So, for ease of handling etc., I guess I am sticking with the compact disc. Yes, I’m keeping all of my LP’s & 45’s – when I have the time, I enjoy playing them in the evenings at home. I have 2 x working Sony cassette decks; I have at least 2 x working Sony MiniDisc machines, too. I have no interest in MP3’s or the handling thereof.
Doesn’t look like I will ever get back to my music video collection. I simply do not have the inclination. Those who know me well know how many I have, too. With the forthcoming advent of “digital TV”, my DVD recorder will eventually no longer work for plain old off-air recording (except via the cheap converter box, through the ‘line in’). Maybe I should turn my out-moded DVD recorder into my new audio toy?
I used to want a Sony ES hard drive. I forget what it’s capacity is (or was). No matter, it is no longer being sold. But I bet my DVD recorder has plenty of disk capacity! I’ll make it to DVD-Audio this way! I suppose it will operate like a big, convoluted MD deck! Oh, but I’ll have to make each track be a ‘chapter stop’ – quite unlike an MD, I won’t be able to just hook up a CD player to my DVD recorder and have it ‘see’ the tracks!
I remain somewhat curious about SACD, as I have some of those (notably Can and The Rolling Stones). Can’t really hear any big difference with the new-fangled SHM-CD format from
I considered getting some new audio equipment – a PRO-Ject turntable, maybe. Some nifty new speakers. An SACD player or a new amp with a 5.1 set-up. It all really seems so neither here nor there to me. I doubt any new piece of audio equipment is going to help me hear any better!
So, if I clear a space off to move my DVD recorder up to where an MD or cassette deck would sit…I guess I should do some tests. In the video universe, maximum quality is had on DVD at up to 1 hour per disc…but we all know it still looks fine at 2, 3 hours per disc. Audio about the same, I should suppose? I remember making SuperBeta hi-fi tapes, from LP’s! Great for parties, just wap in an L-830 and let it rock for 5 hours!
While I am concerned with ‘good audio’, I suppose that from childhood, I have always had a format that would record. Reel-to-reels, 8-tracks, cassettes, mini discs, CD’s, DVD’s…etc. I am definitely not content with just putting everything on the hard drive of my computer! What if my computer fried? Where would all my music go?
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Oh, I still have my artifacts! Crisis averted!
p.s. enjoyed the Buena Park record collector swap meet, lots of folks go to that meet! - Ron