“Get Better Sound” by Jim Smith

Have any of you read it? Any thoughts/reviews?

Thanks.
“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
- Isaac Asimov

Hi-Fi
Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
Visuals
http://StretchPhotography.com
http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto

Comments

  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,548
    I bought it, read it, but it just didn’t click with me. I do know someone who had him come to his house and setup his room, and swears by him.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1 - X1 power supply
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,174
    Link?
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,750
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Link?

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  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,190
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • stuweestuwee Posts: 1,536
    He is ok but, this guy has the goods on the best sound, http://sanderssoundsystems.com/technical-white-papers

    Dig deep folks, think about what you want and how to get it, remember no system is perfect. Shove that has little and embrace that that gives you what you crave...
    Thorens TD125MKII, SME3009,Shure V15/ Teac V-8000S, Denon DN-790R cass, Teac 3340 RtR decks, Onix CD2...Sumo Electra Plus pre>SAE A1001 amp>Martin Logan Summit's
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,190
    Thanks for that link, @stuwee Interesting stuff on his site.
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 265
    I have the book and dvd. Jim can be a little dry, and the dvd is not really needed if you read the book. I bought several pieces from his high-end store, Audition, in Birmingham, AL, in the late 70s and early 80s. He knows his stuff. Try some of his ideas and see what you think. One that works for me and several friends is moving your equipment from between your speakers even if that means longer cables. He has a lot of experience setting up systems at shows. Overall, I recommend the book highly.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,174
    Aye! "If you want MP3 recordings to sound exactly like the source, you must use 192 KBPS or higher. 192 KBPS is considered "CD quality." No human can hear any difference between an MP3 at that rate (or higher) and a CD." Uh oh.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,379
    That there is some BS... I could hear the difference between 192 and 256 on my Creative Labs computer speakers... Then again at 320...

    I can't imagine the difference I would hear on some of the rigs I have now.
  • stuweestuwee Posts: 1,536
    stretchl wrote: »
    Thanks for that link, @stuwee Interesting stuff on his site.

    stretchl, what I love about him is he doesn't just play to his company's tune, he has an amp for all the masses needs! He does believe in the ESL for a sonic transducer, warts and all...but not opposed to a magnetic cone speaker if designed properly, and he knows there are some out there.


    I wish I had the $$'s for the big Magtech amp, my ML Summits will suck the but outta a cat, even with 800w from D amps driving the woofers.
    Wicked load, oh well, I'm a midrange fool...
    Thorens TD125MKII, SME3009,Shure V15/ Teac V-8000S, Denon DN-790R cass, Teac 3340 RtR decks, Onix CD2...Sumo Electra Plus pre>SAE A1001 amp>Martin Logan Summit's
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,190
    I think I’ll pop into his shop next time I’m in Colorado stocking up on supplies.
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,190
    What amp, pre are you using, @stuwee ?
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • stuweestuwee Posts: 1,536
    OMG! There's colored music in my home!!!


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    I must be positively, permanently punished!! >:)
    Thorens TD125MKII, SME3009,Shure V15/ Teac V-8000S, Denon DN-790R cass, Teac 3340 RtR decks, Onix CD2...Sumo Electra Plus pre>SAE A1001 amp>Martin Logan Summit's
  • stuweestuwee Posts: 1,536
    stretchl wrote: »
    What amp, pre are you using, @stuwee ?

    Right now, the SAE A1001, 500watts continuous @8ohms, about a full kilo into 2ohms where the Summits live. I also have a little SAE 202, 100watts @8ohms for low listening sessions, never a **** or hiccup from her, I can shut down the big boy for a few milliseconds driving the panels, it does not like the wicked load, fans help, I don't push it too hard, It's pristine, all 98lbs of it.
    Thorens TD125MKII, SME3009,Shure V15/ Teac V-8000S, Denon DN-790R cass, Teac 3340 RtR decks, Onix CD2...Sumo Electra Plus pre>SAE A1001 amp>Martin Logan Summit's
  • stuweestuwee Posts: 1,536
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    For a preamp, my fav now is the Sumo Electra Plus, an Acurus L10 I bought from very high reviews from several online buddies, a Yamaha CX600U for that fabulous variable loudness control. Woof!!
    Thorens TD125MKII, SME3009,Shure V15/ Teac V-8000S, Denon DN-790R cass, Teac 3340 RtR decks, Onix CD2...Sumo Electra Plus pre>SAE A1001 amp>Martin Logan Summit's
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,190
    Holy moly. :o
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
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