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    DBX NX-40 Decoder Set Up

    I recently received a record from Discogs and it had a sticker on the sleve: "Use only with a Dbx Disc Decoder." I had no idea what the heck that was about, so I naturally cued it up on my turntable (Rega Planar 3 / exact ii), and oh wow was it awful, like my system had been transformed into my...
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    MoFi claimed its expensive reissues were purely analog reproductions. It had been deceiving its customer base for years.

    MoFi records controversy. Well, well, well, it looks like there is a bug in the analog chain. https://www.washingtonpost.com/music/2022/08/05/mofi-records-analog-digital-scandal/ Conclusion: "...the anti-digital crowd has been lying to itself. “These people who claim they have golden ears...
  3. srkbear

    New physical media format, “archival” quality?

    Not sure what to make of this, but it oughta confuse the hell out of those ensconced in the “Vinyl vs Digital” wars… https://www.whathifi.com/news/theres-a-new-music-format-that-aims-to-deliver-the-pinnacle-of-sound
  4. Jim Shaw

    Vinyl Heads, Take Note

    Just today, this video was posted on YouTube. The subject is cutting vinyl masters at Abbey Road Studios. The publisher is Sound on Sound, an insider's channel for audio professionals. Lots of us are left scratching our heads over the resurgent popularity of vinyl recordings. For those who are...
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    My First Build Log - Philharmonic Audio Affordable Accuracy Quick Kit

    Hello everyone! All my materials are coming in today, so I thought I’d start a build log. I’ve been lurking & learning for a while but recently I took the plunge and ordered these speakers. The Philharmonic Audio Affordable Accuracy Quick Kits are put together by Dennis Murphy, and as of today...
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    Sent my Koetsu Black to VAS to be repaired. Chose it over a new cart or new DAC, and am confident in my choice.

    VAS Inc. in NJ seems to do great work, and trustworthy to send my precious Koetsu Black for microsurgery. Much less waiting time than Soundsmith, and less red tape to cut through. Chose to do this over buying a new cart, budget wasn't too high so had my eye on an Audio Technica AT33PTG/2...
  7. ripmixburn

    Comparing ART phono preamps?

    Hi gang, I went to the hassle of making a table that contains the specifications for ART’s various phono preamps. I currently have a Rega Fono Mini A2D with a dead USB port and am looking to replace it. Seeing as these are all under $100 and the DJPRE II did well here, I'm wondering how these...
  8. KellenVancouver

    Historical Tidbit

    Martin started a thread about the recent resurgence in cassette tapes, which stimulated a small sidebar about 78 vinyls. I’m not a vinyl person, but I grew up with them (LPs and 45s, not 78s!) and I got to wondering how they developed as a medium. Plus, I’ve always been curious about why 45...
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    Cutting of frequencies below 20 Hz

    Hi, I wanted to know you opinion on cutting frequencies below 20 Hz, I saw a lot of speakers that have small woofer that doesn't extend well past 50-60Hz, but that's not the case with headphones, with many reviews recommending equalization of bass to Harman target and even with linear bass...
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    Suggestions for configuration hi res / vinyl

    Hey. Probably a stupid question but... Wanted some suggestions for devices to setup my main sources for music listening. I own a pro-ject E turntable connected to a pro-ject phono box MM/MC. For now it's connected to my AV receiver, which o hate the sound from it. The other device I have is a...
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    Songcorder: transform your favourite vinyl records (and more) into high quality digital files

    Hello! I'd like to share with you the product I've released last year. It's based on a Linn streamer technology with a twist. What is Songcorder? Songcorder transforms your favourite vinyl records into high quality digital files. Same sound. New format. Why Songcorder is the best way to...
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    Digital pre-amp with streaming capabilities and digital & analog inputs

    Hey guys, First time posting here! I've been lurking around since 2017 something and created the account last year I think. Anyhow! I am looking for advice as there is a jungle out there on the market and the master review index isn't helping me for the moment. What I have today: Mains for...
  13. RickSanchez

    When a single vinyl album costs more than your DAC ...

    Don't get me wrong: I own a turntable + some vinyl, and I enjoy the listening experience via my vintage Harman/Kardon amp. And I'm guessing the engineering, precision, and dedication of the folks at this company are pretty remarkable. But making vinyl albums at this price point -- "at a cost of...
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    Compression (used on Vinyl, CD, FM, etc) & FCC selected FM MPX decoding affecting FM sources

    The following information has been culled from: FM[email protected] Paul Feb 12 #85734 Hi if any of your tuners have an "FM deviation" meter, you would spot which stations compress and which don't or not as much. Basically if the needle is static regardless of the music playing then...
  15. dallasjustice

    Vinyl down . . . Streaming up

    http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/7517904/streaming-8-percent-growth-recording-revenue-riaa-2016-half-year
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