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    FS: Shunyata Power Cords and MIT Cables

    3 Shunyata Research Python CX Series. 1.8 meter ($550 each) 1 Pair MIT Magnum MA 2 meter single ended RCA interconnect ($550 for the pair) 1 Pair MIT Magnum MA 2 meter Proline XLR balanced interconnect ($650 for the pair) I have the original boxes. All pricing includes shipping (in...
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    FS: Spectral DMC-30SS Reference Preamplifier II

    FS: Spectral DMC-30SS Reference Preamplifier Series 2 I am the original owner, have all the shipping boxes, power cords, remote, etc. Excellent cosmetic and operational condition. For all of the details, go HERE MSRP $12,000 Priced to sell quickly at $6100.00
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    dCS Scarlatti DAC, Word-Clock and Up-sampler for sale - and priced to sell very quickly.

    I am the original owner and have the boxes and manuals that came with each unit. All are in pristine condition cosmetically and functionally. On a scale from 1 to 10, they would all be rated a 9.5 only because they are not brand new. If you are looking here, you know all about these products...
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    Dirac Unison

    Flavio, I am also now confused. Are you saying that for stereo measurements, the vertical spacing should be 36 inches (18 above the ear and 18 inches below the ear)? If so, the lower measurements will be taken well below the top of the back of the chair. If so, how far away from the back...
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    Dolby Atmos, etc. and speaker selection

    I have been living with a 7.1.4 Atmos system for a few months. Also, Audioguy lives near me and he also has a 7.1.4 Atmos system. I would recommend getting the 6 less expensive speakers. The difference between 7.1 and 7.1.4 is huge. Also, the surround and height speakers don't have to be...
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    AYRE DPS Turntable

    I had a Tron 7 Reference phono stage made specifically to match the recommended characteristics of the Allaerts cartridge.
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    AYRE DPS Turntable

    I have a DPS 3 that I purchased before Ayre took over. I have a Schroeder tonearm and Allaerts Formula 1 cartridge. I live about an hour from Atlanta.
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    Computer Audio: confusing, complicated, & INCONVENIENT. About MUSIC or inner nerd?

    Everything you say is true, but the point is that just like AD/DA conversions will move us further from the master tape, so will the room. I know that you believe this because you have an acoustically designed room. If the speaker room interaction did not move us further from the master tape...
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    Computer Audio: confusing, complicated, & INCONVENIENT. About MUSIC or inner nerd?

    There are conversions which even you use to improve the sound. How about the RIAA curve? What do you mean by the "the D/A converters used in DSP"? How do you know that the conversions you talk about are not transparent? Have you ever tested your hearing with these conversions? If...
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    Computer Audio: confusing, complicated, & INCONVENIENT. About MUSIC or inner nerd?

    It is not that DSP'd PCM sounds the same as DSD. It sounds different and can be superior because of the improvement DSP imparts.
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    Computer Audio: confusing, complicated, & INCONVENIENT. About MUSIC or inner nerd?

    With Dirac there is no outboard DSP unit. We use our own ADC and DACs. In my case, I also have an outboard clock.
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    Computer Audio: confusing, complicated, & INCONVENIENT. About MUSIC or inner nerd?

    If I listen to DSD, I cannot use Dirac. I can listen to vinyl either with a pure analog signal or digitized and then room corrected with Dirac. Despite having a room that measures well, DRC improves the sound with or without the subs. In addition, Dirac definitely improves sub integration. I...
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    Computer Audio: confusing, complicated, & INCONVENIENT. About MUSIC or inner nerd?

    I would like to say what has been said before, but with different words. Most of us believe that there are many factors which effect sound quality. Many of us also believe that the speaker room interaction far outweighs many of the other factors that effect the quality of the sound. I prefer...
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    What's wrong with Drug Companies???

    I would like to bring up a few more points. First, part of the problem is that the FDA is not allowed to consider price when approving drug. If a drug is even sightly better than the current standard it will be approved without regard to cost. Second, I believe that the current patent law...
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    Target Curves

    Thanks for the tip. I use Dirac Live and was happy with the "House" target curve. I altered it to the Harmon Synthesis Curve and was surprised at the improvement. I thought it would be bass heavy, but it is not. Just richer timber and more bass impact. Bass is not bloated. The Dirac Live...
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    $7000 Shunyata Extension Cord for My Fan

    I thought that threads discussing "faith" were outlawed on WBF.
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    Digital correction: Why is there resistance?

    ACK, Forty to 100 Hz is not a narrow band. Of course the bass is more potent on than off. What I am saying is that "on" in phase, but room corrected, will likely be even better. Remember that the upper frequency will be effect less by room correction. I forgot to mention in my last post that...
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    Digital correction: Why is there resistance?

    ACK, I have reviewed your frequency response graph and am convinced that your system would benefit from digital room correction. You have a significant dip between 60 to 100 Hz and a significant bump for 40 to 50 Hz. These are over long and significant areas. In addition, you have reversed the...
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    70% Of Calfornia's Doctors Expected To Boycott Obamacare

    I would hope that you are correct about Americans making the "right " choice. However, I am not convinced that you are correct. If Americans were not attracted to luxuries such as hotel type lobbies, then hospitals would not spend the money on them. The baby delivery business is a big one and...
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    70% Of Calfornia's Doctors Expected To Boycott Obamacare

    About 15% of Americans receive Medicaid. This number will increase after January 1 due to the ACA. In Georgia, patients with Medicaid receive healthcare which is indistinguishable from insurance paid care except that some doctors refuse to see medicaid patients because of poor reimbursement...
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    70% Of Calfornia's Doctors Expected To Boycott Obamacare

    Amir, With all due respect, do you think that it is inhumane to treat people with advanced lung cancer. I do not know the details of your mother's case, but many of those with advanced lung cancer do receive benefit from some type of therapy. There are randomized studies comparing...
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    70% Of Calfornia's Doctors Expected To Boycott Obamacare

    I think you are getting a skewed view of American Healthcare. Eighty-five percent of Americans get great healthcare and are happy with it. Yes, it is expensive. The issue is the 15% that are left behind. This 15% still get medical care since the laws require that hospitals not turn anyone...
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    Magico Q7 and Vitus

    I have heard numerous Wilson setups with the speakers against the front wall. The soundstage has always sounded flat to me. In my experience, a holographic soundstage requires speakers to placed well into the room. By the way, this is not a knock on Magico. I own Q5s.
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    Magico Q7 and Vitus

    I hate to put a damper on this thread, but the reviewer descibed a holographic soundstage. How can that be with the speakers stuck against the front wall corners? Is the holography several feet in front of the speakers? If so, amazing! If not, can we trust any of the review? I believe the...

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