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  1. MediumRare

    Accurate and boring or colored and fun

    I don't understand what you mean by another computer. There are plenty of EQs for Apple Music and Spotify, I found this one in a few seconds, though I haven't tried it. Might not be spot on, but you get the idea: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tb-equalizer/id1473111210 Can anyone recommend a...
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    Low distortion is the goal, not smooth FR

    Here's @amirm 's review. "Wow, this is clean! Yes, we have low frequency distortion as displacement and motor non-linearity are not high fidelity items. Chop down that low frequency response [he means roll-off below 30Hz] which is not much anyway but brings boatload of distortion as it does in...
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    Low distortion is the goal, not smooth FR

    Revel M105 fit the bill, both low distortion & resonances and excellent FR. You can find them under $1000 per pair if you know where to look. https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/revel-m105-bookshelf-speaker-review.14745/
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    Accurate and boring or colored and fun

    You did list several expensive and awkward to use EQs, sorry they didn't work for you. In contrast to your frustrating experience, I have found REW (to identify filters) + the Audio Units function in Audirvana to be very easy to use, very effective for music, and free. I'm sure other good music...
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    Nord Three SE 1ET400A Dual Mono Stereo Amp Review

    It looks to me like a very solid choice. Two questions I’d have for Nord: 1. How to choose the best buffer options. 2. Amir’s power results seem 1/2 of what the spec says, so how much power should you expect? 200 is a fair bit better than 100.
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    Accurate and boring or colored and fun

    Just one more reason to stop drinking the tube kool-aid.
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    Accurate and boring or colored and fun

    Life begins at 200 wpc into 8 ohms.
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    Accurate and boring or colored and fun

    You're making a contrast between physical room treatment and EQ or other digital correction. There is no distinction in this case. Both are effective at solving different aspects of room modes. However, let's say you correct an over-lively room with absorption. Good. If your speakers started...
  9. MediumRare

    Accurate and boring or colored and fun

    I'm not pre-planning to abandon anything. You're really over-complicating things. Have you ever done room correction? If not, I suggest you start there and then you'll understand.
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    Accurate and boring or colored and fun

    Sorry, you are completely misunderstanding. I'll try again. - Start clean - Find residual problems (in the room) - Fix them That is easier and more likely to work than your proposal: - Start with problems (poor speakers) - Add more problems (in the room) - Fix compounded problems Does that...
  11. MediumRare

    Accurate and boring or colored and fun

    It would be nice to win the lottery, but the chances of having the exact speaker in the exact location to compensate for the exact room mode is even less likely.
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    Accurate and boring or colored and fun

    @krabapple is correct for several reasons. Among them, speakers that are not flat often are not flat because of a problen such as a resonance. So best to avoid that. Also, a dip in the speaker FR can be quite hard to fix. There are more reasons. So, net, easier to eliminate speaker issues by...
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    Accurate and boring or colored and fun

    Not really the right analogy: the painting or photo is the work of art. That’s the same as the source for the recording, (including performances and mastering). The playback is the reproduction of the recording, or distribution of the image, in your case. The reproduction must be accurate. Then...
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    Accurate and boring or colored and fun

    Recipe for perfect home audio: 1. Select speakers with the flattest FR and lowest distortion possible, in the form factor that suits your application. 2. Supplement with 1-4 subs, as needed, for proper bass extension. 3. Select amplification (if passive speakers) to allow 10x wattage than your...
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    ASUS AI Noise-Canceling Mic Adapter Review

    Worse than broken. It drained the color from Pink Panther. Is that the ghost of PP?
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    The End of The Objective Point of View?

    Exactly. Black holes and neutron stars also depend on degeneracy, I.e. quantum effects.
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    Has anyone heard speakers with a wider soundstage than Revel's?

    All the speakers with reasonably flat FR and smooth dispersion (whether narrow or wide) should have excellent soundstages. Look at the list of reviews. A lot of the good speakers are well under $2000 a pair.
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    Fuses do affect sound, the question is how much

    Any thought to doing this debunking experiment?
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    The End of The Objective Point of View?

    Schrodinger’s cat is not impressed.
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    Loxjie D30 DAC and Headphone Amplifier Review

    Choose something different, not great for IEMs. Look at the list in the review for better ones. There are a lot.
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