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    Re: CD Players On Their Way In Or Out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ivey View Post
    In both Tidal and Qobuz (and Spotify), you can import music to an offline location (your phone, ipad, etc.) and play that music via usb or bluetooth to your stereo system in your automobile. No hotspot or wifi required. That's how I do it.

    Thanks, Don. I guess all I need is the appropriate cable from my phone to the vehicle and I should be in business. Both of our vehicles have USB ports.

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    Re: CD Players On Their Way In Or Out?

    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    Like Vinyl the CD player is becoming a niche market. The "audiophile" may want to keep one in the system but the average consumer is moving on. Sales of the disc are plummeting. Fewer and fewer cars are offering them as standard equipment. Computers no longer include them CD or DVD players as a standard item. The number of OEM manufacturers is dwindling.
    Is a CD player even offered as standard equipment in any car these days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by asindc View Post
    Is a CD player even offered as standard equipment in any car these days?
    Can't say for sure Anthony but I still use mine in my 5 year old Traverse. Thinking about getting a Honda Ridgeline when I retire next year, it's offered as a option.
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    Re: CD Players On Their Way In Or Out?

    My last couple cars had CD players which I never used. They had USB ports also, although my last Benz could only handle MP3... yuk. The new car handles Flac up to 192Khz from a USB-C drive.

    In also believe that files played from internal drives on my PC/Server sound much better then spinning the same CD, even without up-sampling. After up-sampling there is no comparison. I can see playing from a NAS not sounding as good though.

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    Re: CD Players On Their Way In Or Out?

    Quote Originally Posted by PMCH View Post
    I think they are their way out for the general public. My kids don't listen to cd's. I admit that I generally listen more to streamed music for the convenience but I do prefer the sound of CD/SACD's.
    I don't doubt the kids aren't listening to cds, my grandson watches movies on his phone!

    But I listen to music on my audio system as I would a live acoustic performance, and almost daily. Well recorded SACDs on a really good audio system are hard to beat unless you attend an acoustic live performance. But SACDs can deliver sound even a live performance can't match, such as micro detail and imaging.

    I buy hirez downloads when I find an album I want that's not on SACD. But I prefer physical media, especially from Analogue Productions, Mobile Fidelity, Reference Recordings, and I seriously doubt that's going to change unless streaming is the only choice.
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    Re: CD Players On Their Way In Or Out?

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthStar View Post
    What you guys use in your cars for music playback?
    My Astell & Kern AK100 II. Sounds a lot better than the head unit in the car.

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    Re: CD Players On Their Way In Or Out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ivey View Post
    In both Tidal and Qobuz (and Spotify), you can import music to an offline location (your phone, ipad, etc.) and play that music via usb or bluetooth to your stereo system in your automobile. No hotspot or wifi required. That's how I do it.
    Yup and it works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LenWhite View Post
    I don't doubt the kids aren't listening to cds, my grandson watches movies on his phone!

    But I listen to music on my audio system as I would a live acoustic performance, and almost daily. Well recorded SACDs on a really good audio system are hard to beat unless you attend an acoustic live performance. But SACDs can deliver sound even a live performance can't match, such as micro detail and imaging.

    I buy hirez downloads when I find an album I want that's not on SACD. But I prefer physical media, especially from Analogue Productions, Mobile Fidelity, Reference Recordings, and I seriously doubt that's going to change unless streaming is the only choice.

    I used to feel that way about SACDs, but I don't anymore. Not since getting a multibit DAC. I find I prefer PCM content now than SACD or DSD content.

    After a lot of experimentation in this area, I find that it all comes down to the quality of the mastering, and in my experience and view, virtually no one does it better than Alan Yoshida. The Audio Wave Blue Note XRCD24s on the whole, are the best-sounding digital recording I have, hands-down. I read a comment somewhere recently that if Alan Yoshida had mastered every digital recording ever released, we would have never needed SACD, DVD-Audio, DSD, or HDCD.

    I agree.

 

 
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