"What is a Compact Disc?" - booklet inside early DG CD release*

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by MC Rag, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Phasecorrect

    Phasecorrect Forum Resident

    A CD is soon to be forgotten relic
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  2. Phasecorrect

    Phasecorrect Forum Resident

    If it hasn't been already
  3. Raylinds

    Raylinds Forum Resident

    You are absolutely right. I had a CD or two that wouldn't play for the same reason, but I knew there was nobody to blame but myself.
  4. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

    West Palm Bch, Fl.
    Used to have a CD with a 1" crack from the spindle hole. Amazingly, some, not all, of my players played it without a problem!
  5. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Resident blabbermouth

    When I hold a CD up to light and see "stars", I know it ain't gonna go well . . .
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  6. crp207

    crp207 Forum Resident

    United States
    I have a cd (Beethovens Fidello) with 2 mono tracks. Play the left side and then the right side. Presto 2 and 1/2 hours!
  7. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

    West Palm Bch, Fl.
    Y'know, that's something I read a lot about back in the day, holding CD's up to a light and seeing 'pinpoint' holes in the disc. Back than I must have looked at a boatload of discs searching for these pinpoints but I never saw one. Not saying it isn't real, as many have reported seeing this, just not me.
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  8. MrRom92

    MrRom92 Forum Supermodel

    Long Island, NY
    I've actually asked here about these types of discs before, I was interested in finding one but I couldn't really get any details that could help me find or identify any particular releases! Just that they were put out by some European labels. Would you be able to share the details of yours? Would love to find one of these, for fun
  9. Jimi Floyd

    Jimi Floyd Forum Resident

    Just buy more CD's to see if can happen sometimes, even if not very often. (astute pretence :) )
  10. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

    West Palm Bch, Fl.
    After 3+ decades, I'm thousands of CD's in. I stopped looking a LONG time ago:)
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  11. ThmsFrd

    ThmsFrd Forum Resident

    In the 90s I damaged a multitude of CDs by taking them wherever I was going, parties, car, Discman, travels... But today ? They're barely leaving their cases.
  12. Pastafarian

    Pastafarian Forum Resident

    You believe it's not indestructible(?), watch the honey test. CD one - LP nil, game over!!
  13. SteelyTom

    SteelyTom Forum Resident

    Boston, Mass.
    Thanks so much for using this CD thread to profess your love of vinyls.
  14. Brian Barker

    Brian Barker Forum Resident

    I remember seeing a news report on the CD not soon after they began to get big around 85/86, it showed a guy taking several to the beach with him and using one as a frisbee for his dog. "You can't damage them! They're amazing." he said, of course they didn't show him trying to play it afterward.
  15. profholt82

    profholt82 Resident Blowhard

    Parts Unknown
    Somewhere along the line I read that the length of a CD was determined by the approximate length of Beethoven's 9th symphony so that the entire piece would fit onto one disc. It wasn't internet hearsay or anything, it was in an actual text that I had in a communications course back in college. But I'm not claiming this as a fact or anything, just something I read once upon a time.

    SOONERFAN Forum Resident

    Norman, Oklahoma
    I have heard of that. How do you do the over burn? Does one need certain software, hardware, or both?
  17. acdc7369

    acdc7369 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    You have to make a cue sheet and use a program that will burn a cd from your cue sheet. The program should allow you to overburn
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  18. Phasecorrect

    Phasecorrect Forum Resident

    That is rather presumptuous and a bit tired, just like the CD format...LOL
  19. anorak2

    anorak2 Forum Resident

    Berlin, Germany
    It doesn't say that.
  20. anorak2

    anorak2 Forum Resident

    Berlin, Germany
    Bronski Beat - Age of Consent 1984: 61 min due to bonus tracks, which are some 12'' versions
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  21. YpsiGypsy

    YpsiGypsy Forum Resident

    Michigan, USA
    on this day in history,

    July 7, 1989
    --CDs started outselling vinyl records for the first time. The dominance of CDs virtually wiped out the 45 RPM single format, as nothing ended up replacing them. The 3 1/2 inch CD single would die out after record companies refused to offer them at a reasonable price.
  22. PhilBiker

    PhilBiker sh.tv member number 666

    Northern VA, USA
    Paid downloads ended up replacing the 45 many years later.
  23. Larry I

    Larry I Forum Resident

    Washington, D.C.
    Before CD sales exceeded that of LPs, LP sales had been surpassed by pre-recorded cassettes. LPs were already on their way out as the most important medium for delivering recorded music before CDs arrived. Convenience and usefulness in portable devices certainly favored both the cassette and CD. I bet sound quality ranks pretty low on the reasons why one medium is favored over another.
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  24. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

    Well that Beethoven's 5th illustrated further up the thread sure isn't much over 35 minute whatever the merits of it as a recording might be so I'd agree with you.
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  25. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    Often, that boils down to polishing down the scratches and finding a better DVD-ROM drive that can read and re-read the tracks to get the data off. It can be done, but I've had cases where I've had to go through 3-4 drives in order to find one up to the task.

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