stuartk

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Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
@blamb10  "One other thing to check as some recordings are just sibilant, have you tried listening to the same song or material that is sounding sibilant on another system or a pair of headphones to rule this out?" I don't hear sibilance through... 
Cures for Vocal Sibilance?
@sns  I'd be open to replacing cables as well. The only issue with that is the fact that I have very long speaker runs (18' ?) and that could get very expensive, although I'm willing to go with used. My friend still has access to Cardas products ... 
Cures for Vocal Sibilance?
@jhills  "After much experimenting I found that dampening the wall behind the Maggies with heavy acoustic drapes, eliminated the reflections that amplified and destorted the extra detail that I got from the Maggies." I might be able to find acou... 
Cures for Vocal Sibilance?
RE: power conditioner, please only suggest units that are available from vendors   that offers returns.     
Cures for Vocal Sibilance?
@sns "At this point, AC quality really stands out as possible issue, you mention you tried PS Audio. Really treating AC means everything from breakers on, dedicated circuits, quality cables and outlets, likely good conditioner for front end comp... 
Cures for Vocal Sibilance?
@sns  "Again, there is nothing wrong with the individual components in your system, all well documented as quality components. You'll just be going around in circles changing out the components. You have something more fundamental in the feeding ... 
Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
Other than substituting different cables for ac, IC and digital to eliminate silver and rhodium from the equation, there is one more test I can do-- using an AES/EBU between the transports and the Aqua DAC. Alvin Chee recommended a Mogami cable w... 
Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
First of all, here are the signal chain scenarios I've tried in the past two days: Sim -> Aqua -> Hegel  Sim -> Hegel (w/ Hegel's DAC) Jay's -> Aqua -> Hegel Jay's -> Hegel (w/ Hegels' DAC) I used the same Audio Art Statemen... 
Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
@holmz  I will have to do some reading about IMD...  
Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
@decooney  RE #1 : For 6 months I listened to Sim -> Aqua -> Hegel without noticing any sibilance.  However, when I put this chain back together, yesterday, I did hear sibilance. I cannot explain this.     
Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
@sns  "So, assuming these components aren't malfunctioning and reviews are correct, there is something unique to you or your system causing this issue. This points to cabling, room, component isolation, AC quality as most probable culprits". I c... 
Cures for Vocal Sibilance?
@jhills  "...sometimes more revealing and detailed systems can reveal other issues that need to be addressed in order to appreciate the added performance of the new speakers, components, etc...." Thanks. It would appear that what you suggest is ... 
Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
@4krowme  You could be right-- could be my hearing.   
Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
@yage  It's probably best to try out whatever source material you're using in your tests in a different system" Thanks for taking the time to listen to "useless Desires". I agree that listening to the source material on another system would be a... 
Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
@mike_in_nc  I have up until now been very disciplined-- I've only bought gear I could audition at home with a return policy, so you're preaching to the choir. In the case of the new transport, I decided to take a chance. I tried the Pro-ject RS2...