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    Re: Pass Labs INT-25 Integrated Amplifier

    I think it has been out for a bit since it was reviewed one year ago in Stereophile? The "measurements" section should not be skipped... There are a few quirks. Pass Labs INT-25 integrated amplifier...
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    Re: Pass Labs INT-25 Integrated Amplifier

    Sweet! A line-only integrated, it steers clear of the digital inputs, network functionality and onboard phono stage offered by many competitors. Instead, it presents itself simply as a conduit...
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    Re: Dan d'agostino & focal sopra n.3

    And that was also a nice video of a Studer R2R. What is the point of your comments? This is an audio forum. Open your own threads with whatever description you like.

    I feel so much better now...
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    Re: Dan d'agostino & focal sopra n.3

    Your grade of "poor" on my topic opening skills of a nice integrated playing on a nice pair of speakers in an audio forum, is more of an indication of your personal mental state than my actual post....
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    Re: Dan d'agostino & focal sopra n.3

    While youtube in not the standard by which to judge an audio component, I still think plenty of information can be derived. They also say a picture is worth a thousands words. If that is true, what...
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    Re: Dan d'agostino & focal sopra n.3

    I was very happy with D'Agostino Momentum Monos. Very rich, yet dynamic and resolving without ever sounding lean or threadbare. I think Dan builds fantastic products in his new venture/company not...
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    Re: Dan d'agostino & focal sopra n.3

    I liked the Progression Integrated so I shared it to see if anyone else would contribute to the topic. Is that OK with you or do I need to get your personal permission next time?
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    Re: Dan d'agostino & focal sopra n.3

    Sopra 3? I think 100w of tube power in stereo would be enough for 91.5dB efficient, 8 ohm nominal speaker.
  9. Magico A1 & Boulder 866 - Studer A807 MK2 R2R #01

    Magico A1 & Boulder 866 - Studer A807 MK2 R2R #01 - YouTube
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    Dan d'agostino & focal sopra n.3

    DAN D'AGOSTINO & FOCAL SOPRA N.3 - YouTube



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuJT-GuCWcs&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: What are you listening to tonight ?

    I don't do politics but I like Jazz... :D


    New album. Qobuz/Tidal and others.

    Jazz music is the perfect metaphor for democracy,Ē says famed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. At a time when...
  12. Re: ampCamp amp -- a surprisingly beguiling amp

    Looks like a fun project. It has been a long time since I've built any projects but I have dabbled in DIY speakers and basic amps many moons ago. This may be a fun project to tackle. The amp being 8w...
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    Re: point-to-point, hand-wired tube amps

    It is all personal preference, system synergy and even how we hear. I guess my inner music lover preferred the EL34 tubes and the PrimaLuna design more. Price wise, there is a significant difference...
  14. Re: The Truth about D/A and A/D conversion and Digital Media Primer

    My philosophy, in this madness of directional fuses and all kinds of illogical things that are high end audio, has been unwavering for the past decade. Enjoy whatever connects with the inner music...
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    So what are good vinyl mastering principles? How to Master for Vinyl ? Sage Audio - YouTube
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    Fourier transform is also that funky stuff that makes it possible for the MRI, CAT scan, Ultrasound and other medical devices to image the patient giving the doctor a diagnosis. I don't think anyone...
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    While on the topic...

    Can you handle the truth about dynamic range compression Can you handle the truth about dynamic range compression? - YouTube
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    Iím not finding the numbers mentioned.

    The dynamic range of a direct-cut vinyl record may surpass 70 dB. Analog studio master tapes can have a dynamic range of up to 77 dB Comparison of analog...
  19. Re: The Truth about D/A and A/D conversion and Digital Media Primer

    I have never seen those numbers before. Can you share the source of this information?
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    A symphony orchestra playing full out can easily reach 96 to 98 decibels, and certain brass and percussion instruments have registered 130 to 140 at close range. The decibel debate: Sound and the...
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    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, itís our analog circuits that just...
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    Re: Speaker suggestions for large room

    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...
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    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...
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    Re: Speaker suggestions for large room

    Iím 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 Iím good to go....
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    Re: Speaker suggestions for large room

    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...
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