Just to add some accelerant -- I've never (yet) heard an LP or a CD made
from 78s that portrays the range and beauty of the originals as I play them
on my own system. (One of my special tricks: application of high-end audio
technology and practices.)
So: If members of ARSC, of all people, are content with such ongoing
degradations of 50-80 year old material, how can we reasonably inveigh
against the latest?
On Jan 25, 2008 9:43 AM, Don Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 25/01/08, Richard Warren wrote:
> > Dear Jim and ARSClisters,
> > This is just a couple of quick reactions to the posting:
> > First: BRAVO -- you made the point very well - congratulations !
> > Second: Could it be that this poor-quality distribution exists
> > because most listeners are in fact listening on their earbuds or
> > computer-speakers or mini-systems that attach to computers and thus
> > wouldn't even notice (or, sadly, wouldn't care) if sound quality were
> > good ? Anyway, no, Jim, it's not just you; but junky sound is there
> > and easy. Those who care do indeed need to speak up and speak loudly
> > about quality.
> I think the junky sound is probably about the same quality as the record
> player I had when I was a student.
> Don Cox
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