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« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2012, 01:49:28 pm »

Here is the new arrival - my new listening chair and obviously it had to be blue.

Hey Paul, very nice indeed. So in a normal seated position, do your ears sit above the headrest of the chair or below? I suppose this'll have a major effect on the 'sound of the chair'.

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Lately, I've really lost interest in following up on the likes of 'computeraudiophile.com'. It seems to me that the real leading edge of computer audio is right here on phasure.com...


PC 'Le Monster': CaseLabs W8 / x79 mobo / i7 3960X / hyperthreading ON / 16GB RAM / W8Pro(x64), XX and all music on a single 2TB HDD (100GB partition for OS) / controlled by RDC / no GPU card installed
XXHighEnd: 1.186 / Engine#4 Adaptive / DB=4096 / Q1=6 /  xQ1=1 / Q3,4,5=1 / SFS=2.0 (120 max) / Straight Contiguous / Clock Resolution = 0.5ms / Scheme 3-5 (low/realtime) / 16x Custom / Peak Extend = OFF / Unattended / Minimize OS / Phase Alignment = OFF / XTweaks = 43, 1, 1, 1, 1
System: Phasure ***NOS1a '75B'*** -> Phasure 'Blaxius' cables -> BD-Design Orelo MkII speakers
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« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2012, 05:31:40 pm »

I am sure those on 'computeraudiophile.com' would never know how much you can improve the sound with a blue listening chair  too much !

W8 - March 22, 2014 (1.186-a)
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« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2012, 09:05:28 pm »

Well maybe that matters too.

Some guys arereally serious about -ikea- chairs, looks like you bought the right one Wink:


Immediately I tossed the chair out of the room and went and got the most comfortable, least intrusive chair I could find. Which turned out to be a folding camping chair. Fired up the system with something I have played a lot lately and wow!!! Another big change, things opened up quite considerably in the soundstage!!!!!! So thank you Michael for helping me see that!!!

So if you want to do a major upgrade your system, I can sell you these deluxe listening chairs cheap (see picture this thread)!!

Earlier in the evening, I put the cd case in the closet and moved the speakers forward about 6� which helped the soundstage considerably but not as much as my turbo-charged, competition, full race listening chair! Its amazing what you hear when you aren�t blocking the sound, imagine that!!!!

Enlighten yourselves:

(couldn't find the topic about colour!)

Regards, Coen


Audo PC: Seasonic x-400 fanless atx psu, Gigabyte z68 mobo, i5-2500K (simple 10Watt 512Mb video card) throttled back, megahalems passive cooling (no fans running), Corsair 16G 1333 DDR3 (running full speed), No-brand 2X USB3 PCIe card (connected to atx psu). Music on Samsung Green SATA2 3Tbyte disk, OS on WD 10k 320Mb velociraptor. Power cable PE not connected, together with nos1 and poweramp in separate "audio" powerstrip.

1m no name prepped USB cable, Phasure NOS1a USB (buf 4 ms)-> Blaxius ->SE EL95 (0,8W triode)-> biwired QED cable-> Altec VOT 515-8G, 808, 511-E (700 Hz LR filter).

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All other settings @default or not ticked.

WIN8: banned.
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