Anyone Still Running a CD Player as a Primary Source?

Discussion in 'All Things Digital' started by Prime Minister, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Audionut

    Audionut Next Round Is On Me

    Funny, I sold stacks of records to buy some cds among other things (records I didn’t care for of course). I also heard that Best Buy will stop carrying cds soon, what’s up with that? Although it’s been a few years since I’ve bought a new cd from a traditional electronics store.
     
  2. I take a couple years off only to find CD playback has become archaic?
     
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  3. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    First of all, welcome to The Haven, @doucanoe :)

    Please post a bit about yourself and your systems in the Introductions room. :)

    With higher quality streaming, hi-rez downloads, etc, CD seems to have lost the "latest and greatest" mantle.

    As someone who still listens primarily to vinyl, I feel CD's pain. ;)
     
  4. Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Site Owner Staff Member

    Howdy stranger. Welcome to the Haven.
     
  5. Thanks and howdy back!
     
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  6. Thanks! I broke away from vinyl several years ago. I do quite a bit of streaming now but CD is my hard copy format of choice.
     
  7. Celt

    Celt Peanut Head

    Hey, Ron! Funny...I did about the reverse. Seedies were my main focus for two decades...then I got my album collection back from my brother and haven't looked back. I still have 600 or so CD's, but have them all ripped. No longer even own a CDP!
     
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  8. Hey Dan! It's been a while. I'd been collecting since I was young but developed a love/hate relationship with the LP for the past decade. I love the hands on nature of the format but it just proved too time consuming. I still have a lot of LP's but sold off my classical collection to some collector that drove up from around your parts somewhere. I sent dennydog home with a couple hundred after a get together several years ago now. I sold off my Jazz collection (4-500) to Redboy prior to that. That move still haunts me but was happy they went to a friend and a good home. I get the itch for LP from time to time I find that overall, I miss the content much more that format itself.
     
  9. Celt

    Celt Peanut Head

    Cool...gotcha...
     
  10. I'm getting so format lazy that I've been streaming now more than CD. As a matter of fact I'm listening to Jason Isbell on something called Retro Roots Radio as I write this :)
     
  11. S0und Dragon

    S0und Dragon Junior Member

    Man, If not for Ripping them, I wouldn't even touch a cd. I have not played a CD in a few weeks.
     
  12. I need to sort that out one of these days. It sure would make life easier.
     
  13. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    I stream but still like handling the physical media - records and CDs.
     
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  14. Audionut

    Audionut Next Round Is On Me

    CD hifi listening is a fairy new experience to me (in conjunction with higher end audio components). I’d like to try an sacd too. Maybe I’ll eventually tire like others and move to digital, which is more practical and can be listened to anywhere.
     
  15. Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Site Owner Staff Member

    Does it count if I play my CDs through my dac?
     
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  16. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    Fine by me. :)
     
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  17. Audionut

    Audionut Next Round Is On Me

    Same here, some tracks sound way too harsh without one (a tube DAC that is).
     
  18. S0und Dragon

    S0und Dragon Junior Member

    Spinning my first disk in a long while. Made it a good one. Miles and crew on Kind of blue SACD. Loving every minute of it!
     
  19. Audionut

    Audionut Next Round Is On Me

    Please feel free to send any of that old dated “physical media” my way, especially the SACD you’re listening to now! :over:
     
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  20. S0und Dragon

    S0und Dragon Junior Member

    It is definitely my goal to flesh out my SACDs with more Jazz albums.
     

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