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post #4006 of 19552
Don't know about the SX750 but my SX1010 has tone controls that work for the headphone out as well.
post #4007 of 19552
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Originally Posted by zigy626 View Post

On my Audiolab M-Dac 24/96 high-res music sounds amazing. When I first heard a high-res album downloaded from Linn Records it was a whole new musical experience ( like going from DVD to Blu-ray). Since then I always try to get high-res downloads of Albums.

Well the album "the slip" nine inch nails , is available for free at both resolution  44.1hz/16 bit

96hz/24 bit, lossless, and I  bet you won't be able to hear any differences (despite being  with a  detailed "industrial" sound) , or better , abx any track.

Probably you hear difference on high res version because it's mastered in a different way.

Reminds me the SHM-CD,  cd that are supposed to sound better because of "better" materials.

I  hate them, because usually they have more loudness compression.

post #4008 of 19552

True that.. was disappointed with the 24/96 Hotel California. I really can't tell the difference between the hi-rez download and the CD ripped as lossless. On the other half, Long Road Out of Eden ripped from CD is simply stunning!

I don't go past 24/96 - It's hit and miss for me at HD Tracks though the Chesky stuff is stunning.

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Yeah I do appreciate hd tracks and they can sound amazing with voice and acoustic instruments. Bit pointless with most pop music however, or old remasterings. With the former you can't polish a turd and most pop is already compressed and mashed up so no amount of bits is gonna help, even at the first stages of recording it. And the latter, you can't add what isn't there in the first place. 


Edited by MickeyVee - 7/27/13 at 2:01pm
post #4009 of 19552
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post

True that.. was disappointed with the 24/96 Hotel California. I really can't tell the difference between the hi-rez download and the CD ripped as lossless. On the other half, Long Road Out of Eden ripped from CD is simply stunning!
I don't go past 24/96 - It's hit and miss for me at HD Tracks though the Chesky stuff is stunning.

Chesky (and other labels of a similar vein) are proof that high Rez is no better than redbook and that the recording and mastering is what matters.
Edited by palmfish - 7/27/13 at 7:50pm
post #4010 of 19552

i knew there was a reason I held on to all those CD's....

post #4011 of 19552

i can tell an improvement between 24/96 and CD, but it depends on the recording, otherwise there really wouldn't be a difference. between 24/96, 24/192 and SACD, the difference is practically nothing. though i think some SACD's can be a little smoother but once again, it mostly just depends on the recording quality.

 

now mp3 is different. 320kbps and CD is a very small difference not generally noticed. but anything lower and it becomes quite obvious. 320kbps and better recorded lossless, it becomes more obvious.

post #4012 of 19552

Thought I'd ask here.  Have anyone seen or used one of these?  I seen it at the CAF today and thought wow.

 

 

 

post #4013 of 19552

wow that looks cool!!

post #4014 of 19552

Heh, does look cool, are those water cooling hoses on the back? (before someone jumps on it I am kidding about the water cooling)tongue_smile.gif

post #4015 of 19552
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Thought I'd ask here.  Have anyone seen or used one of these?  I seen it at the CAF today and thought wow.

 

 

 

 

That's a wonderful player.  I spent a while listening to it at RMAF last year in the Modwright room.  I have one of their preamps, and I've yet to hear anything that Dan Wright has made that I didn't thoroughly enjoy.  That's one of the best universal players I've heard to date.

post #4016 of 19552
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Thought I'd ask here.  Have anyone seen or used one of these?  I seen it at the CAF today and thought wow.

 

 

 

 

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/modwright11/1.html

post #4017 of 19552
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Originally Posted by kazsud View Post

I picked up a Pioneer SX-750 today and really good for $140. I hooked it to my Dac-100 and listened to it for about an hour and one of the main things that stood out was it's non-fatuiging. I was hoping the bass/treble adjustments would work for the headphone out.

 

Does anyone know if the headphone out varies at all on the different SX models?

The tones work on my SX550 but they are very subtle and not the best. To be honest I've never needed to use them, there is more than enough bass and the treble is very natural for my liking. 

 

Thats a great price for a 750. Maybe post some pics in the Vintage thread :)

post #4018 of 19552
Wow! Pretty! That's different.
post #4019 of 19552

I was just wondering what people thought was the cheapest amp that works okay with the hd800 is?

post #4020 of 19552
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Originally Posted by Taliesin View Post

I was just wondering what people thought was the cheapest amp that works okay with the hd800 is?

I don't believe that the  hd800 are hard to drive, it's just that they have a default  ungratifying presentation (albeit technically good overall) , and that people seek source  that make them "more musical" to their ears. The annax mod might be an efficient , and "cheap" upgrade.

I've personally just used foam stuck in  sides.

 

Now if you want to disregard what I  said, there is the bottlehead crack . My belief is that it  introduce all kind of colorations/  distorsions to make the hd800 more pleasing, although I  need to hear that.


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