DarqueKnight

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  • monepolk wrote: » I noticed that between the BDP-2 and 3 that the solid state drive is missing. Good eye!! The 1 TB solid state drive is one I installed in the BDP-2. It is used at work, where a smaller music collection suffices. The …
  • The writing is really done during my listening evaluations over weeks and days. What I post here is just a better organized summary of my listening notes. Writing is the easy part. Listening is the hard (but fun) part.
  • Tweaks The top cover and chassis were damped with Dynamat Xtreme. The rubber pads above and below the power supply transformer were replaced with pads of Dynamat Xtreme. A strip of Dynamat Xtreme was applied to the perimeter of the transformer. T…
  • The sound stage charts for the BDP-3 were derived after 8 plays and are shown in figure 13. There were no perceived differences in sound localization. Image sizes and locations were the same as with the BDP-2. There were no perceived differences in …
  • nooshinjohn wrote: » DarqueKnight wrote: » I have owned the X1 and X0.2 and both were dead quiet. Pass Labs is fanatical about quiet electronic design. Thanks for your response. Have you any ideas as to what may be causing this, or what…
  • I have owned the X1 and X0.2 and both were dead quiet. Pass Labs is fanatical about quiet electronic design.
  • audioluvr wrote: » Was there a sonic advantage or disadvantage noticed with rewiring? Yes. I have used AudioQuest GO-4 and Cardas Litz with good results. https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/141258/audioquest-go-4-internal-wire-repl…
  • The plasma era is over at my house. The Samsung 42" HP-S4273 plasma in my home office has already been replaced with a 55" LG OLED55E8PUA. The Samsung 42" HP-S4273 plasma in my master bedroom will be replaced with a 55" LG OLED55E8PUA. I wanted t…
  • audioluvr wrote: » I would have to disagree here. Just like a river. Atoms, molecules and electrons can and will move ever so slightly to create the path of least resistance. BlueFox wrote: » I disagree here. At the atomic level, any at…
  • nooshinjohn wrote: » I would love to see your analysis on the effects of high performance audio cables on entry-level AVR’s, DVD players and speakers.... should make for a fun read. That's something I'll investigate in the future...when I…
  • Jstas wrote: » Insulation is supposed to prevent interference with signal transmission. If it is coloring the signal then that is a problem. Wire insulation that has dielectric properties strong enough to create signal abnormalities that mani…
  • Jstas wrote: » Wires shouldn't be breaking in. They should how they are going to sound from the factory. gdphoto wrote: » Sorry to get back on topic, but I just listened to my new DYI cables for about an hour and now they seem a bit brigh…
  • K_M wrote: » I know when I buy something and later read bad reviews. I get upset also. I like to see good things, it gives you that "good warm feeling", and reading something negative makes me not like my purchase as much or have feelings I do not…
  • I don't use any of the smart features either. The picture quality was spectacular out of the box. The only adjustment I've made so far is turning off Energy Saving. I'm still gathering information about picture tweaking.
  • My video life has been much better since my LG 55" OLED TV (model OLED55E8PUA) recently came to live with me. It replaced an 11 year old Samsung 42" HP-S4273 plasma TV. The manufacturer packaging was great. Wall mounting was a breeze since the LG we…
  • joecoulson wrote: » Pretty dead on right @DarqueKnight ? Dead on.
  • joecoulson wrote: » @DarqueKnight I am pretty sure the Saul Alinsky method is being used here. Oh, OK. Thanks. I had to look up Saul Alinsky. In "Rules for Radicals" he wrote: "The job of the organizer is to maneuver and bait the establi…
  • K_M wrote: » I would be hesitant to bring up your contributions to other audio forums, as I believe some did not go over well at all, if it is the forum I am thinking of, and am a member of. I have praised some stuff you say, but I do not blind…
  • K_M wrote: » F1nut wrote: » Ouch, that's going to leave a mark. Not really....a dozen or so of the same guys, saying the same stuff, on a forum with a very small membership, really does nothing to upset me at all. I don't choose …
  • K_M wrote: » If all you seek is agreement and validation of your opinions or views, great, but why get so bent out of shape when another view or idea is presented? These comments highlight a need for self reflection on your part. You are th…
  • K_M wrote: » DarqueKnight wrote: » rpf65 wrote: » Have to disagree K_M. When I went from no name to Canare wire, thought I heard a little difference, but wasn’t quite sure. After a few weeks, switched back, and noticed that the midrange wa…
  • ZLTFUL wrote: » Man if only some cable naysayers would offer their unsolicited advice... I like unsolicited cable naysayer advice. It's even better when such advice does not have come from the advisor's practical or reasonable personal expe…
  • These threads always get "rocky". That should suffice.
  • KennethSwauger wrote: » This topic has been more thoroughly discussed than any in the history of audio. There's really not much to add is there? It's like watching your favorite movie over and over and over again Ken.
  • rpf65 wrote: » Have to disagree K_M. When I went from no name to Canare wire, thought I heard a little difference, but wasn’t quite sure. After a few weeks, switched back, and noticed that the midrange was less pronounced. Took a while, but got cu…
  • K_M wrote: » [Everything you say simply does not apply to home audio. We are talking home stereos with 10-20 foot long runs. Copying and pasting a bunch of unrelated stuff........................ Stay on topic, SPEAKER CABLES carrying audio…
  • The_Polkster wrote: » You will never convince anyone that has spent a small fortune on cables that it was an insignificant upgrade to their system and you'd have a hard time proving a moderately priced cable colors the sound of your system. I'm…
  • "K_M wrote: » A wire that carries a signal unharmed is NOT hard to produce nor expensive. Then why did AT&T spend billions of dollars and decades of research and development on wire designs for telephony, when the wires weren't even goi…
  • K_M wrote: » Well I guess you have solved the multi decade debate on every audio forum. Why do you think there is so much debate about this topic? It is for sure not cause some people are not wanting to hear a difference or are stubborn.....…
  • K_M wrote: » Well I guess you have solved the multi decade debate on every audio forum. Why do you think there is so much debate about this topic? It is for sure not cause some people are not wanting to hear a difference or are stubborn.....…
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