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The use of digital pitch correction software on vocal recordings
Anything that is recorded and reproduced by "mechanical" means, whether it be a photograph or a sound recording is by definition artificial. There are times when I've softened skin in portraits a little because my medium format digital camera and ... 
Rotel Michi 8 1800 watts per channel ?
Thanks Ozzy. I've read that thread now - very useful. You should get much more clean power out of the Michis versus the Carver which is pushing its tubes pretty hard to get its rated power.  
Rotel Michi 8 1800 watts per channel ?
@ozzy - I only saw the question at the end of the your post now. I have no experience of the Clarisys speakers, though they do look very interesting as they seem to have dealt with all of the mechanical issues that limited the original Apogee desi... 
Rotel Michi 8 1800 watts per channel ?
The Michi M8s are excellent amps and the Fremer review of them is pretty accurate. They have limited heatsinking, so they do have limitations on continuous power into very low impedance loads. However, as Fremer found, in normal use they will actu... 
Another Golden Ear test.
Opening a padlock is not just about sound, it's more about feel, so guitarists and other stringed instrument player's will do it better. Not that I recommend going round trying to pick locks. :((  
One key to building great systems over time.
@Glenn747, re Schiit and speaking to Ghdprentices points about research/respected reviews - the principals behind Schiit have an outstanding track record in the industry. That brings up a good point - that it is not just the brand, but who are the... 
McIntosh MA352 Mirror Finish Scratches
You'll probably need to find someone who specialises in metal polishing as polishing stainless steel to a mirror finish is a tricky technique to master involving lots of grades of abrasives and practice.    
One key to building great systems over time.
@ghdprentice, in general I agree with you. I'd offer a couple of supplementary observations. By and large, the companies that have staying power have it for a reason - in terms of the multidimensional quality of their products. They also tend to b... 
Help and opinions needed on pre-amp situation
@OP. Sorry to be of only limited help as I haven't heard the Lumin. However, I have yet to hear any digital device with an integrated volume control that sounded better than the same device being run through a preamp of sufficient quality. It's so... 
Bought a system without auditioning, thoughts?
@OP If you had to buy a system unheard (which I don't recommend doing), that's not a bad shot at it. The speakers wouldn't be my cup of tea but at least the Pass amplification is pretty refined so it's a pretty good match, even if it has more powe... 
MM Phono Stages With Greater Than 40 dB of Gain?
The Passlabs XP-27 starts at 56db of gain (selectable in three 10db increments)  and is has adjustable resistance and capacitance from the front panel.  
USED pre-amp + amplifier combo for B&W 802 Matrix series 3 around or under 2000?
@OP. I suspect it will be a bit of a struggle at that price point. You need a power amplifier section with lots of current - and the capacity to deliver it into low impedance. Even secondhand, the budget to do that with good sound quality is a cha... 
Time of Day for best Sound
@ghdprentice - same here. Night time. I live near a fairly busy road and definitely the reduction from traffic vibrations makes a difference. However, I think another factor is the power amps being fully warmed up. Even with Class A amps, it takes... 
The Ultimate Audio Modification: Golden Ears
@ghdprentice. I completely agree with you. I've been reading the Hi Fi press since the late 1970s - both UK and US publications. Along with TAS and Stereophile, Hi Fi News is pretty reliable. As you say, over time one gets to know various reviewer... 
Can anyone explain what a power tube does inside an amplifier, eg kt88.
Emerging Soul already knows how they work "current (sic) flows in, goes on a journey and then flows out". What more is there to say...