Only now, [Marantz] says, is digital music turning the corner and beginning to sound as good as vinyl did. He says that at the beginning of each cycle of innovation, the audio industry has consistently sacrificed quality for convenience, and then left others to pick up the pieces.
The interview in The Telegraph is all over the place. Apart from the audiophile FUD, I have to wonder if Ken Ishiwata's view is really as simplistic as portrayed. The article stays as far away as possible from any specifics let alone provides any support for the spurious claims, all the while messing up the details. I ask myself: what does the author think of his readers to provide such a drastically oversimplified opinion-piece? It's almost insulting.
Alas Ishiwata San will soon be selling an iPod dock which allows you to buy "lifestyle" and will surely sound all vinyl like. At £900, it's a steal (<-- irony).
While we’re making threads about silly things, how about this? It’s a diluted version of an interview with The Telegraph, which is probably the better source (of the two, I mean! ) for anyone with some semblance of an attention span.What do you think of his assertion that “Sound quality has gone down for the average user over the last ten to 15 years”? Or this?QuoteOnly now, [Marantz] says, is digital music turning the corner and beginning to sound as good as vinyl did. He says that at the beginning of each cycle of innovation, the audio industry has consistently sacrificed quality for convenience, and then left others to pick up the pieces.Aren’t CRM guilty of very bad journalism to have extrapolated Marantz onto a throne as a “CD pioneer”, implying that he was involved in the format itself, simply for the fact that he “was an audio engineer at Marantz when the firm developed the compact disc platform before being bought by Philips”? Which says nothing about whether he had anything to do with the format in the slightest. Did he? The Telegraph is less retentive with information, reporting that Marantz worked on some of the first CD players (probably marketed as ‘high-end’), but that’s not the same – and, as such, it’s not sufficient to support CRM’s headline, even if they had thought to include it, which they didn’t.
As far as his claim about being there at the beginning when Marantz came out with their first CD player, note that the Marantz CD-63 is said by many to be nothing but a rebranded Philips CD 100.
So on the best day of his life, Ken might be able to claim that he signed the purchase order to have Philips deliver a bunch of players that whose cases were silk-screned a bit differently.
Quote from: Arnold B. Krueger on 18 June, 2012, 04:50:05 PMSo on the best day of his life, Ken might be able to claim that he signed the purchase order to have Philips deliver a bunch of players that whose cases were silk-screned a bit differently.As Ishiwata was based in Belgium since the 70s, and as Marantz product development was done in Belgium and the Netherlands since the acquisition by Philips, and at Philips' premises, chances are that he was a significant bit closer to CD development than your conjecture suggests.
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Can we get them to stop prefacing something plural with the word there's while we're at it?
Quote from: greynol on 20 June, 2012, 10:20:17 AMCan we get them to stop prefacing something plural with the word there's while we're at it?Hahaha oh wow, this a million times! For everyone. Ever since I noticed this at my workplace and in general, it’s like nails on a chalkboard. But then so are any other egregious failures at language. This is just one of the most blatant.
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[...] And again, I still wonder: Was Ishiwata indeed, as The Telegraph state, “a crucial figure in the development of compact discs” who “worked on the earliest CDs”? The article doesn’t go on to qualify this at all; [...]