Audio Karma Glossary

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by d-ray657, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. mech986

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    Hemi, not sure how your post fits into a glossary thread unless you're posting your unit as an example of FUBAR.

    You'll probably have better luck posting your question as a new thread in the Sansui forum.
     
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  2. amely

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    This post is really helpful to all newbies.
     
  3. zeffer1940

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    I want to know a real definition for sibliance as in phono cartridge accuracy.. or harshness??
     
  4. arts

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    Due to some recent confusion regarding one of my posts during this thread,beginning at # 45:

    http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/empire-royal-grenadier-9000m-speakers.464709/page-3

    I would like to add the following term to the AK Glossary: BSA ( BULL S**T ARTIST )

    BSA: This term generally applies to sellers and/or flippers who engage in extremely ''flowery'',long winded prose to describe whatever piece of crap they are selling.

    See also: exaggeration, overstatement, magnification, embroidery, embellishment, excess, overkill,rhetoric,hyperbole

    Thanks,

    Art
     
  5. Bill Ferris

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  6. BigElCat

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    I'll go you one better.

    This is sibilance; when Margot sings "Sweet"...it's the s-s-s-s. It's on the vinyl, the CD, and all digital forms. Magnificent recording.



    It's only on the 'S' sound. It can be really annoying if it happens a lot.

    Maybe it happens on 'pfft' sounds.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibilant

    (I love that song. The entire album was recorded straight through. I'm not sure how many 'takes' they had to do, but they wound up with a single 'take' that is nothing short of fabulous.)
     
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  7. Jetaway

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    How about &^^%)%!! to describe any piece of audio equipment that you realize, thanks to your stupidity or inattention, possibly both, have comprehensively and utterly fried.

    LMAO

    Chris
     
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  8. Bill Ferris

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    Yes Jetaway. as a tech of over 40 years I`ve seen quite a few needlessly damaged pieces of great gear thoughtlessly powered up slam dunked after sitting un powered for decades & of course usually ruining at least the power transformer + , when the caps say bye, bye !!
    Often with oversized fuses installed to fix the initial fuse failure !!
    Kind regards , OKB
     

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