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    The Mysterious Case of the Listening Window! By Jeff Day, Positive Feedback

    yes, indeed. How many dealers will tell you dcs is the best digital they have heard and wilson is the best speaker there is. dealers happen to be affected by bandwagon effects also. It Is just the nature of luxury and entertainment industries. No one will be able to hear every combination out...
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    The Mysterious Case of the Listening Window! By Jeff Day, Positive Feedback

    Hi Madfloyd, i had no idea you used them. I tried them in my multiple systems, and absolutely hated them for the reasons I described. If they work for you great. But I am afraid you may be missing transparency with them. Do try others if this is a concern to you. best of luck in your audio journey
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    mola mola Tambaqui

    There are dozens of DACs at the $10k price point. And anyone can price their DAC at $10k. what is unique about this DAC? What makes this one different?
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    The Mysterious Case of the Listening Window! By Jeff Day, Positive Feedback

    magico and Wilson are the most popular speakers because of herd effects. Some audiophile are leading the herd, and you may be one of them, but most are just followers, as Bonzo explained.
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    The Mysterious Case of the Listening Window! By Jeff Day, Positive Feedback

    Hi Peter, cool that you found something you like. Sure, there are some bad, irredeemable cabkes out here that just cloud things up and slow things down, lilike kielbasa Sosna. amazing guys would buy a $100k speaker famous for transparency “details “ but fuk it up with that.... And Wilson guys...
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    The Mysterious Case of the Listening Window! By Jeff Day, Positive Feedback

    If by post 300 something guys are still arguing about definitions, one can deduce what’s in between. As Socrates advised, “the beginning wisdom is the definition of terms.” ... It’s the typical platonic audiophile garbage due to a lack of a fundamental understanding that high end audio is a...
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    The Mysterious Case of the Listening Window! By Jeff Day, Positive Feedback

    Hi Peter, I hope you are doing great. Just read the first post in this thread, the linked article, and the last post. Having read the last post, I thnk there is a log of audiophile masturbation in this thread - using sandpaper.. sorry, I got a migraine today , so I will be using less...
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    Symphonic Line

    I believe people also have had great success using these amps with Vivids, B&Ws, Magicos, and other hard-to-drive box speakers. Guys who thought that these popular audiophile box speakers are analytical when driven by the popular, quickly changed their minds after hearing them with Symphonic...
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    What are some of the top 845 Amplifiers you have heard?

    Thank you for the replies. Anyone try RCA 845s? I found that WE 300B tubes tower over the others in musicality. (Although the other brands and replicas may be more "neutral" and extended at the extremes.) I wonder if it is the same case with going with RCAs.
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    Symphonic Line

    I have had many of the hyped up brands In my house. Got blood and scars and a bad back to prove it. Symphonic line is the most organic SS ever made. Guys who like Luxman , pass xa, gryphon, and the class a sound should like it. But symphonic line is even less hifi sounding than those...
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    State of the Art Solid State vs SOTA Tubes: Which is Moving Faster?

    Hi Kal, Sorry didn’t see this earlier. Looks like my comments have struck your amygdala. But I prefer reason, despite our hobby being subjective and predominantly Platonic. So What exactly struck your amygdala? Is it the fact that when one looks at the taste of the stereophile social network...
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    Doubts about speaker and room size.

    Duke, you are amazing! I can't think of too many people who grasp this stuff and can explain it the way you do. Question for you: can one do anything, in terms of placement or anything else, to make planars sound more omni-ish, more 3D, where the music just floats in space so properly, on the...
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    New amplifier for Tidal Piano G2

    Bricasti synergizes really nicely with Tidal. Key benefits: - Natural detail (meaning not hi-fi hyper detail that so many audiophiles crave) - Relatively laid back sound
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    New MSB Amp Marketing Claim: "Make 2nd Tier Recordings Sound as Good as the Best Recordings" - Big Hairy Audacious Goal or Reality? What's behind it?

    Hi Kal, It was in my friend's TAS. I think they claimed something about negative feedback, low noise floor, and sounds like a "tube amp" (whatever that means). Nothing really concrete. I'll text my friend and let you know if there is something else there that I didn't mention, but it was...
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    New MSB Amp Marketing Claim: "Make 2nd Tier Recordings Sound as Good as the Best Recordings" - Big Hairy Audacious Goal or Reality? What's behind it?

    Too many audiophiles have accepted that for their system to be "high fidelity", their system can only sound good with 600 of the best recorded - but musically rotten - CDs. And it has to sound like crap with poor recordings. These clowns and fargen idiots frequently claim that "you can't make a...
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    SET amp owners thread

    Gentlemen, Out of curiosity, which amps would you think would really work nicely with Alsyvox? 94 efficiency and no dips below 4 ohms seems like a dream come true, but I wonder if the really low powered stuff would be able to drive it
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    SET amp owners thread

    Hi Morricab, Which Jadis amps have you heard and which are your favorites?
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    Goebel Divin Marquis

    Hi Elliot, Congrats on the Stereophle review! Nice to get well-deserved publicity. A question for you: I believe you are proponent of the (platonic) Absolute Sound philosophy that judges gear based on how "real" live, acoustic music sounds. Since both of the Göbel products are truly excellent...
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    Is there an Inherent Leanness to OTL Designs? Does the Speaker have to be Warm for OTLs to Work their Magic?

    OTLs when paired with the right speakers are some of the most incredible combinations in audio. Soundlab and Atmasphere is an incredible combo, one of the best in all of high end , regardless of price. But Soundlab seems much warmer than its distant cousin, the Martin Logan CLX. Also...
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    Magico M9 vs. Magico Ultimate 3 Horn- Box vs. Horn! Which will be better? In which ways?

    Hi TotalDac, Brilliant stuff! And your DACs are to die for! So emotionally satisfying. Truly a magical experience. Thank you for all the hard work to get it exactly perfect! And yeah, I think it would be awesome if you could get a pair of Magico M9s in your place. It would make a great...
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    MQA discussion

    So is there a verdict on MQA at this time? Even before it came out, "Worthless to the Audio Fans" Robert Harley, representing the industry point of view in his usual ways, promised that MQA will be a game changer. Supposedly, thousands upon thousands of titles were going to be released in MQA...
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    Aggregate Page for Latest Stories from All Top Audio Sites and Hot forum Topics from Other Forums? Make the Best even Better

    Actually make this site the top destination for all of audio. Not sure "if it's possible", but just a thought...
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    What are some of the top 845 Amplifiers you have heard?

    What speakers were used? And which 845 tubes? Thanks in advance
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    State-of-the-Art Digital

    Hi Folsom, Good to see you come to this point of view. High end audio isn't about the best engineering. It's about winning the battle for influence of one's preferences. A good number of guys online really like the Lampizator and are very passionate about Lampi. The "media", on the other...
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    Totaldac versus Rockna Wavedream?

    Hi Saleh84, Yes, I can try to find out which version it was. But the bottom line is what I heard from Rockna was excellent. Much better than other Euro Dacs I've heard before. And I am sure what you own is also excellent. However, as I mentioned, everyone who heard the comparo preferred the...
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    Magico M9 vs. Magico Ultimate 3 Horn- Box vs. Horn! Which will be better? In which ways?

    Yeah, we will have to see how the TAS reviewers will twist themselves out of the pretzel on that one... But interestingly, Harley is reviewing the Wilson Wamm Junior. We all know the pattern with that guy: it's going to be the BEST... But then Wolf will get this latest Magico to him, and it...
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    State of the Art Solid State vs SOTA Tubes: Which is Moving Faster?

    Hi Kal, I respect your preferences. Yes, tastes of normal people differ from those who have undergone years of audiophile conditioning. :) Yes, Zu is everything that audiophiles hate. But they sell out their dirty weekend speakers in days. And I Sincerely appreciate that Stereophile has...
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    Speaker upgrade

    Roy Gregory must be one of the worst reviewers alive. Along with Harley - when he doesn't compare. Both guys just babble. More words than Shakespeare has written in his life, but no one understands a word. I think people can guess the song I am tapping with my fingers right now better than...
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    State of the Art Solid State vs SOTA Tubes: Which is Moving Faster?

    Hi Microstrip, Thanks for quoting me - "Looking at this hobby from a higher level perspective, this is a hobby based on subjectivity. Everyone brings different prior experiences, assumptions, perspectives, beliefs about finances, backgrounds, available real estate, different goals, and...

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