CD as opposed to Lp was arguably a step downward in quality too, back  
in the day.

  Marketed for convenience and ease of ditribution, it took several  
years for CD releases to actually sound better in any way other than  
S/N ratio and playability covenience...

Lou Judson - Intuitive Audio

"more" is not a playback level
-- an audio software warning message.

On Jan 1, 2011, at 5:37 AM, Tom Fine wrote:

In general, I too decry the disappearance of CD-format material  
because the alternative download is generally audibly lower quality,  
which is a step backward in my opinion.

-- Tom Fine