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 Forum: Cables & Accessories   Topic: Audio Shananigans

 Post subject: Re: Audio Shananigans
Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:05 am 

Replies: 59
Views: 2971

Then with an electrical engineer background you should understand that a 2db difference measured in a noisy, uncontrolled room with unknown reflections and nodes all while trying to conceal a microphone easily falls within a margin of error. And verifying with another individual using a smartphone ...

 Forum: Cables & Accessories   Topic: Questions around Silver ICs

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:32 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 277

Read this to get you going: Even when the price of silver is high, silver interconnects are reasonably inexpensive to DIY. Silver is silver and there's no need to get caught up in the oil extracted from snakes. I made 99.99% pure silver wire...

 Forum: DIY   Topic: Streaming vs. Playing CD,Vinyl or other?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:44 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 2392

Been streaming Tidal hi-Res for about 8 months now, haven’t bought a CD in that time. Have over 2000 CDs ripped to Nas in Flac. No interest in owning the physical media anymore.

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Planet of Sound Toronto East Closed!!!

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:39 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 4387

Crosscut100 wrote:
I used to deliver groceries to the Jane and Finch price chopper that is a rough area, as far as another audio store closing all to familiar story to bad I hate shopping online.

...then the future looks bleak for you as that’s all that will be left soon.

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Arc-fault Breakers

 Post subject: Re: Arc-fault Breakers
Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:42 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 313

I think these are only mandated for bedrooms if I’m not mistaken. I would avoid them just out of principal - simpler is better.

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Looking for my first subwoofer

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:57 am 

Replies: 48
Views: 1865

Hi, Note to banerjba. 2 cents worth. I ran a small closed sub with a pair of NHT Super Zeros for a while. It wasn't an NHT sub and I forget the make. I played with it a lot and it was a fun experiment. But in the end you are always faced with a stubborn 'integration' problem, and adding a second su...

 Forum: Sources - Digital   Topic: Apple hardware iPhone, pad etc. Build in DACs measurements

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:24 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 1830

There you go folks, Ken Rockwell like it, AudiOhm hates it. Great thread, really enjoyed the point, counterpoint. :shock:

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Streaming Music In Nova Scotia

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:21 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 435

Screw Bell. Horribly over priced although the Fibre system is very good. Check out City-Wide Communications to see if their high speed is available in your future location. I live a bit out of town and they service me with 100 MPs high speed for $65 a month tax in. Great service

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Sound quality based on money spend

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:14 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 3238

milesian wrote:
Speakers 50%
Amplification 50%
Source material 50%
Cables 50%
Liquor 50%
Chair 50%

Never was good at math.

I totally agree with your post. It’s also why I like everything to be louder than everything else! :D

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Show Off Your 2 Channel Installation

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:00 am 

Replies: 2063
Views: 386019

New Speakers, Source and power amp in my main system. Figured I'd post an update... The System (2 channel signal path): Selah Audio Vigore Speakers (Scan-Speak Beryllium tweeter, SB Satori 5" midrange, SB Acoustics 8" woofer, Clarity CSA caps, Mundorf resistors) Esoteric SA-50 SACD/CD/DAC...

 Forum: Cables & Accessories   Topic: Speaker Cable Lengths?

 Post subject: Re: Speaker Cable Lengths?
Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:54 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 1850

There will be no noticeable difference. Go for it

 Forum: Headphones and Portable Audio   Topic: Thoughts on buying used IEMs

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:01 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 889

I boil mine first :D

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Show Off Your 2 Channel Installation

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:46 pm 

Replies: 2063
Views: 386019

glaferri wrote:
Here's some picture of my 2 channel installation... many more in my CAM gallery.





Lots of diffusion here, I’m sure the room (while not small) must sound huge. I’m jealous.

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: What Winnipeggers bought when they could afford anything

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:17 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 1937

I doubt this trend is limited to Winnipeg residents. Most people just don’t care enough about music in general. The 1% would rather spend $100k on a boat or car, but can’t wrap their minds around a similar amount for something that gives us joy each and every day. Go figure. :D

 Forum: Listening Room   Topic: New Audio Room

 Post subject: Re: New Audio Room
Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:15 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 626

The Cardas website is actually a pretty decent place to start for room dimensions etc.
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