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    Compact Disc Codes

    Many of my discs early on had letter designators, and I don’t see that any more.

    Any reason?

    Any preference?

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    Re: Compact Disc Codes

    Yes, AAA.

    Don’t know why they don’t put the codes on anymore. There’s a lot of unknowns today especially for re-releases.


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    Re: Compact Disc Codes

    I thought with digital ADD stood for Attention Deficit Disorder??
    You know, the irrepressible urges to hit random, shuffle play, skip tracks, etc


    Not sure why they stopped that labeling practice. I judge with my ears anyway. If it sounds good, couldn't care less what preceded.

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    Re: Compact Disc Codes

    They are called SPARS Codes, but I cannot find anything as to why/when they are used or not.

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    Re: Compact Disc Codes

    Of course it would have been much more fair to the consumers if they labeled them

    DRC and LM. “Dynamic range compressed” and “Loudness Mastered”.
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    Re: Compact Disc Codes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheOctopus View Post
    Of course it would have been much more fair to the consumers if they labeled them

    DRC and LM. “Dynamic range compressed” and “Loudness Mastered”.
    That’s one feature I like about Roon. It tells you the dynamic range.


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    Re: Compact Disc Codes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    That’s one feature I like about Roon. It tells you the dynamic range.


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    Hopefully now that the digital streaming age is upon us and there is no need to dupe the consumer into buying a CD that sounds “louder”, therefore “better” at the expense of dynamic range, we can put that nightmare behind us.
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    Re: Compact Disc Codes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheOctopus View Post
    Hopefully now that the digital streaming age is upon us and there is no need to dupe the consumer into buying a CD that sounds “louder”, therefore “better” at the expense of dynamic range, we can put that nightmare behind us.
    Let’s hope so! We finally have some great A2D converters. Let’s not wreck it with compression and loudness wars.


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    Re: Compact Disc Codes

    With all the “academic” flaws and limitations of analog, like R2R, cassette tape and vinyl, I would much prefer to listen to any of them vs a compact disc with castrated dynamic range and crushed peaks. My ears can listen through the limitations and “forgive” with analog but listening to DRC/LM digital on a high end system is no better than a root canal at the dentist.
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