dgarretson

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Digital LP’s
Over the past few years of improvements in digital recording, I have been recording both analog- and digital-sourced LPs to DSD128 and become less of an analog purist.. I almost always prefer a vinyl-to-hi-res digital recording over a pure digital... 
Great song by the Clash
To draw a rough analogy, London Calling was their Revolver and Sandinista was their White Album. Or London Calling was The Bends and Sandinista was A Moon Shaped Pool.  
Sam Ash closing
Just as the long thread on Sam Ash was getting interesting the Audiogon moderator cancelled it.  Outta beer, outta here.  
Andrew Singer Of "Sound by Singer" passed away yesterday
I visited that downtown store as well as Stereo Exchange fairly regularly in the mid-'80s and experienced impressive early designs like VAC push pull 300B, big Von Schweikert stacked cubes, Apogee Grande, etc.  IIRC he was an heir in the Singer so... 
MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
Hello Raul, throughout your epic thread I accumulated many vintage TOTL MM/MI cartridges, many NOS, and was finally convinced that on identical tonearms a Stanton 981LZS was pretty close to a Lyra Etna. Not to mention top Grace, Precept, Astatic, ... 
Axpona 2024 who is going and why?
I  sat in the Bacch room in seats considered 80% and 100% sweet spots.  At 100% the stage enlarged greatly both forward and backward with much improved embodiment.  It would have been nice to hear this demo through better speakers than the Janszen... 
Noir album recommendations
Jazz at the Movies Band-- White Heat: Film Noir.  Audiophile vinyl if you can find it.  
The Psychology of Constant (Equipment) Change
The link within that link to Dr. Richard P. Goldwater’s 1973 article for the Boston Audio Society really hits it. The hobby was at its apex during those years. Neurosis or passive art form?        
The Psychology of Constant (Equipment) Change
Condition sufficiently summarized here: https://www.hifivision.com/threads/are-you-suffering-from-this-disease.95463/  
Handling Heavy Amps
I’ve reached an age where I can see backward and forward in the hobby and begin to navigate to a lighter footprint. Precipitating factor: the wife announced she will no longer help me move my equipment. It’s like the bargaining phase of grief: lea... 
Ribbon cable inside amplifiers
Years ago when modifications to Sony SCD-1 SACD players were in vogue I substituted harnesses of Audio Consulting soft-annealed silver wire for ribbons in the digital and analog domain to good effect.  But it's too much time and effort to repeat s... 
Equalizer in a Hi Fi system
Not to take anything away from the McIntosh, but where the money went into this design is clear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89mowyb5yN8  
Equalizer in a Hi Fi system
I'll check it out.  I deleted my system profile several years back after a hack into my Audiogon account with attempted fraud.  
Equalizer in a Hi Fi system
@tlcocks , thanks. I ventured into the Manley analog equalizer for home use by thinking of a Cello Palette, but stripped of the often degrading presence of OP amps. (Never heard one, however, so no harm no foul.) It is interesting that Mark Levins... 
Equalizer in a Hi Fi system
I have nothing to add to this interesting discussion except for another vote for the Manley Massive Passive. I purchased the latest version with switching power supply, initially to complement a custom speaker with a Purify 6.5" mid woofer and mat...