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  1. #1
    Join Date: May 2018

    Location: London

    Posts: 2
    I'm Peter.

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    Hello, I'm new to posting at The Art of Sound though I've been lurking for a long time. I have a deep love for music, perhaps because I am the son of a music teacher, and have been fortunate to have worked in the music industry for 30 years.

    Whilst I am happy to stream in the car or at work, my home system is CD only. My perhaps controversial belief is that red book CD playback is the best format to optimise a system around. My electronics are by Vitus, speakers by B&W, cables by Townshend, mains cables by Shunyata, ground control by CAD, speaker supports by Isoacoustic and system support by Quadraspire onto Townshend isolation.

    My musical tastes vary wildly from John Martyn to Daft Punk via Bach, Mingus and Abba, but common to everything is a dislike of hyper-compression. Worse of all the use of added compression in the remastering of old master tapes.

    I look forward to engaging with this fine community.

  2. #2
    Join Date: Mar 2012

    Location: london

    Posts: 180
    I'm bernard.


    Hi Peter
    Welcome to AOS.

  3. #3
    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

    Posts: 21,602
    I'm Martin.


    Hi Peter, welcome to the forum.

    I'm also a fan of good old red book cd. If you can avoid the compressed versions and optimise the system for it then it's as close to listening directly to the master as you'll ever get.

    One day the rest of the hi-fi world will catch up with us. Keep the faith!

    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200P CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *

    'This is the sort of music I'd be listening to if I was going shopping for a training bra.'

  4. #4
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 36,259
    I'm Geoff.


    Hi Peter. Welcome to AOS.

    Many of us still enjoy using CD, so you'll be in good company here.

    There's a lot going on, so just join in any chat that interests you.

    Enjoy the forum,

  5. #5
    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

    Posts: 18,193
    I'm openingabottleofwine.


    Welcome to AoS Peter.

    Enjoy the Forum
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?


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