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DIY Audio / Re: OB: my plankie H8-15two
« Last post by Wolla on Today at 01:25:15 AM »
Aha, another OB convert Craig? Looking good and good luck - hope it works out perfectly.
General Discussion / Re: Lf or Hf
« Last post by Ampdog on Today at 01:22:08 AM »
J U D Y  !!

Go away - go far away!!   :)  :)  :)  :)

But there was mention of the alternative of connecting in series.

No.  The input impedance of each of the two 'channels' differ widely. Only when connected in parallel will the combined impedance be anywhere near the nominal figure. 
General Discussion / Re: Being "faithful" to the source...
« Last post by Ampdog on Today at 01:08:10 AM »
What a delightful subject!

as well as the resulting comments - to use a cliché: Like a fresh breeze in a room/scene that was not fresh before.  Well done Pagan!

I think the original 'title', as explained in a dictionary:"Closest approach to the original", should be kept in mind. One might say that's where/how it all started. That certainly was the yardstick 'in the beginning' (like in the time of the Williamson amplifier).

'Warping' away to whatever degree can be blamed on folks' audio memory taking its own way, this direction or that, depending on the final user - showing right from early days already, that memory is a poor standard to compare the result with. One would imagine that the original music was liked/preferred because it appealed to the listener - why then the divergent opinions regarding reproduction through this equipment or that? 

Contrary to popular opinion, it is relatively easy to design 'blameless' equipment. Tests* over the decades have proved that it can be made impossible to differentiate between original and recorded in the same location.  (Thus - respectfully, Newbeatz - such recordings can be and are ,without recording equipment audible influence on the original.) 

What remains then is that somehow over time the brain perceives the reproduced result as preferable over the original experienced some time ago. And again, it can be easily shown that some preferences are audibly different from the original - yet it is preferred at a particular moment. (I assume that the 'original' was a live performance without electronic 'augmentation - if such is still done at all ....)

This is where an often unnecessary dispute arises in the form of taste. Nobody is/should-be denied the right to his/her preference - only that should then not be claimed as 'identical' to the original if it is not. 

Preferred yes, identical no.  And how does that differentiation then not occur with the next live performance?  I would assume that seeing the artists there in the flesh overrides any incurred bias. There the guys are playing their instruments - thus distortion is/must-be impossible.  (I have ignored the effect of the venue: hall/open-air, to mostly the living room.)
* I am referring to an ensemble playing live behind a screen, compared to a recording of the same. Several incidents where the difference was undetectable to an audience exists. I have been present at one myself.
DIY Marketplace / Re: Old school speekas
« Last post by BobsYourUncle on Today at 01:04:53 AM »
R450 for the lot ?
General Discussion / Re: Fluon
« Last post by Skylark on Yesterday at 11:50:14 PM »
I bought some from a bicycle shop once, also try look on takealot or elsewhere online
General Discussion / Re: Precious things...
« Last post by fdlsys on Yesterday at 11:18:32 PM »
Nice setup, good choice of permanent fixtures Sean :thumbs:

I honestly can't promise I can commit to any one piece of equipment. Every time I try to, something better/different/exciting comes along.

But for the time being, it's the Luxman setup - PD350 TT, CL32 preamp (still looking for CL34, nudge, nudge), MQ3600 power amp.
My omni-directional hybrid folded QWT / transmission-line speakers are the only true fixture I guess. They can not be replaced easily nor sold for anything close to what they are worth sonically, so they stay.
Other than that, there are no speakers using conventional drivers that I have string feelings about. Well... I need some time to get used to "little" 10" Tannoy studio monitors, so ... maybe
I do remain committed to ESLs, just need to fix/rebuild a pair or two.

There will also always be one or more of Linn & Thorens TTs around. Most definitely a Pass designed DIY amp and Rudi's Arioso and Dulcet.
Once fully restored, a Nakamichi CR7A and Revox A77 & B77 will enter the fixture phase. Heck, who am I kiddin' ... Otari MX5050HBmkIII too.
The Audio Visual Boutique / Re: Great service
« Last post by Music_Lover on Yesterday at 11:12:58 PM »
Also had top notch service from Jeandre.

In fact this forum is largely filled with excellent people.  :dop:
General Discussion / Re: Precious things...
« Last post by 2wice on Yesterday at 11:11:37 PM »
Esoteric MG-20
I'll auction my left nut before getting rid of them. (I hope)  If :angrywife: says it's OK.
General Discussion / Re: Precious things...
« Last post by HBAutomation on Yesterday at 10:56:34 PM »
My Maggie mg2b's.
The Audio Visual Boutique / Re: Great service
« Last post by MadHat on Yesterday at 10:43:27 PM »
Jeandre never fails to deliver!  :flame:
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