Alan Parsons Rips Audiophiles, Says CDs Should be in Surround Sound
By Robert ArcherParsons, producer of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, says audiophiles overpay for equipment while ignoring room acoustics.
In an exclusive Q&A with CE Pro, Alan Parsons, renowned sound engineer for Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and for the Beatles, says hi-fi pros focus too much on equipment and brand names, when they should put more energy into room acoustics. He also says some surround-sound systems from Costco and Walmart ďreally arenít that bad.Ē
All this from the audio wizard behind Dark Side of the Moon, and the name sake of the Alan Parsonís Project?What do you think about the market evolution that has seen the CD format losing sales while the vinyl and digital download categories increasing their respective sales?
Iím not sure vinyl is selling beyond audiophile purists, and Iím not really one of them. Iím reasonably happy with the quality of CDs, but Iíd really like to see high-resolution downloads become more widely available.
It is encouraging to see people listening to high-resolution audio. Eventually itís going to be an all-download world Ö computers dominate our lives these days. We are just going to have to be tolerant of the longer download times. Itís just the way it is.Click here to continue.