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post #31 of 146
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Originally Posted by 00940
completly out of topic, what's the thesis about ?
Lonergan's horizonal theories as they contribute to and help dictate the moral outcomes of applied positive law. (My philosophy thesis)

This will be used to help mediate and facilitate the mergers and acquisitions of hospitals in Canada (My law thesis, which I start writing in Sept).
post #32 of 146
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Originally Posted by Ray Samuels
Hi raaj...
I do not really understand the concept of what you call " to solve the shortcomings of the SR-71, I do not believe in bass boost at all, to me it is adding noise & not being faithful to the real signal, as to crossfeed, my believe is the same, if the amp is designed to be a pure MONO left & right channels, then why would I mix the two together, that for me is a NO NO.
As to AC compatible, I call the SR-71 portable. Remember, the SR-71 is designed & made in the great US of A.
Ray Samuels
Well, this is your knowledgeable opinion, Ray, and we all respect it, and it is the opinion of many members also, we know that......but....but, after using the bassboost for almost a year, now Dial o Bass, and the Corda Cross-1, for more than a week, first, I have never heard any noise coming from them, (I have the graphs, 130db N/S) and I can assure you, that there are a lot more noise in any recording, and, I definitelly asure you, that this is a must in any amp nowdays, given this same limitations of many, many recordings, unless you listen only audiophile recordings, in which case, you will limit your enjoyment to a very few CDs or SACDs or DVDs only, the rest will need it.....period.

Both Jan Meier and Tyll from Headroom (two of our sponsors) had made an extensive research on the crossfeed devices, or processors, and honestly I agree with them, the first time you hear it, you probably will not like it, after a while, you can't live without it.....the relaxed presentation you get, becomes addictive after a while......the bassboost is more subjective, but unless you want to punish your ears, you will need it sooner or later, that is why a huge percent of the amps in the market since the beginning have being designed with tone controls.....most of the recordings need them...

About the proudly made in USA, and the name or the SR-71, well my personal humble opinion: I don't care a s**t if a device was made in USA or by an ex-member of the CCCP, or the KGB in the Soviet Union during the "cold war" era, and they called it MiG-23.......if it sounds good, it is good...period (IMO, that comment is bordering on the xenophobia, OK?)
post #33 of 146
You know Zanth, sometimes you're just killing me.
post #34 of 146
Nice thesis. I anticipate the amp comparo to earn you your PhD in Audiophilia.
post #35 of 146
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Originally Posted by Ray Samuels
As to AC compatible, I call the SR-71 portable.
My phone is portable yet it can run/charge from AC power, my PCDP is portable yet it can run/charge from AC power, my iPod is portable yet it can run/charge from AC power... Furthermore all these devices tell me when the batteries are dead.

I mostly see the AC option as a very convenient way of charging the batteries regularly thus making sure that the unit is always ready for action - no need to carry around extra batteries "for that day" (he, he - just saw "Three Days of the Condor" yesterday).
post #36 of 146
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Originally Posted by Sovkiller

About the proudly made in USA, and the name or the SR-71, well my personal humble opinion: I don't care a s**t if a device was made in USA or by an ex-member of the CCCP, or the KGB in the Soviet Union during the "cold war" era, and they called it MiG-23.......if it sounds good, it is good...period (IMO, that comment is bordering on the xenophobia, OK?)

For once Sovkiller, we agree
post #37 of 146
To some of us "designed and built in the USA" does indeed mean something. Funny that you guys pick that single point from his entire post. He expresses pride of the USA origins of the amp and you guys find fault with that.

I'm still looking for the canuck amp.
post #38 of 146
I don't pretend to understand power supplies, but from reading some people's posts in this thread, neither do many of you. Of course, I don't at all mean to sound offensive, as I realize that probably does. The point I'm trying to hammer home is there were several design features/reasons for Ray Samuels not including a power supply on the SR 71. First, through personal contact, I know that Ray is insane about his power supplies. He demands nothing short of the best, for the purest audio signal possible. Next, I'm sure pricing was a concern. There is no denying $400 for a portable amp is mighty spendy, plenty of Head-fiers have already griped about this. A good powersupply would add quite a bit more, AND greatly compromise the portability (as I said, for a GOOD power supply--sure, you could just toss in a wall wart, but even that requires tinkering with the virtual ground. Using a nice power supply (a la the XP7) will have to increase amp size, I would wager).

Crossfeed and bassboost--nice features to have, if I got em free I wouldn't complain. But I wouldn't go near Sov's labeling of "necessary." My PPA has a bass boost, I've turned it on every great once in a while, to see how much bass it adds. I'm certainly not "punishing" my ears without it. Further, I think the PPA bass boost is very well implemented--but there is no denying I hear distortion in the highs. Again, I'm sure there was a conscious design call for their exclusion in the SR 71, as Ray Said.

Now, lets not turn this into a Supermono SR 71 debate, I'm very excited for Xin's latest offering to. Please don't sully the thread by turning it into a catfight.
post #39 of 146
Well said, hobbit!
post #40 of 146
The point is that he seems to be infering that because Xin's product is perhaps not built in the US and/or designed there that it is somehow less of a product, or somehow not supporting US labor. Of course Xin is an American, and lives in California and designed his product in the US so the point was rather obfuscating. Certainly they are on equal footing when it comes to nationality...and since it was build quality and design that was called into question by raaj, and Ray defended his choice of not including the features Xin is including, the inference has obvious interpreted results.

No one knows what is up with Supermono yet (build and sound), I hope to find out soon. Seeing as I'm in Canada and there is really only Aos designing amps for us, I really don't care who makes it or where as long as 5 year olds aren't relegated to solder monkeys.
post #41 of 146
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Originally Posted by Zanth
The point is that he seems to be infering that because Xin's product is perhaps not built in the US and/or designed there that it is somehow less of a product, or somehow not supporting US labor. Of course Xin is an American, and lives in California and designed his product in the US so the point was rather obfuscating. Certainly they are on equal footing when it comes to nationality...and since it was build quality and design that was called into question by raaj, and Ray defended his choice of not including the features Xin is including, the inference has obvious interpreted results.

No one knows what is up with Supermono yet (build and sound), I hope to find out soon. Seeing as I'm in Canada and there is really only Aos designing amps for us, I really don't care who makes it or where as long as 5 year olds aren't relegated to solder monkeys.
You read way further into Ray's post than I did.
post #42 of 146
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Originally Posted by Tuberoller
To some of us "designed and built in the USA" does indeed mean something. Funny that you guys pick that single point from his entire post. He expresses pride of the USA origins of the amp and you guys find fault with that.

I'm still looking for the canuck amp.
Well, regarding my post, I did not picked a single point, I expressed my disagreement in all the points he pointed out, but this particular one may tend to be misunderstood if not explained properly. We have a lot of international members, and maybe some of them may not like, or maybe will not understand the proper meaning of that comment, also I feel it completelly naive, to call it the least, the procedence of an audio piece, has nothing to do with the quality of its sound, or manufacture, at all. Second, I personally have no problems at all with any good sounding device designed and proudly made in USA, in fact I own a few of them (some not even that good) but also have some made in other parts of the world as well. honestly tuberoller, if you look at the devices proudly made in USA, what is in fact made here, all the internal parts are made in HK, Singapore, Philipines, China, etc....That is a naive joke, we know that......

Now, my personal point of view, is that I will not base any purchase, on the procedence of the item, to me the most important thing is how it will sound.....cold war is over, man....LOL...
post #43 of 146
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Originally Posted by Tuberoller
You read way further into Ray's post than I did.

If so then I apologize, though I can't understand then why he would post the comment in a Supermono thread which is also a US made amp.
post #44 of 146
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Originally Posted by oneeyedhobbit
Crossfeed and bassboost--nice features to have, if I got em free I wouldn't complain. But I wouldn't go near Sov's labeling of "necessary." My PPA has a bass boost, I've turned it on every great once in a while, to see how much bass it adds. I'm certainly not "punishing" my ears without it. Further, I think the PPA bass boost is very well implemented--but there is no denying I hear distortion in the highs.
I have turn it off as well sometimes when it is not needed, but in my case, most of the times I need it, because of the recordings. The recent recordings have less problems with the bass IMO, than the old ones......regarding the distortion, if this is the case, you may have any other problem as well, at least I have not heard any distortion at all in mine, and I have a lot of boost, BTW ppl used to have a 100K in his, and there was no distortion in his neither....


Well end of the story, this is a thread intended for the supermono amp, right?
post #45 of 146
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Originally Posted by Zanth
The point is that he seems to be infering that because Xin's product is perhaps not built in the US and/or designed there that it is somehow less of a product, or somehow not supporting US labor. Of course Xin is an American, and lives in California and designed his product in the US so the point was rather obfuscating. Certainly they are on equal footing when it comes to nationality...and since it was build quality and design that was called into question by raaj, and Ray defended his choice of not including the features Xin is including, the inference has obvious interpreted results.

No one knows what is up with Supermono yet (build and sound), I hope to find out soon. Seeing as I'm in Canada and there is really only Aos designing amps for us, I really don't care who makes it or where as long as 5 year olds aren't relegated to solder monkeys.
Ditto. That's just about exactly what I thought when reading his comments.
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