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Petition for Amazon to offer digital music in lossless FLAC as an alternative to lossy MP3

A petition for Amazon to offer digital music in lossless FLAC as an alternative to lossy MP3 has been posted on change.org

https://www.change.org/p/amazon-amazon-com-amazon-offer-lossless-digital-music-flac

Seems like a good thing to us. Change.org wants you to register, like most sites these days, but … this would be a great thing.

Hey, Amazon, get with the program! :-)

[thanks ‘Bright Eyes’]

New audio forum: Audio Nirvana

A new high-end audio forum: Audio Nirvana, at http://audionirvana.org, has very recently been founded by Myles Astor.

 

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Every forum has a different energy, largely determined by the founder and early, prolific posters.

People will often find they feel much more comfortable at one forum than others. Kind of like a favorite bar [I am thinking ‘Cheers’, the TV show, the early days]

There are only 82 members on this, I think the 4th day.

You still have a chance to help make this forum something that *you* feel part of and feel comfortable at.

One doesn’t get many chances like this to really participate in the hobby and help it grow.

So sign up and start posting, already!  :-)

 

Audiophile Music – Music that always sounds good

Audiophile Music – Music that always sounds good, is different from audiophile pressings, or audiophile recordings, which is music that is recorded and/or manufactured much better than average.

Here is an example…

This is an *awesome* version of Neil Young’s Only Love can Break your Heart. Covers are hardly ever as good as the original, but as a Neil Young fan, this one is up there].

But it sounds good on Neli’s little computer speakers, my $500 Yamaha active computer speakers, on everything.

And this is the thing.

People play this kind of music at shows, and many audiophiles play this at home, but it does not tell you hardly anything at all about the quality of the stereo system. It does not put the $$$ in the system to good use. It does not exercise the qualities of the system.

Many audiophiles play only music like this, thinking that it sounds good so they must have a good sounding system.

And many rooms play this kind of music at shows.

But, who cares, right?

You should just be aware that when people or businesses want to show off their system and they put on music like this, and they are trying to convince you that their system sounds good, that they are being somewhat misleading, if not just a teensy weensy bit dishonest.