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  1. oivavoi

    Can we discuss the BMR Tower?

    I love this! Beautiful lines
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    dbx DriveRack VENU360 Review (audio processor)

    I actually have an audio interface which could work. Ok, this will be a new thing for me, but I'll have a look at the process!
  3. oivavoi

    dbx DriveRack VENU360 Review (audio processor)

    Ok I became curious about the unit I have in the attic, given that @ObjectAudio described such differences in performance between an older and a newer unit. According to him, one of the giveaways between the older and newer units is that the older (and better) ones have a shielded power supply...
  4. oivavoi

    dbx DriveRack VENU360 Review (audio processor)

    Most definitely. I set up the Venu360 briefly in my system, and thought it only improved the sound (due to EQ), with no negative artifacts. Now it's waiting in the attic between two setups. Generally I think sinad numbers of about 80 should be inaudible/transparent for most real-world setups...
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    dbx DriveRack VENU360 Review (audio processor)

    Very interesting, thanks! So the question then is: How can one know if one has a good one or a bad one? (my unit, which currently sits unused in the attic, was bought used in 2017)
  6. oivavoi

    dbx DriveRack VENU360 Review (audio processor)

    Amir, I think each and everyone on this site is immensely thankful for the enormous amount of work you put in, all for free, pro bono, for the greater good etc. Sure, we may argue and complain from time to time, like old couples do, but deep down you should know that we all love you! ;) I think...
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    dbx DriveRack VENU360 Review (audio processor)

    Hope you get the chance to measure a unit, Dave, either the same or another one? It is indeed somewhat frustrating to sit here with unanswered questions after seeing such unexpected results.
  8. oivavoi

    dbx DriveRack VENU360 Review (audio processor)

    Xilica XP-4080 is the same price range, but has never been measured as far as I know. I'm holding out for other measurements to confirm though - it just feels a bit strange to me that this unit is apparently worse measuring than the much cheaper little brother DBX PA2.
  9. oivavoi

    dbx DriveRack VENU360 Review (audio processor)

    I was just about to post your measurements to the thread and comment on the same point. One would assume that this unit would perform better than its little brother...
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    dbx DriveRack VENU360 Review (audio processor)

    Thanks, this was enlightening. Should probably work fine with lower output settings, then
  11. oivavoi

    dbx DriveRack VENU360 Review (audio processor)

    Surprising indeed! (and disappointing)
  12. oivavoi

    Why do records sound so much better than digital?

    You get a like for voicing criticism in such a polite and well-reasoned way! Yes, fidelity and preference are different things. And my preference is indeed mine. I would just like to add that I am in no way a "sinad chaser". My preference when it comes to loudspeakers and speaker systems is not...
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    Why do records sound so much better than digital?

    Very much agree. I listen about 50/50 to classical&jazz vs popular music, and when it comes to popular music it's very much the case as you say. But the 80s and early 90s was also a great period for classical recordings actually, there was more money in recording back then. Still, great jazz and...
  14. oivavoi

    How Do I Keep My Apartment Neighbor From Hearing My Subwoofer?

    Short answer: Basically nothing. Most of the bass waves are transmitted from the air anyway, so decoupling the speakers from the floor will have a marginal effect at best. Somewhat longer answer: What you may try is to use a DSP device which allows you to turn down the deepest bass, as has...
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    Why do records sound so much better than digital?

    I see your point. I have performed with a semi-pro choir in churches in Europe with church organs of about the same age, and it does inspire a certain awe that Beethoven may have heard the same organ play...
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    Why do records sound so much better than digital?

    There have been two or three studies on this, and they indicate that both performers and listeners prefer modern violins over stradivaris. You may be aware of this, but just mentioning it for others reading this thread: Research suggests modern violins outperform prestigious, old Italian models...
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    Why do records sound so much better than digital?

    Ok, haven't read this whole thread, so sorry if this post adds absolutely no value. Just wanted to say that for me personally listening to vinyl just drives me nuts. Yap. All those defects just annoy the h*** out of me. I've listened to really good vinyl setups, which cost more than my annual...
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    Genelec 8351B vs Mesanovic RTM10 - AB Test Preparation

    Great, good luck! I agree with Keith. Sure, the best thing is impeccable level matching and double blind listening setups. When that's difficult to achieve, I still think it's very interesting with reasonably level-matched and sighted side-by-side listening. Even such basic sighted listening has...
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    Leave it to the Germans, Abacus Mirra 14

    What would be the "science-oriented" way of deciding between waveguides and flat baffles? Do you know of any controlled listening experiments which compare waveguides and flat baffles, and conclude unequivocally that waveguides perform better? I don't, at least. While I don't know the history...
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    Leave it to the Germans, Abacus Mirra 14

    Wow, this looks very interesting. A compact active three-way speaker for a good price... what's not to like? Personally I'm in the camp which is not completely sold on waveguides yet, so that's an additional plus for me, even though it will have a less even directivity pattern than the Neumann...
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