Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 00:05 UTC
Multimedia, AV "On October 1 1982, Joel's sixth studio album, 52nd Street, was the first commercially released CD album... Which means CDs are 30-years-old today. It's worth noting here that 52nd Street wasn't a new album - it was launched initially in 1978, but it was selected for relaunch on the new digital audio disc, rolling out alongside the first CD player - the Sony CDP-101 - in Japan. But of course, the CD didn't spring up overnight - the road to launch started long before 1982." I'm still 100% CD when it comes to music. The act of physically holding a new album in your hands for the first time and gently placing the disk in the tray can't be matched by pressing a download button behind a computer.
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all home music systems are crap
by unclefester on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 05:21 UTC
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About 10 years ago I read an article about audio "systems" owned by famous Australians. The most interesting point was that none of the professional musicians (jazz, classical etc) interviewed owned expensive home stereo setups. One jazz singer only owned a basic clock radio. They all said that expensive gear was a waste of money as it was impossible to make authentic sounding recorded music.

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