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Notes from the Electronic Cottage 6/9/11

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

It’s summer – at last – her on the coast of Maine and visitors are starting to arrive. We thought this would be a good time to dust off a few old chestnuts and replay them so folks who are visiting could give them a listen and so the rest of us could listen again. Here’s one about music fidelity, vinyl, mp3s, and the human ear.

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 5/13/10

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

So what’s the fastest growing music distribution format these days? If you answered vinyl, you’re absolutely right, even though vinyl still only accounts for about 1% of music sales. But what’s going on – isn’t vinyl dead? Apparently not, and its proponents say that’s because the sound of vinyl is superior to CDs and certainly to mp3 and other compressed formats.Is that true? Well, if you look at the physics…