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    Tried following the OP's link but kept ending up at James Randi Educational Foundation

    I think I have proof of the supernatural. My darkroom is possessed.

    Neither selenium intensification, new coccine retouching, condenser head light nor dodging and burning could bring out the detail in my negative from the 4x5 negative of the happy couple's first dance. So I tried another happy couple's first walk and the 4x5 condenser wouldn't cover 6x6. The siphon broke twice, at least the floor's clean, twice. But the drymount press, vacuum pump and voltage stabilizer did not need washing. Twice.

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    Beware of the recent (post 2000) so called "remastered" CDs. I have found that in most cases the older the CD edition the better sounding is the digital transfer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burk View Post
    The siphon broke twice, at least the floor's clean, twice.
    A few year's ago, I fitted a new central heating system for a friend and did some other plumbing work. When I called him a few weeks later to check on it, he told me it was fine but that his washing machine was now leaking, adding that it was the first time the floor had been washed for five years!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel1972 View Post
    Beware of the recent (post 2000) so called "remastered" CDs. I have found that in most cases the older the CD edition the better sounding is the digital transfer.
    +1. I have some Telarc and Deutsche Grammophon discs from the mid to late 1980s that are far better than some of the latest stuff.
    Last edited by E. von Hoegh; 02-01-2012 at 09:43 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Interesting and relevant, Neil Young's thoughts on the matter....

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/31/tech/w...html?hpt=hp_c2
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    Interesting and relevant, Neil Young's thoughts on the matter....

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/31/tech/w...html?hpt=hp_c2
    Saw that yesterday. My friend was quick to joke "Of course Neil Young wants music listened to on vinyl....his music is only tolerable on that format".

    Still am, and will continue to be, a vinyl guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    Interesting and relevant, Neil Young's thoughts on the matter....

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/31/tech/w...html?hpt=hp_c2
    Even compared to a well recorded CD, compressed MP3 or AAC files sound like serrated dog doo-doo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    Even compared to a well recorded CD, compressed MP3 or AAC files sound like serrated dog doo-doo.
    I concur...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    Even compared to a well recorded CD, compressed MP3 or AAC files sound like serrated dog doo-doo.

    Do you mean "poorly recorded CD"? A well recorded CD is pretty good...

    We're working on a generation that may never have heard music on anything but a compressed file. Will they be like the folks years ago who, when given a properly vine ripened tomato, didn't like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Do you mean "poorly recorded CD"? A well recorded CD is pretty good...

    We're working on a generation that may never have heard music on anything but a compressed file. Will they be like the folks years ago who, when given a properly vine ripened tomato, didn't like it?
    I mean any CD, honestly. And I agree that digital can sound extremely excellent when done well. But as we agree, not with compressed music files from iTunes.
    It brings back memories of the whole SACD / DVD-Audio scenario. The music industry, especially Sony, backed these high resolution formats, and after releasing it while touting it to sound as good as vinyl, pushing expensive SACD players like mad, they figured out that the majority of the population didn't care and thought CDs or MP3s sounded well enough.

    I take your comment about tomatoes, and compare that to the beer and coffee industry. It is now a jungle of micro breweries and niche coffee roasters that cater to a larger and larger percentage of the population; well those that aren't afraid of things that actually have flavor. Soon Maxwell House, Folgers, Gevalia, and McGarvey's will be exotic coffees.
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