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    OPPO 105EU
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    ARCAM AVR 600
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  1. New interview with Nelson Pass posted yesterday, and he talks about distortion and measurements from 38.40 position.
  2. Reproduction of the human voice is were the real test lies. I can tell every time am walking into a music studio if it's the real thing or from monitors. Reproduction of music is not always about loudness and dynamic range. Gets close but not quite there yet.
  3. I personnel think it's impossible to measure every aspect of music, just like it's impossible to know everything about existence. They may come a day when dos, listening will do for now. Time and again everyone talks about blind testing and subjective listening but hardly about hearing actually distortion in an enjoyable playback system in a blind test. If an objectivist can't pick out a system with distortion in a blind test then the argument that distortion can be heard is not valid. If subjective listeners need to prove blindly so do objective listeners as regards hearing distortion in a blind test time and again. This may well go a long way to prove whether it's necessary to have precise accurate measurements when it comes to music reproduction and also at what level of distortion.
  4. 1 listen to what people say 2 Buy on their advice 3 Get home listen 4 Wait for things to settle or burn in 5 Two months later still sounds s**t 6 Yes I learnt the hard way..
  5. When does a product become vintage?. Would this apply to a certain period in time or more relative to how old the product is. Seems the penny just dropped for many. Apart from the abilities of playing loud and huge dynamic swings, most Well put together music systems from the past has all it takes to enjoy music.
  6. I owned the Chord 2qute, then tried out the Qutest before settling for the RME DAC. I found the RME ADI-2 DAC to be much more balanced through out the frequency range in my system. The 2qute seem to extend much further in the bass but after careful listening, the bass is not as focused as that of the RME DAC. The Qutest just sounded less defined in my system and thin sounding in a treble. DACS are all about preference of presentation and no real good or bad. Of all 3 I preferred the qutest the least. Ignore synergy at your peril.
  7. Basically buy the new version of your product reviewed, which sounds better by the so-called expert. Sounds different at best, at worse sounds absolutely crap. I used to be a salesman so I knw.
  8. Existence in it's entirety is mystical itself.
  9. A friend of mine has the PSM 156. He said it improved anything connected to it in his system and actually improved over all openness and dynamics. Once this whole situation is over I would be trying one out my self.
  10. I would certainly give the below a try.
  11. In isolation mains conditioners may not necessary improve sound quality, but may well do in conjunction with other components. Side tracking here, but I watched a video on youtube and I've been doing some experimentation with my adi-2 DAC, especially with the loudness settings, parameter EQ when using the RME as a preamp.
  12. Nativebon

    Roon-why ?

    Thank goodness I'm not the only one. I really did give it a good thought but never appealed to me taking into consideration the asking price. I got 3ways to stream. Hard drive to Oppo 105 player, Ethernet (Nas) to Oppo player, Spotify. Does the job for me. Having said that can understand why some may want the Roon as a organisational control center.
  13. Wow.. Really love this thread, most light hearted and up lifting. I'm here with my parnter keeping save. Supposingly, I'm categorised as high risk. Taken the time to get back to the studio to make some music. I'm envious of some of the beautiful gardens on display here. Good thing we got music. Trying times, but with threads like this we will get through. We doing are bit here to speak to neighbours at a distance of course and keep company. Nice one fellow Wams!