emrofsemanon

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How many of you are digital only systems?
i have one transcription system with analog inputs, so i can digitize tapes and phonographic disc media. it has CEDAR modules for removing impulsive disturbances. my listening system is nominally digital in that i don't directly listen to analog t... 
Class A amplifiers
a simple question from a simple man- how MUCH clearly audible difference, is in the sound quality of an SET, versus any other class-A amp? what are those who use high-efficiency speakers in smallish rooms hearing in an SET that they can't get from... 
What Are Your Reference Discs? or Specific Reference Tracks
in short, if a proposed new system can make both "Brothers in Arms" [metallic-sounding even on the best systems] and "The Forward Look" (K.O.J.’s reference-quality live stereo recording of Red Norvo in 1957) sound close enough in terms of being ab... 
Does Steely Dan sound bright to you?
i read somewhere that roger nichols used very bright speakers [never found out which ones] to monitor his steely dan sessions, but that somehow he got the trebles right in the final product. i've never heard anything untoward in the treble departm... 
Bin dug noisy records. Does it diminish your enjoyment?
at the sink with fresh sponge and mild dishwashing solution. used to finish off with L.A.S.T. did this with the basket cases and it was enough to make them playable again, esp. after the L.A.S.T. any drek that makes it past that stage gets filtere... 
An Objective Review of the Tekton Double Impact Speakers
i believe all the reviews here represent a trend. nevertheless, if i was richer than dreams of avarice, i'd buy a pair and add it to my menagerie of music makers, a living speaker museum, if you will. i really want to hear how they sound with MY m... 
The Plangent Process playback system? Huh?
"judder" is a sniglet or neologism [aka "portmanteau"] formed from 2 or more words being morphed together to form a novel word, such as "giant+enormous=GINORMOUS." in judder’s case it is a combo of shudder and jitter, describing for the first time... 
Inheritance ($100K) with a caveat
combo of the best listening room and best equipment that money can buy. 
Mega dollar systems. 200k on up. What are their professions?
trust fund babies 
What does clipping sound like?
on some amps the clipping seems benign, just a squashing of dynamics. i've heard some tube amps that did that. on most transistorized amps i've heard, it is harsh hash, or loud crackling. 
Why don't more recordings have soundstage outside of speakers
in my experience it doesn't require hotrod recordings or esoteric speakers. using a pair of magnapans in the midfield [6-7 feet from plane of speakers]  i routinely heard a hemispheric stereo sound field ["ear to ear"] like a distant pair of headp... 
High expectations when listening to an orchestra
unavoidably, our best equipment still acts as a filter to the live sound. but bits and pieces of the experience can be conveyed in variable proportions. in my experience the maggie tympani III speakers come the closest, without a bunch of special ... 
What is your favorite album cover?
pinkard and bowden- live in front of a bunch of d!ckheads 
At This Time Can We Recreate Full Range Live Music In The Home?
with sufficient amplification, my standard reference the maggie tympani III speaker system can do it. i heard such demonstrated in the best [acoustically treated] room @ definitive hifi [seattle] in 1982. it was like being at the front of a hemisp... 
What does clipping sound like?
a 65 watt per channel amplifier was nowhere near enough oomph to drive a pair of small Thiel speakers, but 130/side is just enough to avoid the crackly sound in the low bass that i heard with the weaker amp, when playing organ music.