Very interesting response, makes me feel much more at home . . . me coming from those golden hifi days of the 80's.
Having not touched hifi since 1995! the past few months has been a culture shock, but I'm getting my head around it now. Staying in the 80's for musical quality and making the best of modern technology where I see it fitting my appreciation of music and my life style. 'Lee H' got it right, Spotify allow one to listen to lots of variation of the same tune by various artists and presentation, I though it was me at first, hearing some beautiful sounds coming from those old recordings, especially as my system is very much a hotch-potch of what I could find in the loft after 2 house moves and 15 years of depression and inactivity?
However old habits die hard, I trust my ears, there are some gems available in amongst the frying bacon! . . . and as has been said, modern offerings are so often 'just noise', adding to the heap of dross that so many accept as 'music'?
Going to be out of it for a few days, as from tomorrow, painting and re modeling the study to a music room, very small but beautifully formed
Be looking at vinyl next year . . . dig out the few LP's I kept from my 2000 album collection spanning 1970 to 1995, I wonder how warped they are . . . one step at a time?
Thanks for the help, a secondary question, where can I get quality downloads from accepting Linn as a no brainier. Seems there are some available on Amazon, ordered Miserere by the Tallis Scholars yesterday, I have the quality down load from Linn, went to get the Studio CD . . . they dont list it any more?