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 81 
 on: June 24, 2015, 03:44:20 pm 
Started by juanpmar - Last post by phantomax
Perfect in the sense of a sound that is as real as possible. We know that tha´s an illusion, we know that there is no perfect sound except the one you can listen directly

But don't forget that even in that case the experience can be very dissapointing: bad acoustics, rude people around, poor performances, etc.

Said that I totally agree when you say that tweaks are a medium and not the end itself.

Best regards

Maxi

 82 
 on: June 24, 2015, 02:50:03 pm 
Started by juanpmar - Last post by juanpmar
Great posts from all of you, sharing some personal and emotive feelings and circumstances. Thanks

Rakesh, thanks to you specially for your kind words, of course no problem in case you have an opinion different than mine. I accept it the same way I accept any other´s opinion.

I´d like to explain myself better just in case I was unable to do it in the first post. Perhaps Peter was right and I beat around the bush a bit.

I agree that internet can or could be a good source for musical culture, I agree also, as I stated in many other posts, that we need to put the tweaks where they must be, just as an instrument to the final goal which is listen and enjoy music.

But in this topic, I was talking about the Audiophiles and specifically about "the madness to pursue the best possible sound until almost exhaustion". What I tried to say is to recognize the merit of the people that, even at the age that many of us have, are still chasing the chimera of the "perfect sound". Perfect in the sense of a sound that is as real as possible. We know that tha´s an illusion, we know that there is no perfect sound except the one you can listen directly, but still we seek.

In the first post I was trying to convey an almost philosophical, existential, idea. The idea of pursuing perfection, that´s what I find meaningful. That´t what I think has a special merit.

And, above all, I see it as a quality that can be applied to many areas of our life.  Go in search of the illusion and strive to approach to it. That´s what I think makes us better. As someone said, the truth is not the at the finish, but on the way.

Kind regards,
Juan

 83 
 on: June 24, 2015, 02:14:48 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by PeterSt
First I was rather annoyed, peeved, miffed by your earlier unsolicited rudeness.My earlier post was clearer in that regard but Peter suggested I edit my post, which I did, the Magna Carta being a British thing and  not being well known elsewhere. With that editing, the baby went out with the bathwater.

Oh, is that so. In that case I'm afraid that none of us can get through to you, especially me (not).
You fool with me just the same you know. What a waste of time ...

I understand that it's not a culture thing either. Well, then it is just you. And if you are so persistent with this all, we don't like you. But I already told you; it is raining complaints here.
So you are out; depening on what further happens, maybe forever.

Peter


 84 
 on: June 24, 2015, 12:56:24 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by acg

Something else is that I feel that the "normal" linear power supply is NOT doing what it theoretically promises. I see no proof of it anywhere and to give one example from our own circles : even Mani stays silent.


Arjan mentioned a positive change last year in the LPS thread.  That was with a simple LPS into a picoPSU.

 85 
 on: June 24, 2015, 12:30:17 pm 
Started by juanpmar - Last post by rakeshpoorun

For my part, I haven't been able to spend much time at all on our hobby these last few months, and what's interesting is that I haven't missed it at all. The few occasions I've been at home and had time in the evenings, I've just listened to music for 20-30 minutes without thinking about tweaking at all. It's been almost liberating! ...

Mani.

Hi Mani,

"Liberating"

Don't you just savour that word? One of my favourite words in the English language without a doubt.

I second your sentiments and drink to that.

Best regards
Rakesh

 86 
 on: June 24, 2015, 12:18:02 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by rakeshpoorun
Rakesh, you quote me where I say that I cannot tell what each of the modifications on their own bring to the overall sound. Only that the combination was very good. And than you turn it around 180 degrees (again) and sarcastically comment on my 'claims' that I can make that kind of distinctions on what each of the modifications bring separately. Either you do this misinterpretation on purpose or, however hard your teachers tried, you should ask for your money back.


Hi Leo

Let's put it this way. There are two aspects to this.

First I was rather annoyed, peeved, miffed by your earlier unsolicited rudeness.My earlier post was clearer in that regard but Peter suggested I edit my post, which I did, the Magna Carta being a British thing and  not being well known elsewhere. With that editing, the baby went out with the bathwater.

Second, if it is the case truly you cannot tell the difference then by rights your comment should belong in the section with the change which was most accountable for what you heard. It so happened your post went in the 'scary thread."

Now I am very mindful about what I can say and so would rather say less than I truly think on this matter. For the record though, I would reiterate that I am actually supportive of this use of Windows 10 in Ramdisk for the XXHighend PC but I do not follow what Peter calls the 'mainstream ' reasons for it positively affecting sound. Again this is something I will do but at this early stage I would have avoided being so gung-ho out of consideration for others who may now think their PC need a MAJOR and EXPENSIVE reconfiguration. Only in my case of course, it is easier for me to hang back a little ( I do trust Peter), wait for further confirmation of those who try the new tweak and take it from there.

In the meantime, another advantage is that I can concentrate on the development of my acoustic system, which is all about planning, designing and building (getting it built).

So no I did not misunderstand you. It's just I did not care much for the rudeness you exhibited and the elephant in a China shop syndrome of your post, aims at nothing and hits everything. So now you know. I could say more but Peter's earlier reaction to an expression of speculative doubt, which was more about trying to understand the reasoning and the why, does not bode well for such a thought being expressed here and now.

But let's keep it in good spirits. It's only an opinion based in large measure on what I have read here and elsewhere. I strongly second Joachim's view, expressed above, though that "every system sounds different, very different" and that makes it difficult to see the wood from the trees and encourages unfortunate generalisations...For example to what extent a LPS benefits your PC depends on one million other factors but somehow here people are trying to establish the positive effect or otherwise by relying on some random anecdotal evidence. Not kosher but again only my opinion.

Beat regards
Rakesh

 87 
 on: June 24, 2015, 11:27:53 am 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by christoffe
As I wrote a couple of days ago, the “100W HDPlex”  LPS arrived and the SQ improved with a very quiet background and “digging out” more details (not heard before).

My conclusion: “Something is going on with the SQ using a LPS”.

Thank you too, Joachim. But ... where did you write that ? I missed it (and now can't find it).

Thank you,
Peter

Hi Peter,

there is a "hell of traffic" in this forum at present and I didn't mention the brand of the LPS, but see here:

http://www.phasure.com/index.php?topic=3268.msg35384#msg35384

To clarify, we all know, that every system sounds different, very different.

Joachim

 88 
 on: June 24, 2015, 11:14:29 am 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by Leo
Rakesh, you quote me where I say that I cannot tell what each of the modifications on their own bring to the overall sound. Only that the combination was very good. And than you turn it around 180 degrees (again) and sarcastically comment on my 'claims' that I can make that kind of distinctions on what each of the modifications bring separately. Either you do this misinterpretation on purpose or, however hard your teachers tried, you should ask for your money back.

 89 
 on: June 24, 2015, 10:57:36 am 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by PeterSt
As I wrote a couple of days ago, the “100W HDPlex”  LPS arrived and the SQ improved with a very quiet background and “digging out” more details (not heard before).

My conclusion: “Something is going on with the SQ using a LPS”.

Thank you too, Joachim. But ... where did you write that ? I missed it (and now can't find it).

Thank you,
Peter

 90 
 on: June 24, 2015, 10:51:36 am 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by PeterSt
Thank you, Mani.

Peter

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