A new signature ...

Bobvin

VIP/Donor
Jun 7, 2014
1,338
2,023
480
Portland
www.purewatersystems.com
It is not easy to see snow in Portland.

I may visit your store room to audition Philum Dac with priior arrangement.

To audition the Electra DAC, we both will have to wait a while. Chips for that DAC are scarce, so the leadtime is a bit long right now, and I don’t have one yet. But by the time spring comes ‘round, I should be in better shape. You are always welcome.
 
  • Like
Reactions: thomask

Rhapsody

VIP/Donor
Jan 16, 2013
2,547
3,969
955
NYC
We do have Pilium Elektra DAC's along with Taiko Extreme servers at our Dallas, Palm Desert and Brooklyn locations at this time.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bobvin

Bobvin

VIP/Donor
Jun 7, 2014
1,338
2,023
480
Portland
www.purewatersystems.com
Actually no I had never thought of writing that phrase anywhere - it was a spur of the moment inspiration to add a wee bit of humor and see if anyone would catch it. With your response being what it was, I'm not sure how far to go by way of explanation - you may be joshing me and the following is for nought!

We were talking about your visit to Steinway and learning to play the piano. When starting out many piano teachers give lessons in how to read music and play the notes on a piece of sheet music. If you look a music score there is a variety of notation that represents the music and instructions on how to play it. It takes a while to learn the notes and to that end there are mnemonics to help - short phrases that identify the notes in each register, treble and bass.

Each register is represented by five parallel lines on which notes are written; notes can go higher or lower than the lines ... we'll skip that for now.
View attachment 87790 Treble Clef - the Right hand
View attachment 87791 Bass Clef - the Left hand

Let's look at the Bass Clef and it's basic notes:

View attachment 87793
To help remember the bass notes
... on the lines: Good Boys Do Fine Always
... on the spaces: All Cows Eat Grass

:D moo !

Further exposing my naïveté, I see A and G are represented both on the notes landing on the lines, and on the notes between the lines? (My last music lesson was easily 50+ years ago, when I was ‘knee high to a grasshopper’!) sharps and flats maybe?
 

rando

Well-Known Member
Sep 22, 2019
1,294
1,007
230
Erudity attempts to deal with what practical application unconstrained by heady meaning often does in real life. :)

It is not a requirement to read music well in order to play it. Some of the best musicians were able to play something for the rest of their life after hearing it once. Inordinate association to an instrument one simply starts playing is another example of rapidly overcoming what years of learning might, might, induce.

 
Last edited:

Bobvin

VIP/Donor
Jun 7, 2014
1,338
2,023
480
Portland
www.purewatersystems.com
I am excited to report a new Extreme server has taken up residence @ RLR - Portland (Rhapsody Out West!). I am very eager to get the Rossini driver installed and see what all the fuss has been about… I currently have an Intel i7 NUC as my server. The Extreme better not suck! :cool:

FE19A0C4-299B-4CDF-AA42-002167E6DB9E.jpeg
 
Last edited:

Nuprin

Active Member
Jan 9, 2020
160
72
33
46
NC
Bob, for the cost I certainly hope so but at least you know you the rest of your system is up to revealing those differences if they are there.

I don't know when, but when I'm able to build a dedicated space, I hope to be able to visit your listening room. It's an ideal layout with the ability to have a beautiful view instead of staring into a wall.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bobvin

Bobvin

VIP/Donor
Jun 7, 2014
1,338
2,023
480
Portland
www.purewatersystems.com
Almost a month now with the Extreme, amazing improvement to my digital source. The upgrade was, perhaps, as significant as the server was itself.

Better yet, I just took receipt of a couple nicely finished granite slabs to place beneath the big BAYZ CounterPoint 2.0 speakers. These have been sitting on furniture sliders as there was a fair amount of tweaking to get the Bayz really dialed in. The Bayz come with footers and the base appears to be some type of constrained layer affair with granite, some kind of elastomer, and more granite. I was told the speakers really prefer a hard surface, so I had the slabs fab’d up. I had them tapped so I can also try spiking the slabs to the floor, but just getting the speakers on the slabs has really allowed the bass to go way down and can be felt quite viscerally in the lowest octaves.

The spec says the CounterPoint play to 24 hz, where the Alsyvox play to 22 hz. Now, on the slabs, I’m hearing just how good the Bayz are in the deep bass. I was thinking perhaps the nod went to the Botticelli in this regard, now I'm hesitant to say. I’m sure folks will have a preference — I feel good the speakers are showing what they’re capable of.
 

Bobvin

VIP/Donor
Jun 7, 2014
1,338
2,023
480
Portland
www.purewatersystems.com
5AF4A037-A11E-4043-9BF5-92931513B251.jpeg
Hard to get a sharp image with a long exposure and hand held camera, but this is my night time view. The Bayz CounterPointe speakers disappear visually and sonically too… just a room-full of sound and a soundstage that expands in every direction. The room boundaries don’t exist!
 

Bobvin

VIP/Donor
Jun 7, 2014
1,338
2,023
480
Portland
www.purewatersystems.com
I don't offer this as a tool for evaluating sound quality, other than it gives a wee-little taste of what the Bayz Counterpoints sound like in my room. Forgive me for trying to hold the camera steady for the full song without use of a tripod. (I have a phone-mount on order.)

The track is "Cuando Silba El Viento" by La Segunda on 'Sera Una Noche' (44.1/16bit)

Sounds pretty natural to me :cool:

 

About us

  • What’s Best Forum is THE forum for high end audio, product reviews, advice and sharing experiences on the best of everything else. This is THE place where audiophiles and audio companies discuss vintage, contemporary and new audio products, music servers, music streamers, computer audio, digital-to-analog converters, turntables, phono stages, cartridges, reel-to-reel tape machines, speakers, headphones and tube and solid-state amplification. Founded in 2010 What’s Best Forum invites intelligent and courteous people of all interests and backgrounds to describe and discuss the best of everything. From beginners to life-long hobbyists to industry professionals, we enjoy learning about new things and meeting new people, and participating in spirited debates.

Quick Navigation

User Menu

Steve Williams
Site Founder | Site Owner | Administrator
Ron Resnick
Site Co-Owner | Administrator
Julian (The Fixer)
Website Build | Marketing Managersing