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Lonely Raven
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A Digital Primer - to get you started
06/27/17 at 17:28:18
 

I found this web page, and thought it was a good resource to get people started in Digital Audio. There is also a section specifically for setting up Foobar2000 which for many is the defacto (Free) Windows playback software.

http://www.thewelltemperedcomputer.com/

I'm reading through the blogs myself, and picking up little details here and there I didn't know about.  I'll post more such guides as I uncover them.
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Re: A Digital Primer - to get you started
Reply #1 - 06/28/17 at 03:11:36
 

I thought digital was simple?  Put the CD in the drawer and press play... won't read it... CD is upside-down.

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Reply #2 - 06/28/17 at 16:48:16
 
Good one. It is upside down! Flip it over and you're good to go.

Someday, I will get pushed into computer audio. The physical media we know as the CD will probably disappear and I will have no choice but to download, for new music.

Right now though, if I can buy the Redbook.....I'm loving my ZDSD to ZMA, my Cabling and NOS Platinum Tube Rolling in both my ARC & ZMA....using ZMA solo or with Line Stage.
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Reply #3 - 06/28/17 at 17:19:59
 
When I do decide to get into it.....it will be Steve's NT (or latest version Player) with build in ZBIT (as sure as I own my ZDSD).
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Sony as Transport
Illuminati D-60
Audio Alchemy DTI-Pro
Audio Magic Mystic Reference I2S
Audio Alchemy DDE 3.0
Kimber Select 1030
Zen Select #76
Kimber Select 3033
Polk Audio LS-90
Tri-config/TipToes & Vibropods underneath Speakers
360 degree Rm Treats
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Re: A Digital Primer - to get you started
Reply #4 - 06/28/17 at 17:30:03
 
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I thought digital was simple?  Put the CD in the drawer and press play... won't read it... CD is upside-down.


I'm old enough to remember having to tell people, shiny side down...and having to actually do so!

I'm happy to be the one to educate on how digital works. There is still a lot for me to wrap my head around...though most of it is memorization of formats and what works with what.
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Reply #5 - 06/28/17 at 20:23:06
 
unless you owned/own a Pioneer stable platter based player, in which, shiny side goes up... Theta Digital and other brands also used the Pioneer stable platter drive.  In this drive, the laser is on top, looking down, so that, for one thing, dust doesn't collect on the laser optics.  And the entire CD disc was supported by a platter, like a small turntable, and clamped from above by a magnetic clamp in the center of the disc.  A really good "logical" design.
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Reply #6 - 06/28/17 at 20:39:08
 
Yes, that was a good transport design.

For me digital means mainly playing discs. Still works for me and I have so many of them that if they stop making them it really won't matter.
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Reply #7 - 06/28/17 at 23:10:31
 
I started buying CD's back in the 80's and I'm still adding to the collection. Back in the 70's I had a Nakamichi cassette deck and used to make my own mix tapes by recording the tracks from different LP's and CD's.  When the Nak finely died I gave up on cassettes but missed making mix tapes.  

A few years back I bought my Bluesound Vault.  I ripped my entire CD collection to its hard drive.  The best part is I can now make my own playlists and save them if I want.  Better then a mix tape because I can change it by adding or removing tracks on the fly.  The sound quality from the Vault is actually better then playing the same CD's on my Marantz player.
The convenience of picking any album or song from my collection and playing it is awesome.  I control it all from my listening chair using my iPad.  Call me lazy, but I'm not going back to spinning CD's.  When I buy one now I rip it to the Vault and put it on the shelf.
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