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General Discussion / Re: HiFi Travels - Gerry's Thread
« Last post by udwadia on August 01, 2021, 09:56:14 PM »
Very interesting. Please fill us in in the cause of the hum
Vinyl / Re: Whats on the TT...
« Last post by JoziNic on August 01, 2021, 09:51:09 PM »

2019 - Australia, half mile harvest recordings - The Teskey Brothers, Run Home Slow.

This record joined the kiwi records on the long haul, this is blues, soul and just a great listen.

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DIY for audio / Re: Pass H2
« Last post by udwadia on August 01, 2021, 09:48:16 PM »
Please add me to the list. Thank you
DIY for audio / Re: Pass H2
« Last post by DeonC on August 01, 2021, 09:43:57 PM »
Well, I have added my name to the list. I just hope the costs stay moderate or I will have to withdraw.
DIY for audio / Re: Pass H2
« Last post by Skylar on August 01, 2021, 09:21:50 PM »
It looks like a group buy list, to me. Either way, let's see how it turns out, would be interesting to hear the thing.

If you're into tube sound, then you'll probably love it. It makes a SS amp sound like a tube amp. There is a little gain, not sure how many dB, but not much. It can also be used as a preamp. Just add a pot.
Media/CDs/LPs/Lossless/DVDs/Bluray/MP3/Games, etc / Re: Great song intros
« Last post by Gohde on August 01, 2021, 09:15:50 PM »
Oh and of course, how could I forget:

When the neighbours were getting a bit rowdy on a recent Friday night, I popped this on the turntable and properly stretched my system's legs for the first time. It didn't faze the neighbours but it did rattle the window panes a bit.

Awesome! And I also love LCD Soundsystem - How do you sleep? Feels like the first 3m30s are intro and then it just goes!!!
Media/CDs/LPs/Lossless/DVDs/Bluray/MP3/Games, etc / Re: Let's talk modern music
« Last post by Gohde on August 01, 2021, 09:11:57 PM »
Itís difficult to know whether my observations are accurate (not did a proper review of some representative sample or anything), but to me it seems like two overlapping trends are happening:
1) commercial success and the role of large record labels coincide and there is a clear Ďscientificationí of music, where there is a clear set of recipes for music that captures audiences. Again, Iím guessing, but it feels like that is linked to music taking on a different role, where for the vast majority of people music supplements other activities. Very few people listen to music as an activity, but they have music on as they do activities. The car, the gym, the shower, the mall. There is so much more listening happening, and some pleasant tunes from a cheap Bluetooth speaker easily drive commercial success. And if writers are great at writing hits, and performers are great at performing them, then it makes sense for the process to lean that way more and more.
2) more recently I felt like social media has become the continuation of the ĎIndy Kabelí of the 90s and 00s. Billie Eilish might be most prominent, but not only, example, where singer/songwriters emerge in a new way based on capturing listeners without needing to be marketed. Itís a bottom-up process. Not sure the quality of music shifts, because itís still YouTube videos that are running while revising for an exam or partying or cooking. Not listening.

Sitting and listening to music is a niche activity now. Iím almost a little young, but it was still something I did with some new albums or when discovering an artist (I remember just sitting on a bed listening to Jeff Buckley for the first time, as an example). My dad had a lot more of than and still sits and puts on a vinyl and listens to music. Nothing else.

Not sure that is true or whether it explains any of the above observations. But I think itís all part of a very complex set of changes around what music is sociologically, culturally, economically.
DIY for audio / Re: Pass H2
« Last post by Skylar on August 01, 2021, 09:10:54 PM »
If possible please add me to your list.

General Discussion / Re: The sound of Super Audio CD's
« Last post by Jozua_2019 on August 01, 2021, 09:00:56 PM »
A well recorded SACD can be absolutely stunning but then the same can be said about a red book CD.

I have now reached a stage where I avoid certain SACD labels as to my ears their sound engineer needs to be fired.

The only problem is price, exceptional SACD's often sell for >R700+. If you really like it, it still well worth it.

For me SACD format is the superior medium.
DIY for audio / Re: Pass H2
« Last post by naboo on August 01, 2021, 08:58:58 PM »
It looks like a group buy list, to me. Either way, let's see how it turns out, would be interesting to hear the thing.
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