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People graduate from headphones to speakers, then treat the room to make it sound exactly like a set of headphones. What is the point? Jul 27, 2017 at 7:16 PM

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      Poinzy
      People graduate from headphones to speakers, then treat the room to make it sound exactly like a set of headphones. What is the point?
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      The best way to "treat" for bass frequencies is to get a bigger room. If you can't do that, settle for smaller speakers or use headphones.
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      This little gremlin wanders between 560Hz and 490Hz, approximately. I have no idea what's causing it, except that it isn't a USB thing.
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      What in heck produces a 540Hz electrical noise signature? It ain't USB. USB produces a 1kHz signature, plus harmonics. @ 1kHz multiples.
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      I finally got ASIO recording mode to work. Maybe it's a Windows 10 thing. Suddenly, I'm having good luck.
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      "Subtle." What a STUPID answer.
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      I notice that a lot of "audiophiles", especially newly minted ones, spend an awful lot of time operating on the theoretical level.
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      As you gain experience you often discover that things that matter on a theoretical level don't matter on a practical level.
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      My JBL Nanopatch passive attenuator has worked great in a bunch of different applications. I've never had impedance issues with it.
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      SURE used Radio Crap stuff is cheap! There's a reason. People with brains didn't want it even when it was new.
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      I never once saw a piece of audio gear sold by Radio Shack recommended in any credible audio mag. Not one time. Why are ppl buying RS crap?
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      Vinyl newbs are rediscovering the wheel. Another entry in the "Where Have You Been?" chronicle.
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      Newbies certainly have silly expectations when it comes to vinyl records. I've rarely heard such naive "discoveries".
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      Gee, some of your new LP's sounds like ka-ka? Welcome to my world, 40 years ago.
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      People are buying this old audio gear out of novelty appeal, having no idea at all what its limitations are. It's like a sci-fi story.
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      If think cassette decks sound good, that means you can't distinguish one sound from another. Stick to your bedroom radio.
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      People buying cassette decks for "audiophile" purposes have reached a new level of dumb.
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      Vinyl needs a huge industrial infrastructure so sustain it, but its environmental impact is, somehow, minimal. Digital hates Gaya.
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      Vinyl is made from candy-cane dust and unicorn breath, and is pressed in the Angel Factory. It's shipped to stores on magic love beams.
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      "Yay vinyl!" Brought to you by the same people who lecture everybody else about "going green". "Mommy, where does vinyl come from?"
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    Audio Technician
    Call me an audiophile, I dare you.

    I'm an audio technician. Mostly, I just twist the dials for the people who do the real work. The last big project I did was engineering for a physicist doing a sound-level profile of Orchestra Hall for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

    My studio systems are all SS, with, for the most part, digital playback. I only ride the vinyl bus when I have to do the occasional audio restoration project. To me, turntables are just tools for getting the job done. I'm a digital guy at heart.

    The oldest things in my home studio right now: a Dual 1229 turntable and a pair of KEF 2-way, 8-inch floor-standers in custom cabs.

    Recommended book for vintage-heads: 'Radiotron Designer's Handbook', published by RCA. It's available as a free download. Just Google the title.

    Recommended site: 'Wireless World' http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Wireless_World_Magazine.htm

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    I rip and restore shellac and vinyl recordings.
    Science brings the evil of meritocracy to the golden ears' inclusive wonderfulness.
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