Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
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really slowing down on buying now...
My take on the current hi rez market is that classical is in really good shape, from improved versions of Living Stereo classics to superb new 5.0 and 5.1 DSD recordings. Popular music is still a mess. Funny how the industry blamed the slim installed base for the failure of DVD-A and SACD, but now that they have a huge installed base for BD their response is using BD to lure people into buying absurdly priced limited edition collector sets, padded out with (in my opinion) sheer junk. And all of this "limited edition" stuff only encourages the rampant speculation at the root of the ridiculous prices for OOP content.
P.S. But I broke down this morning and ordered the "Moondance" package, even though I only want the BD - and wish it was "Astral Weeks". I bought the remastered CD of "Astral Weeks" several weeks ago, and it is a vast improvement.
5 Paradigm Studio 100 v3s, Servo-15 sub, Bryston 4B & 6B SST, Anthem AVM 20, Oppo bdp-95
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