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[7]: Comment by kwan_e
by some1 on Thu 4th Oct 2012 03:03 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by kwan_e"
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But he's hardly the best guy to have an unbiased opinion about HiRes uncompressed digital audio.

That's news to me. So I guess we have to rely on the objective opinion of recording companies and Monster Cable Inc.

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.

And you are prepared to prove that in an ABX test?

For example, CD needs a 20Khz brickwall filter to work which has side effects well into the audio band at half the frequency.

You didn't read his article, did you? He addresses this issue specifically: http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html#toc_o
As anyone with half a clue about CDs will tell you, brick wall filters were not used in CD players since 80s.

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