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That is humo(u)r - at its worst.  You do not have a SINGLE clue what a true audio "vice" is. Compared to that, admittedly small area provided by Egg is a VAST space. Enter big Audiostatic ESLs. I mean BIG (900ES - IIRC) . Imagine a LARGE listening room - some at very least 15 m long and 8 metres or so wide. At a fair - with rows and rows of seats , capacity over 100 people. With ONLY the seats EXACTLY in the middle axis between the speakers occupied (and vigorously "fought...
I agree on most of points you made. Of course, comparisons among "similar size file" or "levels" of DSD and PCM should be considered. No thing is magically better than the other - the reason why DSD is superior to PCM will FOREVER be in the pulse response - unless PCM is made many times the size of the DSD file in order to actually start approaching the pulse capability of the any chosen level of DSD. The negative side of DSD vs PCM is of course noise rising above 20 kHz -...
Sorry, this speaker IS superb - and its LED system for pointing the speakers EXACTLY right is extremely narrow - if you can't see it, BOTH from the listening position, you will not get the correct reproduction. Please read again trough it all, watch the videos - better yet, audition the system yourself.  It is one of the least coloured speakers ever made. Now - to be fair - how many nearfield monitors you know that actually are point source? Outside Tannoy ? That is why I...
Yes. Unless you can locate a better model at the same or even lower price - which is quite unlikely. What do you think by "box" - a cartridge ? Preamp ? Turntable ?
Ortofon is a good cartridge - and indeed was factory installed on many decks, Ariston included. Currently, Ortofon is selling more than 100.000 carts per year trough Pro-Ject. But - Glanz/Astatic branded Mitachi Moving Flux cartridge is one of the latest developments in phono cartridges - besides patent being from mid 70s. What it does better than the rest is hard to describe. If you like the sound of your present cart, it means it is not tooooo worn - and is unlikely you...
NOOOOO ! - it does not fit, it is either an error made by the seller - or intentionally misleading. This is how Glanz MFG/Astatic MF stily look like (aside from colour and cantilever/stylus differences) :    If money is tight, no other option at the moment : http://www.ebay.de/itm/Phonograph-STYLUS-NEEDLE-ASTATIC-N1728-5d-For-MF-400-ORANGE-COLOR-/321719754831?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ae7fde04f&clk_rvr_id=819247351078&rmvSB=true Better conical new stylus than old...
In your shoes, I would press the trigger on this one : http://www.ebay.de/itm/ASTATIC-MF200H-/301596832191?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item46389271bf  - at least no import duties etc. They are not going to get cheaper, that is for sure... Half or so year ago, there were a few MFG 31E styli available from the USA at around 60 - but by now, they are all gone.
Just to get some idea what is pre-requisite to listen to really small differences in sound ( "anything" - from ADCs, DACs, analog sections within, amps, etc ) , here interview with the designer of one of the best loudspeakers ever made : Andrew Munro      I have auditioned this system about two years ago - and it is SUPERB - near field monitor. Trouble is, simply too small to be used in home, at normally larger listening distance from that just behind the mixing desk...
Hold your horses - Glanz carts (same thing as Astatic, produced by Mitachi of Japan ) are worth searching for the replacement stylus. They are about as common as pink elephants these days. If you like the house sound, there is one currently on ebay from England http://www.ebay.de/itm/GLANZ-MFG-110EX-CART-AND-NEW-STYLUS-/351363818402?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item51ceea63a2  It is the entry level, but that "something more" provided by the Moving Flux Mitachi cart is still...
Type of filtering is the core of the Sygnalist HQ player http://www.signalyst.com/consumer.html . You can choose pre-ringing, post ringing - etc - according to the known defects of CDs that were recorded on known equipment producing these undesirable effets - and software will add exactly the opposite pre or post- ringing, effectively restoring the desired response. It takes one hell of a computer to do it right ( IIRC - 12GB RAM is minimum requirement ) - actually, they...
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