Van Halen The Studio Albums 1978-1984 6 CD box

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February 26, 2013 at 1:10 pm Quote #23238

ModelCitizen
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Gotta ask as apparently I’m missing the obvious.

Why buy these again?


…Zero Discipline


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February 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm Quote #23239

JasonA
(1013)

No need to…this is a last ditch cash grab for Warner to try to sell more physical media before CDs go extinct, nothing more.


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February 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm Quote #23240

ron
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ModelCitizen:
Gotta ask as apparently I’m missing the obvious.
Why buy these again?

If you own the remastered versions of the first 6 discs, then there’s no need. If you never bought the remastered versions and would like them, then this is a decent way to get them at a good price, assuming you’re willing to order from Europe or Japan, etc…


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February 26, 2013 at 2:40 pm Quote #23241

ron
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JasonA:
before CDs go extinct

I know this risks derailing this thread, but what is the replacement for CDs? I haven’t seen anything come to market that replaces a CD as of yet.

Please please please don’t answer “MP3″ as that’s certainly not a replacement for CDs. Might as well push dog crap in my ears if all there is are MP3s. Gack!


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February 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm Quote #23242

JasonA
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My fear is that iTunes is the replacement for CDs. iTunes is the largest music retailer in the world now. With CD sales declining every year, and iTunes and vinyl sales growing every year, it’s not inconceivable that we’ll soon live in a world where iTunes/mp3/downloads and vinyl records are all that’s left. If you want convenience, get the download; if you want physical media with full lossless quality and nice packaging, buy the vinyl. The Black Crowes upcoming release, ‘Wiser for the Time’ is doing just that – only on iTunes or vinyl, no CD release.


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February 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm Quote #23243

kaloway
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ron: I know this risks derailing this thread, but what is the replacement for CDs?I haven’t seen anything come to market that replaces a CD as of yet.

Please please please don’t answer “MP3″ as that’s certainly not a replacement for CDs.Might as well push dog crap in my ears if all there is are MP3s.Gack!

MP3 :mrgreen:


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February 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm Quote #23244

kaloway
(1873)

Ok now to be serious. I think vinyl is going to come back stronger than before. the popularity is growing again and the sound quality cannot be matched. i watched a show on VH1 classic (What’s it worth). gary (BaBaBooey, Stern’s old producer) is a host. They went to Jack Whites store in Tenessee and that is all they discussed.
The industry is growing because of the better quality vinyl being produced.

Go steal M&D’s stereo and find some needles and the funky thing in the center of a 45 again


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February 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm Quote #23245

Vince G.
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I only have 1 coming to me. My brother-in-law just sent me an email conforming this. Gonna have to hit him up for another set.

I just wish they’d get up off their asses and remaster the Hagar era for U.S. release. The Hagar era releases I have from Japan don’t sound any different than their U.S. counterparts.


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February 26, 2013 at 6:09 pm Quote #23247

Gilligan
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ron: I know this risks derailing this thread, but what is the replacement for CDs?I haven’t seen anything come to market that replaces a CD as of yet.

Please please please don’t answer “MP3″ as that’s certainly not a replacement for CDs.Might as well push dog crap in my ears if all there is are MP3s.Gack!

Instead of MP3, think “files”. Some kind of file (there’s lots to choose from – from very high to very low quality) will replace CD’s because “file players” can hold 1000′s of songs instead of 20. The CD is as archaic as the floppy disk in a lot of ways. It’s big and clunky, fragile, and only holds about an hour of music. You can throw a “file player” in your pocket and plug it into just about any sound system.


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February 26, 2013 at 6:55 pm Quote #23248

ModelCitizen
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I think digital will largely replace all media at some point. Perhaps via an uncompressed format. Similar to the way Netflix streams HD content.


…Zero Discipline


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February 26, 2013 at 7:35 pm Quote #23249

ron
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ModelCitizen:
Similar to the way Netflix streams HD content.

Cough. Netflix streaming is barely better than VHS.
:-?


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February 26, 2013 at 7:55 pm Quote #23250

Gilligan
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Ha ha, Ron, you sound like a grumpy old man. “Things were better in the olden days!”

:mrgreen:


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February 26, 2013 at 8:09 pm Quote #23251

ron
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Gilligan:
Ha ha, Ron, you sound like a grumpy old man. “Things were better in the olden days!”
:mrgreen:

Kinda… but I can hear the difference in MP3′s, which I find annoying, and what Netflix calls “HD” streaming is less bandwidth than what is used on a standard DVD. I’ve watched stuff via Netflix streaming, and it was just hard to deal with (46″ set). Making the stuff easier to distribute and purchase is great, but sacrificing the quality to do it means it isn’t worth spit on a driveway.

Movie distributors and movie theaters did it right. Film projection (at least where I live) was always a crap-shoot and made going to the movies a disappointing outing most of the time. But digital projection provides a consistent presentation for the viewer, and it’s way easier for employees to deal with a hard drive instead of piecing together 20 minute film reels. Technology is good. But in the case of audio, I think most people are listening to content in such a way (in the car, or via ear buds) that the quality doesn’t matter…and until that changes, distributors won’t provide any better.


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February 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm Quote #23252

mrmojohalen
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How many people actually have a real home stereo system anymore?

A nice receiver, equalizer, speakers, etc. The younger folk have no clue

as to what a quality audio experience is like. I feel Ron’s pain. :mrgreen:


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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February 26, 2013 at 10:35 pm Quote #23253

Dave
(1953)

Convenience will always outsell quality.


Stay Frosty


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