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Cornwall IV vs. Volti Rival, Razz; Razz v. 1, 2, 3 -- what changed?
What I didn’t at first quite grok when I got my Cornwall 4’s 4 years ago is that the "bass ports" on the front are really more like horns. They are shaped like the mid and tweeter horns, and there is a lot of air being handled by them; and they ar... 
Why do Wav and Flac Files Sound Different?
Even Michael Fremer may be coming around.  
Cornwall IV vs. Volti Rival, Razz; Razz v. 1, 2, 3 -- what changed?
Most important addition to My Cornwalls by far was a pair of REL S812 subwoofers. They have as much to do with modifying the mids and highs as they do with modifying bass. By playing with the crossover in the subs and that interaction with gain ma... 
Why do Wav and Flac Files Sound Different?
Mofi Quad DSD Controversy “I know that this revelation of Mobile Fidelity cutting from transfers made to digital is sort-of anathema to some of our purest fans, and I understand that strictly from what you might read on a piece of paper.  But the... 
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Genetics, Brain, and Personality "We also demonstrate how these research directions can be integrated using genetically informative designs in order to determine how genetic influences on personality are mediated by variability in brain structure... 
Power conditioners and power regeneration
I have been using an old Shunyata Hydra 4 for years. It also has surge protection. Love it. I sometimes find that certain mixes of cables to the wall plus cables to the conditioner can get a more perfect sound. My system is also on a dedicated lin... 
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The Controversial Sound Only 2% of People Can Hear This "Hum" researcher has come up with the best explanation I have heard yet - the so-called "Hum" is strongly correlated with with buried gas and oil pipelines, and he demonstrates graphically t... 
4x Upsampling On My Transport
Bits are not being added to the CD itself - they are being added to the output of the CD and then processed for modified playback.  
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There is some basis, but it is not total. I was discussing this subject with a friend of mine, and we also interjected into the topic the notion that exogenous chemicals such as alcohol and THC when added to the neuronal capacitors and resistors ... 
Cornwall IV vs. Volti Rival, Razz; Razz v. 1, 2, 3 -- what changed?
My Cornwall 4 tube setup: Primaluna EVO 400 pre and power. Amperex "Bugle Boy" in the two center gain positions on both amps. Old metal base GZ34’s in the rectifier positions Sophia Electric blue bottle EL 34’s in the power amp Vintage "Weste... 
Pads or Spikes?
Salamander 5 Shelf Rack Due to space limitations my audio rack had to be the one above, so bear in mind that piling 200lbs total of lead bricks on top of some components and their shelves was all about mitigating vibration and creating more inert... 
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Genetic variation, brain, and intelligence differences There is enough variation in brain neuronal structure to make large differences in music processing or as we might call it - "musical intelligence."  
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If neurology can be likened to capacitors and resistors then technically we are the most important component, and the variations from one human to the next vastly exceed the variations in components. An audiophile has to pay more attention to the ... 
Why do Wav and Flac Files Sound Different?
The gist of this thread had to to with the possibility that any metadata was a potential pollutant of the musical information. When I used to download albums from allflac.com removing the "cover" file from the track list before loading it into JRi... 
Would you move to a bigger house if you could just to have a better listening room ?
I have considered adding on, but building is so expensive now that it is easy to just be content to love the one you're with.