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Quote: Originally Posted by Wodgy Now I have to admit that I personally think 6moons is basically trash, with their space cadet reviewers and "no negative reviews" editorial policy, but I'm open-minded and thought I'd ask if anyone else has noticed that odd numbers sound better than even ones. (...) Do amplifiers with an odd number of tubes tend to sound better than amps with even numbers of tubes? Wodgy, At the very least you tried to have it...
Quote: Originally Posted by Wodgy (...) but I'm open-minded and thought I'd ask if anyone else has noticed that odd numbers sound better than even ones. Have you noticed that odd-numbered channels in airlines, on TV, or with XM radio sound better than even-numbered channels? Do amplifiers with an odd number of tubes tend to sound better than amps with even numbers of tubes? Wodgy, If there is one thing you aren't, it's open minded, my...
Quote: Originally Posted by Publius I'd also expect the same hyperbole to be levelled against modern NOS DACs too, which actually is true to a certain degree. Publius, If it wasn't for NOS DACs, I'd given up on digital music reproduction. I have been saved by NOS DACs. To my ears, NOS DACs are much more organic and musical and than any upsampling approach (or SACD, for that matter). But back to early eighties digital sound: one doesn't have...
Quote: Originally Posted by bigshot Late 1979 was right around the time when the "hoodoo" started creeping into audiophilia. Digital recording was on the horizon, and analogue manufacturers had to do something to save their shrinking market the early articles on "why digital isn't as good as analogue" are downright share. They created publicity campaigns distributed through carefully veiled advertorials in various stereo magazines trying to discredit...
Quote: Originally Posted by jamato8 I have used many different types of BG's over the years in many, many different applications. The one area that the OS Con might be as good or slightly better is in the digital area but in all areas the BG's have no competition. But, I like many others have pulled them when I heard no difference or even a degraded sound until I realized how long they take to form/break-in. I have noticed changes up to the 500 hour mark...
Quote: Originally Posted by Nik I can't imagine the happyness of my dear friend Tomcat... Nicola, You're cruel. The W11JPN has been introduced in 1998 and was limited to 2000 pairs. Getting them is a major problem. As you know, even the pair overlunge listened to wasn't his. Somehow, I see a Victor JVC HP-DX1000 in my future.
Quote: Originally Posted by Nik Thanks... ordered ! Dear Nicola, Did anyone ever doubt that you would order them? Come on, everybody knows you cannot resist a new high-end headphone! However, overlunge's description seems to confirm that I'd be happier with the L3000. Or the W11JPN. Or a JVC DX1000. "Clean, lean, and with emphasis on resolution" - that's not for me.
Quote: Winery Notes This is the third cooperative effort between ADW, Barossa Valley Estates and their talented chief winemaker, Natasha Mooney. The 2000 Cabernet (55%) Merlot (45%) shows the consistent benefit of being able to select specific parcels from the different vineyard sources within the Barossa Valley Estates group. This broad selection choice and judicious blending have resulted in super-value red that clearly shows the inherent fruit quality of the...
Quote: Originally Posted by overlunge To my ears, the ranking from more analytical to musical sound... W1000>W10LTD>W2002>W100>W11R>L3000>W10VTG>W11JPN overlunge, Thanks! That's very helpful to me. It seems I need to get hold of a W11JPN. Damn, I was afraid of that.
Quote: Originally Posted by ayt999 do you rely purely on whatever your gear currently sounds like for your impressions? ayt999, Sure, I'd tend to rely more on fresh listening imnpressions than on old ones. But I fully believe that your impression is correct that the W11JPN is warmer than the W100. There are others who perceive a similar difference, overlunge, for one. As I understand his posts he thinks of the L3000 as slighlty less warm than...
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