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PBS series on the lingering love for Vinyl,VHS and cassettes


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#21 OFFLINE   djlong

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:11 AM

If *I* had $250K to spend on an audio system, I *wouldn't*.  The Law of Diminishing Returns.  Once you get past a certain point, you're just throwing money at something and (especially once you hit age 40) you would strain to hear any difference.

 

I'd take the remaining amount (still well into 6 figures) and build a proper home theater.  With that kind of budget, I could even afford one of those 4K systems that's just coming out now.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:24 AM

If you really missed it, there would be a functioning turntable connected to a sound system and your records would be in plain sight.

 

 

That's exactly what I have.

 

Good for you, but it was PCampbell that I quoted.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:02 AM

Thank you Nick,what movies do ya have buddy??

Because it is NATURAL AUDIO :)

 

I think even among audiophiles that prefer vacuum tubes and record players, you'd be in the minority.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:03 AM

Thank you Nick,what movies do ya have buddy??

Because it is NATURAL AUDIO :)

 

When a VHS can match the quality of Pixar BluRay, let me know.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:09 AM

And I think intent of the filmmaker is important as well, with the venue in mind. The Director, Cinematographer, Composer, Sound Editor etc do not intend for their film to be viewed on VHS. Blu-Ray is the closest the average person can get in the home to the original intent of the maker. It's a bit more murky for audio. Mozart did not write his music for home listening, but if his music was only heard in a concert hall, it would be a shame.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

Can't see any use for VHS tapes excpet in the case of movies that they changed when they brought them to Blu-Ray ie Star wars special editions vs origionals. From a quality aspect there is no compareison between lossless 24bit audio and crummy VHS tape audio. Same with Cassettes they sound awful. I can see a arguement for vynl records although I'm hard pressed to say they sound any better then uncompressed 24bit 192khz flac files off HD Tracks.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:02 PM

I can see a arguement for vynl records although I'm hard pressed to say they sound any better then uncompressed 24bit 192khz flac files off HD Tracks.

 

Exactly, and you don't have to deal with surface noise and motor rumble.


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