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  1. analogsurviver

    Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable

    Best bang for the buck. Nice selection of carts, too. DL-110 and AT VM35EL - or even VM35F?
  2. analogsurviver

    iFi Audio Pro iESL - The Official Thread

    Oh dear, here we go again. The most basic non understanding how ESLs work - they are electrically a capacitor. A capacitor halves the impedance for every doubling the frequemcy - and for the infinite frequency response, you would need infinite power in order to charge this capacitance - BEFORE...
  3. analogsurviver

    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    I just wanted to give a clear example where ABX is ... nothing but a waste of time. Besides that , it is an practical impossibility. SWITCHING two high volage amps/transformers/whatever is an extremely daunting task... - if nothing else, there is NO standard or prescription how polarising...
  4. analogsurviver

    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    The outcome on blind test to Stax SRM-252S ( a typical electrostatic amp uncapable of supporting wide bandwidth without inevitable slew rate distortion setting in due to too little POWER/CURRENT to drive the capacitive load properly ) and a BHSE ( which is one of the few that can drive properly...
  5. analogsurviver

    History of the AKG K1000?

    I do not think AKG exists anymore - at least not AKG capable of servicing K-1000. Just ask Heinz ( hrklg01 ) via PM - he still does service his baby.
  6. analogsurviver

    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Here you go : http://www.hembrow.eu/personal/widerangeelectrostatic.html
  7. analogsurviver

    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Correct - as long you CAN increase the force. This ends with low SPLs, where you can not increase the force - because for certain SPL it is given and adding any more force woul increase SPL required - which is forbidden if the accuracy is to be maintained. Regarding ESL vs dynamic drivers...
  8. analogsurviver

    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Peer rewieved double blind test scientific evidence vs anecdotal evidence
  9. analogsurviver

    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    The real question is the other way around - what kind of digital equipment has the performance which is capable of covering all the bandwidth of the best analog without introducing any objectionable quantization noise. I know of exactly ONE documented and from third party verified "soundcard"...
  10. analogsurviver

    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Peekaboo ...
  11. analogsurviver

    MC vs MM Phono Cartridges

    @bigshot Debatable in this case just means resistant to facts. Hey - you are in the very wrong thread. High time you do get to listen to a properly recorded analog records using proper record record playback equipment. At least once ... Then it should be crystal clear where the prescribed...
  12. analogsurviver

    MC vs MM Phono Cartridges

    Variables in LP playback are numerous - but they are not largely uncontrollable. How well a LP and CD perform is debatable - at least. It is perhaps fairer to say that CD performance is more predictable than LP - where there can be quality so superior to CD to be mind boggling - and...
  13. analogsurviver

    MC vs MM Phono Cartridges

    MM vs MC is a theme older than the hills. And it is FAR from finished article - nor it is anything written in stone. Recent resurrection of the vinyl as a viable medium for music has finally allowed some of the concepts from the very peak of the analog (end of 70s, beginning 80s ) to finally...
  14. analogsurviver

    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Thank you for your comment - much appreciated. I would not want to make a recording any other way - even with unlimited budget. But capturing these three "acts" in a really optimum way would have required more careful and precise positioning of the microphone and - in particular - the...
  15. analogsurviver

    Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable

    Yes, it did. Today are even MUCH better designs ( at a price...) for MMs - but even that "half way" solution of preamp close to tonearm bearing ( which can cost almost "nothing" ) runs rings around any external cable feeding outboard preamp when MM cartridges are in question.
  16. analogsurviver

    Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable

    Oh dear ... another one. Are people going to EVER realize that throwing out the in close proximity to tonearm output wires mounted phono preamp and replacing it with adiitional LONG output cable of dubious quality and WHATEVER outboard phono preamp in case of MM cartridges - and Audio Technica...
  17. analogsurviver

    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    My sins from yesterday - providing the sound for live streaming of the concert of the Gallus Foundation, which helps young talented musicians from Slovenia on their way to international recognition : https://www.facebook.com/events/2475611512677703/ The livestream remains on YT for 48 hours...
  18. analogsurviver

    iFi Audio Pro iESL - The Official Thread

    It does... - or, if you were really heavy with volume, it - at least - could. The power for electrostatics is required for high frequencies - and the perfect amp for electrostatics would have infinite power. That is because electrically electrostatic driver is >>99% pure capacitance...
  19. analogsurviver

    iFi Audio Pro iESL - The Official Thread

    Nope. The problem is slew rate limiting. Current is required, not just voltage swing. The most efficient subwoofer in the world would be electrostatic - almost 100% efficiency of transduction if designed properly. Not about 1% or so as in "average" dynamic speaker. But, it can only be built as...
  20. analogsurviver

    iFi Audio Pro iESL - The Official Thread

    Good observations. To put it extremely short - powered from a decent, ENOUGH powerful amp ( say 70+ W/ch/8 ohms/ and above ), Pro iESL is going to be an improvement in all cases ( driving electrostatics ) but with the most powerful aftermarket amps - and (maybe) latest/greatest/most$$$ Stax...
  21. analogsurviver

    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Love it or hate it, CD still IS de facto standard in recorded music today - although it is being seriously challenged by MP3 as far as general public acceptance is concerned. However, recent sales figures show that vinyl sales is superseding the CD sales .... - again, after being superseded by...
  22. analogsurviver

    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    In a nutshell, it is. But, I will put it this way. A friend ( with tons more money than myself ) has been mocking my - to him - super time consuming "process" in order to get decent sound off CD optical media. He DID take care of obtaining some black CD-R blanks ( it is NOT a gimmick...
  23. analogsurviver

    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Sorry to hear such a comment. Being yes-man to all the guys quoted in links to your posts is a safe, comfortable position to have - and your mission is the suppression of everything that might challenge those written in stone claims. Even stone gets abraded/transformed in the end ; it only...
  24. analogsurviver

    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    This goes to show you have most likely never heard CD - or CD-R, for that matter - performing at its peak capabilities. On a FAR more subtle level, there are - clearly audible - differences to be had. I did describe how I use CDs and CD-Rs - it is more time consuming, but it does get better...
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