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Yes. i would start with power conditioning and resonance con ... Blueswan
I have a cd only system & it has great detail that exhibits ... Driver
I would start with microphones and the rest of recording equ ... Marakanetz
Sibilance is a natural occurrence in song/speech. 99% of th ... Dekay
Yes, assuming the negative sibilance is not in the recording ... Stehno
I've found the worst of the sibilance can be decreased or el ... Jfz
Some questions & comments:
Why would you completely want to remove all sibilance? It is a natural byproduct of certain vocal output and occurs fairly often in "real life". Probably the base-line here should be to set expectations correctly - if the sibilance is accurately recorded in your program material you probably want it accurately reproduced - no?
Next, are your speakers properly set up & calibrated? That's the first thing to attend to. Sibilance reportedly/typically occurs in the 5-10KHz range, so if your speakers are peaking in the upper ranges (including maybe even higher than 10K) that could contribute mightily. That's probably the #1 thing to check out.
Room (reflections, etc.) is probably next. Since your speakers are what makes the sound and the whole room environment (including speaker placement) is the next-most significant thing that affects what sound(s) reach your ears then that's the next place to focus. Little things, like "is there a flat-topped coffee table between you & the speakers?" may contribute significantly to what's reaching your ears in your listening position. You can find a wealth of material on room factors at Rives, etc. that may help.
If you plan on keeping your speakers, etc. then all that stuff above is the stuff that matters most. Cables and power cords and conditioners and all that other "stuff" have such an infinitesimal impact on the sounds you hear, when compared to speakers & room environment & source material, that you can pretty much de-prioritize those things until you have your speakers and room tamed. As usual, JMO & YMMV...
Mr_hosehead (Answers | This Thread)
As others have said, most sibilance is in the source recordi ... Eldartford
Marakan hit the nail on the proverbial head. audiophiles ar ... Pbb
To the best of my knowledge, sibilance is used to categoric ... Stehno
Marakanetz says it all. until excess sibilance is eliminate ... Timo
Sibilance is one reason i went with tubes, it is unnatural s ... Jab
I would start with a recording of good singers recorded by g ... Pragmatist
Great question. the thing bothering me now is whether or not ... Jeff_jones
I think the original question has to do with too much sibila ... Driver
Yes, sibilance can be eliminated. absolutely no, it is not ... Labtec
In my experience, cables also play a crucial role in sibilan ... Ez2hear
Most of the time, natural sibilance is not really a problem ... Andy2
Is anybody here claiming to have actually removed essentiall ... Stehno
Stehno, i think you can remove virtually all sibilance/dist ... Labtec
Stehno - i have no audible sibilance in my cd playback syste ... Audioengr
I replaced all of the power supply caps in my cdp player (di ... Fiddler