On 21/01/05, Dale Francis wrote:
>> I think the discs should be uncompressed and there should be a
>> compression control on the player.
> a) this means that the artist has no control of the final product

Correct. If compression is used, the mastering engineer has that
control, not the artist.

The variety of equipment used for listening, from tiny earphones to car
sound systems, to big audiophile hi fi, means that the artist has no
control over the final sound anyway.

> b) having to replace blown speakers from students
>  who were experimenting with adjusting levels... ( electronic music
> classes )
>        this idea would probably void speaker and amp warranties

No safety cutouts?

Don Cox
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