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    Can tube sound be replicated via plugins?

    Quite the opposite really, if you read the article that I linked, there is a firm reaction against this practice at the moment. In fact a series of recent releases such as Daft Punk's Random Access Memories went through this recently and they decided they weren't going to brick wall. Also, there...
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    Can tube sound be replicated via plugins?

    You're saying you can get extra gain out of nothing? Are you Jesus, or do you just like to make water out of wine... The fact is that tape/vinyl was output for a maximum of 60db. At one moment you're saying you don't like the effects of gain, and distortion from a valve amplifier. The next...
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    Understanding Toslink (optical) Connections

    Firewire is hobbled at 800mbit per second, Thunderbolt is pretty much a dead standard now thanks to USB3 using the same port, coax is about the only medium that is useful that you have listed and that's because it can run ontop of fibre. It's pretty much correct in every sense I stated above, if...
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    Can tube sound be replicated via plugins?

    I like the tangible as well as the aural connection. I have a vinyl connection. It's a totally different connection when you put a piece of wax on your turntable and drop the needle. Apart from that, my childhood connection is to valve amplification, I grew up as a kid in the back of a transit...
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    Can tube sound be replicated via plugins?

    Thats an extreme generation or you live in an area where they are exposed to perishing. I've never really had an issue I've got a set of 40 year old near field monitors sitting on my desk right now and I just displaced a set of Pioneer speakers. The more common fault with older speakers is that...
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    Understanding Toslink (optical) Connections

    Out of all of those standards you listed only Thunderbolt and therefore USB3 carries both video and audio at the same time. USB3 will be the future, its just a matter of time before the rest of the market replaces HDMI ports with USB3 ones instead which will resolve all of your issues.
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    Can tube sound be replicated via plugins?

    The actual THD of the amp is 1% we've established that whether you like the price of cheese on Tuesday, or Friday its irrelevant. 1% at 15watts per channel rated, In other terms inaudible mate, unless you would like to dispute those facts with Pioneer and ask them to get out an spectrum analyser...
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    Can tube sound be replicated via plugins?

    Not sure where this churlish statement is coming from, its a baseless assertion that all tubes are noisy. At this point there is no point in further discussion with you about this matter because you're clearly out of your depth. 100-120watt of power is definitely not required, if you want to...
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    Can tube sound be replicated via plugins?

    No, you've simply created a big loaded argument out of this. People may like the sound of distortion, but this is not inherently what a tube amp is. People see, oh yeah great there's Led Zeppelin on stage, tube amp, it must all sound like that. This is both a sweeping generalisation and complete...
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    Tidal vs Spotify

    At this point I'm hard pressed to tell the difference between Spotify and CD. If I listen to the same album on vinyl however, I notice a much greater difference. Maybe its my ears, maybe its the 180gram vinyl, or original vinyl pressings no matter my ears prefer the vinyl.
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    What is the sound quality of iPhone, iPad, iPod (Touch)?

    Either way is fine by me if you want to do it like that.
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    What is the sound quality of iPhone, iPad, iPod (Touch)?

    Of course, but we should keep in mind at the same time that the equaliser should have some kind of spectrum analyser so that we can see what the changes we are doing are actually doing and learn from it at the same time and actually see when we're getting clipping you might not even be hearing.
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    Can tube sound be replicated via plugins?

    Really.... actually I don't realise this at all. Just like solid state digital amplifiers there are tube amplifiers that distort the sound quality in some way and there are those that don't. This statement is an utter load of nonsense. You might prefer solid state digital amplifiers over...
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    What is the sound quality of iPhone, iPad, iPod (Touch)?

    This, some people like some kind of distortion, actually the frequency response curve on an iphone is ruler flat. We don't really need to go round in circles deliberating this.
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