bigfool1956

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About bigfool1956

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  • Location
    Littlehampton
  • Real Name
    David

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  • Turn Table
    Acoustic Solid 111
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    AN Arm 1/AT33PTG/II
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    ifi iPhono mk 1
  • Digital Source 1
    Pioneer N50A
  • Digital Source 2
    Fiio X5ii
  • DAC
    Meridian Explorer 2
  • Integrated Amp
    Musical Fidelity M3i
  • My Speakers
    Audiovector 5
  • Headphones
    B&O HP6
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Don't know how I missed this thread till now, but count me in please. David
  2. bigfool1956

    Guess the album cover

    This is one of those ones where I'm SO sure that I know it, that I probably don't I think each bit of the pictures represents a song on the album.
  3. bigfool1956

    What are you listening to right now?

    Lynyrd Skynyrd - (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nerd) 24/192 download
  4. bigfool1956

    What are you listening to right now?

    Jethro Tull - Aqualung 24/96 ripped from DVD-A, Steven Wilson mix, from the box set.
  5. bigfool1956

    What are you listening to right now?

    Janis Joplin - Pearl 24/96 download
  6. bigfool1956

    What are you listening to right now?

    Fairport Convention - Festival Bell CD ripped to WAV
  7. bigfool1956

    What are you listening to right now?

    Robert Plant - Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar CD ripped to WAV
  8. bigfool1956

    Loudness Wars Question

    Interestingly the most recent Ziggy Stardust remaster is the hottest yet, but it still sounds better than any digital version beforehand. Not as good as the first pressing vinyl though, warts and all. LPs seem to nearly always get a higher DR, even when created from the same master. People have posited explanations for this across the web, but I've not seen general agreement as to why this may be. I wouldn't choose my music based on it's DR, otherwise I wouldn't have any Rammstein, but I do use it as a tool to try and get the best digital mastering of the music I love. I also reference the Steve Hoffman forum, which is full of useful information on different masterings. Sometimes, as with Ziggy, the best DR isn't always the best sounding. For example some mastering engineers use a lot of EQ, which can still give a good DR, but sound thin and screechy.
  9. bigfool1956

    Interconnect Surprise

    So this has degenerated into ad hominem attacks. Frankly this is uncalled for. Firstly Keith, with the clear implication that he is "a bit shady", ignoring the fact that he has had dealings with several wammers, all of whom have been happy with their transactions. Yes he has a mantra, and it's one that I disagree with, but if I had the money I'd be off to him to either buy the Revel Salons he (still?) has or to be persudaded by the Kii 3s. At least he's not telling you that your system will never sound any good without 25k cables. As for Nick, there is a clear reasoning behind what he has done with the digital cables for the Dave, and I have heard the effect they have. You may not buy into this, but if I were in the Dave financial bracket (as opposed to the David financial ruin) then I would definitely use his cables. You don't have to buy into this, but it's no reason for personal attacks.
  10. bigfool1956

    What are you listening to right now?

    Kraftwerk - Computer World CD ripped to WAV.
  11. bigfool1956

    What are you listening to right now?

    Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette CD ripped to WAV
  12. bigfool1956

    What are you listening to right now?

    Family - Family Entertainment CD ripped to WAV
  13. bigfool1956

    What are you listening to right now?

    Daevid Allen - Banana Moon LP.
  14. bigfool1956

    What are you listening to right now?

    Robert Plant - The Principle of Moments LP.
  15. bigfool1956

    What are you listening to right now?

    Wings - Venus and Mars LP. Been placed straight into the cleaning pile