So first up, right off the bat, before we go any further, lemme ‘splain sumpt’n about what my intention for this thread is, and is not. It IS more about sharing our observations, experiments, forays into ‘what if’ territory. It IS about sharing our sense of discovery and how our experiments help in increasing our sense of enjoyment and satisfaction while listening to the music we all love. It IS about sharing where our individual and collective creativity leads us, so that we can then share these results for others to try (or not) as the case may be. There is a wealth of very useful information that us tweakers discover and accumulate over the years. This thread IS about sharing this treasure trove of experiential, functional, and insightful information. Freely… Without fear of being demeaned, castigated, slammed, or made to feel like an idiot… IOW be the object of a group pile-on smack down. There are plenty of other threads that will be glad to provide this form of ‘entertainment’. We don’t need another one and certainly not here in this… Smack Down Free Zone. This thread is NOT about slamming anyone, anyone’s ideas, their method of experimentation, etc. This thread is NOT about ego gratification nor any other ‘justification’ due to belittling anyone or anything. And yes there is a fine line here, where hidden humor can be a major factor based upon pre-existing relationships as well as other misinterpretations. This thread is NOT about repeating the same old arguments, again. Besides we all know them all to well, and they have never, nor will they ever accomplish anything except to kill any forward momentum and any further helpful discussions. This thread is about what we CAN do and not about why we CAN’T do something. This thread is about contributing for the betterment of any and all who seek to improve their system, by any means they see fit. And this includes way out there ideas, all the way from don’t put the power amp at the bottom of the stack, to Pixie Dust™©®: fact or fiction? With (I hope) lots and lots in between. And while I started this thread and I do plan on contributing, I hope that others will be willing to share their invaluable tricks and tips on improvements they have made or witnessed. IOW there is no leader, no single expert, nobody what is in charge here… I myself like to use the empirical method, well at least the first several steps anyway. Others may use whatever method works for them. And by sharing our results we can learn and ‘cross pollinate’ ideas and methods of pursuing our experiments. I see this as a ‘win-win-win’ instead of a ‘kill it before it grows out of control’ exercise in the art of smack down… And I think a great many are tired of this lack of respect, not to mention the negativity it engenders. So here we can, by our intent, set up a Smack Down Free Zone and actually enjoy sharing our ideas and experiments and observations without fear of being ridiculed etc. etc. So if you have something to contribute, we welcome your thoughts etc. But if your ‘contribution’ is to fix, “Someone is WRONG on the internet", by negation (or worse), then please turn your thoughts into a genuine contribution for all to learn from. MAJOR EDIT I'm going to list all of the terms I've 're-purposed' and then add links to their posts that go deeper into the details. C3 Cohesion Coherence Coupling http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/30#post_11989064 I5 Intelligibility http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/30#post_12024000 T3 Toe Tapping Time http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/30#post_12024000 HB&W Head Bobbing & Weaving http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/30#post_12024000 S/S Spooky/Scary http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/30#post_12024000 DRC Dynamic Range Control http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/90#post_12083823 tLFF the Listener Fatigue Factor http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/105#post_12113288 CP's choke points http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/105#post_12113288 http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/510#post_12646260 Acoustic POWER vs volume http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/150#post_12131893 Jitter http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/150#post_12152679 Calibrated http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/180#post_12183651 CNST Central Nervous System Tap http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/180#post_12183651 Phase Δ Reduction http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/195#post_12228607 ToP Threshold of Perceptibility, http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/210#post_12265107 Take a Break http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/210#post_12265107 Music as experience http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/210#post_12265107 http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/285#post_12371363 Holo Holographic, http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/210#post_12265107 SEB Spontaneous Emotional Burst, http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/210#post_12265107 I HEARD http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/210#post_12265107 IMPERATIVE http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/210#post_12265107 SuperGlue / SuperDuperGlue http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/210#post_12265107 http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/615#post_12706695 THE Correct Phase http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/210#post_12265107 EQ done correctly http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/210#post_12300653 PRT Phase Reversal Tweak http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/210#post_12300653 SSBB SubSonic Bass Boost http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/210#post_12300653 Break In http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/300#post_12384903 Thermal Equilibrium http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/300#post_12384903 Akiko Sticks round 1 http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/300#post_12401853 Akiko Sticks round 2 http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/315#post_12412592 http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/315#post_12417878 autonomic blink response Subjectivist vs the Objectivist http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/315#post_12407403 The Prove It Proposition http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/315#post_12478724 My EQ setup http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/345#post_12489775 Tuubz http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/390#post_12525131 Designers vs Users http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/390#post_12512499 Connector Contact Patch Resistance Reduction http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/420#post_12557400 Auditory memory http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/450#post_12607620 RN3 progress report http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/555#post_12664510 Spikes, Overshoot, and Wonderful http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/585#post_12677244 Moar is Less. http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/585#post_12679403 Fuses and current draw http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/615#post_12711432 My take on Cable Cooking http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/615#post_12722633 ASCC http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/630#post_12738982 http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/630#post_12745102 http://www.head-fi.org/t/781268/the-diyrs-cookbook/645#post_12754820 JJ ps. And let us remember, one of, if not the BEST way to learn, is to ‘fail’, then learn from the ‘mistake’ and move on. Indeed one of the 'Best' ways of defining a Master is by saying they have tried and FAILED more times than the student has even tried.