cd318

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Happiness lies in the satifsaction
@gadios, there’s no need. Let’s just leave it as err, ‘dental’ work. 
Great sounding/recorded albums
@bdp24, not having heard all of Roy’s Monument recordings (but plenty of his compilations) I can say that his 1986 re-recording of his hits (In Dreams) is my favourite. Apparently Monument had threatened to destroy the original  master tapes over ... 
Surprising subjective feeling of iPhone DAC sound quality
@ahofer, Blasphemy! Blasphemy! How dare you suggest such things! Terrible ungodly utterings.Even worse, the DAC from a 2004 iPod ?? What do you mean it was a good year? This must all be a nightmare. Surely all those horrid rumours about DAC’s soun... 
The truth about high end speakers MUST READ
@alexburger, “Modern audiophiles know nothing about history of audio and recording industry.”Agreed. I was just like that, until eventually some awareness gradually began to sink in. Not from audio magazines I must point out - they usually remain ... 
The truth about high end speakers MUST READ
A loudspeaker’s task is to replay a signal (analogue or digital) as faithfully as possible. This would include covering various parameters such as frequency extremes (no good chopping of the lowest octave) and dynamics, frequency response matching... 
Great sounding/recorded albums
Steely Dan's music is always technically perfect, often loved by musos but that's about it. Kind of the opposite to Springsteen which despite often dubious recording quality usually manages to connect on an emotional level.His current album 'Weste... 
Looks vs. Performance - How would you mix and match?
I hope that one day someone builds a SS amp that looks like a tube amplifier with gloriously lit valves on display.Best of both worlds.My JVC micro system has a couple of valves on display (purely for cosmetic purposes), but sounds none the worse ... 
Happiness lies in the satifsaction
It's all about perspective, isn't it?Like if you're starving a biscuit can feel like a feast, if you're lonely a mouse can be your best friend, or if you're sick you might give anything to be well again etc.When it comes to pursuing excellent soun... 
What's your favorite lyric from a song?
MacArthur Park  (Jimmy Webb)Spring was never waiting for us, girlIt ran one step aheadAs we followed in the danceBetween the parted pages and were pressedIn love's hot, fevered ironLike a striped pair of pantsMacArthur's Park is melting in the da... 
(Brutally) Honest Audio Reviews
A thought provoking article from the site discussing the art of recording, dramatically titled as follows :THE DEADLOCK OF HIGH-END: ILLUSION & HYPERREALITYRather disappointingly it seems to confirm that we are all in the business of chasing i... 
Turntable newbie info site?
Yes, totally in agreement with the comments expressed by chakster. I wish someone had offered me similar advice decades ago. They probably did but my head was firmly stuck in the (totally misleading) advice offered by the UK magazines of the day.Y... 
What are the top 3 dream speakers you wanna buy next regardless of price?
@tlinkie, same here. I agree that diminishing returns do set in fairly quick around the £1000/$1000 mark but on the other hand I can't think of any great full bandwidth designs selling near the 1k mark. Whilst I'm happy enough to stream through a ... 
Equipment Rack Between Speakers...Good or Bad
@helomech, I suspect you’re right in that the speaker baffles should be in front of the rack or at least level. On the other hand I have also read that one noted speaker designer who believes that neither close wall placement or having the ubiquit... 
A little History lesson on, "High- End" cables:
Good read, if a little disconcerting at how recent those days still appear.Cables became the biggest get rich quick scam in audio I suspect mainly because of the near ubiquitous use of thin cheap bell wire in combination with flimsy poor connectin... 
What are important features in a listening chair
Anything with correct height (ear at or close to tweeter level), good full support (lower back and thighs) and comfortable enough to forget you are sitting on it. The fewer distractions the better.Anything that restricts movement needs replacing. ...