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HD greedsters - it ain't rock'n'roll old chum

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Graham Slee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2012 at 8:37pm
As David Price reported this month: "Paradoxically, many of us concluded that the only accessible hi-res music source around right now is vinyl...."

But vinyl only has a dynamic range of 12 bits!

However, it does have a sampling rate of infinityHz.

And it's funny how I just want to add some compression to these 24 bit downloads... I can't hear the really quiet parts for room noises, and the loudest parts can be heard across town!

Perhaps 12 bits is all we really need.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fatmangolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2012 at 8:48pm
Agreed. Whilst I hate clipping and brickwall limiting, it sounds loud and suits some music. Despite the limited dynamic range I think you can turn a vinyl record up without it becoming unpleasant or too loud.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fatmangolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2012 at 11:27pm
Originally posted by Graham Slee Graham Slee wrote:

Originally posted by ServerBaboon ServerBaboon wrote:

...have you tried Linn and Naim?


Not my "cup of tea".

I think I need assistance with the DVD. What do I open it with?

Yes, the HD choices lean towards classical.
 
What does the DVD have written on it please? It may be DVD-Audio or Dolby Digital or DTS, those will need a DVD player with the decoders built in. Sorry if I have misunderstood or just stated the obvious to you!
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Graham Slee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2012 at 9:14am
Although a question for ServerBaboon (who sent me a disc containing samples) I think you're right and I'll have to shove it through the DVD player which has S/PDIF out.
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There's a nifty little program called DVD audio extractor which does what it says on the tin . . Wink

I've used to get PCM tracks off DVD-Audio discs as well as DVD video.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ServerBaboon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2012 at 12:16pm
Originally posted by Graham Slee Graham Slee wrote:

Originally posted by ServerBaboon ServerBaboon wrote:

...have you tried Linn and Naim?


I think I need assistance with the DVD. What do I open it with?

 

Should be just able to browse it, copy the files one folder is flac, one folder is wav.

Sorry I should have said these are just some files to play on a computer.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote suede Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2012 at 2:58pm
Hi Graham
I've seen a lot of King Crimson DVD audio discs out on ebay. Good prices as well at around £15 each. I don't know if you're into King Crimson but I thought you might be.
I've heard some of these DVD-audio releases and they've sounded great IMO.

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