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If A.I. took the place of musicians, would you listen to it?
Will AI think of itself as human? Better be careful what you wish for!  
If A.I. took the place of musicians, would you listen to it?
I can foresee a time when humans won't make  qualitative judgements vis a vis human vs. AI. Over time the lines will blur as to human vs. AI content, we won't be able to differentiate between the two. The vast majority of human interactions are re... 
Modifying a Coincident Dynamo Mk1
Increasing reservoir capacitance may give you the increased bass and mid bass you're looking for. Film bypass caps on electrolytic reservoir caps good for bass articulation. The other mods you've done or contemplating doing don't really change the... 
If A.I. took the place of musicians, would you listen to it?
People really underestimating the abilities of AI going into the future. We are presently in the infancy stage of AI, AI will replicate all the emotion, imagination, skill and intelligence of living breathing humans ,however,  it can never be a se... 
ReL Subs: High Level or Low Level connection
High level is what REL's designed for, and my experience this best. I've experimented and continue to experiment with high level cables, thus far stock, Duelund tin plated copper, always Neutrik connectors not the cheapo copies. Both stock and Due... 
PSVANE Discussion & Impressions Thread
Better do your due diligence when it comes to tube purchases. A wide variety brands, hierarchy within brands, NOS vs. new,  distributors, shippers. And then the vagaries of circuit design within the tube equipment. Blame for failures often confuse... 
Modifying a Coincident Dynamo Mk1
I've done parts substitution on equipment for a long time, generally don't mess with values, these values designed to meet circuit criteria. I generally stick to changing out with higher quality, closer tolerance, same value caps, resistors the sa... 
If A.I. took the place of musicians, would you listen to it?
Without prior knowledge we're all susceptable to the enjoyment and benefits of AI. Minus the knowledge, certain qualitative judgements won't enter the equation, we may be enjoying and promoting AI through sheer ignorance.   .Many makers will enj... 
Thumper’s Mother
Social interaction necessarily involves human needs.   This being an audio forum, being informative or seeking information in regard to things audio serves utilitarian needs.   And then we have the psycho/social needs, and who know what needs ... 
Does it have to sound good for you to like it?
I've learned to listen within a multi perspective context. Poorer recordings acceptable, even involving if I perceive the recording as historical and/or unique. This acceptance may wear off after hearing said recording many times, at this point I ... 
Am I right for this forum?
Whether one is an audiophile or belongs here should be self determined. At present I'm vacillating on whether I consider myself an audiophile anymore. My system is truly finished and I'm not deluding myself on this. I've been through many systems ... 
V-Cap ODAM Capacitor Upgrade in VTL 2.5i Pre?
Can't offer anything on specific question, but I've been modifying my own equipment for decades, never had a problem selling at market rates or above. I assume some perceive mods as detrimental to sound quality and/or value, others just the opposi... 
Volti does it again!
Volti certainly has similarities to Klipsch Heritage, previously offered upgrades for Klipschorns. I use his tractrix horns on my Klipschorns, allied with custom build crossovers and aftermarket drivers not much in common with any stock Klipschorn... 
Smaller plug-in AC Purifiers -- Shunyata, iFi, Puron...something else? What do you like?
Some years ago went through many large and small AC conditioners through Cable Company lending library. The best, and not by a small margin, for the smaller or single component conditioners was the Audience Adept  1 or 2.  
What qualities stand out in really good solid state preamps?
@bigkidz    Changed out generic Chinese rotary selectors (tvc) for Amtrans, changed out  generic metal film bias resistors for Takman carbon film, Nichicon FG bias caps for Audio Note Seiryu, Kaisei out of stock, probably would have used them if...