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Bassman
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CD's Albums whats the deal?

Just got into listening to music again. Am a bass player and play music a lot and figure I need to listen to music again. I put together a system with a Yamaha RS-500 a speakercraft 10" sub and have some Klipsch RB 61ii's my question is what is the deal on source. Is playing vinyl good? CD's ipod through a DAC need to know what it is that sounds good.
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The Yamaha RS-500 is passable I guess, although I wouldn't

expect much from its phono section. Vinyl can be very satisfying if one can deal with its management issues (cleaning LPs, flipping LPs, fragile stylus, etc.). Well engineered and mastered CDs with the right player can also be very good. Digital music files should probably be CD quality (16-bit, 44.1kHz) at a minimum. Hence, get the iPod with the most memory or make a music server with a Mac or PC, and get a good DAC.

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thanx looking to go the vinyl

thanx looking to go the vinyl route for sure. are the albums being pressed today the same quality as they were of yesteryear or do they press albums that were originally digitally recorded

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@ jackfish: thanx jackfish

@ jackfish: thanx jackfish what would be a good DAC to get?

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What would be the source and what is your

budget for a DAC?

I believe most recordings are digitally recorded into at least 24-bit, 96kHz, with some as high as 32-bit, 384kHz. The pressings are usually pretty good now with a lot of 180 gram offerings and many 200 grams. LPs back in the day were 120 grams I believe.

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Source would be a sony mega

Source would be a sony mega storage cd player and computer budget best bang for buck

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