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.
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RE[2]: Comment by virek
by Machster on Sat 24th May 2008 02:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by virek"
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MP3's sound absolutely horrible and with their sharp rolloff below 15khz they can hardly even be considered hi-fidelity. If you think they sound better than LP's something is wrong with your analogue playback equipment. If you want to digitize your LP collection you should be using something like Flac or Apple lossless. A copy can never sound better than the original.

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