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Old 04-08-2008   #13
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I wish the DVD-A and SACD would have taken off, but they did not, that is the fact. I have an SACD player here, that could be sold for a universal player player in an instant if there was a reason. I would not even be back in vinyl if the people in general would have supported HI REZ DVD-A and SACD. They did not ! If there would have only been one format of Hi REZ, maybe it would have made it, but there was 2, and neither made it. Maybe if HIREZ would have just been concentrating on 2 channel across the board, rather then attempting to make 5.1, and aimed at what most music fans and audiophiles still listen to 2 channel maybe the message would have been clearer, but it was not. The dream of every Best Buy "theater in a box" owner hovering around their little 5.1 speakers listening to DSOTM in surround did not happen, mom and dad kept watching Star Wars over and over, listening to thumps of the little box in the corner, while little Cissy and Johnny listened to some crap coming out of ear buds in the corner eating gummy bears. That explains while I am back into vinyl.

All that being said it is a shame. I still buy some SACD, just picked up a David Bowie and Diana Krall, both wonderful I thought. People will not fall for another new format like Blu Ray for music. Yeah maybe HiRez downloads maybe something in the future, at this point there is nothing available for me to truly get interested yet. Call me when I can get a true Hi Rez download of Magical Mystery Tour, then I know we are on the way !!

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Times have sure changed all right, The other day I was in one of the high end audio stores and a teenager was testing out home audio systems using his MP3 player! Both the salesman and I got good chuckle out of that, but we both agreed that with some quality audio equipment he may accidentally discover what a good quality recording sounds like if he ever plays some uncompressed audio source and compares it to its MP3 version.

When I opened my Modern Home Theater email today I saw something I thought I would never see......a Krell IPOD Dock for your audio rack! I guess if you can't beat them, than join them!
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I still do that...LISTEN to music. Since we're neighbors, we should get together and enjoy music "the old fashioned way"!!!!!!!!!
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Times have sure changed all right, The other day I was in one of the high end audio stores and a teenager was testing out home audio systems using his MP3 player! Both the salesman and I got good chuckle out of that, but we both agreed that with some quality audio equipment he may accidentally discover what a good quality recording sounds like if he ever plays some uncompressed audio source and compares it to its MP3 version.

When I opened my Modern Home Theater email today I saw something I thought I would never see......a Krell IPOD Dock for your audio rack! I guess if you can't beat them, than join them!
Yes they have, however I wouldn't knock the iPod as last year at a meeting of our audio/video society we had a chance to hear the iPod on some very high quality equipment.
The first event was the host playing some music that his son had put on his iPod and it sounded terrible.
Then another member got out his iPod and the sound was terrific indistinguishable from CDs.
He was using Apple lossless as his encoding format
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The key thing you said there was, sit down and listen to music. NO ONE does that today. Think about it. I do not know your age, but back in my day, we actually went shopping together for albums. It was an experience. Like women shopping for shoes. Had lunch afterwards, and could not wait to get home to crack the shrink wrap off your new albums.

Friday night (not every friday night!!) would leave work, maybe play BBall at the center, then go home, have a brew, and listen to music for hours. When it got to late, put on my Koss Pro 2 +2 quad headphones. Who does this today? Not a soul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Went to your friends basement, and listen to music at his house. The love of music is gone. Unfortunately.
You're definitely revealing your age with those memories, but those were the days . . . 2-channel was king, "big-screen" TVs were 27" and "home theater" was your kids performing for the family during the holidays!
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Times have sure changed all right, The other day I was in one of the high end audio stores and a teenager was testing out home audio systems using his MP3 player! Both the salesman and I got good chuckle out of that, but we both agreed that with some quality audio equipment he may accidentally discover what a good quality recording sounds like if he ever plays some uncompressed audio source and compares it to its MP3 version.

When I opened my Modern Home Theater email today I saw something I thought I would never see......a Krell IPOD Dock for your audio rack! I guess if you can't beat them, than join them!
I think that Krell, Meridian, B&W, Wadia, et al have done exactly the right thing by joining the iPod revolution. During his presentation at the PARA conference a couple of years ago, Gary Yacoubian of Myer-Emco (and current CEA vice-chairman) challenged attendees to do as his company has done and turn the iPod into a sales opportunity. They launched a program where their salespeople began asking everyone who came in if they had an iPod. If they replied "yes", they then asked if they had it with them and, if so, began to show them how much better it could sound when connected to their main audio system with a suitable docking solution. Result? Their sales of very profitable high-end iPod accessories skyrocketed!
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