esarhaddon

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Room correction room system vs ears….
Minimal 'Inexpensive' Room correction via room treatments is quite doable. There should be little to NO excuse Not to try some things, On the other hand I just got DiracLive and though I have a poor experience wiht NAD T748 and it's early version ... 
How much is about the recording
I'd like to take it one step further or at lest clarify the issue. I can easily tell a BAD recording from a great recording, but there are also those whose mastering is terrible as opposed to excellent mastering. I have seen it so clearly that eve... 
How much is about the recording
@ russ69 Could you make a slightly more arbitrary meaningless statement" i.e. WHICH, Diana Krall version of "Garden in the Rain" I have found 6 versions in 30 second of looking? I stil haven’t found one cut being use d in multiple collection. An... 
Dedicated room suggestions
I enjoyed a number of great comments and responses here. I can only add something I saw on Amazon (yuk) of all places. Acoustic curtains. They were VERY inexpensive and SAID to have many good sound enhancing qualities. As an apartment dweller I mi... 
Upgrading power system
I would have preferred better wording and checking some of your details. 'It weighted twice as much' Are you saying it is maid of lead or...? It is 20 AMP. NO it is rated for a 20 amp circuit but it can not provide any more amperage than the circu... 
A Question About Time Alignment
I am glad I am a speaker designer and Not a Physicist like some here. Sound is altered not only by distance. Especially when yo consider that the speed of sound is relatively SLOW. Sound is altered and affected by Temperature, Humidity, Barometric... 
Active Speakers Better? No, per Michael Borresen
I can see some benefit in isolated situations, but don't see a mainstream use for them.. You are actually expecting a $1,000 active speaker to have the sound quality seen from a $20,000 Amp-speaker Combo. Oh ya, you don' thave to pay $555 for a sp... 
Can someone help me pick out my first speakers?
As repeated many times here, yo have to hear the end result. I strongly recommend you find a half dozen music selections that you are familiar with then take disks or even song names from known streaming sites, to a store that can provide you with... 
Everything matter in the audio chain. Tests prove it!
YES and NO! Not everything can be judged by the tech, BUT neither can you trust your ears. What you like is totally subjective and opinionated at best. Most people have never had the opportunity to sit on a stage with a live jazz band or in a para... 
How far and wide? NSMT speaker placement
Tilt/Cant is a major factor that many people overlook. I recently added 1 inch to the front legs of my towers and it totally changed the soundstage. This created about  5 deg. of backwards tilt to the tower. I even reran 'Diraclive' to make sure t... 
Streamed music sounds awful in my system and I don't know why ....
Something else I would caution people on. Reports like this one from ZDNet magazine. How to convert your home's old TV cabling into powerful Ethernet lines | ZDNET www.zdnet.com/home-and-office/networking/how-to-convert-your-homes-old-tv-cabling-... 
Streamed music sounds awful in my system and I don't know why ....
If his PC is that bad, he needs a serious upgrade. Either the router is somehow failing at that point and allowing some sort of back feed, which I don't see possible, or the PC itself is a piece 'o' CHIT. I am constantly amazed at how people are w... 
Fraud /SCAM
I won't get within 100 miles of PayPal.  
Digital Improving All the Time?
@chyro So your call going from 16/44.1 to 24/192 + just a slight improvement. Now I am not necessarily talking about DSD but overall I can D/L or listen to music at MUCH higher resolution than CD and though SACD did offer a pretty good resolution ... 
5 Dumb Things Audiophiles Believes.
And some people say Comedy is dead! He talks a good talk but most of this is just that Talk without ANY data to back up what he is saying. Now I do agree with some of it, but like Point #5 it is all blathering after a certain point. Any time you c...