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    Re: Pass XA160.8 vs Pass X600.8 ....

    You can probably use an XA30.5 (or a First Watt) on those Fynes...
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    Re: Pass XA160.8 vs Pass X600.8 ....

    When the chance to grab a reconditioned XA30.5 came up recently I grabbed it :)
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    Re: Pass XA160.8 vs Pass X600.8 ....

    I believe they are essentially the same amplifier, just ďbiasedĒ differently for the change from Class A to Class A/B? Why not call Pass and ask them, they are usually very helpful?
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    Re: EV Cars

    2021 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo Charges Ahead
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    Re: EV Cars

    Based on data and facts, hybrids are at a significant disadvantage compared to EVís in almost every area. Based on the driving experience, hybrids and IC powered cars are at a significant...
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    Re: EV Cars

    I'll bet you have never driven a performance EV; when you do you will realize that this is how a car is supposed to work

    Superficially hybrids make sense until you realize that they have all the...
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    They are both lossless high resolution digital audio formats in use in the HT world
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    No. But it is rarely shown to its best effect with most of today's masterings and remasterings.
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    It's pretty difficult to sue or block if the content is valid
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    Really?? Ever heard of DTS-HD Master Audio or Dolby TrueHD?
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    Re: How Science Got Sound Wrong

    The only audiophile forums where the atmosphere doesn't occasionally get prickly are those with heavy-handed moderators. Just because someone doesn't agree with your posts shouldn't deter you from...
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    Re: Can Bad News conceal Good News?

    Good luck Jim! BTW, everyone over 50 has some degree of spinal stenosis in their lumbar spine and most do (often to a lesser degree) in their cervical spine as well. The good news is that, as scary...
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    Re: Estelon Speakers Soundstage Review

    I have loved these speakers (the Mk I version) every time I have heard them
  14. Re: The Intellectual People Podcast - Amir from Audio Science Review (ASR)

    Most is definitely not all, but unfortunately its highest profile writers tend to fall into this category...

    I donít think you have made it to there yet ;)
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    Re: Bitrate per channel?

    Although it's a more appropriate comparison to use FLAC for CD, rather than PCM (lossless compression vs. lossy); depending on the program material, FLAC is usually around 800-900 kb/s
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    Re: Received 2nd Covid shot today

    Remember that this is a group of doctors whose primary purpose is to protect their financial security. An apparent secondary goal is simply to be anti-establishment; after years of criticizing use...
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    Re: Received 2nd Covid shot today

    Not necessarily influenza. There are several commonly circulating virus families which can cause flu-like symptoms, that typically last less long than the 7-10 days of an influenza infection. And...
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    Re: Received 2nd Covid shot today

    Two points worth noting here. First is that the currently available seasonal influenza vaccines are nowhere near as effective as the COVID vaccines: their efficacy across all age groups is never...
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    Re: Received 2nd Covid shot today

    just to be clear, the possible tinnitus correlation is with the disease, not the vaccination. As Bud noted, it might be an incentive for a fence-sitting audiophile to take the plunge (I love mixing...
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    Re: My final words on vaccines.

    Interesting, of course, is that the 2 COVID19 vaccines that don't use mRNA appear less effective, although since the mRNA vaccines used 2 doses in trials the data is not directly comparable. I would...
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    Re: Received 2nd Covid shot today

    Which could serve as a reminder of the ďevilsĒ of capitalism and US imperialism. It would be nice to think we as a nation may have progressed beyond that?
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    Re: Received 2nd Covid shot today

    Ketamine and esketamine are now well accepted treatments for any number of conditions both common (depression) and uncommon (resistant status epilepticus). Itís true they were already Schedule III...
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    Re: Received 2nd Covid shot today

    Although it was from TB research that the (reduced transmissibility) benefit of putting the mask on the patient rather than the health care provide was learned
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    Re: Received 2nd Covid shot today

    No, it is because of a possible neutralizing of the vaccine (encoded for) protein by the MAb.
  25. Re: Qobuz is the first music service to offer 24-bit audio streaming on Sonos

    The web page seems to suggest that anything higher than 24/48 will be downsampled to 16/44.1? Seems odd...
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