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About Naughtilus

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    Bitola, Macedonia
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  • Digital Source 1
    Google Play Music
  • Digital Source 2
    Foobar + BubbleUPnP
  • DAC
    Chromecast Audio
  • Integrated Amp
    Technics SU-7700
  • My Speakers
    Sony SS-F7ESG
  • Headphones
    AKG K702
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Naughtilus

    Room measurement and equalisation

    Same here. Small tweaks sound more beneficial to me rather than full FR smash.
  2. Naughtilus

    Room measurement and equalisation

    Surprised me too, Keith. I thought it wouldn't happen with headphones but it was the same thing.
  3. Naughtilus

    Room measurement and equalisation

    I don't deny other people's experience, just describing mine. It's been like that ever since I was a wee lad and used cassettes. I didn't like using the noise filters. They removed hiss but music sounded lifeless, so I just kept them hissy and didn't notice the hiss with repeat use. If I had no reference with the hissy tape sound I would think the filtered one sounds fine. But I did have a reference and picked as a compromise the one that simply sounds the best. Months ago I tried Sonarwork equalization with my headphones and the results were horrendously bad.
  4. Naughtilus

    Room measurement and equalisation

    Indeed np. Moving speakers about has immediate tactile feedback to me and the experience doesn't change after a while. What I hear is what I get. Changing frequency with software or tone controls is much less so. But then again you change a lot of things with speaker placement, not so much with DSP. Strawberry flavored vs actual strawberries.
  5. Naughtilus

    Room measurement and equalisation

    Exactly that. Same goes with speakers. When i switch, it can sound like improvement or the opposite, but after a while it's just music to me. I can get used to a $10 Bluetooth speaker and feel no different than whatever uber priced system you can find in a hifi shop. People watched movies on devices 50 years ago that are of horrendous fidelity by today's standard, yet enjoyed the entertainment no less than we do.
  6. Naughtilus

    Room measurement and equalisation

    I've read this many times and it's been demonstrated to me. I still hear without exception something going wrong along with the improved bits, or just all ending up sounding terrible. DSP software flattened FR is one of THE most horrible things I've heard. Minor tweaks with the tone controls are not as bad. I've had biggest success with different speaker placements.
  7. Naughtilus

    Room measurement and equalisation

    Yet it always sounds worse, ever since I can remember it, in all sorts of rooms and systems. Weirdness. You can make the particular issue go away, but it always ruins something else, or everything.
  8. Naughtilus

    Room measurement and equalisation

    Room equalization always ends up sounding worse IME. I can't explain why. My best guess it that my brain has already equalized it and messing with it externally makes the brain have to restart and equalize down to flat, which takes a while to get used to.
  9. Naughtilus

    Why do so many folks seem to hate iTunes?

    I wouldn't call it hate but annoyance with how it works. Admittedly I haven't used it at all for probably 5 years now.
  10. Naughtilus

    what classical music are you listening to now ?

    Aurora Orchestra perform HK Gruber's Frankenstein!! and Beethoven's 5th Symphony
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  12. Naughtilus

    one word daily

  13. Naughtilus

    CD Players - Old vs New

  14. Naughtilus

    Is this knob too big?

    Not just too big, but wrong type. What you need is good old bakelite.
  15. Naughtilus

    CD Players - Old vs New

    Thanks for expanding. This is what I remember reading Sony removing/tweaking as a bottleneck that manifested issues.–Solomon_coding Then there's the issue with capacitor coupled outputs. Some players used really shitty ones that affected sound quality. Main point is the "perfect sound forever" thing isn't that straight forward with CDPs.