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    New book by Neil Young on Pono history and his "Mission to Save High-Quality Audio"

    To Feel The Music: A Songwriter's Mission to Save High-Quality Audio
    by Neil Young and Phil Baker
    Review/excerpts: https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/reviews/book...
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    All you need to know...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Apesbrain View Post
    All you need to know...
    Ah, yes, so utter BS.
    "To try to judge the real from the false will always be hard. In this fast-growing art of 'high fidelity' the quackery will bear a solid gilt edge that will fool many people" - Paul W Klipsch, 1953

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    Ah, yes, Neil Young is a perfect example of how even if you are a great musician, it doesn't mean you have any clue about how audio works.
    "To try to judge the real from the false will always be hard. In this fast-growing art of 'high fidelity' the quackery will bear a solid gilt edge that will fool many people" - Paul W Klipsch, 1953

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    Interesting to read!

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    "Earth will be changed forever when Amazon introduces high quality streaming to the masses,” said rock icon Neil Young. “This will be the biggest thing to happen in music since the introduction of digital audio 40 years ago." https://press.aboutamazon.com/news-r...reaming-amazon
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    Quote Originally Posted by left channel View Post
    "Earth will be changed forever when Amazon introduces high quality streaming to the masses,” said rock icon Neil Young. “This will be the biggest thing to happen in music since the introduction of digital audio 40 years ago." https://press.aboutamazon.com/news-r...reaming-amazon
    "Did you feel Earth changing, dear?"
    "To try to judge the real from the false will always be hard. In this fast-growing art of 'high fidelity' the quackery will bear a solid gilt edge that will fool many people" - Paul W Klipsch, 1953

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    A (quite entertaining) review at The Atlantic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland0 View Post
    A (quite entertaining) review at The Atlantic
    With wonderfully silly prose like "MP3s, and I’ll try to be as scientific as I can here, are evil. They go against God/nature by chopping music into numbers. I’m with Young 100 percent on this. Beautiful flowing music, sliced to bits! And what is the devil’s price for having the entire Tangerine Dream back catalog at your fingertips? Why, shitty sound quality. The sound coming out of my Bluetooth speaker is no longer a dimension; it’s a narrow pulse, a serrated wave. Bass-blurts, ragged spikes of treble, a terrible crowdedness or crammedness in the midrange. My old-fart ears are squeaking in discomfort. The acoustic environment, like every other environment, is being degraded."
    "To try to judge the real from the false will always be hard. In this fast-growing art of 'high fidelity' the quackery will bear a solid gilt edge that will fool many people" - Paul W Klipsch, 1953

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julf View Post
    Ah, yes, Neil Young is a perfect example of how even if you are a great musician, it doesn't mean you have any clue about how audio works.
    Sadly true. Neil is an amazingly creative musician that has produced high quality work over many decades. Some of my favorite music, starting with Buffalo Springfield. But he is really off the rails when it comes to understanding digital music.
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