Linn Will End the CD Player Production
Just heard this from BBC News:
Linn Products has become the first manufacturer to announce it will give up on CDs from the start of next year.
Instead, the niche company, based in East Renfrewshire, will focus on producing digital streaming equipment.
I wonder when other companies will follow suit. 😕 Won’t take long, I guess.
It claims that a CD recorded onto a hard disk can achieve a higher quality than one played on a CD player.
I agree, as long as the content is stored as the lossless format. They are all digital. Therefore, the important thing is to have a decent DAC (digital-analog converter), before feeding the signal to the amplifier and then speakers. Let’s not scarify the sound quality over the convenience any more.
See also “BBC Blind Test on CD vs iPod“.