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Greetings folks,

I’m a newbie here, and have been lurking for the past year — reading Amir’s measurements. I first got wind of this site when Amir’s measurements caused some “consternation” among some folks at ComputerAudiophile :)

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Hi there!

I just started getting into hi-fi, and this forum seems like a good fit for my audio leanings and interests. I'm mostly here to lurk and learn to begin with.

I kinda stumbled upon this forum actually, when I was looking into the Audio-GD NFB-11.28 as a possible first step into serious headphone dac/amps, but after seeing the measurements for the NFB-27.38 I'm not so sure about that. I'm hoping for measurements of the NFB-11.28 or R2R-11 in the future, just to be completely sure that it wasn't just the 27.38 that was horrible.

Even though I'm new to hi-fi, I'm not new to audio as such. I've been a musician for years, so I know a little bit about some things but not a lot about anything.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to learning a lot more about audio science in the future.

Cheers,
Martin.
 

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Hi there!

I just started getting into hi-fi, and this forum seems like a good fit for my audio leanings and interests. I'm mostly here to lurk and learn to begin with.

I kinda stumbled upon this forum actually, when I was looking into the Audio-GD NFB-11.28 as a possible first step into serious headphone dac/amps, but after seeing the measurements for the NFB-27.38 I'm not so sure about that. I'm hoping for measurements of the NFB-11.28 or R2R-11 in the future, just to be completely sure that it wasn't just the 27.38 that was horrible.

Even though I'm new to hi-fi, I'm not new to audio as such. I've been a musician for years, so I know a little bit about some things but not a lot about anything.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to learning a lot more about audio science in the future.

Cheers,
Martin.
Well it's about audibility in music listening. Things like R2R and non feedback designs usually display greater levels of distortion. Not that R2R HAS to but it's harder to make it that it doesn't.
The tough bit is putting things in to meaningful context. At what point do those things become relevant in day to day listening and in what way? At least imo. Most here will say get the best measuring piece for piece of mind.
 
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Welcome to the forum Martin and thanks for the introduction. I love to measure other Audio GD products if members loan them to me.

And oh, those are two cute dogs in your avatar!
 
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Welcome to the forum Martin and thanks for the introduction. I love to measure other Audio GD products if members loan them to me.

And how, those are two cute dogs in your avatar!
Surely somebody has one of those lying around - from what I've read they've been quite hyped in some circles for the last year or so.

Oh, and yes, those dogs are super cute, but just a picture I found on Google. I wish I had a corgi.
 
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Welcome Martin.

Those are cutes dogs and yes we have 4 Cardian Corgi's. This forum is about 90 % measurement and say 10% opinion. Love that it is truly independent of adverstisers.
 
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Hey!

I've been a more or less serious headphone listener since 2011., but I've loved music my entire life. Mostly blame my dad for that as back in the day he was a casette pirate and I've had a pretty vast collection of music at my disposal. Ive built 3 headphone amps and 1 dac, but lately my DIY efforts have been put to halt due to a busy schedule.

For almost 4 years I've been part of Sonarworks, but in a week I'm leaving the audio biz. Mostly because it's been having a detrimental effect on my hobby. Maybe I'll do some gigs on the side, but overall - I'm pretty burnt out.

My listening system at home is a bit peculiar - Genelec 8050A (analog filters, class AB amps, yumm!), custom built 200l subs (2x12" SB acoustics drivers, 23Hz tuning), IMG Stageline STA-800D (Hypex 400W uCD modules) for the sub. An RME ADI-2 Pro AE does all the conversion, while a Mac Mini does transport and DSP duty. Overall it sounds great, but I'm in the process of designing a 3-way system to replace my Gennies. I'm sure that a dedicated midrange driver might get me a better sound. Still torn between using SB acoustics and Scanspeak Hi-fi drivers or do a super sensitive (and hella loud!) pro driver build. Pro compression drivers don't sit right with me, however...

I hope I can contribute well to your discussions, I'm not much of a scientist, but I do know a thing or two how marketing works and have some experience with audio media.

Best,
Rudi
 
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Greetings all. I'm Scott Tobias (swtoby). I came to this hobby first with my love of movie soundtracks enjoyed on my dad's Marantz receiver and AR 11 speakers. Then came Vandersteen speakers, PSE Studio IV amp and Rotel CD player. If i could go back in time, knowing what I know now, I would have stopped there. But, with way too much money courtesy of a trust fund and zero sense of my own, I jumped off the deep end of the High End: Spectral, Theta, Avalon, MIT. After that I came across a magazine called The Audio Critic and that started a long transition to a more objectivist way of looking at audio. In addition, Carl Sagan and James Randi are two of my heroes. Current gear: back to Vandersteen, the model 2, Crown amp, JDS labs DAC, O2 amp and passive preamp, a collection of headphones and Raspberry Pi playing back my movie soundtracks. I'm thrilled a flash drive can contain ALL my beloved Jerry Goldsmith scores without me hunting for the CDs. It's great going from Rambo 2 to Hoosiers to Poltergeist almost instantly. John Williams is ok too. Now i find this website. I like it.
 

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Greetings all. I'm Scott Tobias (swtoby). I came to this hobby first with my love of movie soundtracks enjoyed on my dad's Marantz receiver and AR 11 speakers. Then came Vandersteen speakers, PSE Studio IV amp and Rotel CD player. If i could go back in time, knowing what I know now, I would have stopped there. But, with way too much money courtesy of a trust fund and zero sense of my own, I jumped off the deep end of the High End: Spectral, Theta, Avalon, MIT. After that I came across a magazine called The Audio Critic and that started a long transition to a more objectivist way of looking at audio. In addition, Carl Sagan and James Randi are two of my heroes. Current gear: back to Vandersteen, the model 2, Crown amp, JDS labs DAC, O2 amp and passive preamp, a collection of headphones and Raspberry Pi playing back my movie soundtracks. I'm thrilled a flash drive can contain ALL my beloved Jerry Goldsmith scores without me hunting for the CDs. It's great going from Rambo 2 to Hoosiers to Poltergeist almost instantly. John Williams is ok too. Now i find this website. I like it.
Hi Scott ,

Thanks for introducing yourself and taking the time to sign up and start contributing, it’s greatly appreciated.
 
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