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Are audio CDs retro yet?
polemon
post Mar 13 2012, 11:08
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Feel free to move on to another topic, as this idea crossed my mind just now.

CD's are being sold since 1982, so I'd like to take this as the 'starting point' of the (Audio) Compact Disc.
Now, that's actually thirty years ago. Most of us probably didn't notice this. Anyway, since audio CD's are actually pretty old, and there is alternative recording technology around by now, are CD's actually retro yet?

You know, I was thinking about setting up a retro sound system, and my first though was acquiring a record turntable / radio combo from the 70's. I was talking this over with a friend who has a Grundig turntable / radio combo, where the turntable was actually manufactured by Dual. It is made in 1972 or so. Now we were talking about my idea, and we agreed I should add a tape deck, since reel to reel would be probably too expensive. Now, the next idea was a full size MiniDisc player, and - well a Compact Disc player, since they are actually older than MiniDisc.

Even though CD's kinda "feel" modern, they're actually pretty old-school by now. Using CD's in those stand-alone players from the early 1990's is almost as retro as using audio tapes or Vinyl records, I think.

I'd like to have your thoughts on this...

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The CD player in my car can read audio CD's and CDROM's, but it seems to be very picky about the CDROM's. I usually end up burning audio CD's for my car. This was actually what brought all that up, since my friend mentioned to me, that he still uses tapes in his car.

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dhromed
post Mar 13 2012, 12:21
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When I bought my new receiver a few years ago, I got a standard audio CD player with it; not because I'd use it as a standard means of delivering audio to my ears, but because I might have the occasional redbook CD to playtest, and doing that in my CDROM player is suboptimal due to noise and loading sluggishness.

After that I'd rip the CD. The CD player is mostly a dustcover for the receiver below it.
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- polemon   Are audio CDs retro yet?   Mar 13 2012, 11:08
- - julf   I understand Sony CDP-101's and Philips CD100...   Mar 13 2012, 11:18
- - dhromed   When I bought my new receiver a few years ago, I g...   Mar 13 2012, 12:21
- - Porcus   Would a CDP101 sell for more if you have the origi...   Mar 13 2012, 12:26
- - mixminus1   Ooo, you mean like when Nintendo bundled Super Mar...   Mar 13 2012, 14:43
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (mixminus1 @ Mar 13 2012, 14:43) Oo...   Mar 13 2012, 15:01
||- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (Porcus @ Mar 13 2012, 14:01) Yes. ...   Mar 13 2012, 15:37
||- - mixminus1   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Mar 13 2012, 07:37) QU...   Mar 13 2012, 16:14
|- - db1989   QUOTE (mixminus1 @ Mar 13 2012, 13:43) [...   Mar 14 2012, 01:15
- - lock67ca   The Technics 5 disc changer in my system (12 year...   Mar 13 2012, 15:12
- - icstm   I am still waiting for my boombox to break as it i...   Mar 13 2012, 15:27
- - Engelsstaub   Although I'm thirty-eight, I didn't really...   Mar 13 2012, 15:38
- - polemon   Op here. I was just talking to someone from mplay...   Mar 14 2012, 02:28
- - pdq   Have you ever actually seen a CD with CD-Text? The...   Mar 14 2012, 10:49
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (pdq @ Mar 14 2012, 09:49) Have you...   Mar 14 2012, 11:45
||- - polemon   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Mar 14 2012, 11:45) th...   Mar 14 2012, 13:29
||- - julf   QUOTE (polemon @ Mar 14 2012, 13:29) So n...   Mar 14 2012, 13:52
|- - Rogee   QUOTE (pdq @ Mar 14 2012, 03:49) Have you...   Mar 14 2012, 16:00
|- - StephenPG   As a predominantly classical listener, CD's st...   Mar 14 2012, 16:35
|- - KFal   QUOTE (StephenPG @ Mar 14 2012, 17:35) So...   Mar 14 2012, 18:00
- - 2Bdecided   For the collector, condition is everything, whethe...   Mar 14 2012, 14:02


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