I'm still sort of holding out hope on my ImportCDs order, but this will likely be my first and last order from them. I understand that they don't have enough stock to meet demand, but why is it that everyone who asks them for status immediately has their order closed and their money refunded? Also, when I tried to place my order last week, their site rejected my Visa card, but put a hold for the funds on it at the same time. It's been eight days now and the hold is still there. A merchant friend of mine says that anyone who accepts credit as a form of payment has the ability to release reserved funds (my bank said that the merchant can do it, too), yet when I contacted ImportCDs they said I just needed to wait "a few days" for it to clear. It's been a few days, man. I want my money back so I can order my next PF box!!!! (Which, by the way, I planned to order from them! ARGH!)
Yeah, I'm holding out as well. I wasn't going to buy this at all at the going price, but for $76.78 I'll take the chance. If it never comes, it never comes! I'll listen to Dennis Mabry's copy.
For what it's worth, Import CDs now says, "On Sale: Yes, Sale Ends 02 Dec 2011", so apparently they're still taking new orders.
"You gotta always remember, the name of the game is 'What does it sound like?' That's always the end result - I don't care if you got 90 tracks. What does it sound like, baby?" - Ray Charles
Ordered mine on the 25th. I emailed them today asking when it should ship. Said they hoped to get it later this week or next.
I also have the Rush sets and Quadrophenia ordered from them. I have never ordered from them before.
Am I in trouble?
Did someone actually get one from them?
Lossless compressed audio
Lossy compressed audio
I can't find anything called uncompressed lossless or noncompresssed lossless.
So actually the terms uncompressed and lossless are not redundant - they are mutually exclusive. Lossless is a type of compression and therefore the term uncompressed can not be used to describe it.
Standard AIFF is a leading format (along with SDII and WAV) used by professional-level audio and video applications, and unlike the better-known lossy MP3 format, it is non-compressed (which aids rapid streaming of multiple audio files from disk to the application), and lossless. Like any non-compressed, lossless format, it uses much more disk space than MP3—about 10MB for one minute of stereo audio at a sample rate of 44.1 kHz and a sample size of 16 bit
first impressions of the new SW Aqualung 5.1 on Blu-Ray. OMG. More later....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_c...io_compression Use of the word "expanded" infers that the file is compressed. So I don't know wanners. I see your point but I personally would not use the term uncompressed lossless unequivocally.
Update: I'm re-reading this and yes okay it's "I've uncompressed (expanded) a lossless file." So okay wanners that works for me. For now anyway.
This was the response today from Importcds regarding my query on the shipping status of my order (that I placed on Oct 25): "We are able to fill this order as soon as our stock comes in. Our previous stock was shipped based on a first come first serve basis. We have more on the way and should arrive next week or the week after but we cannot
guarantee this. As soon as we receive it we will fill your order." Kind of in limbo for a few weeks and unable to order elsewhere. Arrghh!
wavelength--It's also kind of amusing that after being shown concrete evidence, you say the wiki writers are sloppy. I've been describing what amounts to basic English language use, not even technical.
Just got a big box from Burning Shed. I wonder what it is. I'll find out when I get home.
Got mine today via UPS from Amazon... paid $104 for it.
Nice set but still wish they'd have offered the BD separately.
I already have the quad LP, a 200 Gram LP and the reel.
The BD makes it all the better but now I have a 180 Gm LP I'll probably never play,
2 cds I know I won't play and a DVD that is only DVD-V. (at least it's DTS but who cares with lossless BD!)
which, why play it if you have the BD.
This is why I hate these box sets.
Funny, I'd have paid 100.00 for the BD alone.
90% of the set will sit in my closet.
Music is the universal language.
Someday we'll all sing together.