right off the bat,
before we go any further,
lemme ‘splain sumpt’n about what my intention for this thread is, and is not.
It IS more about sharing our observations, experiments, forays into ‘what if’ territory.
It IS about sharing our sense of discovery and how our experiments help in increasing our sense of enjoyment and satisfaction while listening to the music we all love.
It IS about sharing where our individual and collective creativity leads us, so that we can then share these results for others to try (or not) as the case may be.
There is a wealth of very useful information that us tweakers discover and accumulate over the years.
This thread IS about sharing this treasure trove of experiential, functional, and insightful information.
Without fear of being demeaned, castigated, slammed, or made to feel like an idiot…
IOW be the object of a group pile-on smack down.
There are plenty of other threads that will be glad to provide this form of ‘entertainment’.
We don’t need another one and certainly not here in this…
Smack Down Free Zone.
This thread is NOT about slamming anyone, anyone’s ideas, their method of experimentation, etc.
This thread is NOT about ego gratification nor any other ‘justification’ due to belittling anyone or anything.
And yes there is a fine line here, where hidden humor can be a major factor based upon pre-existing relationships as well as other misinterpretations.
This thread is NOT about repeating the same old arguments, again.
Besides we all know them all to well, and they have never, nor will they ever accomplish anything except to kill any forward momentum and any further helpful discussions.
This thread is about what we CAN do and not about why we CAN’T do something.
This thread is about contributing for the betterment of any and all who seek to improve their system, by any means they see fit.
And this includes way out there ideas, all the way from don’t put the power amp at the bottom of the stack, to Pixie Dust™©®: fact or fiction?
With (I hope) lots and lots in between.
And while I started this thread and I do plan on contributing, I hope that others will be willing to share their invaluable tricks and tips on improvements they have made or witnessed.
IOW there is no leader, no single expert, nobody what is in charge here…
I myself like to use the empirical method, well at least the first several steps anyway.
Others may use whatever method works for them.
And by sharing our results we can learn and ‘cross pollinate’ ideas and methods of pursuing our experiments.
I see this as a ‘win-win-win’ instead of a ‘kill it before it grows out of control’ exercise in the art of smack down…
And I think a great many are tired of this lack of respect, not to mention the negativity it engenders.
So here we can, by our intent, set up a Smack Down Free Zone and actually enjoy sharing our ideas and experiments and observations without fear of being ridiculed etc. etc.
So if you have something to contribute, we welcome your thoughts etc.
But if your ‘contribution’ is to fix, “Someone is WRONG on the internet", by negation (or worse), then please turn your thoughts into a genuine contribution for all to learn from.
I'm going to list all of the terms I've 're-purposed' and then add links to their posts that go deeper into the details.
C3 Cohesion Coherence Coupling
T3 Toe Tapping Time
HB&W Head Bobbing & Weaving
DRC Dynamic Range Control
tLFF the Listener Fatigue Factor
CP's choke points
Acoustic POWER vs volume
CNST Central Nervous System Tap
Phase Δ Reduction
ToP Threshold of Perceptibility,
Take a Break
Music as experience
SEB Spontaneous Emotional Burst,
SuperGlue / SuperDuperGlue
THE Correct Phase
EQ done correctly
PRT Phase Reversal Tweak
SSBB SubSonic Bass Boost
Akiko Sticks round 1
Akiko Sticks round 2
autonomic blink response
Subjectivist vs the Objectivist
The Prove It Proposition
My EQ setup
Designers vs Users
Connector Contact Patch Resistance Reduction
RN3 progress report
Spikes, Overshoot, and Wonderful
Moar is Less.
Fuses and current draw
My take on Cable Cooking
ps. And let us remember, one of, if not the BEST way to learn, is to ‘fail’, then learn from the ‘mistake’ and move on.
Indeed one of the 'Best' ways of defining a Master is by saying they have tried and FAILED more times than the student has even tried.
Edited by johnjen - 7/30/16 at 1:55am