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You know what you really want is a STAX SR-507 and SRM-006 inside a Victorian cabinet with ball-jointed dolls on top of a TOTL DAC keeping it company.  What's all this dynamics nonsense.

What is this 507 nonsense? You know you really want a STAX 009 paired with a BHSE in your private lounge. tongue.gif

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A lot of audiophile gear seems to have a really exaggerated treble to emphasize detail as much as possible, for instance.

 

Thanks for the STAX info.

 

In my view, after listening to the ER-4B at length recently I've become convinced human ears naturally desire a hell of a lot of mid and treble emphasis (in the areas in the picture), in order for normal live recordings - like those scattered all over youtube - to actually sound natural - in terms of volume balance.

 

The sheer velocity of it, and the single driver intactness, amount to a surprisingly beautiful sounding IEM like a silk-dome tweeter on 3000x overdrive.

 

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I've always been confused by the line in Etymotic documentation about "the high frequency boost in commercial recordings" - are they talking about the RIAA curve from the days of vinyl albums? Or something else? And if they are talking about the RIAA curve, then why would they try to deal with that in the transducers? I thought that compensation was supposed to be in the phono preamp? confused.gif
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I've always been confused by the line in Etymotic documentation about "the high frequency boost in commercial recordings" - are they talking about the RIAA curve from the days of vinyl albums? Or something else? And if they are talking about the RIAA curve, then why would they try to deal with that in the transducers? I thought that compensation was supposed to be in the phono preamp? confused.gif


It was. The lp of course gave way to the CD and subsequently they became mastered for FM airplay. I suspect Etymotic is coping with the perversion that was caused by this.

 

Now if they can just invent the antibrickwall filter.................................................biggrin.gif

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So, when new CDs are mastered, they are still using the RIAA mastering curve? That seems really dumb!
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I do not know if it is still RIAA or a derivative . The best example right now is Adele 21 sounds great on radio, and completely c wrap on a home system
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I do not know if it is still RIAA or a derivative . The best example right now is Adele 21 sounds great on radio, and completely c wrap on a home system

 

Sounds even better on youtube (if Medusa could sing :).

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Hmmm flv as the new audiophile standard:)
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post  Um... oh oh... Tom?  blink.gif

 

I'm just going to have to write about what's not written. I'm sure I can write from another angle, though it might feel superfluous from a superficial standpoint.

 

He does have an edge, being in Irvine and all.  You have to cross an ocean to do it. 

 

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I don't know about sound, but the Eddie Current "Electra" driving a pair of Stax was sure purty! tongue.gif

 

I didn't hear that.  If I'm to be honest, I find Craig to be a little intimidating.  redface.gif

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I didn't hear that.  If I'm to be honest, I find Craig to be a little intimidating.  redface.gif

I find a lot of the people in summit-fi a little intimidating an I generally stay away because of it. Well that and the last time I tried to get some info from that board I got into a massive flame war with this one Audeze fan boy who was a little to big for his britches. I'm rather surprised the MOD who looks after that board never sent me a terse PM berating me about what I told someone to do with his LCD 2. Mind you I did delete my post the next day as did the fan boy. You really gotta love this place sometimes.

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New video up folks, my audio edits are still being processed so please be patient until it's all done. The video is a bit on the boring side without the music.

 

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@DF The music you chose this time sounds so dangerous and exciting. I was half expecting some kind of awesome magic trick with scantily clad showgirls.

 

I like that flat white cable...

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@DF The music you chose this time sounds so dangerous and exciting. I was half expecting some kind of awesome magic trick with scantily clad showgirls.

 

I like that flat white cable...


I guess the bedroom is the right setting for that kinda show ;).

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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post  He does have an edge, being in Irvine and all.  You have to cross an ocean to do it. 

 

Yes, I'm crossing oceans all in the name of head-fi! wink.gif

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Yes, I'm crossing oceans all in the name of head-fi! wink.gif

 

Truly I am sorry for your wallet.

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