Hi Mike,

I'm with you in everything you wrote, except I don't think we need an ideal
world. I want it all now.  I'd add that we clearly are at the beginning of
really fascinating software applications for all the sound files we have in
PCM or DSD. Tailoring or tweaking the sound output could give us some
spectacular results. I've always wondered why digital processing was
trapped inside a hardware box instead of exposed for user manipulation.

L. H. Kevil

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 3:50 PM, Gray, Mike <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Good point on not snuffing out discussion - my thought was that the
> discussion shouldn't just rehash old, 1980's
> arguments. So, yes, let's discuss current A/D - D/A technique along the
> lines of 24/192 PCM, for instance, or DSD, which, BTW, was originally
> intended as an archival format. Which brings me back to my last thought and
> to the comments in the P.S. below.
> Mike Gray
> P.S In an ideal world, we would all have access to 24/192 or higher PCM or
> DSD-converted commercial product delivered on disc, on a flash drive, or
> via ftp from a server, plus the ability to preserve our own collections
> using the same formats. Comments?