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Old 02-22-2019, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Mars City, TX / Lyon, FR
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Analog was fine when that's all we had, but there's something to be said about the clarity and consistency of digital.

Analog is more limited in frequency response, has a worse signal-to-noise ratio, and is highly prone to the effects of mechanical deformities (record scratches, magnetism defects, tape defects, etc.)

Mechanical interfaces introduce noise and errors; getting in the way of the music. Touching a needle to a groove to transfer the music... pushing a tape head against a moving tape... There's nothing pure about music reproduction with those approaches.

I actually enjoyed ditching those old cassettes, records, and videocassettes, and moving to CD, DVD, and mp3 exclusively. No need for nostalgia when the newer technology sounds and is so much better.

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Old 02-27-2019, 04:46 AM
 
Location: The end of the world
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I personally stop caring about anything past 2004. It is downhill from then on.
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I personally stop caring about anything past 2004. It is downhill from then on.
yes, wasn't that the year Bachman Turner Overdrive broke up (for good this time)?
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Old 06-26-2019, 11:43 AM
 
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I am definitely seeing an increase of analog at least in the tv shows.

Perhaps they're only available nowadays to the high end consumers.

Anyway, I think vinyl had a lot of environmental issues.

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Old 07-30-2019, 03:08 AM
 
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I'm with OP all the way on this one. Digital (for me) is only for preservation of older media. You can find a wealth of tapes, CDs, VHS, etc. on e-bay. Furthermore, I don't watch much TV, or listen to the radio at all. Along with the death of analog, came the death of enjoyable fare. One of my guilty pleasures, simulations of the Prevue Channels (there was more to 90s TV other than Nick). Still calms me down and is fun to watch. We live in too "clean" of an era now (PC on top of it).
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Old 10-06-2019, 08:48 PM
 
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I want my 80s/90s analog stuff back, they aren't making stuff anymore the way they used to, and things will probably keep changing to the point of losing it's recognition. Why can't analog and digital co-exist? I think digital/streaming can sometimes be dark and depressing, and less of an experience. I'm not a complete digital-hater, but I think things are heading down a bad direction. I feel like I'm on a lonely planet because nobody can buy or appreciate things anymore.

The days of fumbling with the antenna, having to walk to the TV to change the channel and adjust the volume, for a whopping 13 channels are over (thankfully). Although fun, I don't miss having to drive to the video store just to watch a movie.
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:02 PM
 
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I miss my cassette tapes and the player. Small, the sound was better than that cold sound you get on CD, and you could record on them. Loved the big tape recorders too--they could go for hours I think. I used to record my favorite music.
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Old 03-29-2020, 05:37 PM
 
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Why, open reel? I can still see vinyl and cassette, though.
A good quality open reel machine (half track) sounds incredible.

Regular consumer reel to reel R&D ended with EE tape formulations. If they had continued as they did with cassettes, open reel for the consumer would've gotten even better.

People are too damned lazy.
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