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Re: The future of the CD?

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Aaron Levinson <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

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Sat, 21 Nov 2009 15:06:28 -0500

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I own a Linn Akito arm and their stuff is GREAT.

"Ironic" indeed.

AA


Robert Cham wrote:
> As does the "Ironic" LP turntable.
>
> Bob Cham
>
>
>> Lou-
>>
>> I can only assume that they mean the capacity to stream FLAC and 
>> other higher resolution formats that exceed the conventional Redbook 
>> standard.
>>
>> Aaron Levinson
>>
>>
>>
>> Lou Judson wrote:
>>> "Superior sound quality?" I have yet to hear streaming audio that 
>>> sounds better than CDs. Has anyone?
>>>
>>>
>>> Bu then I have never seen a Linn CD player either.
>>>
>>> <L>
>>> Lou Judson * Intuitive Audio
>>> 415-883-2689
>>>
>>>
>>> On Nov 21, 2009, at 8:26 AM, Karl Miller wrote:
>>>
>>> FYI
>>>
>>> Karl
>>>
>>>> Posted on Musical America's site
>>>> Friday:
>>>
>>>> CD Players
>>>> En route to Obsoletism?
>>>> Linn
>>>> Products, a high-end manufacturer of home audio systems,
>>>> will give up manufacturing CD players as of January and
>>>> instead focus on digital streaming equipment. The British
>>>> company, which makes systems costing between 2,500 and
>>>> 100,000, believes that digital streaming offers superior
>>>> sound quality.
>>>>
>>>> "Our customers have fast recognised the
>>>> limitations of CD players and in the age of home
>>>> networking," Managing Director Gilad Tiefenbrun tells BBC
>>>> News, "people now want better control of their music and
>>>> the ability to enjoy it in any room of their home. CD
>>>> players no longer belong in the specialist domain."
>>>> Ironically, the company will continue to make
>>>> turntables.
>

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