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CDs vs Tapes vs MP3s vs Vinyl

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by steppenwolf, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. steppenwolf

    steppenwolf Thread Starter

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    for music i think tapes sound better

    maybe reel to reel the best

    i hate the sound of a cd but if you tape it ,it sounds better
     
  2. steppenwolf

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    maybe this should be in random discussion
     
  3. foxidrive

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    Tape has a lower signal to noise ratio, poorer frequency response, lower dynamic range, is harder to seek, suffers from print-through and degrades quickly.

    You just prefer lower quality music. :)
     
  4. steppenwolf

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    Neither, best sounding system I EVER heard was a turntable back in the early 80's, a friend had a expensive direct drive system and the turntable was in a separate room from the speakers mounted on a cushioned table to keep the needle from jumping off the record, with a high quality record that was a clean sweet sound.
     
  7. steppenwolf

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    im so stupid -i must have 100 lp records and forgot to put that in title
     
  8. steppenwolf

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    8 track was weird

    i never had beta video player or laser disc player or blu ray
     
  9. Cookiegal

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    Let me know if you'd like the title changed. Perhaps to read as follows?

    CDs vs Tapes vs MP3s vs Vinyl (or vs Records, whichever you prefer). :)
     
  10. steppenwolf

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    CDs vs Tapes vs MP3s vs Vinyl is ok yes
     
  11. valis

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    made the change for you, steppenwolf.
     
  12. steppenwolf

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    ok thanks
     
  13. valis

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    no worries.

    fwiw, one of the best recordings I've ever heard was Yes from about 77 or so; heard it on a beautiful phonograph. That was when stereos were furniture, dangit. :)
     
  14. Cookiegal

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    Thanks Tim. :)
     
  15. Cookiegal

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    I guess from a technical standpoint, the newest should be the "bestest" but I have some albums that sounded mighty good to me and probably still would sans the scratches. :D
     
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