This is a continuation of my report on the experience of listening to Peter A.’s system.
For his system, see:
In this post, I will try to define, from my perspective, what is a central part of the essence of Peter’s Natural Sound...
After return to some post-pandemic normalcy, recently I listened again to the system of WBF member Vlad (VLS). While with some reservations I had liked the system on previous occasions, now a year later I listened to some of the best sound I had ever heard from a system. This is a remarkable...
There has been a lot of enthusiasm expressed on WBF about SETs and horns. Some passionate advocacy in discussions might even cause an impression that there are only advantages to this type of systems, no drawbacks.
So apart from questions of practicality, such as size of horns, WAF and money to...
Lunar Rover Footage Upscaled With AI Is as Close as You'll Get to the Experience of Driving on the Moon
I like this video from the series even better (even though it has a picture interruption):
Apollo 16 in 60fps: Rover Traverse To Station 13
The manual of the Schiit Yggdrasil DAC, version 1, states in the list of DAC connections:
9 Power Cord.
Plug the end of the supplied IEC cord in here. You can also use fancy audiophile types, but they won’t really do anything—what about the thousands of feet of crap copper cables in your walls...
"That makes the case for the giant impact much stronger," Helled said. "It seems that such violent impacts were very common in the young solar system and interestingly, they played an important role...
My system with Octave HP 700 preamp
Upper shelf: Octave HP 700 preamp / external power supply for preamp / Simaudio Moon Neo 260 DT CD Transport (transmitting signal to DAC via MIT SL-Matrix Plus AES/EBU digital cable)
Lower shelf: Schiit Yggdrasil Analog 2 DAC / Tripp Lite 1000HG isolation...
Finally a useful review, at least in my opinion.
Of everything I have read about the new generation MSB DACs, this account gives me by far the clearest picture of what might be so special about their sonic...
Recently I bought these:
Highly recommended. After trying them out at home in front of my system, I used them when watching the movie "Bohemian Rhapsody" in our local cinema yesterday. These earplugs don't muffle the sound, they just make...
Recently I received my new speaker stands from Sound Anchors for my Reference 3A Reflector monitors (for speaker review, see here; for my system components, see here). It's the top Signature line,
and custom-made to specifications. I chose the...
This is a continuation from the discussion on the thread:
Review: Reference 3A Reflector monitors
The discussion had been about perceived deleterious affects of Herbie's Tenderfirm rubber feet under my amp on imaging and timbre.
Yesterday I tested the footers again. I started with Alfred...
Reference 3A Reflector monitors in my system
The flagship monitor from Reference 3A
The Reflector monitor is considered by Reference 3A as their pinnacle of technological achievement. A main reason for this, next to a new custom driver for this model, is the extremely rigid...
This thread is a continuation of:
My minimonitor/subwoofer system
Already my last speakers, the Reference 3A MM DeCapo BE, were a little big to be called "minimonitors", and the current ones certainly are, given the substantial depth of the cabinet (see image below). Therefore I adjusted the...
A very good post by a reviewer about audio reviewing on Computer Audiophile:
Interesting what he says about human nature and that all those biases are not conscious or deliberate.
This is a continuation of the MQA discussion from:
Comparison: Schiit Yggdrasil DAC vs. Berkeley Alpha DAC 2
Davey, a couple of points here:
1. You report that MQA was so much better than the standard file in the event you attended. It may very well be that the standard files were...
This thread will be about a comparison of two DACs:
1. Schiit Yggdrasil DAC
2. Berkeley Alpha DAC 2
Both were heard by several WBF members in my system whose impressions will be posted below.
The Schiit Yggdrasil DAC ('Yggy') with fixed output was run through a Pass B1 buffered passive...
A belated report, since right after the AXPONA show I went on vacation to Europe, but now I'm back.
Among other great sounds at AXPONA 2017 (for a good part experienced together with WBF member Madfloyd [Ian] and his wife Linda), for me personally the highlight was the room with BorderPatrol...
Recently I had the fortunate opportunity to hear the ZenWave Audio D4 Interconnect, manufactured by WBF member DaveC, in Madfloyd's highly resolving system. I was struck by how good orchestral massed violins sounded, as well as string quintet. My Monster Sigma 2000 cable -- a design licensed...