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CD Format Wars

I was talking to my old friend Tom the other day, a longtime jazz hound and former jazz DJ, knowledgeable about both the history of the music and the development of the technology of its documentation. Because of his dedication, I continue to tease him about having sold all his LPs (an amazing collection as I recall) and replacing much, if not most of it, with CDs.

“I used to feel burned,” he said, “when I bought early CDs and the sound was less than the marketing hype proclaimed it would be. Didn’t they say ‘perfect sound forever,’ or something to that effect?

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