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    Subwoofer Comparison

    Well, I'm speaking from personal experience listening to different DSP and non DSP subs and using REW for comparison measurements as a confirmation of what I hear, DSP is useless for 2 channel music and adds undesired effects due to delays in processing and unnecessary EQ, and I'd say given the...
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    I measured 10 subwoofers.

    Clearly the best sub out of all measured, group delay is excellent even with DSP, so is deep end, the best for music, but price is crazy.
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    Subwoofer Comparison

    For music you'd need a non DSP sub and preferably sealed, like REL, most DSP subs have poor group delay (other than B&W DB4S) which makes 2-ch music bass sound mushy. I'd suggest 2x REL HT/1205 or even 1510, in room they easily go down to 15 Hz, very fast and tight bass.
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    Denon AVR-X4800H AVR Review

    Just measured Yamaha RX-A3080 pre-outs vs Denon AVR-4800H in REW, in direct pure mode, at 3V output - Yamaha actually does better:
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    Denon AVR-X4800H AVR Review

    Towers only, double 8" woofers.
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    Denon AVR-X4800H AVR Review

    I recorded a short comparison video of Yamaha A3080 vs Denon 4800H. Frankly after calibrating SPL levels of both receivers to ~60 dB, they sound more similar than not, yet Yamaha being slightly brighter/edgy (clear?) to my ears - the reason could be better DAC in Yamaha, and/or extended HF...
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    Denon AVR-X4800H AVR Review

    I have 4800h for a test drive currently - so far I'm dissapointed, compared to my Rx-A3080 it sounds muffled, almost like missing details, weak bass and on some recordings feels like vocals are recessed, like I can barely hear them (older Simply Red albums as example). My Jamos are not high end...
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    Looks like Class D is the only option for ultra clean, high power amplification

    https://www.stereophile.com/content/nad-c-298-power-amplifier-measurements https://www.stereophile.com/content/nad-c-3050-le-bluos-streaming-integrated-amplifier-measurements
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    Looks like Class D is the only option for ultra clean, high power amplification

    have to say there was no trolling on my side, just pure reference to objective measurements, like those found on stereophile.com Just FYI: someone's opinion not matching yours does not necessarily needs to be called "trolling", those which managed to mature from teenage years already understand...
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    Looks like Class D is the only option for ultra clean, high power amplification

    Which is based on measurements only, normally, not "tell them apart" subjectivity.
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    Looks like Class D is the only option for ultra clean, high power amplification

    It's not about telling them apart, it's about measurements, since this is the measurements forum, rt?
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    Media player for Mac

    VLC is a good player. Just setup as simple free UPNP/DLNA server on your Mac and VLC and most other front end players with discover your music. I use minimServer, 1.x version, it just works, even for DSD files.
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    Looks like Class D is the only option for ultra clean, high power amplification

    Stay away from class D amps, look at the professional reviews those amps cannot even pass standard square wave tests, show visible and substantial distortions. Class D amps outside of their use in subwoofers is another snake oil to squeeze money out of people which think they are "audiophiles".
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    Parasound 2125 V.2 Amplifier Review

    Oh sure, "go Denon" I guess as usual. Which Denon BTW beats this amp in same price range? None actually. Case closed.
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    Arcam AVR10 Review

    Arcam support was rather quick - yes to both my questions. And they said apparently PAL/NTSC is not relevant in HDMI world. I have seen reports from owners of Denon/Marantz switching to Arcam AVRs and noticing sound quality improvement - going to try myself too.
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    Arcam AVR10 Review

    I see that Arcam supports 220V power in its products, I wonder if AVR10 also supports PAL in addition to NTSC? And may be even tuner section supports both Europe and US bands? Can an owner confirm?
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    Dali Oberon

    I'm having Oberons 7 currently, compared to Focal Aria 936 they are less bright, likely due to soft tweeter. Dali's sound stage is enormous, I have not experienced such thing from Kefs, Focals or Sonus Fabers, it's especially shocking considering how small and light these are. Definitely less...
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    Focal Aria 936

    I had previous generation R11 for a few weeks, while they do sound neutral on medium volume levels they get rather bright even "metallic" with volume increase. The KEF's coaxial tweeter/midrange has a very distinctive vocal representation, to me sounded like vocals come out of some tube, and...
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    NAD M23 Stereo Amplifier Review

    PWM in class D is not a copy of original analog signal, it's essentially newly generated digital PWM signal (zeros and ones) modulated with source analog signal, the modulated PWM signal is then amplified. The problem is extracting the original analogue signal without distortion is nearly...
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    NAD M23 Stereo Amplifier Review

    So you saying the distorted output signal in the stereophile review is just our imagination? It's not really about what can you hear at this point, we cannot hear THD below 0.05% levels, and our speakers distort signal to at least 0.5%, yet we say here that SINAD 90 is superior to SINAD 70? The...
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