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2013-03-23 05:15:08 PM
Pfffft.  Spectral Audio SDR-4000.  $15,000.00  Hand built.

www.spectralaudio.com
 
2013-03-23 05:37:25 PM
SB16
 
2013-03-23 05:50:29 PM

teto85: Pfffft.  Spectral Audio SDR-4000.  $15,000.00  Hand built.

[www.spectralaudio.com image 570x420]


idaent.com
 
2013-03-23 05:55:01 PM

BunkyBrewman: teto85: Pfffft.  Spectral Audio SDR-4000.  $15,000.00  Hand built.

[www.spectralaudio.com image 570x420]

[idaent.com image 500x456]


Studio reference, grammy winning.  In the homes of more professional musicians and music professionals than any other.
 
2013-03-23 05:56:20 PM
Yeah, but can it play MP3s?
 
2013-03-23 06:10:25 PM
it can play TGA and GIF files

especially the lattar
 
2013-03-23 08:05:34 PM

teto85: Pfffft.  Spectral Audio SDR-4000.  $15,000.00  Hand built.

[www.spectralaudio.com image 570x420]


I see lot's of adjectives and superlatives on that site. And no comparison data.
 
2013-03-23 09:06:46 PM
 
2013-03-23 09:10:26 PM
sudo waste money likeatard
 
2013-03-23 09:11:23 PM
Huh?
 
2013-03-23 09:21:30 PM
Choice of silent or audible fast forward or fast back

You know you're in trouble when they're advertising FF beep as a "feature".
 
2013-03-23 09:25:46 PM
Who cares about Linux running it? What's the point except flaunting "Linux".. Linux runs embedded in a variety of shiat and has for a long ass time.. Why suddenly now it is a buzzword technology?
 
2013-03-23 09:34:31 PM
Why does it need to repeatedly do the digital audio conversion, exactly? Why not have it read the disc at actual full CD-ROM reading speed and do multiple exact audio copies for comparison if people are so worried about the ridiculous fidelity of a digital source?
 
2013-03-23 09:34:56 PM
The 8x interpolation feature is great for getting rid of those digital artefacts THAT ARE PRODUCED WELL ABOVE THE HIGHWAY FREQUENCY HUMANS CAN PERCEIVE AND WHICH ARE FILTERED OUT BY THE LOW PASS BEHAVIOUR OF YOUR SPEAKERS ANYWAY.
 
2013-03-23 09:35:50 PM
I already ripped my CDs once.
 
2013-03-23 09:37:40 PM
I have one. I'm not sure how good it sounds but it holds my couch corner up well.
 
2013-03-23 09:38:33 PM
Subby is still using xmms?
 
2013-03-23 09:58:24 PM

beantowndog: I already ripped my CDs once.


and Exact Audio Copy will re-read a section up to 82 times if necessary on error detection
 
2013-03-23 10:01:13 PM
What's a "CD"?
 
2013-03-23 10:03:25 PM

sandbar67: What's a "CD"?


Certificate of deposit.  It's a form of savings account.  You can get one at any bank.
 
2013-03-23 10:13:56 PM

styckx: Who cares about Linux running it? What's the point except flaunting "Linux".. Linux runs embedded in a variety of shiat and has for a long ass time.. Why suddenly now it is a buzzword technology?


It boils down to your average consumer still having almost no clue that anything exists aside from the mac/MS rivalry..
 
2013-03-23 10:16:22 PM

Bucky Katt: sandbar67: What's a "CD"?

Certificate of deposit.  It's a form of savings account.  You can get one at any bank.


The shoebox under my bed pays more interest than the CD rate at my bank.
 
2013-03-23 10:18:10 PM

American Decency Association: and Exact Audio Copy will re-read a section up to 82 times if necessary on error detection


That's what I came here to say.  EAC, store the files as FLAC, save yourself $4,500.
 
kab
2013-03-23 10:20:59 PM

sandbar67: What's a "CD"?


It's a... nevermind, you won't be able to tell the difference anyhow.
 
2013-03-23 10:25:42 PM

styckx: Who cares about Linux running it? What's the point except flaunting "Linux".. Linux runs embedded in a variety of shiat and has for a long ass time.. Why suddenly now it is a buzzword technology?


Because the nitwits who chase status objects salivate over what is obscure to them, and while they've heard of PC and Mac, this Linux stuff is for the hardcore nerd snobs, therefore more appealing to their snob-centric worldview.
 
2013-03-23 10:26:36 PM
styckx: Who cares about Linux running it? What's the point except flaunting "Linux".

It's a codphrase to linux enthusiasts that it's hackable and/or DIYable.

// $4500? Ben Heck could slap one together from some spare xbox 360 parts.
 
2013-03-23 10:30:01 PM
This is basically my retirement plan. I'm going to just get a bunch of rocks and spraypaint them all orange. Then I'm going to have some "expert" come out and write articles in a bunch of music blogs. He'll write something like, "place a GreenAdder-brand orange rock on top of each piece of equipment. It gets rid of audio thetans."

Since audiophiles will pretty much buy anything as long as it's expensive and has a bunch of woo attached to it, I should have a few million dollars in no time.

Just as my orange rock supply is getting depleted, I'll pay my "expert" to reach out to the blogs again. "Orange rocks are still worthwhile," he'll write, "but the new GreenAdder-brand red pinecones are the newest in warding off equalization chupacabras."
 
2013-03-23 10:33:30 PM

elvisaintdead: $3 bil and still doesn't come appointed with whale foreskin interior



Innespace Seabreacher Y submarine, $100,000
If you can actually go jumping out of the water like that without destroying it, it may be well worth the $100,000.  That looks like a lot of fun.  At least until something bigger decides to bite it.
 
2013-03-23 10:35:02 PM
the year of Linux on the walkman
 
2013-03-23 10:37:13 PM
This would go great with my Google Pixel.
 
2013-03-23 10:53:10 PM
Using a CD-ROM drive for playing CDs, the "Halo CD 1″ sucks in the CD's contents at 4x normal speed, giving its CPU time to detect and eliminate disc errors before outputting near-perfect audio.

Oh great, now teh CDs will sound even more sterile and unnatural.  Call me when they make a Lunix $10,000 turntable.  Real audiophiles need the warmth of vinyl.
 
2013-03-23 11:00:31 PM
Big deal .

I have a UNIX powered gramophone that plays 78s and cost over 1,000,000 dollars.
 
2013-03-23 11:04:11 PM
Imma let you finish, but the original Sony PlayStation has the best sounding CD player... of all time!
 
2013-03-23 11:07:36 PM

SpdrJay: Big deal .

I have a UNIX powered gramophone that plays 78s and cost over 1,000,000 dollars.


i.imgur.com
Puh-leez.
 
2013-03-23 11:22:53 PM
Just get a decent audio interface for your computer, ferchrissake. Something like an Audioengine D1, or if you need inputs as well, a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. You then have $4300 to divvy up for your speakers, headphones, music collection, room treatments, booze, hookers, etc.

Even if my main desktop runs Linux (and my file server runs a Solaris descendant), I still have an XP box for entertainment purposes (games and music) with Foobar2000 handling the music playback, and an E-MU 0404 USB driving Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro/80 phones. Musical bliss and it didn't cost $4500.
 
2013-03-23 11:25:31 PM
Funny that it costs more than the studio equipment used to record the material in the first place.

Like, uh... What are the A/D converters in there?  BurrBrown?  Also also, upsampling a 44.1/16 CD to anything greater just gives you.... O nevermind.  This 15+ year audio engineer here gives up.

:)
 
2013-03-23 11:27:12 PM

GreenAdder: This is basically my retirement plan. I'm going to just get a bunch of rocks and spraypaint them all orange. Then I'm going to have some "expert" come out and write articles in a bunch of music blogs. He'll write something like, "place a GreenAdder-brand orange rock on top of each piece of equipment. It gets rid of audio thetans."

Since audiophiles will pretty much buy anything as long as it's expensive and has a bunch of woo attached to it, I should have a few million dollars in no time.

Just as my orange rock supply is getting depleted, I'll pay my "expert" to reach out to the blogs again. "Orange rocks are still worthwhile," he'll write, "but the new GreenAdder-brand red pinecones are the newest in warding off equalization chupacabras."



img689.imageshack.us
 
2013-03-23 11:30:28 PM

GreenAdder: This is basically my retirement plan. I'm going to just get a bunch of rocks and spraypaint them all orange. Then I'm going to have some "expert" come out and write articles in a bunch of music blogs. He'll write something like, "place a GreenAdder-brand orange rock on top of each piece of equipment. It gets rid of audio thetans."

Since audiophiles will pretty much buy anything as long as it's expensive and has a bunch of woo attached to it, I should have a few million dollars in no time.

Just as my orange rock supply is getting depleted, I'll pay my "expert" to reach out to the blogs again. "Orange rocks are still worthwhile," he'll write, "but the new GreenAdder-brand red pinecones are the newest in warding off equalization chupacabras."


You joke, but have you heard of  Brilliant Pebbles?  Look up Shakti Stones, the Clever Little Clock and Mpingo Discs, while you're at it.

I'll out myself as an audiophile here.  But I DIY my stuff and believe in science.

This CD player is ridiculous.  All those "advantages" are beyond the limits of human hearing.  A $29 DVD player from Wal-Mart will sound the same (assuming they're level-matched).

For a source, rip everything and use something like an AppleTV to stream it to a DAC connected to your stereo.  Most DACs are fine, even the cheap ones.  That's a solved engineering problem.  So are amplifiers.  Well-made inexpensive solid state is fine.

However, you want to put some money into good speakers.  They've really improved over the past 10-15 years thanks to advanced computer modeling.  If someone wants to look at the state-of-the-art, check out Linkwitz' new LX521.  Not cheap, but anyone with a moderate salary can afford them.  They're better than the five and six-figure stuff, too.  Those are mostly audio jewelry.
 
2013-03-23 11:40:45 PM

L.D. Ablo: You joke, but have you heard of  Brilliant Pebbles?  Look up Shakti Stones, the Clever Little Clock and Mpingo Discs, while you're at it.


www.machinadynamica.com

LOL, no way!  Please tell me that's a joke.
 
2013-03-23 11:42:56 PM

Bucky Katt: sandbar67: What's a "CD"?

Certificate of deposit.  It's a form of savings account.  You can get one at any bank.


Is it free?
 
kab
2013-03-23 11:52:55 PM

L.D. Ablo: I'll out myself as an audiophile here. But I DIY my stuff and believe in science.


Impossible, this is FARK.  Around here if you have anything better than earbuds, then you're automatically the guy who invests thousands in wood volume knobs and Pear cables.
 
2013-03-23 11:59:24 PM

GreenAdder: This is basically my retirement plan. I'm going to just get a bunch of rocks and spraypaint them all orange. Then I'm going to have some "expert" come out and write articles in a bunch of music blogs. He'll write something like, "place a GreenAdder-brand orange rock on top of each piece of equipment. It gets rid of audio thetans."

Since audiophiles will pretty much buy anything as long as it's expensive and has a bunch of woo attached to it, I should have a few million dollars in no time.

Just as my orange rock supply is getting depleted, I'll pay my "expert" to reach out to the blogs again. "Orange rocks are still worthwhile," he'll write, "but the new GreenAdder-brand red pinecones are the newest in warding off equalization chupacabras."


You're really going to be pissed off when Monster patents orange rocks on Monday.

As for TFA, I suspect if you look up "audiophile" in a modern dictionary there'll be a link to "There's one born every minute". :)
 
kab
2013-03-24 12:05:39 AM

L.D. Ablo: If someone wants to look at the state-of-the-art, check out Linkwitz' new LX521. Not cheap, but anyone with a moderate salary can afford them. They're better than the five and six-figure stuff, too.


Pretty interesting.   I assume these are all DIY kits?  I see driver sets for sale, but nothing with crossovers.
 
2013-03-24 12:06:32 AM

L.D. Ablo: Look up Shakti Stones


I did, blinked, and then closed my browser. A fool and his money, yadda-yadda-yadda.

Reverend Monkeypants: Also also, upsampling a 44.1/16 CD to anything greater just gives you.... O nevermind.


My audio-loving self in 1995 is wondering where the 192KHz/48bit CDs are, now that it's 2013.
 
2013-03-24 12:23:55 AM
Well, it's like they say, "An audiophile and his money are soon parted."
 
2013-03-24 12:36:50 AM

lordargent: styckx: Who cares about Linux running it? What's the point except flaunting "Linux".

It's a codphrase to linux enthusiasts that it's hackable and/or DIYable.

// $4500? Ben Heck could slap one together from some spare xbox 360 parts.


More likely it's because if it ran Windows 8 it would cost $200 more.

 
2013-03-24 12:45:10 AM

untaken_name: Well, it's like they say, "An audiophile and his money are soon parted."


I paid $8.99 for this piece of audiophile nirvana:

i555.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-24 12:50:39 AM

wambu: I see lot's of adjectives and superlatives on that site.


I see an extra apostrophe.
 
2013-03-24 03:24:41 AM

L.D. Ablo: ou joke, but have you heard of  Brilliant Pebbles?  Look up Shakti Stones, the Clever Little Clock and Mpingo Discs, while you're at it.


it really should be legal to just club these people to death
no really

their death would improve the universe in infinite ways
 
2013-03-24 03:35:03 AM

Glitchwerks: L.D. Ablo: You joke, but have you heard of  Brilliant Pebbles?  Look up Shakti Stones, the Clever Little Clock and Mpingo Discs, while you're at it.

[www.machinadynamica.com image 510x342]

LOL, no way!  Please tell me that's a joke.


Human stupidity is a gold mine to the savvy.
 
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