Re: CD format on its way out?
- From: "Frank Berger" <frankdberger@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 17:06:03 -0500
"Kevin N" <bossk538@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:785bd6ca-d443-4359-a1b6-6fc691dbb6fb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Nov 2, 5:11 pm, Mark S <markstenr...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Nov 2, 1:42 pm, wkasimer <wkasi...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Nov 2, 4:36 pm, Mark S <markstenr...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > You may want to consider purchasing a couple of mid- or high-end CD
> > players while they're still available. Keep them in the factory-sealed
> > boxes until your current player dies out.
> That's probably not necessary. LP's "disappeared" two decades ago,
> and there are still plenty of good turntables being manufactured. I
> expect the same will be true of CD players.
Yes, but they'll be high-end players with a high price attached.
Kevin said he didn't use portable players, so I assume he's using
something more expensive. I'm sure that super-cheap CD players will be
around for quite a while. Kevin could save some $ by purchasing a mid-
end player today that could might be technically superior to a high-
end player a decade from now.
Are you really that cynical about the quality of players a decade from
now? I don't know how much D/A conversion has advanced since the late
1980s, but build quality seems to have declined drastically. Perhaps
it would be better to purchase vintage equipment on eBay that will
last 20 years than mid-end stuff today that might last only 5.
I have around a dozen various Magnavox, Philips, Sony and Panasonic portable CD players. My favorite one, whose model # I don't recall, was a Magnavox that had a 2 position dynamic compression switch useful with a noisy background. Nobody makes that feature anymore. I'm not sure any of the current portable have the build or sonic qualities of these 90's era vintage players, especially the Sony D-777, which is simply gorgeous.
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