Originally Posted by HPiper
Thanks that was just the sort of concise informative response I expected from these forums. Now I know exactly what to do, never come here again.
I suppose I owe you an apology. No one , scratch that I was not making fun of you at all. I've wanted a SACD system my self for a long time. I was hoping you'd sense that I was jealous of you, having $800 or so to spend on a CD system is a place I wish I was in honestly, so I apologize for sounding as if I was making fun of you
and I did a little looking into PC based SACD systems and it seems the High Quality content is still... harder to rip from the disk due to liscening. This was from a thread dated in 2011 though, so that said. Seeing as I don't have any useful information, I was merely commenting on my... jealousy of you. I suppose I was supporting your quest for a SACD based system, as I'd love to get one of those my self one day
And if you have a large quality of CD's I'd imagine you'd want to keep that set up going, you may even enjoy Bule Ray based Audio, there are many users here who enjoy their music in DVD and CD Format
Originally Posted by tomb
I agree that a smart-assed response is not really appropriate in this type of forum section. You're asking for help and then essentially someone makes fun of that - not cool, if the forum section is supposed to be for beginners.
That said, he has a point. PC-based systems, with FLAC (lossless) files and a quality DAC, left the realm of CD players (even SACD) far behind. There's simply no contest, economically - when quality is the measuring stick. So in one way, he was trying to help prevent you from spending a unnecessarily gargantuan sum of money - albeit with an attitude.
In what way was I making fun of him? I guess the "kicks in shin" was not taken in a joking manner as I intended, so again I do apoliogize
Non the less, I was serious in what I said. IF you have CD's while I do agree PC based is more effiecent and may offer a better quality... there is still an appeal in my opinion to CD and DVD or Blue Ray based systems. A PC is very impersonal. I like the feel of having CDs. I like the... just the entire aspect and idealoly behind a Disc Based Audio system. I grew up with my own Step Father having a HUGE library of CD and DVD Audio, he had Headphones and Speakers, along with literally a RACK for all his amps and what not. A VERY cool system imo! Something he enjoyed talking about, and there was nothing as cool as the BIG library of music he had! Not to mention Hard Drives Fail... while CD IF you take care of them last longer In my opinion. Where as again, I would think a Hard Drive Failure or even a PC Virus would be more likely than losing all your Hard Copy CD's
So I was not making fun of oyu at all, and I would personally loved to have had the funds my self to aquire CD's and DVD based Audio over the years, PC just feels very impersonal not to mention there is the lack of lonjevity in my opinion.
You might be able to look into a Blue Ray DVD Player for a PC based System,
And again to every one who felt I was making fun of him... I do apologize!