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post #1756 of 4963
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No disrespect to your comment laserfj, as I try to respect others opinions with an open-mind. But in my "opinion" the term "wetness" that purrin used is a good way of describing the sound.

 

 

Can you guys tell me what he meant by "wet" in technical terms that I can understand?

post #1757 of 4963

I like where this thread is going.

 

post #1758 of 4963
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Can you guys tell me what he meant by "wet" in technical terms that I can understand?

 

Check out the head-fi glossary page.  Lots of great information!

 

Wet - A reverberant sound, something with decay. Opposite of Dry.

post #1759 of 4963
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LOL~ I know of some Mac issues and quirks in regards to our lovely hobbies as well. wink.gif

I used to do the reinstall Windows once-a-year-or-so thing as well, now I tend to reboot my Mac about as often ;) I was seriously bummed recently, the last time I checked my uptime I was up around 500 days... then last week a major power outage drained my UPS... sigh.

 

I would second (third?) the recommendation to OP though on a fresh install... Windows does seem to have little glitchy moments where starting anew really is the best bet. And there's nothing particularly odd or proprietary about how Modi handles the connection, it truly should be plug-and-play. 

 

I assume you've tried all the ports on your machine? Some put out less power than others, an irritating reality for a connection that should be standardized to prevent that... Also why the recommendation of a powered hub was given, which is worth a shot...

post #1760 of 4963
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 I tried the chipset driver install but it didn't work. 

 

Guy doesn't have drivers installed, of course his usb ports aren't going to work. That's not Windows causing the problem.

post #1761 of 4963
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Check out the head-fi glossary page.  Lots of great information!

 

Wet - A reverberant sound, something with decay. Opposite of Dry.


Wet/Dry are common terms in audio, especially when you're mixing sound.  They're uncommon around head-fi, though.  I asked earlier if anyone else thought the Vali had a touch of reverb. I could have asked if the Vali sounded a little wet and it would have meant the same thing.

post #1762 of 4963
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Don't take this the wrong way, but you are full of it.

 

I can endure you using quite a few words to describe amps that are clearly meaningless, but here you have crossed the line.

 

 

Right!?  Between Picard and Dathon at El-Adrei and the "butter guy" this thread has completely come off the rails!  I can't endure any more.  


Edited by shipsupt - 12/5/13 at 8:10am
post #1763 of 4963
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Originally Posted by laserfj View Post
 

 

Don't take this the wrong way, but you are full of it.

 

I can endure you using quite a few words to describe amps that are clearly meaningless, but here you have crossed the line.

Wow!  Your very first post on Headfi is to tell someone he is full of it?  Nice!

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Originally Posted by Stapsy View Post

 

Check out the head-fi glossary page.  Lots of great information!

 

Wet - A reverberant sound, something with decay. Opposite of Dry.

 

Yeah that it's sort of. There's also a warmth element to it, but it's not quite warmth too. Maybe bloom, but it's not exactly that either. Hence we have to resort to "poetry"
 

 


Edited by purrin - 12/5/13 at 8:21am
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Don't take this the wrong way, but you are full of it.

I can endure you using quite a few words to describe amps that are clearly meaningless, but here you have crossed the line.
Wow!  Your very first post on Headfi is to tell someone he is full of it?  Nice!
That IS a good 50% of posts anyways...
 
post #1766 of 4963
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That IS a good 50% of posts anyways...

 

Not a big deal. Not even worth a cogent response because he's already made up his mind: "Don't take this the wrong way, but [direct insult]. [Feigned slight outage + slightly veiled insult], [outrage]."

 

I figure its probably Tdock, Shike, an nwavguy minion, or a banned "sound scientist" on sock account.

post #1767 of 4963

I agree with what you are saying.  I think it is a VERY slight background distortion associated with tubes that gives it that effect.  It is difficult to describe but easy to understand once you experience it.  My point is more that using the term "wet" is not out of place when describing sound.

post #1768 of 4963

It would be the opposite of clinical also.  They're all good terms.  Wet is very descriptive.

post #1769 of 4963

No doubt "wetness" could describe an error of commission. But a rather pleasing one. Definitely not distortion. At least distortion in the technical sense because I have never seen amps measure differently on full spectrum analyzers between tubes with one wetter or bloomier than the other. (I've tried to measure and see differences.)

 

Head-Fi'er ultrabike has measured the Vali to death. There are far more measurements, and different types of measurements of the Vali than any other head amp I am aware of. In terms of distortion, it's surprisingly good. Not quite the 0.000000001% of the Objective2, but still well well below the limits of hearing. In terms of noise, it doesn't measure so good. No surprise there.


Edited by purrin - 12/5/13 at 8:40am
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Does anyone know how the Vali sounds when paired with a HD 600? It seems as though the Vali does not have much synergy with the HD 650...

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