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  • steve59's Avatar
    Today, 07:26 PM
    OP, Dynaudio has been discounting the C60 for over a year now, if you can find a pair the dual 9'' woofers should play nicely in that space.
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  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 07:19 PM
    So please tell me who is recording music that actually contains 96dB of dynamic range. Also explain how “in practice” you can get 100dB-120dB of dynamic range from 16 bits and where are those recordings.
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 07:00 PM
    Kind of says everything there is to know in one brief paragraph... "Digital can give us even more signal-to-noise and dynamic range, but at a certain point, it’s our analog circuits that just can’t keep up. In theory, 16-bit digital gives us 96...
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  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    Today, 06:22 PM
    On a couple of installations where the best set-up couldn't work because of the lifestyle in that room, I thought it did help. My comment was vs. the best set-up, not one that is compromised and cannot be addressed properly. I referred to those...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 06:11 PM
    Awesome Mike! I am really loving my RP8 with the Ania Pro cartridge. Will take all of about 10 minutes to setup with one of their cartridge's...
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  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 05:47 PM
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Today, 05:46 PM
    Another interesting article: why-almost-everything-you-thought-you-knew-about-bit-depth-is-probably-wrong https://sonicscoop.com/2013/08/29/why-almost-everything-you-thought-you-knew-about-bit-depth-is-probably-wrong/?singlepage=1
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  • jadedavid's Avatar
    Today, 05:20 PM
    jadedavid replied to a thread introduction in DIY
    Welcome RTG. What have been some of your more successful DIY's
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Today, 05:17 PM
    Jim - I'm planning on using Dirac DSP graphical results solely to prompt changes in Avantgarde's XD software settings. I don't know whether you still encounter the newer AGs, but I'd be interested in your opinion of this XD software. As far as I...
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  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 04:50 PM
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  • ozzy's Avatar
    Today, 04:36 PM
    One is labeled WD Elements the other (back up) is My Book. ozzy
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  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    Today, 04:10 PM
    I was a dealer for REGA back when the line was the Planar 2 & 3. Simple set-up; perfectly reliable; good sound; and affordable. Never had ONE client who didn't like their Rega. In fact, when they eventually moved up to a Linn or Goldmund,...
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 PM
    Absolutely. Recreating Space is about pressurizing your acoustic space the way the bass instruments did when the music was captured by the microphone in the acoustic space where the recording took place. To my ears the well setup subs flesh out...
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  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 03:57 PM
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  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    Today, 03:57 PM
    Whenever I have encountered DSP on RoomPlay voicing sessions, it had always been used as a band-aid. When the need for that band-aid was dispensed with, I am not aware of ANY clients who ever used it again. None, not ever.
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 03:51 PM
    Yes, I recall watching that video which makes perfect sense and thinking, how many articles have I seen that offered the stair sine wave as an explanation why digital sounds less analog compared to the other (inferior types of media). Of course...
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  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 03:51 PM
    I'm well aware of the capabilities of todays DSP units. I have an extremely capable and flexible dbx DriveRack Venu 360 that I used for a while, mainly for when I completely bypassed the passive crossovers in my SL3's. Used for crossover, gain,...
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 03:43 PM
    Shadowfax replied to a thread introduction in DIY
    Welcome aboard, enjoy your stay!
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  • brad225's Avatar
    Today, 03:39 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread introduction in DIY
    Welcome rtrg
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Today, 03:34 PM
    I use DSP on 2-channel. The capabilities of today's DSP are quite a lot better than what was possible just a few years ago. If done correctly, DSP can do wonders to the sound without wasting money on gadgets and gizmos. Heck, even todays most...
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  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    Today, 03:30 PM
    IMO, subs are not so much about the bass in reproduced music. They are about reproducing the recorded space in the music. Said another way - It's not about the bass, it's about the space - at least 90% of the time. When set up correctly,...
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  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 03:18 PM
    Likewise here. DSP is great for home theater where you're dealing with timing, phase, etc, etc with a bunch of speakers scattered all over the room. But for 2-ch audio, nope. Treating room acoustics by physical means is the only way to go. You...
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Today, 03:15 PM
    A couple of very informative videos that help understand digital media (both audio and video). D/A and A/D | Digital Show and Tell D/A and A/D | Digital Show and Tell (Monty Montgomery @ xiph.org) - YouTube A Digital Media Primer A Digital...
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 03:10 PM
    I’m an old school purist. No DSP for me. Speakers appropriate for size of the room, some acoustic panels to tame early reflections from walls, floor and ceiling if appropriate and I’m good to go. If bass needs augmenting, a quality sub or...
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  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 02:40 PM
    Again, it does not matter what the loudspeaker is or its capabilities, and DSP simply can not rectify nulls in a room. I'm going to drop the whole loudspeaker part of this post because I've already covered that to great detail. However, DSP...
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  • brad225's Avatar
    Today, 02:39 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread Equipment Storage in DIY
    Thanks all. I spend most of my shop time building things for friends and family. This is a sliding door built for the delivery assistant nephew to keep his 18 month old out of his home office. You only get a sense of the size when comparing...
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  • aKnyght's Avatar
    Today, 02:35 PM
    aKnyght replied to a thread introduction in DIY
    welcome ! i am also a huge fan of DIY -- let us know about some of your builds
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  • aKnyght's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 PM
    aKnyght replied to a thread Equipment Storage in DIY
    beautiful rack!! ...and that is an amazing workshop you have!!
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  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 PM
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    Today, 02:16 PM
    Calvin replied to a thread Equipment Storage in DIY
    Awesome. Beautiful. That looks like some excellent work.
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 PM
    Shadowfax replied to a thread Equipment Storage in DIY
    Sweet! There are also Bamboo Speakers so a good choice of wood. Looks great.
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  • brad225's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 PM
    brad225 started a thread Equipment Storage in DIY
    A friend has been interested in using Bamboo under his equipment for a while, with what he feels is a good result. After some different thoughts on what he wanted me to build he decided on an all Bamboo rack. His thought was to use 1 3/4"...
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 PM
    Chops and Octopus Whilst I certainly agree many of your points, I believe that a carefully set up and DSP-tuned full-range pair of speakers is both more cost-effective and less aesthetically jarring than smaller speakers plus a couple of subs. ...
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 PM
    So after a good long wait, and some unexpected obstacles along the way, there appears to be a pair on a truck somewhere in or just out of Texas heading to PA. ETA is the 19th if all goes as expected. I am also ending up with a pair in Walnut...
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 PM
    Congrats Mike ! I got my bro-inlaw back into listening to his records last year with a P3 and Schiit mani phono-pre. To further Stephens point a quality TT/arm/cart set up that doesn't break the bank, is easily configured and pleases ones 'ears'...
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  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 PM
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    Today, 01:09 PM
    I didnt read the review but I did hear the 508 in a dealer set up that also had a VTL 2.5i phono in the system, the cart was a Benz LPS. We heard the VTL first and then the 508, the contrast were pretty stark. The self noise was lower with 508 but...
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 12:46 PM
    One of the best systems I had put together over the years had a stereo pair of JL Audio F112s with Sonus Faber Guarneri Mementos stand mounted speakers. The subs were dialed in to perfection with an outboard Bryston crossover that removed the signal...
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  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 PM
    Yes, the thread has derailed, but I'm just so passionate about subwoofers and treating bass room acoustics with subwoofers. It's what it's all about, tuning the room, not adding more bass to the bass that's already there... Unless of course you have...
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  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 11:57 AM
    Again, you have it wrong, just like most people who complain about subwoofers. If you have large floor standing loudspeakers that are well capable of deep bass down into the 30's or 20's, that's great. Adding subs to these types of loudspeakers...
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  • Swisstrips's Avatar
    Today, 11:21 AM
    Since this has derailed from the OP’s content into arguing about subs, I will say it’s pretty outlandish to say so matter of fact subs do not belong in 2chnl. Makes absolutely no sense IMHO but certainly to each their own. The merits of subs...
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  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Today, 10:51 AM
    Magnepan 3.7i will excel in a large room of this size. MSRP $6,600. Due to the hard reflective surfaces, you will probably need to experiment with their tweeter resistors and acoustic panels behind the speakers. Ken
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  • Heavy G's Avatar
    Today, 09:08 AM
    I like it from the images I've seen and I think it would match my retro-modern decor, but I'm wondering if resale would be difficult.
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  • Bones13's Avatar
    Today, 07:54 AM
    I perused the article last night. Given the price of the recent integrated amp, it does appear that they are really giving a lower tier product range a chance. Looks great, and it reviewed well. I will definitely have it on my list if I ever...
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Today, 07:47 AM
    My point is that if you choose a main speaker system that offers the level of bass required for music, you should be better off than mixing one inadequate main speaker's bass with another manufacturer's sub. Your own system seems to be £15K KEF...
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    Hello Mr Mike.
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    Today I auditioned 30.2 with NAT SET monoblock. The voice was so full of body but I still miss some bass and I think it kinda rolled off in high. The equipment separation was good only some albums.

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