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Posted: 26 Jun 11, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People are always talking about compression, how the remasters sound, etc. and I am wondering....what is your audio set-up to listen to music?  What is your favorite system to listen to the greatest band in the world?!

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Posted: 26 Jun 11, 15:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good question, at the end of the day its all irrelevant. All these pricks who come here saying they have put the latest disc through some stupid bit of software and compared waveforms are idiots. If you own the music, listened to the music and enjoy the music then that is all that matters, whether its through you phone speaker or your million dollar gold plated diamond encrusted speakers... just listen and enjoy

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Posted: 28 Jun 11, 06:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're right in a way Mooghead, but the problem is, you listen to an album a thousand times, love it, enjoy it, and slowly find yourself wanting it a little bit better, so you upgrade your speakers, then you expose the flaws in your amp, so you get a new one, which of course exposes the source, so in goes a new CD player/DAC, then you get curious about vinyl, so in goes a turntable, then you realise your cartridge is the weak link in your vinyl set-up so hey presto, new cartridge, oh and all that means a new phono amp too and let's not get started on cables!!!!

After your wife says no more on the hifi, you start dabbling in different releases, remasters, original pressings, Japanese vs UK, Mobile Fidelity, DCC. arghhhhh! 

When it all comes together though, and you find a lovely early vinyl pressing or track down the DCC A Night at the Opera it's joyous..... for about 45 minutes, then you get depressed on the $1000 plus sitting in your CD drawer that you realise sound crap.... and then you get further depressed when you think how every remaster sounds worse and worse and why Steve Hoffman couldn't do the entire back catalogue... or you put on the new Fleetwood Mac Rumours remaster and get massively depressed that no future Queen release will ever sound that good.

Keeps us off the streets I suppose.

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Posted: 28 Jun 11, 07:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great! Spot on, smilebrian! :-)

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Posted: 28 Jun 11, 07:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pioneer Quad QX8000 on KEF Cresta. Custom philips CD player.
That's all, that's good :)


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Posted: 28 Jun 11, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Get 2 plastic cups,a piece of string....