Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 16:54:31 -0600
From: "Walt Kienzle" <wkienzlenopsam.com>
Subject: Re: What happened to AS2 & AS3?


Thank you. I have found aftermarket ones that I like from Blaupunkt and Kenwood because I can have both CDs and MiniDisks in the dash. But you must have missed the original postings, and the original point of this thread: That Saab isn't offering sound systems that meet may people's needs. One person was asking about a tape deck and a CD player. My request was for MiniDisk from the factory, like GM provides for the few models they ship to Japan. Walt "Kalman Rubinson" <kr4nopsamnyu.edu> wrote in message news:hQyN5.4$546.80nopsamoon.nyu.edu... > Walt Kienzle <wkienzlenopsam.com> wrote: > > ...and I guess we'll leave it at that. Since you don't like the sound of > > MiniDiscs, I would expext that you really hate MP3's since they deviate from > > the "true" sound even more. > > > Yup. OTOH, I've never found any music I care about on MP3. > > I hope you find a minidisc player for your Saab. > > Kal > > > "Kalman Rubinson" <kr4nopsamnyu.edu> wrote in message > > news:f6oN5.48$cW4.342nopsamoon.nyu.edu... > >> Walt Kienzle <wkienzlenopsam.com> wrote: > >> > And just think, if you switched to MiniDisc, you wouln't be creating all > >> > that garbage from CD-R's that you have thrown out. Don't we get enough > > of > >> > that from AOL with their subscription mailings? > >> > >> And if I tried to use minidiscs, I'd have to buy players/recorders to > >> hear them outside of the car. Besides, and this is really getting us > > off-topic, > >> I don't like how they sound. > >> > >> Now, I have no objection to your strategy but mine works just fine, > > especially since > >> there is a CD player in my dash, I have a CD burner in my computer that > > permits me > >> to use the cheaper discs, and I can play them on my big systems without > > cringing. > >> > >> > BTW, I pay about $3 per CD-R (and $10 per CD-RW) because of the special > > CD's > >> > that an audio system CD burner requires, thanks to the RIAA. Even > > though I > >> > am recording programming that went into the public domain years ago, I > > still > >> > have to pay royalties to some unknown entity. Since I go through about > > 2 > >> > CD's worth of material a day, that would be about $1,500 a year -- and a > > lot > >> > of filled up landfills. If you are wondering why I don't just use the > >> > cheaper CDs and burn them on my computer. It's like you said: "...it > > comes > >> > down to convenience." > >> > >> My use is about one CD-R per week. To each his own. > >> > >> Kal > > > > >

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