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    Can digital get to vinyl sound and at what price?

    There is nothing keeping you from researching this for yourself. Since our brain is responsible for deciphering what our "acoustical detectors" pick up, this would be an illogical position and wager.
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    Can digital get to vinyl sound and at what price?

    But that is the difference between making a pressing from a tape several generations away from the master, and a direct to disc pressing that is the most accurate to the source.
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    Can digital get to vinyl sound and at what price?

    I an just stating the facts sir. Different people are born with different strengths and weaknesses. I was born with a superior intellectual capacity, and I am blessed to have had as much experience in life as I have had. It is a curse more than it is a blessing because most people treat me as a...
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    Can digital get to vinyl sound and at what price?

    It's a scientific fact that those with the greatest intellects have the ability to hear and perceive the most. I the Great Genius am the worlds greatest intellectual, and my hearing acuity is world renowned.
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    Accuphase preamps

    Good choice. You will want to stay at the top level of preamps. The 2800 and 3800 series are acceptable choices.
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    Can digital get to vinyl sound and at what price?

    I hear better than all of you, I have been involved in more critical tests than all of you, and I have more experience in all fields of live sound and audio reproduction than all of you. 52 years of experience at the highest levels. I have no need or desire to explain myself or prove myself to...
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    Can digital get to vinyl sound and at what price?

    I have heard the best digital currently available. It doesn't even come close to the best analog playback!
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    Can digital get to vinyl sound and at what price?

    In this very thread have I documented the exhaustive tests that I participated in. Did you read it?
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    Can digital get to vinyl sound and at what price?

    Digital sounds distinctly different from the actual performance. So given this fact along with its lack of fine resolution, it cannot be truer to the source.
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    Best SS amp for $200

    Actually, they are still selling for $500 to $600 today. I always shop for the cheapest tested and guaranteed offerings I can find.
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    Best SS amp for $200

    So far, you seem to be the most ignorant person I have come across here. You still have a thing or two to learn in life son. Take this as constuctive criticism, or take yourself out of my thread. It's your choice.
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    Best SS amp for $200

    I am well aware of everything you have stated. This amp has been thoroughly tested and guarateed to work. But it will sooner or later need to br recapped, which I have been doing for years so no big deal. I have been looked for Khartago's, and none of them are selling below their retail price...
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    Best SS amp for $200

    You seem to be highly ignorant of the pioneering Japanese SS components, some of which set a standard for others to learn from to this day. And then there are the benchmark setting Japanese tube components that no one else has been able to match! You talk about how much better equipment is...
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    Best SS amp for $200

    It often takes a great deal of wisdom to discern if one may be a troll among a group of distinguished gentlemen. I assure you that I am not the troll you seek to expose.
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    Best SS amp for $200

    Thanks again. But I bought another amp already.
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    Best SS amp for $200

    Yah, they seemed to have missed that this component is for my secondary system in my studio apartment, the likes of which is nothing to sneeze at. I am not looking to go overboard in this noisy, undamped enviroment! Are you'all having a good Christmas eve so far?
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    Best SS amp for $200

    Only a fool would laugh at the high end offerings from Japan, and a bit hypocritical for someone who owns components from Lyra and Marantz.
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    Best SS amp for $200

    I would guess from this response that you are not familiar with the Pioneer Series 20 either.
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    Best SS amp for $200

    You guys are too much!
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    Best SS amp for $200

    My career as an inventor and engineer is well documented here. I am also a life-long audio enthusiast with a weath of experience with gear from all time periods, but I don't have the time to go into all of that right now. I have participated in many critical listening tests, and served as a...
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    Best SS amp for $200

    I do appreciate your contributions, especially your Odyssey recommendation, so thank you for that as well as everyone else who has contributed here. I don't mean to come off as a rude person. It's just that I am old and set in my ways!
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    Best SS amp for $200

    You are both entitled and welcome to contribute your input. I am just letting you know what class this amp sits in. And yes, the amp will likely need to be recapped, and the resistors will be scutinised as well. This is unfortunate on your part. I am a well regarded expert in the field of...
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    Best SS amp for $200

    And exactly which amps do they sell for $200 US?
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    Best SS amp for $200

    I bought the Onkyo.
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    Best SS amp for $200

    I hate to have to inform you of this, but the Ultimate Integra M-505 was a SOTA product made from '77 until '83, which was then replace by the Grand Integra M-510 in '84. The is very much a high end amp!
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    Accuphase preamps

    You definitely what one of the flagship models then, but you need to decide on the amps before we can match the best preamp to them.
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    Hi fi junk vs great art and musical instruments

    Disagree. Good vintage audio is often more musical and engaging.
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    Can digital get to vinyl sound and at what price?

    It would be merrier if we could all manage to stay off the internet long enough to enjoy it.
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    Michael Fremer Joins The Absolute Sound

    I can, and the secret is to understand its current weakness. High order DSD suffers from a lack of fine resolution that affects both harmonics and inner detail. If you hear well enough, you will be able to hear this relatively small but important difference.
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    Can digital get to vinyl sound and at what price?

    I on the other hand see threads such as this one as a way to take up idle time.

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