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Question for All You Digital Gurus

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    One thing that stopped many audiophiles from investing money in digital playback systems -- or at least big bucks -- was that digital was in a constant state-of-flux. New formats, new chips, new DACs, new technology, etc. made that piece of equipment much like buying a car, obsolete before the door closed behind you at the dealers.

    I think the one thing I miss, despite owning tons of LPs, is listening to new music releases. Yes there are good groups outside of what I hear weekly on SNL. Musicians other than Kanye West. I can thank Philip O'Hanlon's sampler CDs that he gives out at shows to have opened the door to many new musicians. As well as some of the music that Sunny had loaded on the music server he sent me.

    So digital listeners. Has the technology stabilized enough for someone to invest money in a good digital front-end without worrying that their investment will be worthless in a less than six months?

    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor,

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