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    Cool What goes on here?

    This corner of the forum will be about the gear, software and knowledge to get the best performance from our digital libraries. Topics might include CD listening, DACs (digital to analog converters), FLACs (the Free Lossless Audio Codec), what's worth listening to on HD Tracks and Archive.org, Burr Brown chip sets, best digital coax cables, best optical cables, bit depth and sample rates.

    Let's see who gives a bit!

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    This is awesome! I can't wait to argue about why I keep my library FLAC but transcode to lower bit rate on my mobile devices to save space.

    also google music.
    If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to pm with issues.

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    LOL, Google Music is a sweet treat. I keep nearly 20,000 songs in their cloud for free and most are 320kps mp3s! The quality isn't 100%, but the convenience is.

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    And I look forward to pointing out frequently and often the superior sound quality of vinyl over those inferior quality digital pretenders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    And I look forward to pointing out frequently and often the superior sound quality of vinyl over those inferior quality digital pretenders.
    Both frequently and often, huh? You're going to be busy!

    jk Thanks Jon_S and team for creating this section. I will certainly spend time here, as my primary 2-channel rig is all digital, and probably 99% computer-based.
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    DAC: Audio GD NFB-7
    Preamp: Audio Research LS-15
    Power Amp: BAT VK-500
    Speakers: Magnepan 3.7's

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    Source 1: HTPC
    Source 2: Oppo 103
    Pre/Pro: Marantz av8003
    Power Amp: Rotel RMB-1095
    Fronts: LSiM-705's
    Center: LSiM-704c
    Surrounds: LSiM-702's
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    so is this gonna be a forum category - or a sticky thread???

    i like the idea of a corner of the forum being dedicated to all things digital.... and the comparative merits there-of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne3burk View Post
    so is this gonna be a forum category - or a sticky thread???
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    It's a forum, not a sticky.

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    i see it now - when i asked i either didn't see it or i blatantly overlooked it.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/foru...-Going-Digital

    but i do see it now :)

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    And I look forward to pointing out frequently and often the superior sound quality of vinyl over those inferior quality digital pretenders.
    You mean all that snap, crackle and pop or the diminished resolution every time that needle removes a bit more of the groove?

    Get a top notch CD/SACD player and forget the rest.
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    Jesse,

    But vinyl is so much more fun! (says the guy with 2 TB of digital music)
    I got static in my head
    The reflected sound of everything

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    Thanks Jon, this is long over due.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    Thanks Jon, this is long over due.
    True, but it needs to be in the Advanced Technical section with two channel, and electronics.

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