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Old 07 November 2005, 12:50   #21
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Who reckons this !!!!!

It may well be true but only for the first couple of plays on a record that is played in a sealed dust free environment - I have a lot of vinyl and some pretty descent decks as I used to be resident DJ in a night club in Newquay.
There is a world of difference between the treatment an audiophile gives his record collection and equipment compared to a club DJ!!! Can't really imagine anyone "scratching" with a Linn Sondek and an audio Note cartridge!!!

I have seen the sort of decks used by club DJs - and the state of their vinyl - yuch!!!
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And has anyone heard horn speakers? What a difference - amazing noise and from such low power. Most idiots seem to think the higher the wattage the better - when they see an AMP that puts out 15w per channel and speakers that only handle about 40w they just think "crap" until they actually FEEL the air moving in the room with the power of the things.

Mind you the setup I mentioned does cost about 45,000!!!

What I am trying to point out is you should NEVER just look at numbers.
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Old 07 November 2005, 13:30   #24
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Steady on, lads. I was only joking when I said I listened to vinyls. I am a bit more up to date than that.

My eight track wired to a car battery is a state of the art home entertainment system.

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This threads a bit over my head. What speed do these things run at? 45 or 33rpm

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Thanks for the help guys I'll try the packages out.

To avoid any confusion whilst I have been an Audiophile for many many years and even more thousand of pounds it's always been important to me not to lose the music (the emotional part of it anyway). with this in mind it became apparent to me that certain types of music performed better on different systems. Which is why my 8K Audiolab system is in the loft and the Marantz is in the living room!

And it is my perception ( so it can't be wrong can it?) that certain types of moozik recordings lend them selves to vynyl and others to CD. Talking Book by Stevie Wonder , Northern Lights Southern Cross by the band as examples are better albums on Analogue than on CD.......but hey guess what they was mixed and mastered for Analogue. SRV, Kraftwerk and Radiohead and Guy Davis are better on Digital. Also the different mastering techniques use different frequency EQ curves which leans toward a particewlar type of media. So if your ears like a roll off at 18 Hz then you need a stylus

I actually am most impressed with my MP3 player and love it's portability but the encoding does lose something, however "a couple of quartz of beer will fix it so the intonation will not offend the ear" RIP Frank

It's good to see that a kwesjun on music has sparked some passion, cos that's what music is supposed to dooooo doo dooo bee dooo!
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This all looks very informative, I've picked up a lot I never knew about audio from this thread!

A lot of people have said to me that most portable music players of any kind are usually let down by the speakers. When my Grandad was in hospital, he borrowed my uncles noise cancelling headphones, and being a bit of a kwality buff I thought he'd be hard to impress, and blame the headphones for ruining his mozart, but he said they were amazing!

I dont know make and model (I do know they were expensive) but what do people reckon to these (external) noise cancelling things?
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Steady on, lads. I was only joking when I said I listened to vinyls. I am a bit more up to date than that.

My eight track wired to a car battery is a state of the art home entertainment system.

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Newer isn't always better!!! Betamax for example was streets ahead of VHS and still is - just like many others things - it is the marketing that makes or breaks something rather than it's quality!!!
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This all looks very informative, I've picked up a lot I never knew about audio from this thread!

A lot of people have said to me that most portable music players of any kind are usually let down by the speakers. When my Grandad was in hospital, he borrowed my uncles noise cancelling headphones, and being a bit of a kwality buff I thought he'd be hard to impress, and blame the headphones for ruining his mozart, but he said they were amazing!

I dont know make and model (I do know they were expensive) but what do people reckon to these (external) noise cancelling things?
Have used them in planes and whilst shooting and they are pretty good - you do get the odd bit of clipping now and again though.

There was a test on TV of a few different makes of these headphones and they concluded the best were the normal in ear type with the conical plugs that fit inside your ear properly!!!

My brother has a set of Sony Fontopia in ear headphones and he reckons they are the best he has ever used - far better than other so called in ear types.

MDR-EX71SL is the type and they are about 28 - he says they cut out external noise a treat and offer fantastic bass.

http://www.sony.co.uk/ShowProduct.do...uct=MDR-EX71SL
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A lot of people have said to me that most portable music players of any kind are usually let down by the speakers.
Well, yes and no. Whilst lotsa amplifiers, active crossovers, lotsa power supplies and wonderful speakers are desirable, if the source is crap the music will be crap. Get the source right first.
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