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  • Re: Tweaks that didn't work

    If you treat the component, the vibrations from the rack are almost moot since the component would be absorbing those vibrations anyways. *ALMOST moot. Different plinths under my components was much less noticeable when I dynamatted them all, but there still was a subtle difference.
  • Re: Want to stick my toe in the "power cord" pool...

    TForan wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    On a side note, I've never liked the term 'noise' when it comes to audio. The perception is that it is something you can hear. It is actually quite the opposite. You never hear it, but it's damned clear when it's gone that it was there.

    You have to remember that a lot of older guys here don't have the hearing acuity of someone like you with young ears. Unfortunately, it happens to all of us. Super tweeters? Ya, right.

    I have some of the worst ears you can imagine. I've done a ton of critical listening to get where I'm at. Besides, if you get the room right, most of these changes slap you in the face. It's when the room is bad that you don't hear these changes - you hear the room and it's influence on the sound.
  • Re: Want to stick my toe in the "power cord" pool...

    On a side note, I've never liked the term 'noise' when it comes to audio. The perception is that it is something you can hear. It is actually quite the opposite. You never hear it, but it's damned clear when it's gone that it was there.
  • Re: Turntables

    The variance in digital is huge as well. The sound even in devices using the same DAC chip can prove to be vastly different. Listening to an Oppo, AURALiC, and North Star DAC utilizing the ES9018 will give you three very different presentations.
  • Re: This place is dead

    steveinaz wrote: »
    Society has changed from "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one" to "the needs of the one outweigh the needs of the many."

    This is a big reason why I got sick of teaching. We hold back the brightest so that others have a chance to catch them instead of letting those who are truly gifted reach their full potential. This is a big reason why a high school diploma means squat now. Basically it means you stuck it out for 12 years, not that you actually learned anything of significance.

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