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    Re: PS Audio PowerPlant 15

    Sometimes power regeneration solves a problem that does not exist. In home trial with several iterations of conditioner IN/OUT is the only way to tell in your specific situation.
  2. Re: Just Moved from Chicago to Denver - Any Local Members?

    Welcome to Colorado! We live in Salida, a small mountain town 3 hours SW of Denver. Great place to live. The stereo seems to sound better out here. :). Iím a long time refugee from Chicago area...
  3. Re: Venturing into the realm of room acoustics and treatments...

    Very wise advice. Itís easy to over do room treatments in normal rooms. Go slowly.
  4. Thread: USB vs. Ethernet

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    Re: USB vs. Ethernet

    Noise matters big time in digital audio reproduction. There are lots of ways to get rid of it, no one way is best. It all depends on your circumstances.

    Comparing USB to Ethernet is kind of silly...
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    Re: Turmoil Returns To Krell

    I think turmoil has never left Krell since their effective bankruptcy in 2008 and subsequent investor takeover.
  6. Re: MOFI One Stepís - is it tape or digital? The big debate

    My knowledge of the process gets a little thin here. I know that mastering for vinyl and mastering for CD, for example, require different approaches. In vinyl, the mastering engineers have to limit...
  7. Re: MOFI One Stepís - is it tape or digital? The big debate

    That would be a buy for me. I wonder though, would something mastered for vinyl and released in DSD sound as good as something mastered for native DSD? There are lots of compromises made in vinyl...
  8. Re: MOFI One Stepís - is it tape or digital? The big debate

    Thanks Mike. I have most of the one steps already in original vinyl or Analogue Productions or SACD so havenít purchased any yet.

    With 40,000 copies of Thriller in 1-step I knew they were using...
  9. Re: MOFI One Stepís - is it tape or digital? The big debate

    Couldnít stomach all the bloviation and prevarication in the videos.
    Whatís the short answer?
  10. Re: MOFI One Stepís - is it tape or digital? The big debate

    blo∑​vi∑​ate | \ ˈblō-vē-ˌāt \
    bloviated; bloviating
    Definition of bloviate
    intransitive verb
    : to speak or write verbosely and windily
    : the art of speaking at length without saying anything
  11. Thread: audiophile angst

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    Re: audiophile angst

    That was a good read. I liked this part best. ;)
    ď7) In an attempt to appear cost-sensitive, you will dabble in DIY. This could take many forms, but your new-found obsession with affordable...
  12. Thread: audiophile angst

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    Re: audiophile angst

    Thatís my favorite part of the article. Iíve for the most part jumped off the merry-go-round and am enjoying exploring new music on the systems Iíve assembled. Itís a nice place to be. But boy a pair...
  13. Thread: audiophile angst

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    audiophile angst

    I found this to be an interesting article. It reminded my very much of threads on this and other forums on optimizing digital audio playback. The casual observer would have no idea what is being...
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    Re: Use "Power Control" to power on old devices

    Niles AC-3
    Xantech AC-1

    12v trigger switches 120V.

    I use a Xantech AC-1 to turn on my older MC 275 and MR 77 from the power control output of my C 2300.
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    Re: Michael Fremer joins TAS

    Big loss for Stereophile, IMO.
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    Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

    Fine Sounds purchased McIntosh from D+M Holdings, a Bain company, in 2012.
    In 2014 Charlie Randall and Mauro Grange purchased Fine Sounds with two private equity partners. They subsequently...
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    Re: Roon And HQ Player 4

    Roon build 1.8x sounds better on my system than previous versions of Roon.
    In my case HQ Player didnít improve the sound quality. Others swear by it.
    Itís not hard to try out and revert to what...
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    Re: How Does a Brand Survive?

    I think hard about company longevity before I open my wallet. This is from personal not so good experiences! I have had gear from Counterpoint, Escient, SAE, GAS, and AGI that was not supported...
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    Re: Anyone purchase a smaller Solar Generator?

    That one uses a flooded lead-acid battery so it would be a no-go for me.

    Here is what Iíd look for in a solar unit:
    LiPO4 Lithium Battery
    MPPT solar controller
    Monocrystalline solar panels
    ...
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    Re: Why you canít trust measurements

    The two articles I mentioned may help answer the question you asked in an earlier post. The first is just a fun read. Letís make any amplifier sound EXACTLY like another, shall we? What fun. The...
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    Re: Anyone purchase a smaller Solar Generator?

    I think you are looking for something like a Jackery.
    Solar Generator, Power Outdoors - Jackery
    Lots of them out there.
    I use a Honda EU-1000 generator for emergency power needs. If I didnít...
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    Re: Why you canít trust measurements

    Rob,
    A good place to start exploring amplifier sound is here:
    The Carver Challenge | Stereophile.com

    Also I posted a white paper in the Measurements and DSP section of this forum called...
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    Re: Why you canít trust measurements

    Rob - there are plenty of modern references on the audibility of linear and non-linear distortion. Just search on the topic, youíll find a plethora of articles by the likes of Toole, Geddes, Lee,...
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    Re: Buyers Beware Myavstudio on Audiogon

    Nice to know Audiogon is not a fair/safe marketplace for buyers. Thanks for the info.
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    Re: Why you canít trust measurements

    The audio industry has moved on from single sine or swept sine measurements, which are still used by most reviewers that still publish measurements.

    In the case of ASR, the use of a single...
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