I've suddenly become a believer that there are difference between sources
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I just ripped my Acoustic Alchemy best of CD and compressed to FLAC. I've always used this disc as one of my tests. The guitars are very revealing, and certain aspects of the recording engineering stand out in my mind as far as soundstage and presence goes, etc.

I loaded it up...and I immediately thought that it sounded like a cheap plastic toy guitar. Where was the bass? The midrange had dropped out, making everything sound cheap, flat, and 2 dimensional. Like paper images...

Popped the cd into my cdplayer and synced them up. Man, what a difference! Looking at each frequency range individually, it was a slight difference, not something I would describe as night and day, but the net result was significant. There IS a significant difference.

Other cds I ripped in the past didn't pop out at me as much. I noticed from the getgo that the revo had a more pronounced top end, making it seem a bit light, but the difference didn't provoke me into doing a direct A/B comparison (it was all classical/latin jazz.)
 
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Yes there is definitely a difference between sources, heck even the difference between my RME card stock and modded is huge.
 
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Welcome to Team Source Matters, and Team Source First. It's a small group, but we're gathering momentum quite rapidly.


Congrats on the discovery about the importance of your source.
 
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use larger and better filter caps, remove caps from signal way and bias opamps into Class A and repeat the experiment - what a difference you'd say
 
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use larger and better filter caps, remove caps from signal way and bias opamps into Class A and repeat the experiment - what a change you'd say


Or skip the opamps altogether
 
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Quote:

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heck even the difference between my RME card stock and unmodded is huge.


does unmodding really make that big a difference?


(sorry, couldn't resist.
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does unmodding really make that big a difference?


(sorry, couldn't resist.
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Hehe, how ever did that one slip by me!
 
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does my muse 2 plus purchase (more than i've spent on any one piece of audio equipment) put me in team "source first"?

oh and my Pro-ject 6.1 TT!

how bout "Team my sources are black and sexy"?
 
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There was a time you didn't believe there was a difference between sources? Hmm..

Source & cans (or speakers) are probably the most imporant factors after original recording quality. Amps can make a huge difference, just usually not as big as an equivalent source or can upgrade. Many people take their source too lightly around here while shelling out big $ for amps and cans. I guess the average person doesn't know that cd players can sound significantly different from one another.

-dd3mon
 
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Originally posted by ServinginEcuador
Welcome to Team Source Matters, and Team Source First. It's a small group, but we're gathering momentum quite rapidly.


Congrats on the discovery about the importance of your source.


Do I have any new recruits?
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wanna more recruits? it's simple! send out some of your players to us and we're yours
 
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wanna more recruits? it's simple! send out some of your players to us and we're yours


No, everyone here seems too obsessed with Meridian.
 
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No, everyone here seems too obsessed with Meridian.


me not! me not! please send me your 302 CD and I'll proove it
 
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Looks like you need a new CD player AND soundcard.
 
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Quote:

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Looks like you need a new CD player AND soundcard.


why soundcard? I'm quite happy with my ESI WT192X - same ADC as Lynx2 or E-MU 1212M - perfect measuring device
what I really need is some DAC that rules - and it's certainly the case with Wadia 302 CD - little modification in order to accept S/PDIF input instead of internal drive's data and I'm happy forever (well..
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