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post #61 of 202
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Originally Posted by M3NTAL View Post
Shouldn't equipment at such high cost have a sturdy enough enclosure that a paper back book doesn't effect it one way or another? :-D
Yes!
post #62 of 202
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Originally Posted by jtizzle View Post
No. I think you need to be banned for being bossy and intolerant and for thinking that you own the bandwidth on this website. His posts are amusing and completely harmless. If they bother you, which I can't think of any reason why they would, then you are absolutely free to exercise your right not to read them by browsing your way toward the billion or so other options that are available to you on the internet. Since you asked.
For the first time, we agree!
post #63 of 202
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Originally Posted by Patrick82 View Post
I don't care about the credibility, I only care about the truth. In the future we will see who was right, until then I will keep tweaking because it gives better sound, placebo or not.
Patrick, have you ever considered being a political speech writer?

I haven't read Patrick's posts on a regular basis, and I don't know why he was banned in the past. Seems silly to ban someone for posting what they believe to be related to audio improvements. I don't understand what rules he violated. But whatever, not my problem. As for my comments, they of course were not meant to insult, just encourage a change in direction. For instance, instead of buying so much ers paper (which I wouldn't mind trying some day in limited quantity) and weights, why not upgrade from the DAC1 to a multi-thousand dollar DAC? Price seems to be of no concern, and a certain part of me admires that, so why not upgrade the core parts first? I'm guessing a 3-5K$ dac undampened would provide more sound improvements or differentiation than a well dampened DAC1. After all, would you rather tweak a pair of 50 dollar sennheiser PX100 or simply buy a pair of HD650s?
post #64 of 202
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Originally Posted by SR-71Panorama View Post
Patrick, have you ever considered being a political speech writer?

I haven't read Patrick's posts on a regular basis, and I don't know why he was banned in the past. Seems silly to ban someone for posting what they believe to be related to audio improvements. I don't understand what rules he violated. But whatever, not my problem. As for my comments, they of course were not meant to insult, just encourage a change in direction. For instance, instead of buying so much ers paper (which I wouldn't mind trying some day in limited quantity) and weights, why not upgrade from the DAC1 to a multi-thousand dollar DAC? Price seems to be of no concern, and a certain part of me admires that, so why not upgrade the core parts first? I'm guessing a 3-5K$ dac undampened would provide more sound improvements or differentiation than a well dampened DAC1. After all, would you rather tweak a pair of 50 dollar sennheiser PX100 or simply buy a pair of HD650s?
I have $$$$$ high-end gear but I get more detail from the cheaper gear when both are using the same tweaks. Instead of trying to justify the purchase of the high-end gear I put them in boxes and started using the cheap gear instead.
But I still thought I would get better sound and started saving for a $20k source, until I saw this review: http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue27/benchmark.htm

Benchmark DAC-1 is the last DAC I will ever buy!
post #65 of 202
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Originally Posted by Patrick82 View Post
I have $$$$$ high-end gear but I get more detail from the cheaper gear when both are using the same tweaks. Instead of trying to justify the purchase of the high-end gear I put them in boxes and started using the cheap gear instead.
But I still thought I would get better sound and started saving for a $20k source, until I saw this review: http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue27/benchmark.htm

Benchmark DAC-1 is the last DAC I will ever buy!
This dac1 seems to be a heck of a dac, maybe that is what I should look for next time I'm planning on upgrading my source.

BTW I tryed to put books on my rotel, but unfortunately eather my ears or the rotel wasn't sensitive enought to hear/make a difference. but I'm happy with my rotel so I don't care.
post #66 of 202
This man is a genius... Of comedy. Patrick, you should write gags professionally
post #67 of 202
This thread is fairly amusing
post #68 of 202
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Originally Posted by Aman View Post
You guys realize he's putting everyone on, right?
Who in their right mind would say such a thing? This man bought a 30lb ball of stone from Turkey, carried it home and used it to improve his audio setup and here you are saying that he's putting us on. Pssh. That's crazy talk if I ever heard.

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post #69 of 202
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Originally Posted by jtizzle View Post
No. I think you need to be banned for being bossy and intolerant and for thinking that you own the bandwidth on this website. His posts are amusing and completely harmless. If they bother you, which I can't think of any reason why they would, then you are absolutely free to exercise your right not to read them by browsing your way toward the billion or so other options that are available to you on the internet. Since you asked.
pwned by a member of the Patrick82 fan club
post #70 of 202
If one really has the stones to perform experiments like Patrick's, you might find the music gaining a boulder presentation. I find that a geologist's knowledge can be helpful in tuning one's system for best performance with rock music. For instance, using balls from an ophiolite sequence can help smooth out excess sibilance. If your system seems rough-toned and coarse, you can install ballast of granodiorite or even, in extreme cases, obsidian. For that truly crystalline sound elements of quartz will do the job, but the big ones are expensive, and the amethyst you need for more darkly toned music will be even more costly.
post #71 of 202
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Originally Posted by Lord Chaos View Post
If one really has the stones to perform experiments like Patrick's, you might find the music gaining a boulder presentation. I find that a geologist's knowledge can be helpful in tuning one's system for best performance with rock music. For instance, using balls from an ophiolite sequence can help smooth out excess sibilance. If your system seems rough-toned and coarse, you can install ballast of granodiorite or even, in extreme cases, obsidian. For that truly crystalline sound elements of quartz will do the job, but the big ones are expensive, and the amethyst you need for more darkly toned music will be even more costly.
Nicely done...

Indeed, it takes stones~

I agree with jtizzle, I find no harm at all with Patrick82s , Andy Kaufmanesque postings. I find them to be far from serious but entertaining, with his own self deprecative humour of his audacious compulsive audiophile tweaks taken to the extreme

Rock on Patrick
post #72 of 202
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Originally Posted by swt61 View Post
Actually the tree in the forest question is not as complex as people think.

Question: If a tree falls in the forest and no creature is there to hear it does it make a sound?

Answer: No.

The tree falling will create sound waves, but it is the ear that turns sound waves into sound.

Of coarse if it's covered with ERS paper that's a whole other ball game.
This depends on what your definition of a sound is. If it is the process of converting compression waves into 'sound' in the brain, then no, because nothing is there to hear it. But if you're defining sound as a compression wave only, then yes, because the wave did occur. It all depends on your definition. Of course, I have to agree, ERS paper just changes everything!
post #73 of 202
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Originally Posted by Patrick82 View Post
I have $$$$$ high-end gear but I get more detail from the cheaper gear when both are using the same tweaks. Instead of trying to justify the purchase of the high-end gear I put them in boxes and started using the cheap gear instead.
But I still thought I would get better sound and started saving for a $20k source, until I saw this review: http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue27/benchmark.htm

Benchmark DAC-1 is the last DAC I will ever buy!
Patrick, you wanna mail me some of that high end gear thats sittin around in boxes?
post #74 of 202
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Originally Posted by Azure View Post
pwned by a member of the Patrick82 fan club
I am not a fan of patrick's beyond finding him absurd and finding his schtick to be amusing. And, I'll restate what I said in a thread that has since been removed, he serves as a reminder for me to never take life, particularly activities I engage in for enjoyment (like listening to music), too seriously. If he really is serious about this tweaking and it isn't all a big act, then I think he may have some real psychological issues that need looking into, OCD being the obvious place to start.

But none of that is the point. The point is that he has done absolutely nothing to violate the rules of this website and nothing he writes in any of his posts should be any problem for you. This discussion is always audio related and is always harmless and you are free to ignore it. That's the point.
post #75 of 202
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Originally Posted by swt61 View Post
Actually the tree in the forest question is not as complex as people think.

Question: If a tree falls in the forest and no creature is there to hear it does it make a sound?

Answer: No.

The tree falling will create sound waves, but it is the ear that turns sound waves into sound.

Of coarse if it's covered with ERS paper that's a whole other ball game.
Just because the tree doesn't have ears doesn't mean it can't subconsciously hear itself faint.
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