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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    Count Basie albums are always a fun listen. Count Basie Orchestra always created a BIG sound with lots of soul, character, interesting elements and harmony of a multi-instrument orchestra happing all...
  2. Re: New amp to drive Sonus Faber Olympica III - Hegel? Coda? Mark Levinson?

    I also have Luxman Class A integrated and I can relate, although I am currently enjoying Harbeth, not Sonus Faber speakers.

    You can also try Bryston. I ran various Bryston amps with a few...
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    Re: Headphone Evaluation

    Yes, Roon DSP is a very useful tool for creating your own custom response from favorite cans. It will of course take some time and experimenting to get it just right and of course recordings and...
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    Re: Headphone Evaluation

    Believe it or not, it is all accomplished in the analog domain. Those Germans! :cool: No AD/DA, no DSP involved at all.


    I played around with the older Phonitor tools/circuitry and it does...
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    Re: Headphone Evaluation

    I can only speak for the SPL 2730B as thatís the only one I have spent time with. I had at least a dozen other amps come through to compare with, WOO, Audeze, Bryston, various Schiit, Violectric...
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    Re: Headphone Evaluation

    If you get a chance, listen to the German made, SPL line of professional headphone line of products designed for the recording industry. I had a lot of fun listening to my SPL Phonitor 2700B. The...
  7. Re: Why Cosmic Fine-tuning Demands Explanation

    If anyone wants a refresher course in biology from school and has 1.5 hrs worth of patience, this presentation will reward by shedding a light on something very profound and will most definitely...
  8. Re: Why Cosmic Fine-tuning Demands Explanation

    Not to get away from the topic but to enhance the point, I also like to ponder the odds of LIFE itself. (Full disclosure, I am an AGNOSTIC, not an Atheist or Religious so show me proof either way and...
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    Re: Critical Listening Mode

    No need. The results will be predictably 50/50 or close to that number... The point that the feature is there for comfort is good enough.
  10. Re: Why Cosmic Fine-tuning Demands Explanation

    Thanks! There is certainly that approach as well. It is all a fascinating topic. Not having answers at the moment, gives rise to many possible explanations and mysteries to solve. (Perhaps never...
  11. Re: Why Cosmic Fine-tuning Demands Explanation

    That the universe is 'fine-tuned' is generally not controversial.
    The laws of physics have to be 'just so' for anything we know, including ourselves, to exist.
    But why this is so and what this...
  12. Re: Why Cosmic Fine-tuning Demands Explanation

    If you watched the primer on Fine Tuning of the Universe, then one can expand into the different views on this fascinating subject.

    Theological vs Scientific (theoretical) argument

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  13. Why Cosmic Fine-tuning Demands Explanation

    The universe works for us because deep physical laws seem to work. But if the values of these laws would much change, in either direction, then all we see and know could not exist. No galaxies. No...
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    Re: Physical Media Sales are Booming

    I still have my Technics SL-1200MKIII table. I can spin it while listening to Roon... :D
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    Re: Physical Media Sales are Booming

    Iím perfectly fine with the sound quality of Roon and the vast world library of music it has opened up to me for a small fee together with Qobuz.

    (Iím actually a life member with Roon for some...
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    Re: Physical Media Sales are Booming

    That category is ďdownloadsĒ and is reflected in the chart I posted earlier.
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    Re: The World's Most Expensive Car

    Well, That Blonde is married, has a net worth of $17M and probably has zero interest in any aging audiophile taking her anywhere.. Sorry guys. :D


    Alexandra Mary Hirschi known by her online...
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    Re: World Wide Tube Shortage

    Shuguang Factory closed in 2019 due to a fire. There were plenty of tubes in stock after the factory closed but the reserves started to eventually run dry and now there is a shortage.
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    Re: Physical Media Sales are Booming

    Vinyl is enjoying a comeback because it became hip to buy used records for some of the youngsters but both vinyl and the compact disc are absolute ghosts of what they once were. Expressing the CD...
  20. Re: How can I monitor my son's WhatsApp messages?

    Ah the days before the smart phones... Oh wait, there was the internet... Ah the days before the internet... Oh wait, there were the 70s and the 60s.

    Not going to be able to spy and monitor your...
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    Great album to start the day.
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  22. Re: Power amplifiers that excel with very low impedance - and low efficiency loads

    Never had a problem with either.
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    Re: Help me find a new SS amp

    With 96dB efficiency and 8 ohm nominal, they are clearly well suited and probably were designed with tubes in mind. Donít want tubes, go for a Class A amp. If you are running out of headroom, a...
  24. Re: Power amplifiers that excel with very low impedance - and low efficiency loads

    Loved my Lamm M1.2 hybrid monos. Should have kept them.
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    Re: The World's Most Expensive Car

    A picture is worth a thousand words. Iíll leave it at that. Supply vs demand on assets that appreciate over the years. Well, we know the supply side of the equation on classic cars worth millions....
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