"Introducing The Amazing Compact Disc" 1982

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Re: "Introducing The Amazing Compact Disc" 1982
« Reply #20 on: 13 Feb 2020, 03:40 pm »
An aside.. I bought a used Adcom DA700 back in late 90's? anyway it cost me $250. I used it and even returned a highly praised $2300 greatest thing since .. DAC because it was no better than my Adcom,, back in 2010.
Finally in 2018 after upgrading speakers my dealer loaned me a $7000 SACD.DAC.. and gee it did sound a little better.
So for a 1% improvement, it cost me $7000 vs the $250 investment I had prior. Was it worth it? yeah, Audiophile style.
I still have about 2,500 CDs..
And plenty of them, including old ones sound great.

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« Reply #21 on: 13 Feb 2020, 04:52 pm »
  Still a 44.1 person. However recently discovered Blue Coast Records. Actually recorded in DSD for download purchase. Not cheap but off the charts sonics. The Master quality CDs are the bomb as well. www.bluecoastrecords.com



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Re: "Introducing The Amazing Compact Disc" 1982
« Reply #22 on: 29 May 2020, 01:54 am »
Oh my, I know this topic isn't new but it brought back a memory of when I was one of the first in my little circle to jump onto the CD bandwagon. My first unit was the Yamaha CD1 - when it was just released

. Perfect sound forever! Well, maybe not, but it sure was a revelation to have no pops clicks skips and surface noise.

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Re: "Introducing The Amazing Compact Disc" 1982
« Reply #23 on: 29 May 2020, 03:39 am »
In the mid 80's, I heard the first CD players at a store I had previously worked for.  I wasn't impressed.  They sounded "sheeny" or "white glazed".  I ordered a Denon DCD 1500, and had to wait weeks for it to come from Japan.  Never heard it, and there were no reviews.  Just a hunch.  The Denon sounded warm and natural with no "glaze".  Still have it, boxed and stored.  I bought no vinyl for 25 years.  The Denon was eventually bumped for an Ack! dac and a computer disc drive that used a carrier cart for the discs.  It went a long way toward the sound of the best vinyl.  I traded it for a new version of the Ack! which had all the best attributes of the original with more "punch".  Ack! dacs are battery powered, unfiltered and don't oversample.  I eventually got back into vinyl, but all the PIA factors are still there.  Pops, clicks, static, dirt and even a new release with paper embedded in the disc.  The return of regrind.  And the prices of a black disc are nuts.  So, I listen more to CDs, which are going cheap these days, especially the previously played.  A lot of artists released CDs that will never get to vinyl.

I ought to get out the Denon and see if it works and whether I still think it sounds good.   :roll:

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Re: "Introducing The Amazing Compact Disc" 1982
« Reply #24 on: 31 May 2020, 06:43 pm »
By and large I recall being very happy with the Amazing Compact Disc when it came out. But there was also a lesson to be learned when my friends and I discovered that some CDs actually sounded worse than the LPs we loved... and so the journey begins...