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Everything posted by JANDL100

  1. The LS3/5a are a great small speaker, and they mate exceptionally well with a decent subwoofer. Suddenly full-range sound - they sound gigantic. Never heard that with any other small speaker. But they are way overpriced these days, just crazy. The only reason to get them is to see the LS3/5a label on them imho. It's all about the badge. Lots of other small speakers of similar quality around for much less, as already covered.
  2. You'll have to ask someone intelligent with a techie question like that!
  3. New research has debunked the long-standing rule of thumb of multiplying the dog's age by 7 to get the equivalent human age. Follow the curve in this article to get a scientifically based estimate! https://phys.org/news/2020-07-dog-human-years-scientists-method.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter "A new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine throws that out the window. Instead, they created a formula that more accurately compares the ages of humans and dogs. The formula is based on the changing patterns of methyl groups in dog and human genomes—how many of these chemical tags and where they're located—as they age. Since the two species don't age at the same rate over their lifespans, it turns out it's not a perfectly linear comparison, as the 1:7 years rule-of-thumb would suggest."
  4. I've not heard the T40RP but I have owned the T50RPiii and enjoyed them very much, as you say quite startling clarity in the mids - definitely a standout for the £££ imo. As for your old AKG Q701 - ugh, can't stand them - all I hear is a horrible grainy scrim over the upper mids and treble, as well as a hollowness to the lower mids. I've never heard of anyone else hearing them like that, so maybe it's just a weird resonance they kick off in my ear cavity! Anyway, congrats on the Fostex, I bet they sound very nice.
  5. Video: Flight over the ice-filled Korolev Crater on Mars - simulated using actual imagery. Very impressive! This movie was created using an image mosaic made from single orbit observations from the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on the Mars Express space probe orbiting Mars. The mosaic image was then combined with topography information from the stereo channels of HRSC to generate a three-dimensional landscape, which was then recorded from different perspectives, as with a movie camera, to render the flight shown in the video. Worth a look via this link! https://phys.org/news/2020-07-video-flight-korolev-crater-mars.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
  6. Gorgeously atmospheric playing https://open.qobuz.com/album/5400439005471
  7. Yeah, fine. It's not going anywhere. Here's a link to someone using the PGA2311, pretty much identical to the 2310 i have. It's clearly rated very highly - it may well be better sounding than the preamp setup you currently use in your system. https://www.tnt-audio.com/ampli/pga2311_e.html