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Yes, or perhaps even direct playback of digital audio files. Possibly
lower jitter may be a consideration.

Information about Linn players can be found here --note that there are
many types of disc players, so they also may be giving up only on the
CD-only players.

http://www.linn.co.uk/music_systems_disc_players

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On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 12:25 PM, Aaron Levinson
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> 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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Marcos Sueiro Bal
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