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    Default Whats the best sites to download music from?

    Hdtracks is great but is there anyplace else I can go for good downloadable audio?

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    for HD there is Linnrecords.com and B&W Society of Sound

    for regular lossless you have Rhino.com and Groovetownvinyl.com
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    I stick with good old ripping cd's in uncompressed format. Most of the stuff you get offline is compressed.
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    Do you torrent??? Check out utorrent ( a bittorrent client) and sites like Piratebay.org (has a whole loseless section as well as MP3's).
    Buy the CD if you enjoy it; you dont want to get Lars of Metallica all riled up again
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    Well thanks jer.war but the torrent way is not safe anymore after that law has been passed for the gov to break into your home comp .Plus the fact that you dont know whats on them files that you open

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    plus the fact that you're stealing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    that law has been passed for the gov to break into your home comp
    What do you mean? Could you explain the law?
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    Its basically like the patriot act where the powers that be no longer have to ask permission to take a look at what your downloading if deemed suspicious

    I dont know if the bills went through yet or its still pending

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jer.War View Post
    Do you torrent??? Check out utorrent ( a bittorrent client) and sites like Piratebay.org (has a whole loseless section as well as MP3's).
    Buy the CD if you enjoy it; you dont want to get Lars of Metallica all riled up again
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    Thats ok I do not illegally download music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsSiMiLaTeD View Post
    plus the fact that you're stealing...
    yeah but that's only for people who care about legal and moral issues

    I second the cd route. I mean, other than instant gratification I just don't understand the downloading craze for those of us who care about audio quality. I buy almost all of my cds used on amazon and ebay and rip them lossless. You have excellent sq, the portability of digital files, and an extra backup.

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    I think though the reason polkfarmboy stated HDtracks in his original post was he was referring to where you can get lossless files that are as good as or better than CD quality, hence why my list of 4 sites did not include Itunes, rhapsody, napster or Amazon. Yes you can buy CDs and rip them but you can't rip SACD for Hi Res music and some people are willing to pay for the convenience of downloading the music w/o having to go out and buy the CD. plus some of these sites have rare and otherwise unobtainable selections.

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    I was asking about high res downloadable sites and should have specified

    I wish hdtracks had more to offer as the quality is outstanding

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    Didn't mean to sound like a jerk...I shouldn't figured that that was the case. I don't have the equipment, coin, or correct taste to enjoy hi-rez downloads. I imagine its basically the same as with sacd/dvd audio: there just aren't enough people buying them, which is too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooftop59 View Post
    Didn't mean to sound like a jerk...I shouldn't figured that that was the case. I don't have the equipment, coin, or correct taste to enjoy hi-rez downloads. I imagine its basically the same as with sacd/dvd audio: there just aren't enough people buying them, which is too bad.
    I dont think you came off as a jerk and I should know as I am the king of the jerks
    You dont really need anything special for high res music, all I have is the hdmi running from my laptop to the receiver and it sounds better than sacd hooked up via rca

    Hdtracks is giving away a free 4 song sampler to convince folk that high res sounds great and it does

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    Default www.printingray.com

    You can Search many free, safe, no-registration music downloading sites. . . . The best way to get music is by buying it & so supporting the artist .

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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    Its basically like the patriot act where the powers that be no longer have to ask permission to take a look at what your downloading if deemed suspicious

    I dont know if the bills went through yet or its still pending
    interesting. I haden't heard of this. thanks
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    How about LegalSounds.com? 9 cents per song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger View Post
    How about LegalSounds.com? 9 cents per song.
    What is the quality like ? .. I have to say that 90 cent for the whole duffy album is a bargin

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger View Post
    How about LegalSounds.com? 9 cents per song.
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    Why not just buy the damn music. It is relatively cheap for the enjoyment you get out of it and you support the industry in order to keep it alive.

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    Wow, didn't know that...

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