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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    I originally intended to get the full upgrade for future update compatibility. I won't be paying $1K or more for shipping and fees. I would like to know what happens if my A16 fails and needs repair: will I incur these same costs?
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    No sweep over HDMI, even for stereo??? I repeatedly asked about this and received assurances before signing on to KS. This is a major omission and makes the A16 useless for me.
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    This along with a good instruction manual and a non-buggy device are the most important things to me at this point. I will probably let mine sit in its box for several months until I am convinced it works properly and I know how to use it.
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    I feel this is a very positive update. I just found out that my Kickstarter cost about 25% of the current price, and the product will now have a sound financial basis for future support. I hope to see a refined product shipped by the end of the year.
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Thanks for your comments. I am a Kickstarter backer and am interested in both movies and stereo, but primarily the latter. I heard the demo at Axpona last year and my impressions were similar to yours. However, going back to the original A8 thread, many commented on the need for fine tuning...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    I saw that they demoed the A16 with the Senn HD800 in Munich, which is quite a departure from the A8 and Stax combo. It will be interesting to see whether they even recommend a particular headphone or take a more generic approach.
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    Long awaited Smyth SVS Realiser NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

    So you believe that there is some simple hardware/software to accept 8 line inputs, convert to USB, input to PC,  which then concurrently outputs 7.1 LPCM over HDMI?  What about the processing delay? How would this affect the Smyth measurement and processing algorithm?  I have corresponded with...
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    Long awaited Smyth SVS Realiser NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

    Quote:   If room correction is desired and there is no way of taking multichannel measurements with it in the loop, then that is a problem for the "home" end-user who would like to use the AVR or prepro with its room correction for measurements, and  subsequently remove the AVR or prepro...
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    Long awaited Smyth SVS Realiser NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

    I have a room correction speaker system which can apply  room correction to 2 channel analog  input or  multichannel LPCM over HDMI. Although the system has multichannel analog input, no correction can be applied that way. Since the A8 model apparently can only perform measurements generated by...
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    Long awaited Smyth SVS Realiser NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

    Has anyone used the Realiser with the Grado GS-1000? It seems to me that some of the deficiencies of these phones such as its uneven frequency response might be easily corrected by the Realiser. On the other hand, its strengths including dynamic range, staging and presence might be an asset to...
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    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    Can anyone offer an opinion on how my current combination of Sylvania GB-408a & LT1364 would compare with Mullard 8100 & OPA2107? I like jazz and classical with Grado SR325i. Thanks
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    Lavry DA-10 or Aqvox: need some help

    I use the Lavry DA10 connected via optical to M-Audio Transit from a Powerbook. The only issue I have encountered is that even though I have the Powerbook set up for 44.1 KHz (the only option in fact with my version of OSX), the Transit outputs 48.0 KHz regardless of the settings in its...
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    ATH-W5000 for all types of rock? (prog, industrial, etc) Plenty of info in post

    Quote: Originally Posted by Iron_Dreamer Interesting. I've never heard the SA5K described as polite, let alone, too polite, but compared to the HE60 I can see what you're driving at. I guess you must absolutely despise HD650's, eh? I believe he said SA5K is too impolite. But...
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    ATH-W5000 vs. ? on veil and/or speed

    Quote: Originally Posted by nmculbreth To me the term fast means that there is good air between each note and natural sounding decay as opposed to some headphones where the notes sound like their slurred together. And yes I'll agree with others that the PRAT is one of the W5000's...
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    Lavry Black DA-10 and Singlepower amps

    Well, I guess any qualitative impressions, for example, soundstage, impact, richness. Which setup do you listen to primarily and does it depend on music type and recording quality? Also what tubes do you use in MPX3, and difference in Grado versus (higher impedance) AKG? I am intrigued by...
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