase price (digital download or new CD), you get full 44.1/16 quality and the entire world of music is your catalog.  Just my $0.02...

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Fantastic.

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Yes.  Buy used CDs from Amazon and rip them yourself to a lossless format.  You will save a ton of money over the full purchase price (digital download or new CD), you get full 44.1/16 quality and the entire world of music is your catalog.  Just my $0.02...

What do you do with your used CDs after you rip them?

I'm trying to figure out what to do with all of these things they have piled up over the years...

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Speaking of Led Zeppelin, remasters of I, II, and III are now available for download on hdtracks. I have III, and it sounds very, very good - lots of detail I've never heard before and it isn't badly compressed (its DR is about a 9 overall). Totally worth it.
It is good you like the June 2014 re-release but bear in mind there is selective advertising afoot. The "remaster" is based on the digital versions of later masters, NOT the original masters.

So essentially it is a remix job. Anyone who already own these albums in various formats over last 40-years do not need to get them imo. If you must certainly should not pay the rrp as it is nothing better than what you already own.
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What do you do with your used CDs after you rip them?

I'm trying to figure out what to do with all of these things they have piled up over the years...

 

I have them neatly organized into binders, along with my large BD Audio, DVD-Audio and SACD collection; I place the jewel cases into plastic recycling.

 

I prefer Slappa for CD folios - they look nice, are well built and come in a variety of sizes.  And, I do spin optical plastic when I am in an 'active listening' mood.

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You should visit the members' lounge more often ;)

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The X3 is excellent after the recent firmware upgrade,but now

with the ican its in a different league and has awoken my T-peos h-100

from there dusty slumber!

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The X3 is excellent after the recent firmware upgrade,but now

with the ican its in a different league and has awoken my T-peos h-100

from there dusty slumber!

 

Can you compare the iCan Nano to any other portable amps, like the FiiO E11 or E12?  Just curious, as I have an E11 and am itching for an iCan Nano :L3000:

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Can you compare the iCan Nano to any other portable amps, like the FiiO E11 or E12?  Just curious, as I have an E11 and am itching for an iCan Nano :L3000:

Ive just got the C&C BH,and i would say it easily beats it in clarity, detail and soundstage its very musical and the 3D and xBass options are excellent!

I demoed the X5 and would have pulled the trigger but this combo trumps it!

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Just in yesterday xD First impression wasn't all that good but leaving it to play for a while did improve the overall improvement IMO 

 

iPhone 4 > A-Jays Five

 

 

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It is good you like the June 2014 re-release but bear in mind there is selective advertising afoot. The "remaster" is based on the digital versions of later masters, NOT the original masters.

So essentially it is a remix job. Anyone who already own these albums in various formats over last 40-years do not need to get them imo. If you must certainly should not pay the rrp as it is nothing better than what you already own.


According the LZ's website, these were created "from 192 kHz/24 bit digital transfers of the original analogue tapes." I'm not sure you are completely accurate in your assessment,(nor do I know if you're wrong) - there may or may not be disinformation floating about on the interwebs about these remasters. Whatever the case may be, they sound better than anything I've heard though I can't say I've heard every version out there. They also include a lot of bonus stuff, too, so there's that (a concert from 1969, for instance). Anyways, I think they sound quite good, but ymmv as is the case with everything. Edit: One final note - these were remastered by Jimmy Page himself, so there's that "as the artist intended" aspect to consider....


Edited by doublea71 - 6/5/14 at 9:21pm
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