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post #91 of 194
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What is an affordable(reasonably priced) tube amp that measure well and sounds well? :p 

post #92 of 194
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Originally Posted by elmoe View Post

Some of the studios I've recorded in, listened to final mixes in, and wasn't nearly as impressed by compared to hi-end setups:

You need to come to Hollywood.
post #93 of 194
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You need to come to Hollywood.

 

I seriously doubt Hollywood studios are so much better than some of the best European studios that their monitoring setup will blow me away...

post #94 of 194
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

What is an affordable(reasonably priced) tube amp that measure well and sounds well? :p 

Dont worry about measurements. You should only be focusing on the music. Just how well it sounds. No amp offers it all til you ready to start jumping in deep. Find what suites you best! If you have any building exp check out Millet amps. Wont break the bank and offers a decent sound. 

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I seriously doubt Hollywood studios are so much better than some of the best European studios that their monitoring setup will blow me away...

I'm pretty picky, and I modelled my home system on the fantastic sound quality I heard in the studio. If you aren't satisfied with the sound of studio playback, it's probably the wrong studio. Naturally, we have lousy studios here too.
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Dont worry about measurements. You should only be focusing on the music. Just how well it sounds. No amp offers it all til you ready to start jumping in deep. Find what suites you best!

Ray Charles leading Stevie Wonder.
post #97 of 194
Look at all their great music they made too!
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I'm pretty picky, and I modelled my home system on the fantastic sound quality I heard in the studio. If you aren't satisfied with the sound of studio playback, it's probably the wrong studio. Naturally, we have lousy studios here too.

 

I'm plenty satisfied, but it's a studio sound. It's not what I want to hear at home. It sounds great from a monitoring perspective, but when I listen to music for fun I expect different things.


Edited by elmoe - 4/17/14 at 12:27pm
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Fun is a lot easier and cheaper to accomplish!
post #100 of 194

Well I'm just waiting for that to be proved to my ears then. I'll be happy to make use of your way of EQing things when you make that topic and see how it fares from the headphone out of my solid state Benchmark DAC-1 vs the Singlepower MPX3 tube amp I have. Needless to say I've already spent many hours EQing things to get a flat response from both my speakers and my Sony SA5k headphones, removing the tube amp from the loop, and the result has always been unsatisfactory. If however you have some way to EQ that will somehow differ from mine I'll be glad to try it, I'll even buy a digital equalizer if need be.

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Well I'm just waiting for that to be proved to my ears then. I'll be happy to make use of your way of EQing things when you make that topic and see how it fares from the headphone out of my solid state Benchmark DAC-1 vs the Singlepower MPX3 tube amp I have. Needless to say I've already spent many hours EQing things to get a flat response from both my speakers and my Sony SA5k headphones, removing the tube amp from the loop, and the result has always been unsatisfactory. If however you have some way to EQ that will somehow differ from mine I'll be glad to try it, I'll even buy a digital equalizer if need be.

What kind of sound are you looking for in a system that you are unhappy about now with yours? The search can be an endless but there are plenty of fun and inexpensive ways to start developing the sound you are looking for. 

post #102 of 194
Im not in the least unhappy with my current setup... just curious about bigshot's claims.
post #103 of 194
Digital equalizers are a LOT more flexible and accurate than analogue ones. I've used both, and the analogue ones had spill between pots and drifted over time. Infuriating. The only one I ever found that was worth a damn was a Rane 1/3 octave graphic. Digital parametric equalizers are so much better that even that, they are in a different universe.
post #104 of 194
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Im not in the least unhappy with my current setup... just curious about bigshot's claims.

Thats fair to say, you should be happy. Everyone has a opinion and its usually pretty interesting what it is, thats what makes this site fun for me. 

post #105 of 194
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I personally have bad experience with software equalizers. There is definitely a difference between amp/source/headphones boosting certain bands in the FR and the software EQ.

 

For example, JHA has the new Roxanne with 12 drivers(4 each of lows, mids, highs) where you can boost or tone down a select driver.

 

I wonder how the hardware EQ is like?


Edited by SilverEars - 4/17/14 at 4:53pm
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