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>>52688995
desu before seeing several videos linked from /g/ threads, I'd think these people are just retarded.

I don't get how people can unironically buy "bridges" that lift UNSHIELDED cables off the floor, to "reduce noise".

If you know one of these folds, just use him.
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>>52689070
You may be younger, but they have better hearing
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>>52688995
http://www.6moons.com/archivelibrary/ind2013.html
http://www.6moons.com/archivelibrary/ind2014.html
http://www.6moons.com/archivelibrary/ind2015.html
Gold links
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>>52688995
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>>52689542
George Lucas?
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>>52689542
I don't think it is limited to just audio
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>>52689542
>horn loaded
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>>52688995
I see nothing wrong with OP's picture.
Why wouldn't you want your music to come live via domestic satellite?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtSElpM3QCk
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Audiopedophilia should be outlawed.
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>>52691740
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>>52691764
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>>52691777
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>>52691802
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I like that one where the guy puts the headphones on and hes llike wew lad
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>>52691777
Is that Sli sound cards? Noice
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>>52691847
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>>52691764
the irony of that man's shirt

lel
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>>52691847
>"elevate" your musical experience
It's so bad
Yet it'd be a sin not to use that pun
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What kind of music do this people like?
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is this the audio thread?

can anybody recommend me a 2 channel setup under $350 for my PC
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>>52691913
Steely Dan
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>>52688995
>Audiophool thread

I want the pic with the portative ground
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>>52691872
http://www.coconut-audio.com/holynightrca.html
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>>52691913
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDnE7nZYK9o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5r0kXAEX_A
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>>52691977
What the fuck
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>>52691724
classic
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>>52691847
>Music sounds more like music
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>>52688995
What the phuk is that?
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>>52693523
Why do they call it a transmission line if's through a curve.
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>>52691724
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>>52693636
it's nothing
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why are all audiophiles old?

don't they realize some 20 year old has way better hearing than them and that they are simply wasting their money?
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>>52689245
AYY LMAO
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>>52693764
>don't they realize some 20 year old has way better hearing than them and that they are simply wasting their money?

No

>M-MUH GOLDEN EARS

No it's the golden years. Fuck off grandpa.
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>>52693764
A teenager with Apple earbuds gets better sound quality than old fucks with 50k+ setups
Let's just hope that when they die they'll inherit their shit to their great grandchildren so they can get some use out of it
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don't you just lose hearing range when getting older?
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>>52693523
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>>52694114
Is the broad included in the setup?
With audiophools you never know.
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>>52694055
Absolutely, in the high frequencies. Sadly, I'm 27 and I lost all the >18Khz, I can't hear it.
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>>52689245
damn, that bonsai is probably more expensive than the audio set up.
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madness
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>>52694263
are those football shaped things plasma speakers?
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>>52691789
>>52691802
I would actually do something like this just for the looks.
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>>52694343
I have absolutely no idea how MBL midrange speakers work
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>>52691977
The best sound comes from using an SSD and removing all other harddrives, as these add a bright and harsh sound into the music. USB harddrives are also very noisy and should be avoided. A network attached storage (NAS) is a little better but still not good. An SSD is a must.

It's also important to convert ALL music into WAV. This gives a silkier sound with more detail. Lossless formats like FLAC are very noisy during playback which adds edginess into the sound. The same is true for mp3 files. Converting mp3 into WAV makes it silkier, however, since the mp3 files are compressed it sounds too blurry. Keeping them as mp3 adds edginess which compensates for the blurriness. If storage space is limited on the SSD, convert all lossless formats into WAV, and keep mp3 as they are.

If you must use a standard harddrive, the best sound comes from a low RPM drive like WD Green. However, even with everything converted to WAV it sounds worse than FLAC from the SSD.

If you can only afford a small SSD. You can copy and paste music files to it before playback, similar to changing CDs in your CD player. The simplest is to keep your music library on an external harddrive, and then copy the album to your SSD before playback. But it's absolutely critical to unplug the USB harddrive afterwards. You don't want to listen to music with it still plugged in, because the brightness gives painful headaches.
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>>52691977
Windows has an edgy and bright sound while Ubuntu has a grey and dull sound, but with more inner detail. Lucid Puppy Linux has the best sound by giving both clear and silky sound with greater transparency, openness and detail. It has no weaknesses whatsoever. This is because the operating system is copied into RAM on startup. When installing Lucid Puppy, remember to make a Frugal install.

Choose RAM with a heatsink around as this gives smoother sound. Don't use RAM that are nude (where you see the circuit board).
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>>52691977
How the SSD is formatted also affects the sound. NTFS sounds the edgiest, ext3 sounds better, FAT and ext2 sounds the smoothest.
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>>52694458
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>>52694263
Those speakers actually sound amazing.
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>>52694521
Buying expensive speakers isn't snake oil. That's just a retarded /g/ meme like linux. What is snake oil are the expensive wires, bridges, DAC and stuff like that
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>>52694521
>$250000 USD only of the 2 speakers
Usually I have no problem with idiotphile speakers, but all the amps, pre amps, cd/vinyl players, power regulator, cable and other magic shit are meme.
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>>52694587
>vinyl players
not really. an expensive vinyl player is not meme. you can get better sound compared to cheap turntables. but what is more important is the fact that an expensive turntable does less damage to you vinyls
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>>52694411
I would do all this shit for the looks if I had so much cash to blow.
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>>52694627
c'mon, I'm ~agree but I will never buy this kind turntables with a crazy tier phono stage
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>>52694521
Can someone explain why they are shaped like that?
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>>52694165

25 and I've lost everything >16khz

I blame the drummer
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>>52694555
Yes it is. Once you get speakers that reproduce the entire range of human hearing at the most neutral level possible, anything above that is audiophool bullshit.
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>>52694722
this pls
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>>52693764
Middle aged rich people are always easier to fool.
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>>52694775
I'm not the same guy but highend non overpriced speakers can make difference because of your room
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>>52691724
I would actually do that for my cable management just to make it look pretty and not a fucking rat's nest on the ground.
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>>52694263

"A loudspeaker in which we have taken conservation of energy to its ultimate consequence: all bass, middle and high tone units are fully coordinated with one another and function on an axis of 180 degrees. This means that all impacting forces are neutralised and the system can function in perfect ease. All loudspeaker volume levels are active and thus do away with those energy-wasting post-impulse oscillations that afflict conventional loudspeakers and the air they contain. The two subwoofer towers can be actively fitted to the room to avoid erasement and ensure transmission of the full music signal. Experience the pure energy of the music – just as though you were present at the original performance. This loudspeaker system is tangible proof of our highest claim – that we build legends."

Ok.
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>>52694824
>rat's nest on the ground.
first, fix your rate problem anon :3
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>>52694776
The motor bit is on the end of the football. As it moves towards and away from the football all the leaves move in and out, basically making a full range omnidirectional speaker.
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>>52694924
oh
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>>52694967
That art looks a lot like a Jojo face.
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I need help niggers.

What are good stereo speaker systems?
Do I need any extra hardware for audio compressor, equalizer, etc.?
What are good cables?
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>>52694881
>Experience the pure energy of the music – just as though you were present at the original performance

Wouldn't it be better if they went to the concert hall? I guess for some performances you can't but with that kind of disposable income it seems silly at this point.
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>at some point audiophiles purify their tastes
>at some point they realize what they really want
pic related
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>>52688995
What the fuck is that thing?
are you cooking steamed dumplings?
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>>52694165
>>52694734
I'm 22 and I only have up to 17kHz. Should I be worried? I don't go to many shows, and I never have my music on particularly loud.
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>>52694977
>sensibility
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>>52695130
it's a lot of question anon
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>>52695722
it's normal
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>>52695722
Bump!
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(I'm >>52695722). I'm a musician. How much am I missing out b/c of this?
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>>52695793
I'm @16, 17 @ ultra loud sound ;_;
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>>52695130
For what? Also I use only multiband compressor
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>>52691913
Inuit throat singing
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>>52689542
>>52689245
How do their wives/gfs let them do this?
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>>52696116
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>>52696327
When your husband is rich ugly audiophile, you don't give a shit.
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>>52696384
forgot the pic
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>>52696327
You don't let your wife control your money. Although in their case they probably should.
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>>52691821
looks pretty fucking neat. PS1's are cheap why wouldn't i do that if a i wanted a cd player.
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I really can't comprehend why people spend so much on power interconnects when all the wiring in the walls, breaker panel, transformers and transmission lines is shitty pig iron wire. I can see spending a lot on signal cables like RCA's but fucking power cables???

Does anybody know if James Randi is still doing the million dollar challenge? That guy selling the stupid expensive speaker cables got rekt when he was asked to do a blind test against a coat hanger. Declining the challenge was probably a good idea.

Pic related, pretty much my dream system. Loud and clean without the audiophile bullshit.
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>>52696482
apparently its not every ps1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95eUhuR8_ps
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>>52696482
Some PS1 was special with a super dac and a overkill cd laser
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>>52696533
>I really can't comprehend why people spend so much on power interconnects when all the wiring in the walls, breaker panel, transformers and transmission lines is shitty pig iron wire

The most retarded peoples are the batteryfag ''because muh bad current and noise from/out the electric box'' (pic related)

Also some pre amp and DAC work with batteries for the same reason.
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>>52691764
What's the machine in the middle even for?
It's not connected to anything.
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>>52691977
I don't get it. It's a joke, right? It has to be a joke.

What do they think it does?! What is the fucking reasoning? Jesus tap-dancing Christ, I can understand dropping some good money on a nice pair of headphones and an amp, but these people are actually mentally deficient.
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>>52696633
>mains buzz is a meme

reminder not to listen to /g/ for audio related things.

never work in a studio.
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>>52696394
Damn shes hot, I'll never be able to afford one like that.
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>>52696533
>That guy selling the stupid expensive speaker cables got rekt when he was asked to do a blind test against a coat hanger.

Got a link to this? It sounds awesome.
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>>52696394
I think I get hot rodding culture, but this audiophile shit baffles me.
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>>52696697
>mains buzz is a meme
>fix it with batteries them a converter
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>>52691764

So when audiophiles get together like that, is it like playing a roleplaying game? Like, everyone knows theyre just playing a character?

>let's see, what would someone with super hearing say about this fat red wire...
>"ah, yes, it sounds much more dynamic and precise, particularly in the... uh... upper octaves..."
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>>52696533
I actually know the guy that owns this system. Only through a forum that I haven't been on in a while though....
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i'd like to be an audiophile, but i'm deaf. what do i do?
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>>52696697
WUT?
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even if all this shit worked, wouldn't that mean that the original recording would have to be of the same exceptional quality and care? which it often isn't?
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>>52696704
You arn't rich :3
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>>52696764
>i'm deaf
So are the people who own all the shit in this thread
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>>52696752
>man, listen to this, just listen! I can hear the air between the strings. Are the burgers ready?

Maybe they are old rich guys just having fun.
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>>52696697
It's because they don't trust the sinusoidal source of the electric power distributor of the city
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>>52696327
>I hate my m8>>52694114
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>>52691977
>>52696676
>>52694458
>>52694441
>>52694431
This can't not be satire.
>pic related
>from the "disclaimer" page
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>>52696816
It'd be funny if it was all one big ruse, especially with how butthurt some people get over this.
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>>52696853
Hey, a power surge killed my speakers even through a surge protector. Never trust mains power; use a UPS.

Or you can just replace your parts on the extremely unlikely scenario that this happens to you.
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Is playing distorted audio bad for speakers?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEzhxP-pdos
This for example
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>tfw can hear up to 22 kHz
I'm hearing shit these old farts well never listen to again for as long as they live. Suck shit.
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>>52696633

Fucking hell, It's like car audio's and audiophiles bastard lovechild.
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Here I was thinking I'm an audiophile for having a 70 dollar DAC and some AKG's
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>>52697349
Audiophile yes, audiofool no. You bought stuff that is relatively affordable and really does improve audio quality perceptibly.
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>>52697443
What's the cutoff? I bought some Micca MB42Xs with a Lepai amp for an entry level speaker experience to compliment my Philips L1 Fidelio headphones
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Do you guys do mics?
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>>52691872
woah that bike tube is a good fucking idea.

I have an electric drum set I've been trying to isolate vibrations from for years. I think I'm gonna try this tube Idea. should take just one large sheet of plywood, and maybe 4-6 full size bike tubes.
you guys think this would effectively reduce vibrations going through the floor to my neighboors without being to squishy for comfort? my seat will not be on the board btw.
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>>52697745
just put a fluffy carpet
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>>52696432
>>52694114
these weird fucking speakers are so cool to me. What do they call these?
reminds me of North projection drums
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>>52697859
rear loaded horn, or scoops for subwoofers.
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>>52689542

The stain on that guys shirt. I laughed so hard.
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how much should i spend on headphones for best price/performance?
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>>52697946
http://www.6moons.com/industryfeatures/rmaf07/stephaen.html
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>>52697963
$80-120 USD
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>>52697859
yeah, they are cool
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>>52694114
Those look cool. Would buy just to use a a center piece.
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>>52694114
I'm in love

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/arcadianaudio/4.html
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>>52698138
w-w-w-why the pic is 404 janitor?
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Guys, what about if you buy stuff because of aesthetics?
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>>52698166
One of those killed his father.
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>>52698170
You have a point
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>>52693764
audiophiles exist for the same reason people buy boats
they're money and time sinks
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>>52698284
thats a bad analogy
many people buy boats for transportation, or for fishing
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>>52698320
*old people buy boats for money/time sinks
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>>52696748
never said that solution wasn't retarded.

>>52696768
>>>/reddit/
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>>52692015
>listening sessions
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>>52697628
Cutoff is when you wouldn't be able to reliably pass an A/B/X blind test.
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>>52697628
>Lepai amp
Why the hell /g/ like this shit
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>>52698892
It hisses pleasantly and doesn't break your speakers due to low output power.
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ITT: NEETs being jealous of people with money

In other news: water is wet
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>>52698904
But it's shit...
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>>52698946
>bait
I prefer to buy a Porsche 911 turbo for 200k that cables for the same price
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>>52698961
Is tpa3116 like that too?
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>>52698961
I know.
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>>52696537
>>52696553

But what model is that PS1 with the overkill laser and DAC?
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i'm sorry I know nohting about these freaks, someone please explain to me, why do I always see pics of playstations in audiophile threads?
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>>52699038
early ones with extra ports on the back iirc.
One thing you should know is that CD players were pretty shit in the 90's, so the reason the PS1 made rounds with audiophiles is because it was better than anything else - at the time - but by now I think most sources are probably as good or better.
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>>52699038
The 1st model I think
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>>52699058
autism and this>>52699070
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>>52699058
Sony always made sure to put their best into their consoles, in ways most people don't realize, for instance the Phat PS3 was an excellent SACD player if you actually had those disks.
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>>52699112
except for multichannel SACD, this format is a placebo meme
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>>52699112
Only the 1st fat had sacd
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>>52696764
You can still look at spectrums and be smug about it if you are not blind as well.
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>>52698759
Is there any software that does this for you? It would be actually nice if one could do this instead of fooling themselves.
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>>52691724
The fucking exposed wire on the ends gets me every time.
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>>52699143
Well, yeah of course I meant multi-channel, I forgot it even did 2.0

Speaking of multi-channel, I ripped and re-muxed Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here Blurays to FLACs in 5.1 and original 4.0 flavors. 96k/24b on all channels. Probably the only albums I'd ever go this autismo for.
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I need every product advertisement that claims to improve digital quality so I can write a blog shitting on all of them.

Hit me with them.
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>>52699366
>so I can write a blog shitting on all of them.
Its been done

>http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html
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>>52696394
Who is this sound hound?
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>>52699366
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOrjQXyqZvw

This is a test of how long can you last. I highly recommend at least the first seven minutes or so. Quality content.
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>>52699497
>audioquest
I just revisited the Jitterbug too.
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>>52699497
>first order of business, everyone has to be polite because my daughter is here
Fucking dropped.
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>>52699366
Everything in that youtube channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adTecwbWwNI
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>>52699569
>literally zipties
>it doesnt look like there is anything going on in here, not like a power conditioner
>it looks just like a power strip built like a tank
>it felt like i added another octave to my speakers
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>>52699353
kek only the 5.1 matter with SACD
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>>52699619
Autism my son, autism. It's so sad
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>>52699497
This is painful.
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>>52699569
>the cable are raised @ 1:50
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>>52699353
Multi-channel is really great. I was at this concert and it brings back some of the feel.
>that feel when having no glowsticks and appearing in the crowd on the BD
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>>52699631
If only it was in some way possible to scientifically test these claims to see if there is actually any merit in them.
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>>52699569

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3rJjRzfN_0
at 3:25, turbulence of the disc
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>>52694039
>A teenager with Apple earbuds gets better sound quality than old fucks with 50k+ setups
Nah

Apple earbuds sound like shit. Maybe a teenager with some Sennheisers or something like that.
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>>52695813
Everything that makes your music sound like shit to normal people.

I learned my lesson and started sending everything to a friend who surpassed me and actually made it into music college. I keep working minimum wage and playing my keyboard on my weekends though. It's okay. This wasn't made to be a kingdom for all of us.
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>>52699675
>''''''''''but the sound is subjective, you can not compare the two systems blindly, it's unfair''''''''''
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>>52696537
I don't know what the fuck sludge video you posted but what fucking special ed school for adults were they showing it to?
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I wish I had less integrity, It seems like I could make lots of money designing, building and selling audiophool gear. Instead I'm working in the studio and mastering audio industry on an internship.
>mfw I graduate and get employed in the field then find the company branching out and making audiophool shit
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>>52699916
Go away Rossmann
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>>52699619
>not wanting a power strip that's built like a tank
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Where did your sense of wonderment and whimsy go, /g/?
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>>52700025
Don't see why I need one when the power strip is somewhere tanks won't be an issue.

>>52700067
The real world destroyed it.
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>>52693636

vacuum cleaner
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>>52688995
Mechanical engineer here, can someone explain to me what the fuck is the transparent tape/best supposed to do??
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Are audiophiles just a very sophisticated level of cuckold who go the extra stretch in order to please the black bull fucking their wife with superior sound equipment, while at the same time providing a superior quality cover for her screams while she is being penetrated?
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>>52700405
>superior sound equipment
You wish this was the case with audiophiles.
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>>52700391

this webm this late in the thread

i'm dispoint
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>>52688995
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>>52694441
actaully Pulseaudio is laggy shit
>>52696913
reminds me of those ads from 50s
>>52694923
>cable lifters
>few cables are touching
>amps are not shielded

why audio equipment uses either RCA/XLR/DIN connetctors when they have such shit characteristics?
if they want purest sound shouldn't they use cables designed for RF?
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>>52700340
Rotate the fucking platter. Quit your degree
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>>52700887
Maybe the dumbfuck was blind and didn't see that the tape was connected to the left. Granted it is hard to see, but i'd expect a mechanical engineer to have better eyes than most people, the dumbfuck.
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Cable elevators for a headphone extension cable.
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>>52700951
and.... how does it sound?
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>>52691872
That's not a PSone, that's a PlayStation.

Fucking audiophiles of all people should know the difference.
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>>52700975
It decreased the nylonian distortion that is unmistakable when a cable's signal is tainted by resting on carpet directly. The wood dampened the clarity of the treble and the overall presentation was just not as lively as when using carbon fiber or porcelain elevators.
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>>52700887
>timing belt
>"belt" does not have ts dedicated path
>50:1 gear ratio
>driven gear is a polygon, not a roller or actual gear
>probably just simple bushing, not even a simple ball bearing
>not direct drive
>looking at the size it's probably old ass DC motor because botique manfacturers can't into electronics

audiophile equipment always provide me biggest keks
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>>52698904
It WILL fuck up your speakers because of high distortion at low levels
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>>52696697
We have a thing to get rid of buzz
Its called a power conditioner
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>>52701048
Holy shit the autism
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>>52699497
>Those inflated RAM usage numbers. 8GB baseline, but go for 16GB.
>256GB SSDs are baseline, but I ain't storing my files on them. SSDs sound better than HDDs
>Quadcores sound better than Dualcores.
>All them mummies sitting there
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>>52701099
That's not how speakers get damaged.
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>>52696432
>that painting..
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>>52701229
Holy shit the ignorance
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>>52701299
iMacs are noisy.
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>>52694114

>Audiophiles now just buy singers to seranade them in their living room as the final evolution in their crazy search for sound quality.
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>>52701301
Im sorry, i meant clipping
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>>52696697
Yeah but studios use fucking line conditioners, not batteries.
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hey audiofags, quick question
my sub on one side had the "speaker-ish" thing and on another side has the hole
those two sides need to be "free" ?
i shouldnt close thouse sides with the wall or desk?
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>>52701621
your correct
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>>52689198
>>52691724
>>52691764
>>52691941


Are these Le Three Thousand Dollar Cables?
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>>52701699
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>>52689139

If they'd just admit they like the look of the nixie tunes, brushed aluminum, and old cabling we wouldn't have a problem. I'll admit I think some of the ridiculous audiophile gear Looks cool even if it does nothing of value. Consider it steampunk accessories
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>>52701621
Wait are you talking about the reflex port or what? Positioning your subwoofer near a wall accentuates bass response by roughly two to three dB. Positioning it into a corner accentuates it even more by 4dB and up. This is usually the recommended place to put your subwoofer as it lets you to run less power into it while getting the same sound pressure level, lowering both distortion and power usage. All of this depends on the subwoofer(or loudspeaker) used, too. Some models(like closed cabinets) don't care about the proximity of the wall too much because there is no port and some ported designs fire downwards or forward.

When I say near a wall I don't mean you block the port or the speaker element entirely. Keep them at least 20cm away from walls.

Managing subwoofer frequencies is tough shit. You can do some stuff with DSP in your listening window but room acoustics play a massive role with frequencies below 200Hz.

>>52701730
Likely that or more.
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>>52696913
>>52691977
>>52692052
It's a joke site.
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>>52701621
The speakerish thing is called a driver, it's what produces sound. Tweeters make high-pitched sound, then go mid-range drivers, and woofers are the ones that make bass.
The hole is called a port, if your speakers are ported, you have to make sure the area around there is vacant. If you want to place speakers flat up against something, you need to get either sealed cabinets or front-ported speakers.
The higher the frequency of sound, the more directional it becomes, sub-bass radiates outwards in an omni-directional pattern, so it doesn't matter how your sub is positioned, while the tweeters should preferably be aimed directly at your head.
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>>52694263
those are wicked looking speakers

bummer they'll only be used to play back shitty vinyl recordings
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>>52697020
I'd say you made that up.
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>>52695553
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>>52699497
>any of you paying for Montessori school?

fucking jew I shoulda known
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>>52699756
Is it really that consequential? Most mixing guides doesn't care about stuff over 15kHz, and I don't think iPod headphones even carry information that high.
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>>52700391
cringe
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>>52699569
I really really wanted him to plug that cable into the thing, just to do it. He was holding it for no reason.

Yes this is maximum autism/OCD but it's frustrating desu
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>>52698892

/g is pretty retarded about audio
perhaps because they don't really care about it
and the device is cheap as fuck
(and the quality is compatible
(but again /g don't care bout audio)
)
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>>52701301

mmm... yeah, distortion at high volume can fuck up good drivers
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>>52699732
Teenagers these days don't buy those "ugly" sennheiser, they go for beats. I have a lot of teenage relatives

>>52694039
Apple earphones sound surprisingly good, I tried on the ones that came with my mom's iPhone, I expected them to be like cheap 10$earphones but they weren't half bad
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Don't know if this is the place to ask, but I need some aux cables, not audiophile tier, but something that can withstand some incidental pressure on the wires. My current one (7 dollars) must have gotten pulled or bent or some shit and now I have to bend it around for the wires inside to make contact and actually work. Is there any non bullshit, sturdy, aux cable you could recommend? Or should I just buy a bunch of cheap ones and replace as necessary? The 7 dollar one lasted me like 5 months.
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>>52689542
which one is horn_loaded?
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>>52689245
That's a sick bonsai.
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>>52696394
Dude, tell your mom I think she's hot.
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This is a seriously pleb question, but does anyone have suggestions on a cheap amp with 3.5mm audio-out? And when I say cheap, I mean as inexpensive as possible. Preferably in the 20 dollar range or lower. I've seen some small amps that fit the bill, but they only have line-outs for actual speakers and no headphone jack. S

See, I just got this professional monitor for playing my old games, but it only has a mono input and it doesn't have a 3.5mm audio-out jack. 99% of the time I prefer playing video games with headphones on anyway, so I don't care so much about getting decent speakers. Just something that I can hook my headphones up that has a volume dial and doesn't sound like shit, that's all.

Right now I'm pretty much forced to use these piece of shit PC speakers I had buried in the closet.
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>>52700391

ayy lmaoo source??
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>>52704241
You can make one yourself
Amps are very fun to make, educational ofc and affordable. Just search "diy amp" on Google
Also you can buy 3W amps for like 3$ on the internet, how powerful are your speakers?
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>>52704336
ATH-m50. The spec page says they have a maximum input power of 1,600 mW at 1 kHz.

I find the idea of building my own intriguing, but I just don't have the desire to do that right now. Any ideas on what to buy to fit my needs?
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>>52700223
Looks like it sucks pretty hard.
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>>52696533
lol iNuke. There are different variations but mine was like $150.

You could build this for yourself anon if you had the space and were willing to spend the time. It wouldn't have to be a dream. It wouldn't be that outrageously expensive either, maybe $10k with projector, amps and drivers? Maybe even less.

That has to be so loud. Wonder what the rest of the room looks like, surely this is a basement.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L34S4Tt1EuQ
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>>52696533
its not loud and clean thats a shitty class d amplifier

class-d is a compromise in audio quality for excellent powerefficiency, its very good for portable units or big concerts where people just want it loud.
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>>52700391
He is trying to be funny right?
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>>52704521
there is nothing wrong with class d
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>>52704439
Jesus fuck, that speaker placement will sound worse than a 2.1 Logitech system.
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As much as i like to shit on all of these, im actually curious how they sound. Im in love with how vintage gear sounds so i always wanted something like pic related, Mantaray horns and altec bass bins.
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>>52691927
Get a pair of active nearspeaker monitors. Even non expensive brands like KRK or Behringer have decent stuff at that price range.

Get at least a 5", if you can go for a 6" you'll have better bass.
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>>52703991
That's high SPL, not the distortion.
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>>52704678
Class d is great for what it is. Very energy efficient. But its bad audio quality and thats objectivly speaking since you take the original audio signal and chop it into a square wave and then low pass filter it to get a somewhat similar signal to what you started with.

Class d has never been a topology based around audio quality its purely a compromise for energy effiency because of the huge losses in class a and ab.
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>>52704710
kek

>>52704678
>>52704521
Exactly what you want for subwoofers.

Do you recognize the other amps in the setup?
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>>52704809
>you take the original audio signal and chop it into a square wave
I don't think AD/DA conversion is much of a problem these days
also you can literally just throw a dsd signal at a class-D amp which is ideal for all-digital setups
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>>52704890
its not a ad/da
Class d is not digital, class d is generally a 0.5Mhz ish pulsewidth modulated square wave that gets low pass filtered with physical components
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>>52704890
>>52704809
Here is a write up his amps.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/1334237-lab-gruppen-fp14000-clone-amplifiers.html
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>>52704439
I would not keep my amp in that, but you must have a reason.
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So I work with this guy who is one of the absolutely bat shit insane audiophiles, among other crazy opinions.

I'm not sure if he believes it himself but he wanted to charge me $5(per item) to cryogenically treat the cables in my desktop to increase performance or something. He never specified what it would help with, but insisted that it made a huge difference with his audio setup. Claimed he knew a guy locally who did it and it would normally cost hundreds of dollars.

Also talked a bunch of other shit about how cheap Asian HDMI cables don't transmit proper signals due to "virus noise" and how upscaled DVDs are better than Blu-rays on his Intergra receiver. He seems to think Blu-rays are a conspiracy by Sony to scam consumers.
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>>52704808

no, i do mean distortion
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>>52705095
You are smarter than me is why. I cut an opening in the back panel but it still gets hot. The plan now is to add an 80 or 120mm fan and get some air circulation.
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>>52698229

I listen to these ones it was a piece of shit compared to high end bookshelf speakers. But they have fucking good reviews. Am i deaf ?
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>>52704809
Here is the exception to your rule, objectively speaking.
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>>52705262
nah, it's pretty likely that they're shit
a lot of these 'highest end' speakers are tuned by ear by the retarded old fucks the manufacturers are which results in really funny pair matching to say the least
some local hifi store here has a lot of these super high end small brand unicate speaker thingys sitting next to the typical Klein&Hummel and ME Geithain stuff you need to have here and it's amazing how badly the relatively cheap 'german engineering' stuff blows the 20x as much costing things completely out of the water solely because the people who designed and built them aren't deluded
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>>52689139
>>52701764
You don't need to have a young persons hearing to prefer the sound of tubes, or better speakers for that matter. I hate seeing this dumb comment
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>>52701621
fuck off mark
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>>52696659
It's an isolating lift for the headphone stand so that random static electricity doesn't damage them during storage.
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>>52702072
Brown-outs aren't a joke.
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>>52705213
It makes no sense that distortion in the audio signal could in some way damage the driver if the driver wasn't already being driven past its physical limits.
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>>52701048
Should have just bought wool carpet, then you wouldn't have to deal with nylonian distortion at all.
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>>52691764
Are they near a fucking toromak?
That level of insulation in the cables is futile.
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>>52691777
>sli sound cards
For what purpose?
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>>52706715
Just I/O options as you can see. Ignore the separate boards.
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>>52700713
>pulseaudio is shit
Almost all people who said that happen to use Arch.
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>>52694114
I WANT THESE SPEAKERS
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>>52701343
That would be the logical thing to do, man.
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>bought a 200 dollar DAC when I used to go on "audiophile" forums
>had a 30 dollar one because it had inputs I wanted for certain devices
>got the 200 dollar one and tested it and it sounded exactly the same
>said it was defective and returned it and got my money back
Never fucking again. Holy hell self proclaimed audiophiles are the most retarded people I've ever seen.
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>>52706846
Congratulations, you learned the hard way.
Remeber: If you want to have quality audio just go for the pro stuff.
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>>52700639
oh no.... o-oh no......
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>>52700887
Im the guy you're replying to. Im very well aware of belt transmission but I sure as fuck hope that thing doesn't represent one.
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>>52704380
>speaker amp
>headphones
retarded
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>>52704241
try going to a thrift shop and look for a receiver usually you can find them super cheap
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>>52706629

drivers are mechanical

unecessary and abrupt changes in the direction of travel of the solenoid will tend to cause it to degenerate the tension elements mechanically more quickly

same with tendons, ligaments, bungee cords, wheel suspensions, anything else mechanical

>>52706846

ive never heard any difference between my computer's onboard dac, and my preamp's dac, and a standalone dac

what i have heard is fluctuations in distortion during changes in power draw from any of the various devices
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>>52691789
>>52691802
These early PS1s had RCA outputs and an audio chip found in fancy Sony sound systems. But they're not worth the price they're going for now
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Someone post Horn Loaded's grandma basement
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>>52698229
Reminds me of something...
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>>52707324
/sqt/ but it is true than we can't bypass the windows audio auto correction (limiter/compressor/eq) even when its disable and it's why we need a usb sound card?
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>>52707639
no
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>>52691789
>adding $3 tiffany rca jacks to a plaistayshun
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>>52699497
Jesus fucking Christ.
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>>52691472
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>>52690874
it doesnt do anything, I dont understand..
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>>52700391
typical autechre listener
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>>52708007

>in other news, gaymurs are stupid fucks

Its actually how Razer keeps themselves in business.
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>>52707954
The Tomoko needs better headphones, shut ins don't use Deats
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>>52706715
sonic link interface, for more speed
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>>52708366
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>>52697038
>>tfw can hear up to 22 kHz
No you can't
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>>52707324
It's not comparable to the distortion caused by the source. Driver doesn't know what is distortion and what is not. It makes no difference at this point.
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>>52697038
That's just a blatant lie and not even a believable one.
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What kind of equipment do music producers use? I'm talking aphex twin, autechere guys, and the like. I use hd 558s for basic production, but people have said its a bad idea to master on headphones.
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>>52709394
Mac Pros
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>>52704594
those are really bad headphones that cost 2k
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>>52709394
at least the mastering if not stem mixing or just a complete mix is usually done by engineers in proper studios the label sends the stuff to
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>>52700391
His face looks like something is climbing up his urethra
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>>52699497
firefox confirmed for bigger ram hogs than chrome.
I never really paid attention to this sort of audiophools thing but now I just sat here and looked at the whole thread and videos only to be certain that these sort of people asides of talking shit out of their ass in every other subject, they are simply mentally ill.
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>>52699366
Audio Advisor as a site is just horrible. Filled to the brim with blatant shilling, placebo and buzzwords that don't mean anything.
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>>52710065
Sounds like /g/
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>>52709394
As far as speakers go most use studio monitors.
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>>52693705

Foolish or not, this is fuckin' beautiful
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>>52710065
My dad somehow got subscribed to their magazine. Whenever it comes in we go through it and mock the horribly overpriced shit they sell.
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>>52708484
a lot of of people can desu
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>>52699497
Ugh

Linux - one guy raises hand - "you don't need me"

At lease I know to replace my mac mini with a laptop now. I knew I was missing some transparency on the upper octaves somehow.
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>>52699497
crazy
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>>52710513
nobody can
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>>52699569
Holy shit he's actually talking in tongues
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>>52711484

Some teenaged girls can hear into what is typically ultrasonic human sensitivity range. They usually lose this by their early twenties.

Google it.
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>>52711663
teenage girls aren't people
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>>52711663
>kids

Only kids
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>>52704521
Class D (properly implemented) is GOAT tier nowadays, grampa. Get with the times.

http://www.hypex.nl/product/2012-11-23-13-41-35/nc400.html
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When I was in high school I did a research project on animal sensation and hearing. I was given an ultrasonic transducer device by this dude from Georgia Tech. I was supposed to test it on livestock. Of course, I took it to school and tried it out on my classmates. Out of 36 kids in the class only two teenaged girls (aged 16 at the time) could hear the upper register, which was between 21 and 23 khz. At that age I couldn't hear it.

It was so disturbing to one of the girls that she covered her ears from across the classroom and then turned around to look in my direction.
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>>52704809
hypex. Now go kill yourself.
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>>52706629
Not first order, but second and third order harmonics can.
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>>52712054
why?
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