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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RE[6]: Comment by kwan_e
by Richard Dale on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 11:00 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kwan_e"
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"someone on the internet

If you don't know who Monty is this tells more about you than about him.

has written a rant

Your comment is rant. Monty's piece can be published in a respectable journal.

Of course I know who the guy is, and he certainly knows a lot about lossy codecs. But he's hardly the best guy to have an unbiased opinion about HiRes uncompressed digital audio. The are plenty of good technical reasons to believe why Red Book 16/44.1 isn't good enough and why 24/192 is better. For example, CD needs a 20Khz brickwall filter to work which has side effects well into the audio band at half the frequency.

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