Good question! I would choose SACD as my one format. I just like the fidelity on CDs and while Vinyl might be better sounding overall, the drawbacks of analog sound, pops and such, are much more distracting to me.
I lean toward SA-CD as well; I love analog, but it does have its drawbacks. Its cons can outweigh its pros, but a quality album or reel-to-reel tape on a quality T-table is amazing! I haven't heard much HD-CD or XR-CD though. Blu Ray AUDIO sounds (sorry for the pun) quite promising though.Good question! I would choose SACD as my one format. I just like the fidelity on CDs and while Vinyl might be better sounding overall, the drawbacks of analog sound, pops and such, are much more distracting to me.
I agree; it IS a pain. I found a small LCD screen for $15 that I'm considering connecting just for this reason. My player has a screen saver, but I have a plasma set and am very wary of static images.I enjoy SACD and DVD-A sound equally, but wish I didn't have to navigate DVD-A menus through my TV to chose stereo instead of the default, multi channel.
Same here but, to be realistic, the only physical formats likely to survive for a while are CD and BluRay.Good question! I would choose SACD as my one format.
It is more than promising, add video (if one cares about that!) and has a very large installed base. The latter adds to its survivability.Blu Ray AUDIO sounds (sorry for the pun) quite promising though.
That's a bit scary! I noticed that even Walmart has reduced its CD inventory.Sadly, as we discuss this, more and more folks listen almost solely to MP3's. Best Buy is even phasing out CD's for sale at their Stores. While there is always the Online option, it takes away the instant gratification. Lucky are those that have a solid Independent Record Store in their locale. Hopefully, due to the Big Box Stores abandoning CD's, there will now be an added niche. Much like when these Stores carried Vinyl when CD's ruled the day.
Hello,I Haven't listened to Vinyl since i was a kid (over 25+ years ago:whistling but have often tossed a thought or 2 around about buying a turntable but the only ones i want are expensive and i can't justify the price over the use it would see.
My choice is CD allthough the degradation of them that JJ mentiond is a reality but i still have some of the discs i had when i was young and they work just fine others however are shot and it's even visible just by looking at the disc. My other favorite these days is Digital (for conveniance).:T
+1; I prefer SACD, but the only way to get them here (the major metropolis known as Greenville, NC :rofl: ) is online. I'm building my collections of SACDs, but I'm moving so quickly that I keep getting passed by sloths!Hello,
I listen pretty much exclusively to CD's (too few SACD's Released).
If you say so. The bigger problem, for me, is that there have not been any new classical vinyl releases in 20 years and I see no reason to expect any in the future. Issues of technical superiority, which I do not concede, are irrelevant.The right LP on a good system just sounds better.