yikes. drifting OT.
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Mon Jan 2 19:45:39 CST 2006
At 2:39 PM -0700 1/2/06, woodelf wrote:
>Jim Leonard wrote:
>>entious as the snobbish world of wine tasting, circuit diagrams or not.
>>May I suggest "The Ten Biggest Lies In Audio" as a somewhat related
>>counter-point? Article here:
>Well I differ in a few points 5) The feedback lie -- Few amps have
>just the right amount of feedback.
>Low distortion design then feedback, but who knows what a amp has
>today with a schematic.
>2) I have a 6 watt SE -ultralinear tube amp, and nothing to compare
>it with solid state or otherwise.
>3) Digital CD Audio has too low a sampling rate and often too few
>bits of DAC. I still like LP's
>but dirt is the bane of them. Once you get real sampling rates and
>good DAC's output then Digital
>is better, but can one get the less mainstream music nowdays on CD.
>"Those where the days", by
>Mary Hopkin is a good example. No comments from people in the UK, as
>I am in Canada.
I'm going to have to take issue with Item's 2 & 3 myself. Before
people claim that Tube's don't sound as good (or any better), they
need to do some research and some listening tests for themselves.
As for #3, I'm a firm believer in LP's, again, people should do some
listening tests themselves before saying CD's are better than LP's.
I've got several albums on both CD and LP, the differences can be
amazing. This includes on albums that came out on both at the same
time, and where CD's had been out for a few years. What I want to do
is see if I can hear much of a difference between DVD-Audio/SA-CD
disks, and LP's (I don't really expect to be able to tell much, if
any of a difference). I'd also like to listen to some modern albums
that are released on both vinyl and CD.
I also agree with the less mainstream music comments. A lot of my
favorite music isn't available on CD.
Dirt is a problem, the secret is to keep your records clean, in fact
I'm hoping to be able to invest in a good cleaning machine sometime
in the next year. Also invest in a good turntable, and something to
keep the static level on the LP's down.
I must confess, these days I'm biased, my spare change is far more
likely to go towards the increasing record collection than it is to
go towards Classic Computers, and for the past several months I've
been trying to figure out if I should buy a Tube-based Amp, or build
one. Oh, and I'm listening to an LP as I type this :^)
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