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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 3,908
    Speaker Cable! :)
  • corticocortico Posts: 316
    edited September 27
    I replaced my Parasound dac SPDIF receiver (CS8412) and Digital Filter (SM5813/DF1700) ICs with, 24/94 compatible $150 CS8414 and DF1704.

    Suposely, besides ability to read hi res up to 24bit/96kHz, the DAC would become absolutely top notch and make huge improvement in sound quality.

    I found the opposite, it sounded worst to me so I Installed original old chips back.. issue fixed and the sound I enjoy was back.
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  • daddyjt wrote: »
    Anyone else remember the green magic marker on the edge of CDs in the 80's?

    yep !

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,087
    yeah -- but I remember doing it in the 1990s (late '90s, even).
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • Me thinks you might be younger than me mhardy6647.

    Green marker was greed in a form, and also hopefulness, and I think bewilderment too - for me at least. We had a new and completely different format, and for affordable HIFI systems it clearly made a significant sonic improvement - but at a massive upfront and ongoing price. I certainly didn't know how it all worked - but holy **** it sounded a lot better, so we all bought green markers ... maybe ....

  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,507
    Me thinks you might be younger than me mhardy6647.



    Doubtful. God fought Doc for the copyright on dirt...
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,143
    Yeah, but I told God what to call it.
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,507
    F1nut wrote: »
    Yeah, but I told God what to call it.

    Yeah but MIT was vetoed... >:)
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  • thsmiththsmith Posts: 6,080
    Kind of the opposite but I used to have an ottoman in front of my chair. I moved it out of the way for some reason and forgot to put it back before listening to some music.

    I was blown away on how much I was missing with the ottoman there.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,621
    thsmith wrote: »
    I was blown away on how much I was missing with the ottoman there.

    Same might apply for too many people in a room too....suckin' up the sound waves, and your booze to boot.
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  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,027
    F1nut wrote: »
    Plenty on SACD for me and a good mastering sounds even better on it than it does on CD.

    Agreed, Jesse. I will also state that SACD sounds better, to my ears than DVD-A and Blu-Ray Audio (DVD-A, BR-A both sound better than CD, however.)

    A good comparison are the DSD mastered Rolling Stones CD's and then when they were released on SACD using the same masters (DSD). If one cannot hear the difference in the CD verses the SACD, one either needs better equipment, or better listening abilities, or both.

    That said, I know I'm a few months late to this debate, but accuracy never goes out of style, IMO.
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    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 484
    edited November 12
    headrott wrote: »

    Agreed, Jesse. I will also state that SACD sounds better, to my ears than DVD-A and Blu-Ray Audio (DVD-A, BR-A both sound better than CD, however.)

    A good comparison are the DSD mastered Rolling Stones CD's and then when they were released on SACD using the same masters (DSD). If one cannot hear the difference in the CD verses the SACD, one either needs better equipment, or better listening abilities, or both.

    That said, I know I'm a few months late to this debate, but accuracy never goes out of style, IMO.

    That's interesting that you should bring up the Stones DSD masters. I just bought their entire studio catalog of those CD's. They sound better than everything else I own. Even the Japanese Stones SACD's I have. So you're saying there is EVEN MORE improvement on SACD's made from those masters? Holy.....smoke. :o
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  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,027
    Viking64 wrote: »
    headrott wrote: »

    Agreed, Jesse. I will also state that SACD sounds better, to my ears than DVD-A and Blu-Ray Audio (DVD-A, BR-A both sound better than CD, however.)

    A good comparison are the DSD mastered Rolling Stones CD's and then when they were released on SACD using the same masters (DSD). If one cannot hear the difference in the CD verses the SACD, one either needs better equipment, or better listening abilities, or both.

    That said, I know I'm a few months late to this debate, but accuracy never goes out of style, IMO.

    That's interesting that you should bring up the Stones DSD masters. I just bought their entire studio catalog of those CD's. They sound better than everything else I own. Even the Japanese Stones SACD's I have. So you're saying there is EVEN MORE improvement on SACD's made from those masters? Holy.....smoke. :o

    The Japanese SACD's from a number of years back (no longer made, first editions) and the DSD CD's are the same masters, actually (from about 2002).

    The reason they may sound different (CD's sound better than SACD's) could be from what sources you are using for the CD's verses SACD's. Different DAC's, etc. will give better or worse results, but obviously not the same results.
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    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,675
    One of the biggest difference between SACD's and CD's is Wishbone Ash/Argus. the Japaneses SACD is a much better then my CD version of it!
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,339
    voltz wrote: »
    One of the biggest difference between SACD's and CD's is Wishbone Ash/Argus. the Japaneses SACD is a much better then my CD version of it!

    Add Abraxas SACD
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,675
    LOL so true as I have both :) the bass just thumps yours cheat when Oye coma va kicks in!
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 726
    "... once I finally get (insert brand/model here) I'll never want/need another pair for a LONG time."

    Tried it a couple times, still not working.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,143
    Add the SHM-SACD of Sticky Fingers and Who's Next as the best there is.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,339
    Add Shangri La
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    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,596
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    voltz wrote: »
    One of the biggest difference between SACD's and CD's is Wishbone Ash/Argus. the Japaneses SACD is a much better then my CD version of it!

    Add Abraxas SACD

    Yep. Depth of emotion never heard before.
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,027
    edited November 13
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    voltz wrote: »
    One of the biggest difference between SACD's and CD's is Wishbone Ash/Argus. the Japaneses SACD is a much better then my CD version of it!

    Add Abraxas SACD

    Interesting. Which SACD are you referring to? I have the MFSL Gold CD of Abraxas. But, are you referring to the MFSL SACD or the SHM-SACD (is there one?) of Abraxas?
    Relayer-Big-O-Poster.jpg
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,027
    F1nut wrote: »
    Add the SHM-SACD of Sticky Fingers and Who's Next as the best there is.

    Who's Next is excellent!
    Relayer-Big-O-Poster.jpg
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,317
    Lining my SDA's with BH5 was the worst and a very expensive mistake.. :#
    Death Grip...
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