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bubba
2004-09-30, 10:01
> Maybe $10,000 of speaker cable will make a difference to your
> $25,000 Krell amplifiers but will the whole $60,000 system
> sound $58,000 better than a reasonable competent $2,000
> mass-market setup?

..... All of which will be nullified by the poor acoustics of your typical
lounge or bedroom!

Spending huge sums of money on hi-fi equipment and storing all your music as
uncompressed audio is a real waste of time in my opinion, as the benefits
are negligible. If you're in an acoustically-controlled environment such as
a recording studio, by all means, spend all the money in the world on the
very best equipment, but doing so for the home is totally overkill.

Jeffrey Gordon
2004-09-30, 10:25
bubba wrote:

> Spending huge sums of money on hi-fi equipment and storing all your music as
> uncompressed audio is a real waste of time in my opinion, as the benefits
> are negligible. If you're in an acoustically-controlled environment such as
> a recording studio, by all means, spend all the money in the world on the
> very best equipment, but doing so for the home is totally overkill.
>

There are more benefits to storing your music in a lossless comression
than just quality. The ability to know you NEVER have to get your cds
out again to re-rip to the next latest and greatest format. All you
have to do is write/get a script to transcode to the format of choice.
Many times easier than re-ripping and you do not suffer a generation
loss in the audio quality.

>

jacobdp
2004-09-30, 12:49
On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 13:25:42 -0400, Jeffrey Gordon <jeff (AT) thetank (DOT) org> wrote:
> There are more benefits to storing your music in a lossless comression
> than just quality. The ability to know you NEVER have to get your cds
> out again to re-rip to the next latest and greatest format. All you
> have to do is write/get a script to transcode to the format of choice.
> Many times easier than re-ripping and you do not suffer a generation
> loss in the audio quality.

And lossless is inherently gapless. It's possible to have gapless
playback with MP3, but involves lots of tricks like encoding the
entire CD as one big file and using a CUE sheet. Crossfading is
possible but doesn't always sound right. With FLAC, it's hard not to
get a gapless rip.

Gaplessness is especially important with "Live" albums... that
quarter-second dropout becomes reeeally noticible when there's a
sustained note or something between songs.

- Jacob