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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by S Clark on January 22, 2020, 08:28:37 PM »
Pulled out my Mercury Living Presence box set to listen to Janos Starker and the Dvorak Cello Concerto and Henryk Szeryng and the Brahms Violin Concerto.   I've always thought Mercury lp's were like listening in an excellent hall on the 25th row, while RCA's were like being on the 8th row with a more dynamic sound.

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Audiologists / VLF ELF meter
« Last post by Nick B on January 22, 2020, 07:01:52 PM »
I bought this device from Safe Technologies years ago, probably in the early 90s. Itís described as a
Professional ELF + VLF Digital Milligauss Meter. I think my dealer recommended it to me. The range on the VLF is 0.00 to 19.99 MG and on the ELF itís 0.0 to 199.9 MG
The idea behind me getting it was to measure my gear if it generated any noise and if so, to try and treat the gear...somehow. I very vaguely recall getting an ELF reading of about 90 on my VAC 90 monos. Last night the highest
ELF measurement was 15 on the Border Patrol dac. That was with tube engaged thru the power supply. However, tonight it only registered about 6.
Is this meter at all useful for detecting noisy, poorly designed gear?
What do the ELF & VLF MG readings mean??
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Bipolar System Disorders / Re: You Got BEEF On YOUR BONES
« Last post by Nick B on January 22, 2020, 06:34:48 PM »
Class A amplification.  15" woofers. Clara Peller came over, listened, and said, "There's the beef"! An obscure reference for the older folk here.

Wow, Clara goes back a long ways.... good memory
As to meat on the bones, itís those tiny tot Fritzes  :thumb:
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Bipolar System Disorders / Re: You Got BEEF On YOUR BONES
« Last post by S Clark on January 22, 2020, 02:10:07 PM »



The speakers, Danny still has the amps. 
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Manufacturer News / Re: P.I. audio group Modified P&S 5362A receptacle journey...
« Last post by Nick B on January 22, 2020, 01:03:29 PM »
   First off sounds really good then the Werewolfs take over for 250+ hours. Then  :drool: then dinner.  :rofl: :rofl:


charles

Iíll be patient....  My old Antelope dac took a very long time to break in 😪
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Bipolar System Disorders / Re: You Got BEEF On YOUR BONES
« Last post by James Edward on January 22, 2020, 12:05:01 PM »
Class A amplification.  15" woofers. Clara Peller came over, listened, and said, "There's the beef"! An obscure reference for the older folk here.
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Bipolar System Disorders / You Got BEEF On YOUR BONES
« Last post by rollo on January 22, 2020, 11:56:56 AM »
  Yes Sir need some meat on the bones to recreate a natural sound. No lean meat apply. Any meaty suggestions ? Now add Grunt to meat better known as Gestalt and ready to listen.
  So what component gives you that ?

charles
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Manufacturer News / Re: P.I. audio group Modified P&S 5362A receptacle journey...
« Last post by rollo on January 22, 2020, 11:43:28 AM »
   First off sounds really good then the Werewolfs take over for 250+ hours. Then  :drool: then dinner.  :rofl: :rofl:


charles
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Music Discussion / Re: Record grading
« Last post by S Clark on January 22, 2020, 09:50:09 AM »
I'll pull them out and send a PM
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Manufacturer News / Re: P.I. audio group Modified P&S 5362A receptacle journey...
« Last post by Nick B on January 22, 2020, 09:38:23 AM »
This afternoon, I installed the new Uber Puertos in my UberBUSS. As Dave had said, it wasnít complicated, but it took me a fair amount of time to do it. Lots of wires in a relatively small space....
Played a few new tunes, then one of my reference songs.... Come Away With Me by Norah Jones. A couple of things were immediately noticeable:
1) the noise floor was further reduced, which allowed me to hear much more of the decay on the cymbals and bass guitar
2) the sound was more natural, more organic
For lack of a better description, the music hung in the air more. It wasnít nearly as truncated. Itís beautiful and more captivating.
Iím so glad I spent the money. This allows the components to perform at a very high level. The next step is to try some new power cords. All the cabling I currently have is unshielded, so Iíll be curious if thereíll be an improvement.
If youíre on the fence as to trying these Uber Peurtos, you have nothing to gain but much improved sound!
Iím as pleased with these as I was getting the Fritz Carreras  :thumb: :thumb:
Nick,  great to see this.

I have to admit that I am amazed at the potential that lives I. Much of what we use day to day.  Granted, the 5362A is not a widely available receptacle.  It IS a tremendous value over the runof the mill receptacle that is in our homes.

Let me back up.  To even think that a receptacle replacement can make an unexpected and positive SQ change kind of boggles me olde mind.  Bottom line is that receptacles sound different.  Some just sound better than others.  Take the Furutech NCF.  It is astonishing in performance: quiet, detailed, clean and pristine = $280.00.

Okay...

The P&S5362A always sounded great to me... the best out of the 20 or so receptacles that I tried for use as the standard BUSS choice. 

I got to wondering if what I had learned about noise reduction would extend to a receptacle.  The UberPuerto is the culmination of over a yearís worth of development.

Damn.  They sound REALLY good!

Thanks again, Nick.   :thumb:

Dave,
Iím amazed at how good they sound new. Will be putting on more hours over the next few days. Was curious about device noise last night and was looking for my EMF detector, but I canít find it...oh well
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