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: I still play vinyl...
by zima on Mon 8th Oct 2012 01:20 UTC in reply to "I still play vinyl..."
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CD can fully reproduce the "warmth" of vinyl - CD has far superior capabilities of sound reproduction than vinyl, so you can just put a recording of vinyl on a CD for the same effect... (you wouldn't be able to ABX it, to differentiate in a properly controlled blind test)
Even better: keeping a FLAC copy on HDD (and backups).

Oh, and all that without wearing down the LP during every playback.

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