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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by sergio on Fri 23rd May 2008 16:52 UTC
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by hollovoid on Fri 23rd May 2008 18:18 in reply to "Tom:"
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I second that.

I am on my 3rd setup right now, and there is really nothing better than quality components, Adcom amp, Paradigm Monitor speakers, Nakamichi Tape deck (kinda just for show, its 30 years old and still works perfectly) Denon cd player, Harmon Kardon pre amp. Its amazing the subtle details you miss listening to "average" sound systems. My only complaint is with a digital collection it exposes how terrible even the highest bitrate mp3's sound. Which influenced my buying of cd's more than anything.

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