O.K. - I know that most posters here are spade neck beards in disguise.
Clearing out a small portion of the loft I came across a Harman Kardon
cassette tape deck.
A quick punt through eBay suggests that they still sell for a bit and some
for surprisingly much.
Is this realistic or are eBayers 'avin a larf?
The deck is an HK2000 which seems to have reasonable reviews including a
AMD FX-6300 in GA-990X-Gaming SLI-CF running Windows 7 Pro x64
I ran tests on a top end Nakamichi once. Even after two days tweaking I
could never get left and right channels to behave the same and both were
enough to make a maiden blush.
I concluded that 'cassette' and 'hi fi' didnt belong in the same sentence.
And Dolby was about as good at reduceing noise whilst -presevcng
fidelity as a wind turbine is at reduceing CO2 emissions whilst still
generating affordable electricity.
I carried on with vinyl till CDs arrived.
“it should be clear by now to everyone that activist environmentalism
(or environmental activism) is becoming a general ideology about humans,
On Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:13:15 +0100, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
people who claimed they could tell the difference between vinyl and CDs
always struck me as the sort of people who would refuse to consider an
automatic "because of the fuel consumption" despite the fact they could
even come close to 50% of the manufacturers spec ....
Yes, there *is* a difference. But *they* would never find it ...
The early CDs were mainly poor due to the fact a lot of them were merely
made from the masters tweaked for the vinyl. They thus had a big pre
emphasis for the 5khz region and a bass cut to stop the grooves having huge
excursions on in phase elements or depth issues on out of phase ones. The
advent of remastering and of pure digital from end to end complete with
jitter has made CD far better. However as always, the decisions made by the
producer stamp them with a personality, and for example you seldom get high
dynamic range in popular albums, but the folk going back to the lets say,
old Elton John recordings for a remix have made some outstandingly good
sounding cds, far better than the vinyl could have ever been.
This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
I've never heard an early CD made in this way. Early CDs were expensive,
and made from the studio master - not a vinyl cutting version. Unless that
studio master had been lost. And given early CDs tended to be of big
selling stuff, unlikely.
*Why isn't there a special name for the back of your knee?
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
Billionaire Sound Pioneer Ray Dolby Dies, Age 80
Ray Dolby died Thursday in San Francisco, age 80. He
suffered from Alzheimer's Disease and acute leukemia.
A pioneer in the field of sound, Dolby will be remembered
as the man who took the hiss out of sound recordings.
With a fortune of $2.4 billion at his death, Dolby truly
did make silence golden
Obviously money isn't everything, but it probably helps.
As presumably Dolby didn't die a deeply bitter man.
It's also only as good as the width of the tape. The fact that Dolby sound
reduction was very effective on 1/4, and 1/2. studio tape which was
why it was widely adopted, and rather less effective but still an improvement
on 1/8 inch cassette tape, appears to have totally escaped you.
Two of the easiest ways to make yourself look stupid on Usenet are
a) By not reading what's been posted previously in a thread.
b) Putting rather too much credence in the outpourings of the bullshit artists and
merchants, with which Usenet abounds.
I don't resort to name calling myself; as people such as yourself are clearly labouring
under enough of a handicap as it is.
Mind how you go now. And have a nice day.
I'm sorry "Tjoepstil" , you've got me a bit confused here.
Just recently you've admitted that "Tjoepstil" and "the Natural Philospher"
are the same person. You. They're both nyms you use on your two computers
"Tjoepstil" on your laptop and "The Natural Philosopher" on your desktop.
The only difference being that you only post as "Tjoepstil" from the laptop in
But just there you referred to "tnp" in the third person, in support of what
"The Natural Philospher" had just posted. Can you see ?
Where you posted - "Especially tnp"
As though "tnp" and you are two different people.
Did you get a bit confused and think you were still in the living room
posting on the desktop at the same time as you were in the bedroom
posting on the laptop ?
"Used by the [...[Government in the form proposed, the referendum
is a tactical device to get over a split in their own party, and
any constitutional consequences are, therefore, of only
secondary importance in the Government's eyes."
Margaret Thatcher 1975
On Sunday, 22 October 2017 17:49:15 UTC+1, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
Nah it can't be anything that simple, must be a giant conspiracy involving
a whole network of people for entirely unknown but nonetheless nefarious re
asons. Welcome to Michael's World, mind the fairies.
Which was rather my point.
Which was made in response to Turnip's original comment about Dolby which
you won't have read as you killfiled him. The reason the perforamnce
of even top end cassette decks such as Nakamichi was so poor relatively
speaking wasn't because of deficiencies in Dolby as such; as Turnip
implied. But because of the limitations imposed by using 1/8in tape.
Basically nothing you could do with 1/8 tape could match the performance
offered by wider formats. Which for some strange reason Turnip appeared
to think possible.
The fact that in addition this limitation made it impossible to implement
Dolby A is a side issue. Even Dolby B offered a big improvement on what
would have otherwise have been even poorer sound quality resulting from
the 1/8inch limitation.
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