Not for much longer, you'll be happy to know. It's an attitude arising
from low relative prices for consumer goods.
The costs that technology roll back generally never return.
Soon, Americans won't be the only people to find themselves darning their
God knows what'll happen when all these mobile phones start breaking down
and no-one can afford new ones.
They are getting even cheaper for a given level of functionality.
Anyway, on your substantial point, how old is the currently prevalent view
that CD audio is as close to perfect as makes no difference?
How old is the CD format?
Seems to me "improved" chips continue to appear periodically, and some of
these improvements are presumably related to accuracy.
You presume wrong.
So at what point in this history did these improvements become
Compared to the whopping amounts of noise and distortion that were
previously accepted when they came from analog media, from day one.
In fact a well-run DBT will show slight audible deficiencies in the first
generation players, particularly the CDP 101.
AFAIK, infatuation with the TDA1541 is because it's used in equipment that
sounds particularly good in the opinion of some people.
It's all about hype, profiteering, sentimentality, and sighted evaluations.
Chunky chip, too, which is handy for DIYers. I guess those people would be
prepared to accept that they may not measure too well, but they don't
Like I said, all about hype, profiteering, sentimentality, and sighted
I wonder if Arny was here, at the time, to tell everone that it really
didn't matter, because in XYB tests no-one could tell the difference.
It is their gun, their bullet, their toes.