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  1. RayDunzl

    Céline Dion takes hit on Florida home

    http://takesunset.com/2010/06/celines-water-park/ JUNE 28, 2010: "Celine Dion and husband Rene Angelil own this massive $20 million Florida mansion, which includes a tennis court, underground garage, beach-side cabana with a gym, and a full-fledged water park! The 9,825 square-foot mega-mansion...
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    Measuring basics - microphone/computer questions

    Yes, but, REW will work best if it is able to send its own test tones (logarithmic sweep) to the system. What outputs do you have? You could use Optical/Coax, USB, or HDMI digitally, or an analog output (which might be noisy, depending on circumstances). I use an on-motherboard Optical out...
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    Can the Zitron Technology pass a perfect square wave regardless of source components between them?

    wiki: A square wave is a non-sinusoidal periodic waveform (which can be represented as an infinite summation of sinusoidal waves), in which the amplitude alternates at a steady frequency between fixed minimum and maximum values, with the same duration at minimum and maximum. The transition...
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    Amplitude and Time, how difficult can it be ?

    You need an measurement microphone, and software. I use a UMIK-1 ($100 or so) and Room EQ Wizard (free). The software sends a tone (known excitation) that slides from low to high frequency to the system, the microphone records the playback from the speakers in the air. The received "sound" is...
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    Amplitude and Time, how difficult can it be ?

    Measuring, I find my panels can throw flat phase to the listening position. Then, the bass cones ramp up in delay as frequency decreases. Frequency response and phase (unwrapped) Step response before and after DRC Measuring a pair of JBL LSR 308 - the phase nearfield is good, but...
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    Kemp Elektroniks MaxiiMus P16

    Hey, here's a review. http://www.monoandstereo.com/2016/04/kemp-elektroniks-maxiimus-p16-review_3.html
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    Don’t let the upgrade bug bite you in the “bum”: Be happy with what you have and enjoy the music

    Upgrade Conundrum: If the piece you have now doesn't "do it" for you, how do you decide the next one will, since, it would seem the last choice missed the mark?
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    Master Built-What are Owners Hearing That They Didn't Hear With Other Cables

    Prices are on their website. http://www.masterbuiltaudio.com/purple-line-audio-cable http://www.masterbuiltaudio.com/reference-line-audio-cables http://www.masterbuiltaudio.com/signature-line-audio-cables http://www.masterbuiltaudio.com/ultra-line-audio-cables
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    Power cables: What would it take to change your view?

    I think there's an attempt at an insult there someplace. Nevertheless, if I did make it out to Southern California again someday (I fully expect to), I'd happily accept the opportunity to visit, and see/hear what you have going.
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    Power cables: What would it take to change your view?

    That qualifies as "I plugged them in and (let me catch my breath here) OMFG!" Now. What's the mechanism?
  11. RayDunzl

    Power cables: What would it take to change your view?

    I don't have any personal power cable epiphanies to relate... I don't have any noticed nor detected anomalous behaviors to eradicate... Being of the opinion that sufficient or even excessive gauge is the primary consideration for a use/don't use decision in a power cable... It would take an...
  12. RayDunzl

    MQA is Bad For Music. Here's Why.

    Here's another: https://benchmarkmedia.com/blogs/application_notes/163302855-is-mqa-doa
  13. RayDunzl

    Legendary Jazz Guitarist Larry Coryell, 'Godfather of Fusion,' Dies at 73

    No, not really familiar with Coryell or Abercrombie. I've probably sampled them but not been enthused enough to pursue them. I have the Three Guitars CD because I'm familiar with Badi Assad and her brothers Sergio and Odair.
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    Legendary Jazz Guitarist Larry Coryell, 'Godfather of Fusion,' Dies at 73

    Several tracks available if you play at YouTube.
  15. RayDunzl

    Kemp Elektroniks MaxiiMus P16

    Mr Resnick is a member of the "measurement" crowd?
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    Kemp Elektroniks MaxiiMus P16

    I don't see any "measurement" crowd criticism above, just some criticism of "them" which you added. If the hypothetical Tachyon Field can be manipulated via (what looks like) bubble wrap and a copper rod, I'm sure the "measurement" crowd would be all ears.
  17. RayDunzl

    harmonics and single-ended versus balanced audio cables

    For grins: From my DAC2 HGC Owners Manual:
  18. RayDunzl

    Magico M3 unboxing

    Which shipper do they use, that would so nicely arrange the boxes, and strip off any shipping labels, and sand down any scuffs and dings, for a perfect photo-op?
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    The Proper Use of the Apostrophe

    Then, take a music break and relax...
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    Master Built-What are Owners Hearing That They Didn't Hear With Other Cables

    "While these awards are significant, MasterBuilt Audio understands the need to demonstrate its individual performance claims and will seek reviews from the critical press for 2017 as part of our product rollout. To assist with this launch, we have partnered with Von Schweikert Audio as our...
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    The Proper Use of the Apostrophe

    Let's recap!
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    harmonics and single-ended versus balanced audio cables

    Musical Instruments get their characteristic timbre via harmonics generated by the instrument (along with the fundamental). "The attached figure shows the spectrum of a low A note on a Fender Precision Bass when plucked with a finger, with no EQ applied. You can see the second harmonic at 110...
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    harmonics and single-ended versus balanced audio cables

    I have Balanced Cable between my DAC and preamp. I generate two tones, 1000Hz and 2000Hz at equal amplitude. 2000Hz is the second harmonic of 1000Hz. If the "second harmonics" of the signal are being lost or attenuated in a balanced cable, why don't I see some drop in the output level of the...
  24. RayDunzl

    Bach Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue for guitar

    I'm enjoying it right now.
  25. RayDunzl

    Ever wonder what the mathematical equation for the Standard Model is?

    The Table is of known Elementary Particles. Particles consisting of themselves and not a conglomeration of others. As you might recall, once prompted, protons are three Quarks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proton Composite Particles...
  26. RayDunzl

    Pioneer SX 780 issues

    Service manual here: https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/pioneer/sx-780.shtml

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