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Hmmm...i'll take 5 instead of 11.
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind's true liberation...
That said, it feels a little like ABBA (yuk) -- for the first song anyway! Too much soul on the second
@Jason Stoddard Any idea on when the Lyr 3 230V will become available again? I'm keen to get one, but your EU distributors have been out of stock for a while now. I know you're having some issues with getting the transformers for it. Thanks!
Haven't posted in quite some time, but landed on your write up (in the link above) while contemplating/searching out a new DAC.
Just want to say that if I had the discipline to write an article on how best to approach purchasing audio gear, I'd have attempted to write something that would mirror what you've said in this piece.
Great, concise advice and a refreshing write-up, especially coming from someone in the business of selling audio gear.
Thanks for putting this so succinctly. I hope more people out there chasing audio nirvana (aka chasing their tail) come across this.
At the very least it might give them time to pause and think about what they're looking for and why.
Or even better, it might bring them to better appreciate what they already own and to realize enjoying tbe music you're hearing in the moment is the greatest pleasure in the music experience.
Me, too, after waiting 2 months for an amp that died after 6w.
Does what I need with no fuss so yes.
Annapolis FTW. My wife has picked that as the retirement location. St Michaels was nice but a bit too far off the beaten track. Or any track, for that matter.
The wanting of a thing is often much nicer than the having of it...
It's like sex. When it's over it's over.
Just ordered 2 Aejir amps. I'm looking forward to this.
Haven't posted in quite some time, (so did it wrong initially
I landed on your write up here while contemplating/searching out the possible purchase a new DAC after years of using an incomplete resolution and non DSD model.
Just wanted to say that if I had the discipline to write an article on how best to approach purchasing audio gear, I'd have attempted to write something that would mirror what you've said in this piece.
Great advice and a refreshing write-up, especially coming from someone in the business of selling audio gear.
Thanks for putting this across so well. I hope more people out there chasing audio nirvana (aka chasing their tail) come across this post.
At the very least, it might give them time to pause and think about what they're looking for and why.
Or even better, it might bring them to better appreciate what they already own and to realize enjoying tbe music you're hearing in the moment is the greatest pleasure in both the music experience and the audio journey.
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It died after 6 watts?
Maybe but definitely after 6 weeks.
Or, perhaps 6 waits for it to boot up and make beautiful music - but that never eventuated......
Paul McGowan, the co-founder of PS Audio, sends out a short email each day with some thoughts about audiophile, gear, music, etc. You can read them, and sign up to receive these musings on the PS Audio website. Today's post by Paul is pertinent to our on-going discussions here:
Cats and stereos
Cats have always loved our products. Not because they’re qualified listeners that appreciate the fine sounds PS products produce, but because of our equipment’s heat.
Cats love nothing more than to curl atop a warm metal box and bask in the glow of a south-facing window.
My first encounter with feline audiophiles came from our 200C power amplifier of the 1980s. This 200 watt per channel amp was the biggest we’d ever made: 200 watts per channel into 8Ω and double that into 4Ω. Solid copper bus bars connected power supplies directly to the output transistors for unimpeded flow. It was a technical tour de force of the state of the art in 1980 and broke with the tradition of external heat sinks by internalizing them instead.
Not many amps had internal heat sinks in those days but we liked the svelt look the simple box offered. To get rid of the heat we copied what worked for tube power amplifiers, a perforated metal top and bottom to promote air flow. While this worked well for cooling the power amp there were unintended consequences from our feline friends. They liked to vomit hairballs into the amplifier’s innards.
This tendency of cats relieving their digestive tracts into warm metallic boxes was unknown to me from my days of cats and tube amplifiers. My guess as to why the 200C was preferred is because the vacuum tube amps were probably a little too hot for tabby to get a decent snooze. Those glass envelope fire bottles are pinpoint hot if you’re right over them. The 200C, on the other hand, had even heat distributed in a democratic fashion across the entire 19″ surface.
Most of us know of the dangers of cat claws and grille cloths, but I’ll bet few among us have spent much time contemplating the joys of taking a 200C amplifier to the local car wash to hose out cat vomit. I can tell you from experience it’s something very special.
Yes, we have an entire subset of furred audiophile admirers still in our camp, but we’ve since moved on to solid metal top covers.
Reason 731,348,609,354 Dogs are better than cats...