Forum for me has been a bit boring recently, especially in the TT section . . . ?
It seemed a reasonable question '?' at the time. I'm a TT/analogue/valve man through and through but the question did crop up in my mind with Spotify sounding so good at the witching hour, sitting having a cuddle on the sofa with Hazel . . . and the dog:O No jumping up every 15 minutes to change the record.
Now retired, I have time, so listen to a lot of vinyl in the day, allows for a bit of welly on the volume as appropriate and I can tweak to my hearts content. Late evening, we enjoy an hour or two with the TV; film, New Trick, a bit of Discovery or National Geographic.
Its wind down time, I retire to the study, turn on the Croft valve amp to warm up, Hazel tidies the kitchen and makes the Horlicks. I set up a play list on Spotify or pull out a few records to listen to. Significantly, I have not turned the Apollo CDp for weeks . . . perhaps its the CD player that is 'on the scrap heap'?
Spotify is nowhere near as good during the day time . . . is it me or is the timing important? I will have to have a serious listen in the day, I have not done so since the new computer was installed which does in general sound better than the old one. Most of my daytime web listening is 'BBC Radio 4 iPlayer', Archers, plays etc.
So, turning the question on its head . . . 'is the CD player heading for the scrap heap' ? Certainly one thinks it might be, in the Oxfam record/book shop the other day, a man was asking 'if they wanted his entire CD collection, he has gone fully computerised'.
Final thought . . . begs the question, to those that have TT's . . . have you noticed the sound improving over the first side of an LP? I put it down to the cartridge cantilever suspension warming up . . . you know, if you continuously bend something it gets warm and softens? . . . Thats assuming you have had the amp turned on warming up?