Originally Posted by Tawaun da bomb
Sorry,but the dust has settled Cd is the premier format,spend your money on a great redbook player,
I'm not arguing CD isn't the premier format; I already have a player I like.
if you can get into vinyl some to,if you have the patience can be a very fun listen.
V15 with RB300 and Rega Planar 3. Probably the last TT I'll buy at this point, no sense in changing. I got it in 2000; had Dual and Thorens and so on before that.
Playing redbook on universal players is a bad news,which you will be doing,because the software with DVD-Audio and SACD is to limited,if you like those formats get a decent budget machine,and seperate it from your redbook playback,
This is 2007; we're well on our way into the 21st century. I simply cannot accept the premise that nobody can design a device that will play any small round digital disc I happen to have laying about. Don't you find it an anachronism or at least a bit disturbing, if true?
Why exactly is it that "the software is to [sic] limited?" In 2007 (not to mention 1999...)? Who is it exactly that can't figure this out at this point and make an acceptable machine? In other words, what talented high end purist and engineer at what high end firm cannot figure out how to design a universal player so I can "congratulate" them?
(Note that I'm not attacking you; I appreciate
your comments -- I simply can't find a rational reason why this would be the case... If it is
the case, aren't we being scammed by high-end mumbo-jumbo combined with an inability and/or unwillingness, for whatever reason, to deliver an acceptable universal product?!... If it is not
the case, no reason to buy a limited, non-universal player -- if they don't want to make one at a reasonable price point at the high end firms, perhaps declining sales of limited, non-uni players would help clear their thoughts.).
Am I saying the industry are damned if they do, damned if they don't? I guess so. They've delivered lots of BS over the years, and it's IMO at the very least time they delivered products that work not only as intended (remember "perfect sound forever?" -- OK, that was 20 years ago, I want my perfect sound) but as consumers would like them/need them to work (play any disc, audio or video, skip the "magic box" advertising, just do
Till then, again, no money changes hands.