Post by Philip Ayres on Sept 25, 2017 20:53:23 GMT
The imminent delivery of Dave Gilmour's Live in Pompei has finally got me to turn my attention to the audio setup on my BluRay player. When I unboxed it I was a little surprised at the lack of an Optical Out, which I used off of my CD player and last Sony BD player. All it had were an HDMI, which the TV needed, and an orange RCA marked digital out. I'd been in a rush at the time and thought no more about it. However looking today at the back of my amp there was a similarly colour coded RCA on the DVD inputs marked digital audio (but not on the BD inputs) So having sourced an RCA cable, got loads in the loft but could I find one to hand? No, I've been putting the BD player and amp through it's paces. We gave Pulse it's first spin in YEARS, I'm usually a Delicate Sound Of Thunder man for live Floyd, and I'm currently listening to Dave Gilmour's Remember That Night. The drums are about to come in on Echoes.......
No it's being made available to buy as a digital download only. Having watched the broadcast tonight I reckon it's because the album is a different concert every track (not an approach I'm fond of), so the video is just the concert display screen footage and not a dedicated one off pro-shot concert. Steve Harris is a stickler for quality, so he probably didn't think it good enough for a proper release.
I was not aware of this. Won't be for a while yet to financial nonsense at work.
It's mostly the ones which look like suitcases I think
But i mean, those ones cost around £40-50. If you are buying a record player for the price of 2 records, you can't expect it to be much good!!
The problem with researching it though is a LOT of people writing about them are music snobs, so rate stuff that no-one with normal ears would ever care about. The important bit is how much weight the needle puts on the record - a lot of the cheap ones are way too heavy and so will scratch them up and dig gouges making them unplayable after a short while