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Re: Digital music software options?
2x6spds #429198 03/30/18 06:05 AM
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Im a vinyl guy all the way, Mojo just like's bustin my balls for some reason. Digital sounds too analytical to me, im glad we all have something that makes us happy . I love what digital did for movies for sure and its great in the car but just too much messing around to get to the music.All the organizing and cover art and track info and programs to play it and what work on iphone etc etc and everyone keeps saying they can make it better , just pull out an album and listen aaahhhhhh.


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Re: Digital music software options?
michael_d #429199 03/30/18 03:52 PM
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I think Mojo is just trying to wake this site up.

I agree with you GWN about digital. There is just some electronic curtain over digital music unless you have an excellent DAC and associated equipment.

I just picked up a Denon DP45 turntable with a Grado Gold 2 cartridge. Sounds beautiful with an antique (recapped and refurbished) Harman Kardon TA5000X tube receiver and Axiom built Michaura M66 speakers (twin Axiom 6.5" drivers and 0.75" titanium tweeter.) Sound quality is comparable to my main, pretty high end 2 channel system.

Sound quality with vinyl is just better than CD even with a Sony CA9ES CD player.

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michael_d #429200 03/30/18 05:02 PM
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SACDs through my tube amp to M2s + EP400s is my sonic nirvana.
No clicks, pops & stylus noise that I remember so well.

My new HG Rosewood M22V4s are finished & are shipping next week. It'll be nice to have them back in my HT system.

Happy Easter everyone. Daffodils are in full bloom out on the wet coast...

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michael_d #429201 03/30/18 05:25 PM
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Records skip too much in my pickup. Roads in Alaska are not turntable friendly.

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michael_d #429202 03/30/18 05:49 PM
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Many artists are also in the camp of vinyl only releases as of the last couple years.

Myself I find a lot of the C.D,s sound awful I've got 500 plus, when played through my M80s the imaging I used to get through headphones and H.T.I.B.s is totally lost or the music all sounds really separated. Comparable to a Les Paul track that wasn't layered properly, and you can hear the layers separated.

The same tracks on a record sound a lot more together, even with my more entry level table.

The last couple months I've been using Tidal which I've quite enjoyed so far. Half decent selection along with Hi res.
Somewhat limited to mainstream and more popular music, the sound quality is wonderful.

Happy Easter long weekend.

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michael_d #429203 03/30/18 05:52 PM
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Flipping the record while driving is troublesome but this works pretty good.



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Re: Digital music software options?
michael_d #429204 03/30/18 06:31 PM
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IMO, the quality of digital sound is totally dependent on how it was recorded & mixed.

I have a ton of CDs from their inception in the early 80s to the present. There was a long period where the mixing was often poor giving sound was horribly flat with no dynamic range. This is a shame since the CD format can do that so well.

I have a bunch of older CDs that sound like crap - cassette quality? I don't play them anymore; however, digital recordings that are mixed properly & with proper care are often stunningly good - lots of dynamic range, great sound stage & noiseless. For example, try any of Clapton's productions from the past decade - all are recorded & mixed properly & with care. Absolutely wonderful sound...

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michael_d #429205 03/30/18 07:36 PM
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HA! Vinyl bad in pickup trucks. Bouncy.

Is that a beautiful dashboard from a 1956 DeSoto?

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exlabdriver #429206 03/30/18 07:39 PM
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I will try that, TAM.

I like SACD sound quality. Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition sounds spectacular in SACD.


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michael_d #429207 03/30/18 10:05 PM
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Pretty much all my music is from the 80's and early 90's . i have picked up some sacd's that are remastered from that era and they sound much better than the cd's but still too analytical for lack of a better term.I am not saying im right just my preference and i do use both formats. I dislike all the syncing and digging to find the music i want when i can pull out an album at will. Also the ticks and pops are not a real problem once you get into some upscale equipment and cartridges have improved immensely. A LLoyds stereo was definetly riddled with ticks and pops. Seeing what people will spend on a high end DAC i have no problem spending 3 to 4 thousand on a TT and mabe a grand on a cartridge. When i go to a concert thats analouge and so thats what i want to hear at home.


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