|Why don’t tube amps sound like tubes anymore?|
Great-sounding amps should sound more alike than different. It’s music, not ice cream. Modern tube amps require no more maintenance than solid state. A great sounding tube amp will tend to be more affordable than a solid state amp of comparable q...
|What do you think causes the crackle and clicks we hear?|
No mention yet of groove wear? I am shocked and disappointed.
|My system is where I want it be and it sounds awesome...|
Reaction formation. Google it.
|The best tweeter is no tweeter|
Lots of nice drivers out there, of various designs. The implementation is at least as important as the design.
|What are the best speakers in the world?|
Let us suppose that a particular speaker is rolled off at the top end. Naturally it will sound better with ‘brighter’ (for lack of a better word) electronics or recordings, than would a more neutral speaker. If we are limiting ourselves to neutral...
|Unsolvable Woofer Pumping (Phono only)|
What about other sources, such as a CD player? If the problem persists with other sources, its likely to be an amplifier problem.
|Mattresses, not stereos is where the money is|
These stores are fronts. Its easy to hide and transport drugs in a mattress. That's why you see 4 mattress stores at an intersection, none with any customers.
|Best Tubes on Market today? |
Good: Gold LionGreat: Sofia Electric
|A civil discussion about the state of Audio Research|
Rolling power tubes...those days are long gone. Companies evolve, old clients leave, new clients come on board... ARC is a company trying to create state of the art product. For audiophiles. Not a dinosaur, not a museum.
|Is flat frequency response a hoax?|
Can anyone provide the name of a speaker company that claims ‘ruler-flat’ frequency response?
|Do you guys like Adele's music?|
When a poster leaves a dead-end question and then disappears, its reasonable to conclude his intentions were less than sincere. This is a particularly nasty type of internet trolling.
Careful, not to be become that which you despise. I come here seeking free advice, and if I have to wade thru some muck in order to find a pearl of wisdom, so be it.
|Recordings by Elton John, Nirvana and Thousands More Lost in Fire|
Its a great article, and a great piece of journalism.
|Lost all hearing in one ear, is it worth upgrading speakers?|
I have a hearing imbalance that bothers me when I just listen to music. But when I smoke a pipe while listening, I can just relax and enjoy the music (and the pipe).
|The sound of speakers is distortion.|
Some great points here. I used to think that a distortion-free speaker would theoretically let the listener hear precisely what the mastering engineer heard on his studio monitors. But, clearly there are playback systems that will make that recor...