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Still happily using vintage gear?
System #1: Fully restored Sansui AU-717 (1977) and fully restored Sansui BA-F1 (1979), horizontally bi-amped. Marchand XM-9 active crossover. Canton speakers (1990 and 1996) and subs (1989 and 2002). Morrow Audio interconnects and speaker cable... 
Putting it to bed
And then we have David Crosby, whose lyrics and comments in interviews seem to say "I won't be here forever," yet who has released four impressive albums since 2014--an explosion of creativity that comes from working with the son he gave up for ad... 
High-pass line filter to relieve main speakers from low frequency
It lools like you guys are looking for an active crossover. Per ocd hifi guy - check out Marchand. - https://www.marchandelec.com/electronic-crossovers.htmlMany folk discourage. I have limited knowledge but I believe crossovers cause phase shift.... 
CD Quality Versus Streaming Quality
Regarding reviews: Just look at the way the new remix/remaster of George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass" has been praised to the heavens.  The dynamic range of most Beatles releases was never that great to begin with, but DR7?  What a sellout.  ... 
CD Quality Versus Streaming Quality
Actually compression is good for that, it’s also done purposely with the higher end earing aids. Somewhere along the way I read that the FCC, wise to what's being done, actually regulates the amount of compression radio stations can use. 
CD Quality Versus Streaming Quality
I have a correction to a make (the hazards of writing stuff without checking my notes): The problem with the 1994 Genesis "Definitive Edition" remasters was excessive use of noise reduction.  Their dynamic range was actually pretty respectable.  T... 
CD Quality Versus Streaming Quality
I already had mass quantities of each and wasn't going to obsess over replacing or analyzing each. good enough would have to be good enough. same with systems...I either have to replace CDs as you suggest, search databases, or forgot i ever ... 
CD Quality Versus Streaming Quality
The concern is more than whether there will still be buyers for expensive audio systems.  It is whether the advocates of quality audio (note that I did not say "high-end") will find themselves shouting into the wind.  And whether an appreciation f... 
CD Quality Versus Streaming Quality
Look at what happens to the great dynamic range in the 1st page then deteriorates the more pages you go and the younger the albums get (in re-issues). What I have been saying!  Try it with Mark Knopfler, Enya, Bruce Hornsby, Sarah McLachlan, J... 
CD Quality Versus Streaming Quality
My layman's understanding is that compression clips the peak volumes so the overall volume can be brought up, resulting in a flatter ("compressed") sound.  It's necessary for music to be heard on earbuds and in noisy environments.  When I look at ... 
CD Quality Versus Streaming Quality
I have stopped talking to my brothers and sister about compression, dynamic range, etc. because if I keep it up they will tune it out.  Three of the five of us play an instrument, and four listen to a lot of music.  Yet when I try to explain how r... 
How many of you are digital only systems?
About two years ago I gave my LP records, about 400 of them, to a relative and focused on going through my CD and SACD collection (currently about 800 discs) and replacing the dogs with the best available mastering. By now, most of the collection ... 
Joni Mitchell, BLUE album is 50 years old, NYT Article
What a great article.  I dropped everything else this morning and read it from beginning to end.  Then I bookmarked it. 
Joni Mitchell, BLUE album is 50 years old, NYT Article
 
Looking for a CD player
I was very happy with the Denon DCD-A100, and I have kept it as a backup.  The DCD-1600NE was clearer and more detailed.  Whenever I read those words, I wonder if someone is just talking about "brighter."  That's not it, in this case.  I think the...