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    apparently we and certain audiophile reviewers (NRD) are listening to completely different things when we review DACs

    to be honest i'm not sure- i just assumed...maybe it is made in China but has non Chinese design.
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    apparently we and certain audiophile reviewers (NRD) are listening to completely different things when we review DACs

    @DanielT - i opened this thread just to show the kind of audiophile elitist behavior that most of these "popular" reviewers eventually display. He is saying that the Loxjie is pretty good, nothing special, same as all the other China DACs, and that his American made May is definitely worth the...
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    apparently we and certain audiophile reviewers (NRD) are listening to completely different things when we review DACs

    So one pays up to $5k extra for that "decay" in the "time domain"... what a load of BS!
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    NAD and Rega a subjective impressions thread (not only)

    Hi all, I have recently upgraded (or so i believe) form a good old NAD C320BEE to a Rega Biro-R amp. I run it with a SMSL Sanksrit 10thMk2 DAC and a pair of Quad S2 bookshelves. As a backstory, i never buy new amps as i believe thy can be bought at a really high discount 2nd hand. So, i got...
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    Reviewing Speakers - Measurements and Listening Tests (Video)

    @amirm , you are killing the fun in all the review business with this scientific method. In any case, what do you reckon then, a good scoring system for lazy customers might be? thanks
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    How much do HiFi dealers add on top , on average?

    Could you detail to me how the trade in system worked (or works). I'm uneducated. Cheers!
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    How much do HiFi dealers add on top , on average?

    Just curious; I am just guessing but i'd say anywhere between 30 to 100%? Maybe some of you have been in this business and could provide a more realistic average value. as a follow up i've noticed by watching some YT videos that they generally do not stock cheapo stuff (like under £1000...
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    Is the Hi-Fi industry inherently not adapted to the 21st century (serious discussion)?

    Hi there, i was wondering in the light of last years' events( Covid, chip shortages, etc), that this whole 18months exacerbated the Hi-Fi's industry shortcomings. i think this may end up yet again into a hi-fi Subjective/Objective reviewer thread( but hope not). What i'm saying is that for many...
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    The point of diminishing for speakers is...?

    i'd say it hits pretty quickly ( see Wharfedales 12.1 - at £250). Great speaker for the price. Nevertheless i would say that different factors govern your decision on where you feel it is not worth it anymore. It's simply financial too, do you have $500- $1000 to spend? Will there be some...
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    What specs do actually matter in amps?

    im not saying it has a problem. i'm just thinking of changing it and not breaking the bank while evaluating and hoping that within budget i get some objective sound improvements.
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    What specs do actually matter in amps?

    thanks for the reply. My whole point is to evaluate what specs can be identified before changing the amp, what controls the low frequency management (mostly) in terms of available capacitance and other aspects that matter in the efficiency of power handling by the amp overall. Is replacing an...
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    What specs do actually matter in amps?

    to be honest, i'm not sure whether listening level becomes relevant after certain point (in terms of power delivery) with regards to low frequency dynamics , meaning whether there is a certain power handling efficiency intrinsic to the circuit that reflects on bass tightness. one would say yes...
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    What specs do actually matter in amps?

    Yes i have seen the review but that doesn't reflect on the "tightness" of the bass. so perceptually (even though frequency response says otherwise), a less tight bass leads to me thinking "hmmm this is a bit bassy"- the amp seems "warm sounding".
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    What specs do actually matter in amps?

    Well my amp is about 18-19 years old and like many here i was hoping getting a newer one with good specs/reviews would future proof my system. What i'm looking at is improvement in low frequency handling ( call it bass tightness if you want), and flat overall frequency response over 20Hz-20kHz...
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    What specs do actually matter in amps?

    I believe this is a topic that gets a lot of coverage but i would like to address it still in this post. Long story short i am on the lookout to "upgrade" my NAD C320BEE. Ofc i'm not made of money so about£600-700 or up to 1000USD is the budget. I am am talking solid state here and not tube...
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