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  1. Orestes1984

    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...
  2. Orestes1984

    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...
  3. Orestes1984

    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...
  4. Orestes1984

    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...
  5. Orestes1984

    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...
  6. Orestes1984

    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.
  7. Orestes1984

    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...
  8. Orestes1984

    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...
  9. Orestes1984

    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...
  10. Orestes1984

    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.
  11. Orestes1984

    What is the sound quality of iPhone, iPad, iPod (Touch)?

    Either way is fine by me if you want to do it like that.
  12. Orestes1984

    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.
  13. Orestes1984

    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...
  14. Orestes1984

    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.
  15. Orestes1984

    What's next monster turbine pro copper?

    I don't know much about IEMs I'm an over the ear guy.
  16. Orestes1984

    What's next monster turbine pro copper?

    If the cable isn't replaceable, for whatever stupid reason? Work out where the break is in the cable, cut the cable above and bellow it then learn how to use a soldering iron and fix it yourself. It's just speaker wire... Basically the easiest thing you could learn how to repair.   Cut the...
  17. Orestes1984

    Entry-level audiophile full headphone recommendations

    You can get headphones such as the Focal Spirit Professional now for around the $300 mark which will sound as good as any other headphone that costs $500+ and some that cost $1000+ Your problem is they're not open backs. They do have a very true frequency response however and little colouration...
  18. Orestes1984

    What determines the quality of a set of headphones?

    That is the final piece to the puzzle, just because it looks good, doesn't mean your ears will tell you its good and given that the thing between our ears [the brain] processes sound differently and your ears are all different sizes and shapes what looks and sounds good to me, may not sound good...
  19. Orestes1984

    What determines the quality of a set of headphones?

    Frequency response is just one factor in terms of actual numbers, lower khz means that they will have greater ability to produce lower sound frequencies, higher khz means that they will be able to pronounce higher frequencies. Lower frequencies are found in your bass, higher frequencies in your...
  20. Orestes1984

    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    A.Skillz And Krafty Kuts* - Gimme The Breaks
  21. Orestes1984

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    The problem with listening in store unless they let you plug in your own headphones is that you will almost never get an accurate representation of the type of music you listen to and often headphone displays are set up with low bit rate MP3 players, so you can't get a true representation...
  22. Orestes1984

    Entry-level audiophile full headphone recommendations

    If you will be traveling regularly, such as using them too and from work, I suspect you will not be happy with the volume output of a 300ohm headphone. It's well worth trying to drive the headphones you want by themselves first if you want them to be convenient without amplification through a...
  23. Orestes1984

    How to amplify low audio only

    I didn't realise this was in relation to a metal detector at first in fairness. You are correct.
  24. Orestes1984

    Which speaker amplifier should I buy?

    Look for an older AVR specifically that doesn't have HDMI. They generally have a better input/output stage, particularly if they have a Phono stage to drive inefficient things like turntables which means they will have high Ohm input/output stages just to play the silly things properly. People...
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