elizabeth

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What system can adequately reproduce the sounds of a tanker being hit by torpedo ?
I remember some old movie.. The Crusades .. Anyway the European guy shows how great HIS sword is by chopping some thick metal candle stand in half. The Persian dude then throws a light silk scarf up in the air.. Holds his blade out, completely sti... 
Hearing phase distortion
I am a high frequency maven, and yeah the junk most find acceptable in ht treble, (they complain, but do nothing or blame the speaker) Drive me crazy until I find the solution. So yeah.. I found a spot for my speakers that does not have any of tha... 
Preamps... understanding volume...
kosst_amojan is correct. I did not state the way it works well enough in my post. He clarified the issue. Thank you. 
ISOTEK - Full System Enhancer CD
Should just have jousting battles. Guys all hot for the op one, line up on one end of the jousting area. all the folks shouting for the interloper at the other side. Armor them up and let them joust. The last man still on his horse is the winner. 
What’s your vote for the most ridiculous, overpriced, and useless tweak?
Recently I have been fooling around with butcher blocks, Walnut and Maple, Tip Toes, sorbothane, ebony washers, The Amplifier seems to be the most manipulatable, sound wise, with what is placed under it. I had dual Maple Walnut with sorbothane bit... 
Feet/ footers: Cones, pads, rubber gizmos, fancy gizmos, roller gizmos
Well I did go to the combo I mentioned. Removing the concrete patio slab and substituting in the maple butcher block 2" by 18" by 19" on tiptoes, with the small ebony discs to the upper Walnut.  Over listening, the midrange was a little sucked out... 
Preamps... understanding volume...
Depending on the source. Cd and SACD and digital in general deliver a 'professional' level signal. which is 2 volts (or higher)The old audio home consumer was 0.25 to 0.50 volts. And preamps never really changed from the old comnsumer level as the... 
Audioquest question
The main reason for a preamp to have 'far apart' left and right is the preamp has totally separate internals for each channel. It would then make sense to have the inputs close to each respective channel.  For the OP, if you go for that preamp, ye... 
Serious turntable popping problem finally solved!!
Thank you for posting! It can be a really difficult thing to find the gremlin at times. And that it can be something so obscure too!   Glad you were able to get it sorted out. 
What’s your vote for the most ridiculous, overpriced, and useless tweak?
Ah.. glow_worm.. Yes there might be a consensus, aside from the few fan-boys, and actual hawkers of such devices as a constant presence.  I am actually amazed they have not taken over the thread totally. So the thread is actually doing pretty well... 
Feet/ footers: Cones, pads, rubber gizmos, fancy gizmos, roller gizmos
The grass was greener where I was.....   I seem to have ended up right next door to where I started.       So the new butcher block X2 amplifier base was not doing justice to the sound.. I went back to the concrete patio slab with old Tip Toes und... 
If you had $1,400 , A TTable thing
If $1500 is the max, that $1500 needs to include the cartridge too.And, depending on what sort of phono preamp you might have  (or need). So $1500 cannot be just the turntable?  
What system can adequately reproduce the sounds of a tanker being hit by torpedo ?
But is he trying to police his own brain? Or everyone's??  Does he want to remind himself it is 'silly and pointless'. Or is he trying to warn others? (  little late, but still a brave attempt)   Or is he actually trying to control what the minds ... 
Feet/ footers: Cones, pads, rubber gizmos, fancy gizmos, roller gizmos
Had to remove some of the stuff from the feet of various things. Blu Tack stuff does not go well for sound inside OEM feet or around OEM feet. Dull sound. And I have to say I like the sound of many of the stock OEM feet up on whatever is added und... 
The omitted link, how important is it in the total R.O.I?
Most (even audiophiles) folks do not have lives that revolve around getting the most from their audio system. Usually getting sound that makes the owner happy is plenty enough.