Played a CD tonight.

Hello everyone,,
I hooked my SACD player (Sony XA-5400ES) back up to my two channel system, after around a year or so of inactivity, and I am now playing a CD. How quaint, but it does sound good. I decided to return to my old procedure of playing a CD before ripping it, and then just ripping the songs I like versus the whole CD.

The biggest issue having the SACD player back in the rack is that it is black, and everything else is silver.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,448
    Screw that ripping crap. It's for people with short attention spans.
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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,565
    F1nut wrote: »
    Screw that ripping crap. It's for people with short attention spans.


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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,585
    I got yer quaint right here, buddy!

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    B)

    oh, and speakin' of ripping and SACDs...


    https://hifihaven.org/index.php?threads/rip-sacd-with-a-blu-ray-player.3652/
  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,151
    F1nut wrote: »
    Screw that ripping crap. It's for people with short attention spans.

    Ha Ha!, agreed...
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,075
    Nice SACD player, that can also be upgraded: http://www.modwright.com/modifications/sony-xa5400es.php
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  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 100
    Rip? I can barely rip a piece of paper!
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,054
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    Rip? I can barely rip a piece of paper!

    What’s paper?
  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 709
    Jasondaro wrote: »
    Hello everyone,,
    I hooked my SACD player (Sony XA-5400ES) back up to my two channel system, after around a year or so of inactivity, and I am now playing a CD. How quaint, but it does sound good. I decided to return to my old procedure of playing a CD before ripping it, and then just ripping the songs I like versus the whole CD.

    The biggest issue having the SACD player back in the rack is that it is black, and everything else is silver.

    Welcome to Club Polk @Jasondaro !
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 100
    DSkip wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    Rip? I can barely rip a piece of paper!

    What’s paper?

    A very poor attempt at humor. Now back to your regularly scheduled program.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,054
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    Rip? I can barely rip a piece of paper!

    What’s paper?

    A very poor attempt at humor. Now back to your regularly scheduled program.

    Nope. Just a point that CD's are going the way of paper. Still useful, but no longer mainstream. They actually are quite similar when you look at their places in society today.
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 100
    DSkip wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    Rip? I can barely rip a piece of paper!

    What’s paper?

    A very poor attempt at humor. Now back to your regularly scheduled program.

    Nope. Just a point that CD's are going the way of paper. Still useful, but no longer mainstream. They actually are quite similar when you look at their places in society today.

    I get it. Very true as well.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,585
    DSkip wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    Rip? I can barely rip a piece of paper!

    What’s paper?

    A very poor attempt at humor. Now back to your regularly scheduled program.

    Nope. Just a point that CD's are going the way of paper. Still useful, but no longer mainstream. They actually are quite similar when you look at their places in society today.

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,770
    dromunds wrote: »
    Ironically, I read somewhere that our society uses more paper than ever....

    That's because we ship so much junk...
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,793
    Jasondaro wrote: »
    Hello everyone,,
    I hooked my SACD player (Sony XA-5400ES) back up to my two channel system, after around a year or so of inactivity, and I am now playing a CD. How quaint, but it does sound good. I decided to return to my old procedure of playing a CD before ripping it, and then just ripping the songs I like versus the whole CD.

    The biggest issue having the SACD player back in the rack is that it is black, and everything else is silver.

    I have that SACD player, and it was the TOTL at the time. It was also the last SACD player Sony made. Mine is still in my system, but I only use it to occasionally listen to a classical SACD. Now, I just RIP the CD, and I add the songs I like to a playlist. It has been a year or two since I have just listened to an entire CD. My stereo is warming up now for Friday night music, and I will listen non-stop for hours to my favorite songs.

    Bud - Silicon Valley

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  • machonemachone Posts: 1,120
    Around a year ago my ripped files (wave) did not sound as good as the same CD played on my SA8005. I got an external DAC, upgraded computers, software and power supplies. Now the ripped files rule.
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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,565
    machone wrote: »
    Around a year ago my ripped files (wave) did not sound as good as the same CD played on my SA8005. I got an external DAC, upgraded computers, software and power supplies. Now the ripped files rule.

    No question. And no comparison once you get on to the Golden Ripping Recipe the files will rule.
    There are going to always be folks stuck on vinyl and that's cool too. Just nothkng that can compete with the quality of sound I have grown to appreciate and with the recent acquisition of a straight up World Class DAC/Streaming network player The music is like a slice of heaven with every minute this thing is running. Still..none of what I have put together would not have happened without the Cds and for a number of rare recordings not even available on CD vinyl came to the rescue (thanks to Big Mike) so it's all good!! 😀🎩

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  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,241
    I almost cut my hair today.

    At the risk of CD/vinyl vs download war...
    I have have LPs and CDs that will sound better than your rips.
    W/ the advent of HD downloads that is less true.
    All depends on the source. Thats why stuff goes for premiums
    and paper is generated.
  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,687
    What does ripping have to do with attention span? Any idea how many hours I've spent ripping my CD's to disk? If anything it takes way less effort to stick with a CD player and just plop a CD in :^ /
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,124
    Anyone can rip a CD... Vinyl, on the other hand, is an art.
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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,565
    edited July 13
    Anyone can rip a CD... Vinyl, on the other hand, is an art.

    Funny guy😂😂have to agree to a point and lucky to have a great friend that does the vinyl to disk on rare occasion the album I want to add isn't available as I sure can't do it. On the other hand ripping in the correct format is not always happening for a lot of folks but not all gear is revealing anyway so good enough is what some settle for and all good there. And yes anyone can rip a CD. I set a straight up an assembly line when I get down and am now ripping 12 disks at a time with my short attention span and holding down a fort at the same time. Must be the oatmeal?? What do ya think Jess??😂😂😂
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,793
    Anyone can rip a CD... Vinyl, on the other hand, is an art.

    That makes absolutely no sense.

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,448
    dragon1952 wrote: »
    What does ripping have to do with attention span? Any idea how many hours I've spent ripping my CD's to disk? If anything it takes way less effort to stick with a CD player and just plop a CD in :^ /

    My thought based on a lot of comments I've read is that people who have ripped music tend to bounce around from song to song/artist to artist instead of listening to an entire album from start to finish.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,560
    edited July 13
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Anyone can rip a CD... Vinyl, on the other hand, is an art.

    That makes absolutely no sense.

    It actually does. A critical vinyl rig can take a lot work getting it right. Just like your system Bud, as a whole.

    Vinyl source chain is a lot longer
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  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,687
    edited July 13
    F1nut wrote: »
    dragon1952 wrote: »
    What does ripping have to do with attention span? Any idea how many hours I've spent ripping my CD's to disk? If anything it takes way less effort to stick with a CD player and just plop a CD in :^ /

    My thought based on a lot of comments I've read is that people who have ripped music tend to bounce around from song to song/artist to artist instead of listening to an entire album from start to finish.

    Ripping music is just so that you have the music on hard drive vs CD. It's still there in a folder hierarchy, Artist/Album/Songs. It does give you the option of random play through your entire library, which is a good thing IMO, since it is an option you don't get with a CD player. But it's basically just another way to store and playback music.

    Click album and play.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,793
    F1nut wrote: »
    dragon1952 wrote: »
    What does ripping have to do with attention span? Any idea how many hours I've spent ripping my CD's to disk? If anything it takes way less effort to stick with a CD player and just plop a CD in :^ /

    My thought based on a lot of comments I've read is that people who have ripped music tend to bounce around from song to song/artist to artist instead of listening to an entire album from start to finish.

    That is correct. I ripped two new CDs today, Hollywood Vampires ‘rise’, and The Black Keys ‘Let’s Rock’. I am listening to them now to find the decent songs to add to my Rock playlist. It is a very, very rare album that is worth listening to the entire album.

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  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,687
    BlueFox wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    dragon1952 wrote: »
    What does ripping have to do with attention span? Any idea how many hours I've spent ripping my CD's to disk? If anything it takes way less effort to stick with a CD player and just plop a CD in :^ /

    My thought based on a lot of comments I've read is that people who have ripped music tend to bounce around from song to song/artist to artist instead of listening to an entire album from start to finish.

    That is correct. I ripped two new CDs today, Hollywood Vampires ‘rise’, and The Black Keys ‘Let’s Rock’. I am listening to them now to find the decent songs to add to my Rock playlist. It is a very, very rare album that is worth listening to the entire album.

    Huh?!?! You must have some pretty **** albums then :^ / I don't have a million but out of the 400+ I do have I couldn't say there is one that I wouldn't listen to in it's entirety.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,347
    I rarely listen to an ablbum from to back UNLESS it’s on vinyl. Then I at least listen to the whole side.
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