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Class D Purifi Eigentakt / Mark Levinson 333 / Benchmark AHB2 - Listening & Conclusion
5.   There needs to additional scientific measurements that can explain why the benchmark AHB2 sounds better than Purifi Eigentakt in my environment and why the Levinson sounds more dynamic and detailed on loud classical music. Traditional SINAD,... 
True or False?
High End audio is subjective at the end of the day. But at the beginning of the day it is mostly objective, with designers and engineers using theories and measurements to work through the design phase of a variety of gear. They are not sprink... 
RIP Meat Loaf
It doesn’t matter what he died of.  What matters is he died, and that is sad for some. When someone like John Prine dies of Covid with an already compromised immune system it is tragic. When a stanch anti-vaxxer dies of Covid, it is harder for... 
Objective vs Subjective…
  @zavato  That’s exactly what I was getting at. Measurements or specs beyond a certain point don’t guarantee better performance. And I never intimated poorly measuring components will sound better than competently measuring components but ra... 
Quantum Science Audio Thread
@glory ah… Holmz,   Have you dropped $900.00 on a cable? This fuse can be a bigger upgrade. No I have not dropped $900 on a cable. I dropped about half of that on an entire spool of cable(s) and connectors though.   @jerryg123 maybe show... 
RIP Meat Loaf
@roxy54 “a bit less than kind” might be understating it a touch? @fuzztone    ML wanted to take a public stance on the virus and vaccine. So I guess people can latch onto that. I usually do not go to a singer or actor for medical advice, but p... 
How Big of a Difference?
I have near completed upgrading my system, but have left my speaker wire the same. My system is as follows- Laptop (Tidal) > Schiit Gumby Multibit > Freya S > Vidar monoblocks > speakers. My usb cable is Supra usb, and I am using xlr ... 
What makes the biggest difference in sound quality?
@borat-sagdiyev  None of those things. Better amps and preamps are where you go next, or room treatment, Dirac live, etc. It is a bit of leading question, as the OP has a company that sells the fuses and the power cords.   But I agree with t... 
RIP Meat Loaf
^That^ was a bit harsh. @fuzztone   
Making speakers sound tonally similar with an equalizer
Ok, so I will also correct some speaker issues. Maybe… One usually needs to do any phase (and time) work in more of an echo free environment. Or close mic it. It is not easy to do this stuff outside, and most people don’t. ^That stuff^ is wh... 
How much “suspension of disbelief do you need?”
@tomic601    . What are the SOTA upgrades ? spindle and bearing. roadrunner motor controller And an LPS of sorts. (240v stroll in work) Ask me how I know?  
Is Rap a valid musical form?
@holmz - More than just ’she’ - as the saying goes, ’Blondie is a group’! Wow, I only saw one person all this time. 😁 I guess the “They” and “them” in this case is noun-verb coherence or agreement, and not political.  
Michael Aday (Metloaf) has passed away.
@carlsbad  There is a group of people today who consider politics much more important that respect and human decency.   Sorry I wasn’t being trying to be political. (But I do have a dark sense of humour and an eye for irony.)   I'll guess h... 
Michael Aday (Metloaf) has passed away.
A guy with an album titled, “Bat out of hell”. Wuhan bat virus, The irony.    
Do I really need an " Audio Grade Network Switch "?
@gosta It takes a byte out of the wallet.