[linux-audio-user] Re: Totally OT

Loki Davison loki.davison at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 09:17:19 EST 2006

On 3/8/06, Cesare Marilungo <cesare at poeticstudios.com> wrote:
> Marije Baalman wrote:
> > Hiho,
> >
> > Adam Sampson wrote:
> >
> >> Cesare Marilungo <cesare at poeticstudios.com> writes:
> >>
> >>
> >>> Another reason, and this is why I was sarcastic with your first
> >>> post, Maluvia, is that there are still people who believe that a
> >>> printed cd sounds better than a cd-r or a flac file downloaded from
> >>> the Net.
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >> It won't sound better, but there are other advantages to buying a real
> >> CD (even if it's a CDR that the band's produced themselves) -- having
> >> a nicely-printed case with liner notes, and having a physical artefact
> >> that represents the music you've paid for.
> >>
> > there is a difference between a CD-R and a CD... not directly the
> > sound quality, but how long the data is preserved... CD-R's decay much
> > faster than printed CD's, even faster when not stored right. Of
> > course, this also depends on the brand of CD-R you get: some are
> > better than others.
> > So in the end, it may be cheaper to get the real CD instead of a
> > burned copy of it... as you have to renew the second one from time to
> > time. Of course, if you don't like the music anymore after a few
> > years, then there's no problem...
> >
> > sincerely,
> > Marije
> >
> >
> This is true. Even if, in my experience, it happened also with some
> printed cds were a wronk ink were used. For instance it happened with
> some phillips classical recordings.
> At the price of  10 cheap CDRs from a small label or mainstream 5 CDs
> you can buy an hard disk to backup hundreds if not thousands CDs at full
> quality.
> But my argument was that people's perception of an artefact that stores
> a digitalized information (music in this case) is still tied with the
> physical value, when what matter are just the bits.
> Once something has been digitalized it's archived for the eternity, or
> better as long as somebody owns a backup. This is also saving old
> records and films that would've been lost otherwise.
> c.
> --
> www.cesaremarilungo.com

I actually pretty much don't buy cds. If i can get it on vinyl i'll
buy it that way otherwise i'll live without or get it digitally. Got a
few cd's from gigs were vinyl wasn't an option but usually it's not a
big problem. Transport / storage does become an issue though. Small
apartment, large record collection, arse when moving etc. 500-600
vinyl takes a lot of room! ;-)


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