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“…so if a system makes them sound “live” it’s manipulating the crap out of the recording and is highly inaccurate.” I’m reminded of Yes’ album, Close To The Edge.  Not the greatest recording, but it very nicely gets the job done.  When Rick Wakem... 
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  The sound of a high rez two channel system sounds nothing like live music Three possibilities: -The ‘high rez’ system is not assembled well; it is not well balanced. -Recordings being played are not very good. -The listener is not familiar ... 
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Harry Pearson used to claim that The Absolute Sound (title) refers to the sound of live music.  The sound of a high rez two channel system sounds nothing like live music, in the same way that a high rez home theatre doesn't sound or look like real... 
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Andrew and Tim, welcome to this thread, you have certainly injected new life into it.  I applaud you both for engaging, names exposed, on a user's forum.  Andrew, assuming you are still affiliated with TAS, I am very appreciative of your candor. T... 
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Look, you guys are spending a lot of time, effort, and money trying to find out which class D amp is worth listening to, and I appreciate that, but Jonathan Valin has already done all the important work for you.  As he said in the most recent issu... 
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Well, this thread went in a direction different than what I had in mind.  I own class D amps, SET amps, and AB amps, but I didn't really want to get into the relative merits of each.  What I had in mind was to discuss the irresponsible ways that a... 
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Soix, my post was intended to be ironic. We are in agreement. johnlnyc, let’s just focus on this particular journal (TAS), this reviewer, and this class D amplifier.  The reviewer has stated repeatedly over the years that he has no use for class ... 
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Soix: I completely agree. To be fair, Valin includes vague comparisons in his reviews from time to time, so he is not the worst offender in this regard. But his habit of generalizing and making sweeping judgements is probably the most irresponsibl... 
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It may be true that some (maybe most) of the TAS staff do not like to make comparisons when they review equipment.  But still, their conclusions need to pass editorial muster, and I'm sure the editor thoroughly checks out any unsubstantiated claims.  
Class D Amplification Announcement
You can assume that he has.  The journalistic integrity of TAS is unquestionable.  Furthermore, I have never heard of Mr Valin being proven wrong.  His hearing and experience are so accurate that they are virtually objective.  
Any tubes currently manufactured in the US, Japan or Germany?
Sophia Electric, Virginia.  
Nietzsche and Runaway Audio Consumption
Eventually, you reach a point where it’s again just about the music, and the equipment is forgotten. Then you are on the road to healing.  
The Decware Pill - Any Experiences?
Causes a pleasant, analog-like blurring of fine detail. Similar to the Audioquest jitterbug.  (Just kidding). No, seriously..  
Suggestions for high efficiency speakers?
http://www.musicalaffairs.com/grand-crescendo-apassionata-fieldcoil-luidspreker/  
If I could afford, I’d purchase 100% Oswald Mills Audio gear
I haven’t heard any of their gear. It may sound great, but its being marketed like a lifestyle product. Kind of like Bose for the nostalgic, wealthy, or aspirational audiophile.  Harkening back to a golden glowing, transistorless, horn-filled past...