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2013-03-23 10:30:01 PM  
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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 09:34:56 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-03-24 12:06:32 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-03-23 11:04:11 PM  
1 votes:
Imma let you finish, but the original Sony PlayStation has the best sounding CD player... of all time!
2013-03-23 10:53:10 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:35:02 PM  
1 votes:
the year of Linux on the walkman
2013-03-23 10:18:10 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-03-23 10:16:22 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:01:13 PM  
1 votes:
What's a "CD"?
2013-03-23 09:34:31 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:21:30 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:56:20 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah, but can it play MP3s?
 
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