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    Perth, Scotland
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    Miles

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    CEC
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    Apple
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    Boenicke
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  1. notevenclose

    Does rfi makes a system sound brighter?

    As defined in what, the 1850s?
  2. notevenclose

    Does rfi makes a system sound brighter?

    Personally I suspect you'd probably score quite decently on the bullshit front. From your attitude though I'd be inclined to think you lack the intellectual curiosity to develop potentially commercially viable products, so maybe best stick to the kitchen table after all.
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    Does rfi makes a system sound brighter?

    Interesting. I can think of a number of well-respected audio designers who have stated that in their view measurements are certainly a useful tool, but don't in themselves provide the whole story.
  4. notevenclose

    Does rfi makes a system sound brighter?

    Definitely no argument there.
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    Puritan Mains Purifier - anyone tried

    I've seen Srajan's reviews on Puritan and it looks a potentially interesting product. These days I'm in a city centre flat in a listed building, and some of the wiring dates from Roman times. I'd expect there's a substantial amount of crap on the mains at times. I confess I've always shied clear of 'black boxes' on the mains, since my experiences with a number of older products were invariably negative, although admittedly I've never tried anything in this location. Currently I use a Heretic Audio mains block which has no active components, just decent build and a nice bit of plywood. As others have said, I think you need to try the Puritan unit in your system so see whether it brings anything to the party and what the compromises are, if any. Then report back on your findings and as a reward you'll get 20 pages on why it can't, hasn't and couldn't possibly make the slightest difference.
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    Puritan Mains Purifier - anyone tried

    Er... that's not really how this works.
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    Puritan Mains Purifier - anyone tried

    I'm currently tidying up a page on the new site on the Living Voice Battery Power Supply. IIRC, part of the rationale for developing this was that when they first moved into Harrington Mill, the sound was crap at certain times of day which they realised was linked to some of the industrial processes going on in the factories round about. Hence the impetus to get themselves off-grid. Since I buy a lot of stuff from Sunspel, who are just round the corner from LV, it does amuse me slightly to think that them beavering away on my t-shirts may be a contributor to the crap on LV's mains. I suspect any suggestion of one of those awful Tacima power strips would not be well-received...
  8. notevenclose

    Does rfi makes a system sound brighter?

    What I and Fourlegs have referred in this context to isn't about Johhny Foreigner's radio stations or the odd stray taxi passing the door. Rather it's a result of the electro-magnetic multi-network soup we virtually all swim in these days. It can also be mains-borne and generated in some instances by the equipment itself. While it doesn't appear to manifest as audible interference, it's nevertheless a quite noticeable difference when you start to address it.
  9. notevenclose

    Does rfi makes a system sound brighter?

    Indeed. Hearing the effect of having it removed or greatly reduced – and it's only really noticeable by its absence – is quite an interesting experience.
  10. notevenclose

    Does rfi makes a system sound brighter?

    Or if you're using a computer as a signal source.
  11. notevenclose

    Does rfi makes a system sound brighter?

    Assuming that's as universally true as you're suggesting, it's only really relevant to anyone who actually owns a Class D amp. Whereas I imagine pretty much everyone will need mains cables.
  12. notevenclose

    Does rfi makes a system sound brighter?

    Triumph of hope over experience? But, yes, I'd tend to agree removal of 'noise' often results in a 'calmer' presentation which may be perceived as superficially duller or even less 'impressive.' FWIW, I think it's quite well expressed here: https://darko.audio/2019/04/a-short-film-about-cd-playback-w-hegel-ps-audio-pro-ject/
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    Classifieds - I would buy this if....

    I'll have my people contact your people with an offer...
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    What's the point?

    Spikes.
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    Classifieds - I would buy this if....

    Er... this is the first such post I've noticed.