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I spotted an absurd piece of hi-fi kit in John Lewis (a British department store chain) yesterday. It was a valve amplifier with an iPod dock, for audiophiles who are obsessed enough with sound quality to pay for a magic valve but are happy to play lossy compressed AAC files all the same...
by Gag Halfrunt on Mon Jan 12th, 2009 at 07:38:13 AM EST
There are actually well-doable hacks to play FLAC on your Ipod. If you have a large, hard-disk based Ipod, this does make some sense.
by GreatZamfir on Mon Jan 12th, 2009 at 07:58:27 AM EST
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Only if you buy into all that Nyquist sampling junk in the first place. The only way to get true sound reproduction is to go analog all the way--preferably using a hand-crank phonograph.  :-)
by asdf on Mon Jan 12th, 2009 at 08:19:55 AM EST
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No, no, what if your hand gets tired at the wrong moment? The only true way to listen to music is as Beethoven intended: read the score and imagine it!

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by martingale on Mon Jan 12th, 2009 at 08:40:20 AM EST
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Theres only one piece to play to properly apreciate this equipment.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Jan 12th, 2009 at 09:18:28 AM EST
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