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Amplification and Preamplification / Re: Oh, I'm so tempted........
« Last post by rollo on Today at 08:40:45 AM »
  As long as there are well heeled audio lovers the higher end will survive. More people than you think actually. Save some money and get the Lamm ML2 for your horns.  :-P

Amplification and Preamplification / Oh, I'm so tempted........
« Last post by Emil on Today at 03:59:31 AM »
Here’s your chance to own these $96,000 marvels!

Who knows when I'll have this chance again! :lol:

Still cant get my head around the fact that in todays shrinking market of audiophiles there is still a market for $100k gear

Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by dBe on February 21, 2018, 09:47:16 PM »
A bunch of idiots arguing...


Wait, where's the music?

Ahh, POCO "Legend"... Relief.   :thumb:
Audio Syndrome NY / March Meeting Notice
« Last post by RussL on February 21, 2018, 07:29:24 AM »
The March 2018 meeting will be held at the Woodhaven, Queens home of Ernest Naples.  Ernie will be demonstrating PS AUDIO’S DirectStream DAC in his primary system consisting of:

Samsung SSD Laptop with Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Operating System, Foobar 2000 Music Player
Solid State Storage – Ten SSDs @ 256 GB each = 2.56 TB Total
M2Tech hiFace EVO TWO USB to S/PDIF converter
MSB Analog DAC REPLACED BY PS AUDIO’S DirectStream DAC for this meeting.
Linkwitz Labs Orion Analog Signal Processor & Crossover
Two ATI 1807 Amplifiers – 14 total modular amplifiers, each delivering 270 watts into 4 ohms
Linkwitz Labs ORION 3.4 open baffle loudspeakers with all SEAS 4 ohm drivers, (2T, 1MR, 2W per speaker)
Peerless “THORette” supplemental woofers (2W) in sealed enclosures

We’ll be treated to a brief video prepared by PS Audio regarding the Direct Stream DAC.  From the PS Audio website: The ideal DAC should work entirely in the DSD domain.  The DirectStream DAC uncovers the missing information hidden in your digital audio media.  The DAC’s sonic characteristic is its ability to capture a sense of space.   Performances already in well-defined sound stages have those sound stages more precisely defined.

The DirectStream DAC also captures more information about the physical process of playing music.  The DAC captures harmonic details, which make instruments and voices sound more realistic, and accurately proportioned.  The DAC also captures and presents the impact of dynamic contrasts and puts all the musical information into context.   All the detail, harmonics, dynamics, and space relate to each other, making the presentation more like a live musical performance.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. with the formal meeting starting around 8:00 pm.
Anecdotal Evidence / Re: Joke of the Day
« Last post by Emil on February 19, 2018, 04:47:29 PM »
Anecdotal Evidence / Re: Pets Gone Wild
« Last post by Emil on February 19, 2018, 02:10:21 PM »
As to potential sources and the understanding of daily dosages:

 - Here is an excellent video discussing both the research, potential "cause and effect" of the compound. And, an overview in the last 5 minutes of the video, some various "known quality" comparative supplement companies offering it.

 - I myself am seriously impressed this guy's years of credentials, his very deep understanding of micro-biology, the "cause and effect" on human cellular interaction of compounds and how they actually work within the body.

- As a final measure of his recommendations and the video overview, he doesn't make a dime with any of his recommendations.  :thumb:


Eric Hider - dB Audio Labs
Bipolar System Disorders / Re: Is it live or is it Memorex?
« Last post by malloy on February 18, 2018, 11:23:45 PM »
The difference today is that very few young people will sit down and treat listening to music as a primary focused activity. It is most often just some noise that plays in the background while they are busy doing something else. And if you are not really paying attention to the music it is kinda hard to appreciate the nuances of the performance  nor the sound.

This is sadly the truth.

Then again, there is no incentive to actually listen since most music younger people listen to has no development, no subtlety, and no depth.  By a lack of development, I mean every single piece of music just as a few basic chords, then immediately a few seconds later followed immediately by the hook, the millennial whoop, and the singer blasting away with some vocal belting (or should I say over-belting?) every single note.

Most of my officemates are millennials. All they listen to is EDM or some form of music that requires no concentration. Don't get me wrong, as I've stated in an earlier thread, I'm just as guilty of listening to a lot of questionable music genres - punk, hardcore, metal, hair metal, jpop, etc. But most of the music nowadays seems maximized to not be listened to critically and seems maximized to be listened to while texting, browsing through your social media feed, or playing video  games.
Bipolar System Disorders / Re: Is it live or is it Memorex?
« Last post by Nick B on February 18, 2018, 11:20:15 PM »

I do wonder what a very controlled environment in a recording studio sounds like.


I had the good fortune of being invited to a production studio (for commercials and music) and sitting down in the sweet spot of the console. Heard a Barefoot MicroMain27 I do not remember what the rest of the chain was, but it was probably playing Protools or some other hDD means. The owner played some Toto and James Taylor.  I did not like it. Too digital. Sound was very balanced and had some nice low end. Environment was optimized for listening but the music was sterile to my ears. Sounded too 'pro' for lack of a better word.

Even with the less than optimized environment I had at home, I still preferred it. Now what a 'proper' audiophile setup would have sounded there - that I would have liked to hear.

Well, that’s a nice treat for you. I guess the sound was at least adequate for commercials. Whether I’m at the occasional concert or others homes, I usually prefer the listening in my home environment.
Fortunately, my hearing is still quite good. It’s encouraging to know there are supplements out there
that can provide such benefits
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