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    Louder, hence better

    Well in the end it makes me think of the so called loudness-war, the heigthened average volume on (mostly) CDs.

    It is all done because we usually find louder better, simple as that. More exciting...
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    Real-music setup

    I have to say I do not really understand the need for higher resolution than HD for television. As Alan says it is sometimes even in the way of enjoying something, cause you see more of the...
  3. Thread: Power cords

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    Proof enough!

    @learning:

    Loved your comment! Even your wife noticed the difference compared to the more "subtle" approach with the malfunctioning cord!
    For me that is proof enough.

    Cables DO make a...
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    Yamaha CD-NT670d

    @ssfas

    I haven´t tried the Tascam, but because of my good experiences with the Yamaha-system I will try their CD-Player/Streaming-combo.

    It is called Yamaha CD-NT670d and features the functions...
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    Alternatives

    I am fairly new to music-streaming.

    I do use Fire TV and Apple TV for movies and such for a little longer and have to say that they work marvelously.

    Maybe these experiences made me go a step...
  6. Build basics

    I also have the feeling that if you ask people what they want they go mad (aka want it all and are getting very very specific).

    I very much believe that hifi_dave is correct:
    Build quality,...
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    Sticky: Sensible powerhouse

    So why not start with something like a sensible powerhouse which can be bought used for money that in the audiophile world would only be enough for a ok (but not really good) cable (irony!), like a...
  8. Exhasperation

    Welcome to the world of the audiophile. Poor Alan.
  9. The audiophile misunderstanding of dynamic range

    One idea I had:
    Humans are emotionally drawn to louder music, which is why music is compressed and the so called "loudness war" has started in the first place.

    Audiophiles allways cry out loud...
  10. Vinyl recovery?

    The thread was sleeping it seems but I have found sometthing very unsusual in a german magazine called "Der Spiegel".

    The article deals with the comeback of vinyl sales and in the following,...
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    Just sounds right

    Do not know about Neat, but B&W (own experience), and even more so Focal are known to sound rather hot I believe.

    Whatever, I have the SHL5 with even 2 metal tweeters. Harbeth are said to have a...
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    All that's needed

    To be honest I never heard of anyone experiencing a loss of a speaker due to amp-failure.
    (I do not talk about pushing a speaker to its limits by ridiculous volumes)

    It is maybe too hard to...
  13. Sticky: Test results?

    That is a very interesting thread for me.

    I am circling around the idea of implementing one of the mentioned Anti-Mode´s in my system.

    As I am quite happy with the results that I already...
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    Two extreme amplifiers

    Still, ideally the amps should represent 2 extremes. The 150,- € budget machine and the rather extreme >10000,- € jewelery-item.

    As "watts are cheap" (or at least not really expensive) it should...
  15. Looks over sound?

    ...I usually hate things that look just like "showing of", but some of these italian ones really look stunning.

    Some of them though cross the fine line to looking just shockingly expensive, and...
  16. V15/3 Stylus

    I have the Shure V15 together with the japanese needle you mentioned, manufacturer is called Jico.

    Seems to work perfectly if you ask me.
  17. Yet more cartridge confusion

    http://www.sac-gmbh.de/sac/start_frame.php?Pfad=11_12_30&BL=10

    It just gets more and more confusing to me. Here the conclusion of measurements (!) seems to be that the MC is better still.

    Isn´t...
  18. A serious Shure

    I (although I only listen to vinyl about 5% of the time) also use the Shure V15 with a brand new japanese needle and it sounds quite fine to me.

    It is mounted on a Dual with Dual tonearm and sound...
  19. Speakers to compensate for other issues?

    Maybe the whole loss of high frequencies due to analog playback is why many modern speakers are a little hot at the top end spectrum? Just to bring out at least some treble? And maybe this is the...
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    Just idling?

    If you DO NOT use the power of the amplifier it is not present to smear anything, it is "sleeping" in the corners of its "home" = the hopefully potent power transformer of the amp.

    If you DO use...
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    Further illogicality

    And the myth that the amp does make a big difference (even if it is powerfull enough to suit the needs) continues while Mr. Shaw constantly insists that he bought a cheap amp (was it 80,- GBP ?)...
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    Dissimilar set-up yet same result ....

    @acroyear:
    I believe I read the same test.
    What I found interesting is, that not only the electronics were hugely different in price. If I remember correctly the expensive one was placed...
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    Really?

    Are you seriously worrying about that point?
  24. Sticky: My wooden ears?

    Well, I do hear at quite high levels sometimes, still never heard the clipping.

    In oposite I allways thought the music to stay quite pure and clear, even surpingly clear given the level.

    As to...
  25. Sticky: Undetectable clipping?

    @acroyear:
    Just had a look. I have Attenuators with -10dB.
    They do make a difference on the "turning the knob" vs "loudness of signal"-ratio for sure. But I never heard a problem (aka clipping)...
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