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    SVS SB-2000 Pro vs SB-3000 Subwoofer Review

    necrobump, just wanted to say that I have an SB2000 nonpro, and it has barely any hiss. I can just hear it when I literally get down on my knees and wear the sub like a headphone with my ear about 10cm from the speaker, but not at all from the couch. Maybe try a different sub cable? Does it...
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    Unusual Speaker Designs

    I can read it on my phone OK. I have a large phone though. Sure, it doesn't auto-flow the text but I wouldn't call it "simply unusable". It's just like reading a pdf on the phone. Lots of modern sites with their fancy features and pop-up menus and hidden features that barely work, I would call...
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    How does MQA identify itself?

    Thanks for the answers everyone!
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    How does MQA identify itself?

    This is a technical question. How do MQA files identify themselves to the device? I guess it's in the last few bits of the audio data, but how does it technically work? I'm guessing it just runs everything through a decoder and just doesn't process frames that don't pass a checksum test?
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    MQA Deep Dive - I published music on tidal to test MQA

    Please, tell us what the frequency content specifications of "actual music" is.
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    MQA Deep Dive - I published music on tidal to test MQA

    I prefer the stress to be lossless in my music.
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    MQA Deep Dive - I published music on tidal to test MQA

    I wonder if MQA folding would preserve the ultrasonics in the sound of the world's smallest violin, played to lament the anguish of Tidal/MQA being taken advantage of in such a way.
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    Unusual Speaker Designs

    It is a bit ugly, but personally I love a nice simple page of text with a few links down the side. The modern web is terrible.
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    Why Are Audiophiles so Bound and Determined to Make Others Waste Money

    You really said that to him? What was his response? I'm the same when a particular person at my work talks about horoscopes. I just can't even. When she starts saying, "oh that's because you're a pisces", or whatever. I understand when people talk horoscopes as just a bit of fun conversation...
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    Why Are Audiophiles so Bound and Determined to Make Others Waste Money

    $1200 could hopefully still be better than what he would have gotten from the big box stores.
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    Why Are Audiophiles so Bound and Determined to Make Others Waste Money

    The media does not help with always trying to have two sides to every story. Many things are so well-proven that our whole society actually relies on them being correct, yet the media still on occasion tries to give the opposing view equal time. I think this has something to do with why some...
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    Why Are Audiophiles so Bound and Determined to Make Others Waste Money

    Voice of reason here. I'll try to keep this in mind. I just find it difficult to stay silent when they are talking about things that I'm so sure aren't true. Especially when I think it will influence others and increase the amount of disinformation out there in the world, and there's way too...
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    Why Are Audiophiles so Bound and Determined to Make Others Waste Money

    THIS IS THE WORST ONE FOR SURE. BLOODY INTERCONNECT!!! Funny, I was very similar. I still do DIY electronics here and there. I believe ignorance is definitely part of the believing in magic. There are legitimate differences in cables and connectors that present itself into the MHz ranges...
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    KEF R3 Speaker Review

    Definitely. As I understand it, LS50 meta just reduces a bit of distortion. It's still going to be lacking bass which makes crossing over to subs more difficult. Look at Hofmann's Iron Law... good, deep low-frequency sound, a small cabinet size, or high sensitivity. Pick any two.
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