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  1. Muckplaster

    The Truth About Vinyl - Vinyl vs. Digital

    Blimey your wife is old. :O)
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    CD Alive and Well?

    Utter cobblers as usual from the Foo dealer.
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    The Truth About Vinyl - Vinyl vs. Digital

    So how come you can't hear the difference on an LP between a velocity of 0.509 metres per second on the outer groove and 0.196 m/s on the inner? I can hear it clearly on many LPs, even with a line contact stylus. How come you can't hear the pre-echo that is also present on LPs? Can't you hear the difference in sound quality between a 7" 45 rpm single and a 12"? Digital will reproduce exactly the very best vinyl can do with consummate ease, and it won't have the rumbly hissy crackly background either.
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    The Truth About Vinyl - Vinyl vs. Digital

    Wrong on all counts as usual. You must be deaf.
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    Leaving amp on

    Should have said normally isn't an issue. :O) SMTs are shit. You can't even see the bloody things, let alone replace them. Throwaway junk. Electrolytic capacitors fail more frequently when used in a continuously hot environment, so whenever possible switch the mains off.
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    Leaving amp on

    Temperature cycling the components isn't an issue.
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    Leaving amp on

    If you want them to last it's far better to turn them off when not in use, even without taking the electricity saving into account. The enhanced sound quality argument is pish, any quality SS amp will achieve full sound quality from the moment it's turned on. I don't know where these silly myths originate.
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    Chasing system accuracy... Is there a point?

    Yes, it is just for bass via a sub. There are more expensive models that work over the entire frequency range.
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    Chasing system accuracy... Is there a point?

    Ah, sorry, I misunderstood. The antimode 8033 has received widespread acclaim for its performance.
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    Chasing system accuracy... Is there a point?

    My Antimode 8033 was simple, used on my sub. You position a microphone where you sit and run a test, or several if you have more than one favourite listening position and want a compromise. The cats run away from the very loud bass tones and then you find you have the best bass you ever had.
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    Chasing system accuracy... Is there a point?

    How childish you are.
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    Chasing system accuracy... Is there a point?

    Obviously you can't go crazy in a search for perfection, but if you have a room that you want to use for music you maximise the sound absorption in the room with thick curtains and carpets for example. If you have a sub and a bass boom caused by room resonances you can use an antimode to tame it.
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    Chasing system accuracy... Is there a point?

    Keith is correct. A benign room free of resonances is surely the best way of getting the very best from any hifi system.
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    Transformer Buzz on Naim CD5 XS

    Under toroidal tranformers there's usually a large nut where it's fixed to the chassis. Tightening that nut may well be beneficial, I've been successful a number of times.
  15. I have these headphones (older and dearer) but I find them somewhat lacking in the bass department for my tastes, compared with speakers. Advantages are they are very good for insulating yourself from other sounds and others can't hear your music.