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  1. That's right... after 4 weeks wait, i was called to my door by a delivery person "large parcel, signature here please". With 2 large boxes in my view & a rather large smile on my face, i quickly scribbled my sig & got to work unpacking my Ascension Summoner 1093SHTL's.... As everyone says, pics just don't do them justice. The detail & colour within the Blackwood finish made my jaw drop :o , i couldn't wipe the smile ​ from my face while unpacking. Totally exceeded my visual expectations. My custom designed grill cover, to maximize the Blackwood finish
    10 points
  2. " 180 gm vinyl " The number of morons who think 180gm vinyl is the main thing to look for with vinyl is irritating. " tube like " " remastered " " I am not an audiophile, I am a music lover " " there is no good new music these day's ". " music was so much better in - insert 60's 70's' 80's etc depending on the age of the closed mind.
    3 points
  3. Incorrect pluralisations: "I have some new gears." "Oh, you still buy vinyls?" Clichéd 'audiophile' music choices: Krall Barber Krauss/Plant Warnes Van Zandt Jazz at The Yawnshop .....considering there is SO MUCH MUSIC out there, those guys are waaaaaay over-represented. Man, this thread is bringing out the snark in me.
    3 points
  4. I bring you the legendary Patrick82 check mate coconut audio his premium power cable, definitely watch the video on this page, its hilarious or possibly even funnier, the White Night headphone cable. again watch the video hes clearly taking the piss, but the fact that so many people arent sure whether he's serious of not and get really angry about him, is very telling of the real products that are out there in the industry
    3 points
  5. I agree with Phantom, I see the funny side of the cliche thread but this one is going to insult and offend some people imo. There are a plethora of things that I believe in and/or use today that I wouldn't have dreamed of a couple of years ago - because I've now heard and experienced them.
    3 points
  6. With my recent sound lounge renovations and relatives visiting I'm starting to go through some serious reviewing withdrawals, and that is not pretty! Finally I have managed to find the time to give a Timekeeper a quick comparo with its older relative, the PP-160. Both these amps were driven by the Burson Conductor and that was fed from my Consonance cd120 (which was also performing DAC duties as I am finding the Conductor just a bit too smooth for my liking). The PP-160 comes across as an enthusiastic amp in my new room, a bit of front but a little hesitation in follow through and as I u
    2 points
  7. I ended up getting s 2m black, only just got it, but so far less muddy bass/tighter bass and treble is lovely - listening to dead can dance at the moment
    2 points
  8. Boy, this thread took off. There may have been a bit of pent-up energy behind it.
    2 points
  9. "it wasn't as good as my 20 times more costly ^!#*, but its sins were only those of omission and not commission. it is now my new budget reference"
    2 points
  10. It is a batting paradise, we are going to need some luck to win.
    2 points
  11. Tom Waits: Rain Dogs & Mule Variations vinyl
    2 points
  12. Bang On A Can Allstars - Brian Eno's Music For Airports - 1998 So soothing and chilled out that I fell asleep! Music for an afternoon nap
    2 points
  13. Do you realise that this means redesigning the tweeter crossover network?
    2 points
  14. Looking at the data sheet, the KT150 will work in my Tempest and Topaz KT120 amplifiers. One of the advantages of over engineering. I hope to have some tubes soon to do some experimenting. I will be designing a dedicated class A amp, which should be good for over 50wpc and a bigger version of the Tempest which should yeild ~125wpc class AB
    2 points
  15. On the subject of measurements or subjective listening telling the whole story, i quite like the viewpoint put forward by Nelson pass when interviewed by "Ultimate audio". here it is: "The standard bench measurements (frequency response, harmonic distortion content, speed, damping factor, etc.) all provide useful feedback in the design process. Their importance occurs in the context of a given topology and hardware, where the numbers help you dial in the “sweet spot†and speed the process of subjective evaluation. It is nevertheless possible to have a product that measures well but d
    2 points
  16. Yoh WDay, Snap!--- is that your own CD12?-- I agree with your comments--superbly built and I actually prefer the sound on some discs to my CEC/AN Dac setup Linn certainly hit the mark with it. Willco
    2 points
  17. Just been playing this: Truly great - Milt Jackson is a wonder, Ed Thigpen was one of the best comping timekeepers in the business, and with Ray Brown, made up a rhythm section par excellence. And Oscar Peterson? You just have to recall the words of Keith Richards (which went along the lines of : 'the only difference between me and Oscar Peterson and those cats is that they take longer to get around to playing the same riff again'). Cheers Mick
    2 points
  18. Thanks Hugh. I wasn't especially offended as I didn't dig deep into the specs required by the OP. Nada - I've lost count of the number of times your 'humourous' posts have missed with me. I was beginning to think it was perhaps just me...but no! Here are two recent examples of you provoking another SNA member: http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php?/topic/54068-msb%E2%80%99s-analog-dac-thumbs-up/#entry910535 http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php?/topic/54086-three-multibit-dacs-and-three-brains/#entry910493 Nada - PLEASE, ignore me. Add me to your ignore list
    2 points
  19. My target, for what it's worth would be 85dB average with 20dB peaks for realistic reproduction from each channel independently (not combined channels) at the listening position a bit more than 2.5m from the speaker, I would very very rarely actually listen at that level though, because it's not particularly sociable in a townhouse. When Anthony said 90dB with 20dB peaks that's when I got concerned! Now there is a question I've been meaning to ask! Anthony, how far do you sit from the speakers mate? Cheers, Chris
    1 point
  20. Nice overthrows Warner. You gave away as much as you made!
    1 point
  21. "my friend asked me where the subwoofer was "
    1 point
  22. Moving on to actual speaker recommendations might be considered running OT Yes, I think you can load VST programs (DSPs) through a Foobar plugin. No a foobar person myself, so I don't have instructions or help for you. You can do it "offline" as well. Using audio editor software. You can then attenuate 60db, amplify 60db, and listen to the result.... OR then run the before and after files though "diffmaker" (discussed recently in another thread) .... and it will calculate the differences in the files for you.
    1 point
  23. 'Expectation Bias' A convenient term used by the naysayers to discount any reported system improvement that contradicts their theory.
    1 point
  24. S'house situation. Finally we something with bit of euro bent as opposed to the daewoos disguised as Holden cruze or the grandpa axe commodores. As with everything half decent. Seems to get pulled. Amazing the sales differential though where the total Opel sales in 12 months ...Vw sells three times that in a month I think they would have done better selling through the Holden channels
    1 point
  25. The idea that using the digital attenuation required is a "large compromise", I think is quite overblown. Especially with this DAC ... as you are already using DSP (xxhighend) .... and at the precision it's operating at there is no digital distortion. As an experiment, attenuate by 60db, and then amplify by 60dB, using a high precision DSP. (I can hear nada difference) The only thing to worry about then is SNR at the DAC output....... but like the most recent posts here show, people aren't afraid to use only the first 1% of their amplifiers (100watt amps powering
    1 point
  26. Love it, thanks for sharing tuyen. This one's not too bad either...
    1 point
  27. It is indeed a beauty! How many wrong ideas can they have, and still think they are right every time? Ah, but I become too serious for this thread! So to atone, I proffer the following quip from the video (perhaps the sanest part): "What is this crystal thing on top?" "Oh! I don't know…… just for luck!"
    1 point
  28. The shortlist ATM is really quite short - HSV Senator Signature and Lexus IS350 F-Sport. Had a look at both in the showroom this arvo with Mrs M - predictably, she loved the HSV and was underwhelmed by the Lexus. I felt the same - the head said Lexus, but the HSV looked like more fun. I still can't get comfortable with the styling of the Lexus - though it does look better in the metal than when I first saw pics and came close to dismissing it on aesthetic grounds alone. Will probably drive both next week and hope that clarifies things. If I really like the drive experience of the HSV,
    1 point
  29. So you're the guy that took my fence?!! :nana
    1 point
  30. The SOUND?!?Well, I'm sorry but to me Big Six sounds like a Chinese triad district boss who works with Brother Seven and Nine Dragon Feng. Fans of the Young and Dangerous series might concur... Actually on reflecting further, Big Six IS Chinese! Cantonese literal translation Dai Luk.
    1 point
  31. whats not to like about ae woofers, great motor, 14mm xmax, clean up to 2khz (on axis). shipping will cost alot though, those things are heavy.
    1 point
  32. Sorry for the delayed response. We paid a deposit on the Luxman D-05 and should have it by the middle of next week and at the price we paid through a business contact was far too good to refuse. TBH I am still pinching myself in case I am just imagining stuff Happy days ahead
    1 point
  33. Yes, exactly. The "catch cry" ... of measurements don't tell the whole story .... only applies when you don't take enough measurements... and / or .... misinterpret the ones you have.
    1 point
  34. Damping is like electric brakes for your speaker cone. Imagine you get a big bass note sending your woofer cone flying in and out, the note stops, the cone wants to keep going. The speaker motor, being a coil of wire in a magnetic field, has now become a generator. If the speaker looks back to the amp and sees a dead short (or close to it) the cone is stopped in it's tracks. This is most noticeable on active speakers. Once you put a crossover between drivers and amp, most of the damping is lost. EG, amp has a damping factor of 2000, woofer has low pass filter (coil of wire) with 0.5ohm
    1 point
  35. Tssskk Ffffffzpt Plunk Vvvrrrrr Pop Crack. Hummmmmmmmmmm. Pinggggingggg. Don't like hearing any of those.
    1 point
  36. Thank you Mick A few from last weekend Open House Melbourne 2013 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
    1 point
  37. New German Pallas pressing. Sounds awesome.
    1 point
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