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 Post subject: Re: Retro Music
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:01 am 
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I do rather think it all depends what you are playing stuff on and the bits connecting, at some point it all has to go to the speakers, be them on pc, small in ear phones, or proper speakers, but there will be a difference between 3" high pc speakers on your table compared to say 4 foot high "hi fi" speakers. Having had too much spare time previously (albeit 3 or so years ago) I did the comparison and at home still listen to cds rather than plug something else into the hi fi (unless just a random play list which is only occasionally). The audio files on phone/ipod/ipad are lower bit rates (rather than lowest) as difference is not significant in my view given how their listened to when out and about. That said not gone down the dedicated dac route for hifi, but not convinced I'll hear the difference and in my view that's what is all about.

On the video front we have in excess of 400 dvd so got a bluray solution that could upscale, generally better than the tv s. Picture rather depends on quality of the tv as well.

In my view a lot of people get very excited about the technical side of things which are not really relevant in the real world. It's a bit like high performance cars that never see a track.........


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 Post subject: Re: Retro Music
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:16 pm 
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Location: daaan saaaf
I have all my CDs ripped as uncompressed WAV files.

I use JRiver Media Centre: http://www.jriver.com/ with which you can use an Android tablet or phone or iPad or iPhone as a remote control: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... &hl=en.

And I've got one of these little HRT USB DAC doohickeys: http://www.headfonia.com/hrt-music-stre ... 6-usb-dac/ which in combination with the uncompressed WAV files I reckon sounds every bit as good as the £1,500.00 CD player it replaced. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Retro Music
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:14 pm 
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Location: Norn Iron
I still have my radio on!!! Sony and 25 years old - some black tape holds it together well and sound quality is good although my daughter and her friends cause distortion while the are in the paddling pool!!

Have a great day everyone - the sun is out in Northern Ireland - and that is BIG news!!!!

Richard


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 Post subject: Re: Retro Music
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:27 am 
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Location: Portugal
I collect 90's hits and decided to create a comprehensive list for those who are interested:

http://pastebin.com/cYhKJp22

Feel free to comment! :)


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