scratchytcarrier

Moderating Team
  • Content count

    473
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    70

scratchytcarrier last won the day on January 4

scratchytcarrier had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

104 Expert

About scratchytcarrier

  • Rank
    SUPR3M3 31337 Mack Daddy P1MP

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Country
  • Location
    LATA 672

Single Status Update

See all updates by scratchytcarrier

  1. Why and how is it that a 384Kb straight-stereo MP2 file encoded from a 25-year old CD can sound like bubbling metal when played as "fake quad" in SQ or QS mode on my dad's Sansui QRX7500, but another encoded using the same parameters, sourced from a modern 96Kb Youtube MP4 audio track can sound perfect? It's a British CD of 80s new-wave hits versus a Youtube file of a Bruce Springsteen song, played on a "PONO" device (i.e. Neil Young's wet dream [rant about this thing's design to come later]). Were they *really* striking CDs from low-bitrate lossy compressed audio files or getting overly carried away with noise reduction way back then like they all do now?