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Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
@rankaudio fine but that does not make him inherently wrong.   Success is often accompanied by a large ego not just in the hifi industry but in general.   
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
In Amir’s defense, I bought a $80 dongle on a whim based on stellar performance reported in an Amir ASR review and that sucker lived up to the hype. It is as clean and detailed as pretty much any thing I have heard as expected based on the review ... 
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
Amir is right about tube gear. Many find that out the hard way. Some end up living in bliss. That’s not to say tube gear is nothing special. Just more YMMV. Not worth arguing about. They will always be all glowy and way cool looking, which matters... 
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
Threads like this make me want to find a different hobby.  I’ll just assume most of the angst comes from industry people who feel threatened (rightfully so)  and leave it at that.   
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
Why should someone exit a thread that is all about him that someone else started? To let the vultures feed freely?  
Your thoughts on best audiophile speakers in $10,000 neighborhood?
Good choice!  
Need some treble
If you are streaming and using Roon software, Roon DSP is the ultimate tone control.  No special hardware required.  
Mood
No doubt changes in mood, health, etc. can affect one’s sense of hearing along with everything else. As much as we may like to believe we are stable like a rock day in and out, fact is we like other forms of life are not machines, and in fact are ... 
When Was The Audio Golden Age?
In terms of when hifi was at its pinnacle and garnering much attention from the general public, that would have been in the latter 1950’s when hifi 33 1/3 Lps were brand new and companies aggressively marketed good sound to the masses. Once that ... 
What if a high end speaker measures really badly?
In today’s world of digital audio, sound can be tweaked pretty much any way you want it to be. So it’s no longer the end of the world if measurements stray from textbook perfect. As long as the speakers are up to the task of filling the room wit... 
Importance of clocking
Just buy a good DAC and life is good.     Keep it simple is often the best policy.   
Importance of clocking
Someone will figure it out sooner or later.   
KEF LS50 Meta
They are the smallest and least expensive model in the meta line. So yes the laws of physics apply and there are limits. Bass extension is not full range accordingly. Adding a powered sub addresses that easily. Still, don’t plan to go much above ... 
KEF LS50 Meta
If KEF ls50 meta speakers are not "audiophile" then nothing is. I own a pair + a pair of original ls50s. Also several other highly regarded audiophile favorites like Sonus Faber and Ohm. Every speaker is different but in terms of pure overall tec... 
If you have a nice system why do you really need room treatments?
Here are some easy tricks to try with Roon DSP parametric EQ that I think are useful in many cases, especially for cases of older ears and listening at lower volumes. 1) roll off bass levels below the frequency that your speakers tend to normally...