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10. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 7, 2011, 09:23 zirik
 
Crustacean Soup wrote on Nov 6, 2011, 23:10:
Aside from that, it making a comeback because it's hip; because it's a nice collectable object complete with cover art, lyrics and whatever else (while you're lucky if you even get a little leaflet with a CD these days); and because for some reason CDs are intentionally mastered horribly these days (e.g. dynamic range compression), while vinyls aren't.

you totally read my mind. album covers were a big part of why people collected vinyl. they still have a bigger impact than those tiny CD inserts. a lot of 70s bands commissioned great designs for their records.
 
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9. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 7, 2011, 07:22 Spektr
 
Actually I still buy cds.. when I am buying gifts. I don't see elderly people switching to downloads any time soon...  
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8. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 6, 2011, 23:10 Crustacean Soup
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 6, 2011, 15:44:
Not really surprised CD's are over. But I'm not really surprised that vinyl is making a comeback either. There's a much warmer sound to it than mp3's, or CD's.

I've never seen anyone quantify what that "warmth" is, and I'll bet it disappears in blinded tests.

Aside from that, it making a comeback because it's hip; because it's a nice collectable object complete with cover art, lyrics and whatever else (while you're lucky if you even get a little leaflet with a CD these days); and because for some reason CDs are intentionally mastered horribly these days (e.g. dynamic range compression), while vinyls aren't.
 
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7. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 6, 2011, 23:02 SirKnight
 
zirik wrote on Nov 6, 2011, 22:42:
if vinyl comes back so will vacuum tubes.


Actually they already have, kind of. Guitar amps with tubes are still made. Some have tubes and the modern digital stuff. Kind of a hybrid amp I guess.
 
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6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 6, 2011, 23:01 zirik
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 6, 2011, 15:44:
Not really surprised CD's are over. But I'm not really surprised that vinyl is making a comeback either. There's a much warmer sound to it than mp3's, or CD's.

is it warmer because of the analog playback or is it from the analog recording? i always wondered what audiophiles were referring to when they say that because a lot of music today are recorded digitally. so wouldnt that present a problem for vinyl which used to be made from copies of original analog recordings?
 
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5. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 6, 2011, 22:42 zirik
 
if vinyl comes back so will vacuum tubes.  
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4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 6, 2011, 19:43 jacobvandy
 
It's not like CDs are going to disappear from the face of the Earth just because record labels ("major" ones) stop pressing music on them.  
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3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 6, 2011, 19:05 nin
 

I'll believe it when I see it.

But I seriously doubt it.
 
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2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 6, 2011, 18:42 DG
 
Hmm, that's annoying.

CD's are the one legal universal standard for conveniently and reliably obtaining MP3 (albeit requiring a conversion) of any desired quality/size, from any label.

CDs are also cheaper.

(YMMV)
 
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1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 6, 2011, 15:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Not really surprised CD's are over. But I'm not really surprised that vinyl is making a comeback either. There's a much warmer sound to it than mp3's, or CD's.  
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