Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd May 2008 13:02 UTC
Multimedia, AV Many of us grew up with the idea of the component audio system. A receiver (or a separate preamplifier and amplifier), tuner (radio), record player, tape deck, and later on a CD player. If you were into more fancy stuff, you had a DAT or MiniDisc deck as well. While some of us cling on to this mindset like there's no tomorrow, the real world seems to favour a different method of consuming music. According to Erica Ogg (what's in a name), the component audio system is on its way out - thanks to the iPod and the commoditisation of music.
Permalink for comment 315398
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
yeah but
by bullethead on Fri 23rd May 2008 15:29 UTC
bullethead
Member since:
2005-07-10

I to have spent over $30,000 USD on audio equipment for just a 2 channel setup (the whole thing, vinyl, tubes, SACD, CD, and PC Audio).

I don't have anything against digital downloads except the mass market lack of quality. Recently I have been seeing 24bit 96khz FLAC downloads become available from Linn recordings and even Nine Inch Nails.

My question is what is a good real time low latency Linux distro to use to play back these files through my USB DAC? You can get excellent sound from the PC if done correctly...

Reply Score: 2