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Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 09-09-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,632
Posted By pmdubs
There is, generally, a range in transfer level of...

There is, generally, a range in transfer level of about 4 dbvu between most modern 12" cuts. If you are exceeding 0 dbfs in your DAW perhaps you can change the reference level of the A/D convertor?...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 08-21-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,512
Posted By pmdubs
I can't speak to the Denon DJ turntables, but I...

I can't speak to the Denon DJ turntables, but I don't think they are anywhere near the 'real' Denon DD turntables back in the day...

On the other hand, the SL1200 [that you seem to really want to...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 06-23-2009, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,951
Posted By pmdubs
Cd's may not have more 'interesting bass' but...

Cd's may not have more 'interesting bass' but they certainly have the extension. It sounds like a setup/feedback issue...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 06-04-2009, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,180
Posted By pmdubs
Irony here is the Technics arms' effective mass...

Irony here is the Technics arms' effective mass is perfect for most truly hifi carts of the moving coil type. All the great Dynavectors, Shelters, Denons, etc. work well with mid-mass arms..
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 05-27-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,999
Posted By pmdubs
Regarding cartridge compliance: There are often...

Regarding cartridge compliance: There are often large discrepancies in the actual 'meaning' of this figure due to variations in how it is derived and stated; so a bit of trial and error may be...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 05-13-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,968
Posted By pmdubs
regarding Isonoe

The mark II bands are indeed an upgrade worth making if you still have the older type. Also if for some reason you are still having issues with them stretching out of compliance Isonoe can get you a...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 04-29-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,540
Posted By pmdubs
An objective approach to determining what TT...

An objective approach to determining what TT setup is best is awesome.

You'll need a test record that has a variety of calibrated tones. Then you have somewhat of a 'known commodity' to compare...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 04-12-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,173
Posted By pmdubs
I don't know how many inputs you really need, but...

I don't know how many inputs you really need, but if you don't mind menus why not go 'in the box'?

For a bit more coin you could run a Lynx Aurora 16 as your front end A/D and monitoring D/A and...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 03-13-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,695
Posted By pmdubs
Not wanting to get into a pissing match here, so...

Not wanting to get into a pissing match here, so lets say its a matter of opinion and to each there own, but I seriously disagree here. There are good belt drives, good rim drives and good direct...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 03-13-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,695
Posted By pmdubs
I am unsure if you mention this in regard to your...

I am unsure if you mention this in regard to your files that have been converted from vinyl, or simply your digital collection....but here is a comment:

The vinyl 'sound' will be captured in your...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 02-26-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,644
Posted By pmdubs
Regarding bass reproduction in small rooms

Just to clear this up:

You do NOT need a large room to reproduce low bass notes. The concept that the room length needs to correspond to the physical size of the frequency reproduced is erroneous....
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 02-23-2009, 12:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,277
Posted By pmdubs
The La Scala's are over 100db efficient right?...

The La Scala's are over 100db efficient right? And I am assuming they will be used in a domestic setting right?


I would stay clear of the big PA amps if the above assumptions are correct, as you...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 02-19-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,943
Posted By pmdubs
I don't know what the outlay is for these power...

I don't know what the outlay is for these power supplies, however dropping noise floor by 15-25db is a massive improvement, so its hard to imagine it not being worth it....unless a S/N ratio in the...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-24-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,791
Posted By pmdubs
What a preamplifier can handle will be expressed...

What a preamplifier can handle will be expressed in maximum (voltage or DB) before clipping; often different for the input and output of said device. Funny all this talk of what 'most' phono stages...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-23-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,791
Posted By pmdubs
Compliance is a factor in the resonant frequency...

Compliance is a factor in the resonant frequency and 'synergy' of the stylus/cartridge/tonearm assembly. To speak of it as an isolated measurement is not particularly informative. If it were simply a...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-14-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,791
Posted By pmdubs
I looked around for a decent link online that...

I looked around for a decent link online that discusses the different types of balanced connections, one thats detailed enough to be informative but not too long. This one seems pretty...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-10-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 19,520
Posted By pmdubs
there are three different concepts at play here (at least)

1) Can a digital cable, or an analog cable as a conductor make an improvement to the sound beyond performing the basic level of function required as an effective electrical conductor (according to...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-08-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 19,520
Posted By pmdubs
off topic regarding the technics tape decks

Shorty- I see you like the technics 1500 tape decks. Have you seen what these guys are doing? http://www.tapeproject.com/machines/machines.htm

They have a tape club mastered by Stubblebine in SF....
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-08-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 19,520
Posted By pmdubs
So here we are, the proper way to test between...

So here we are, the proper way to test between left and right cables is a mono signal and the channels flip flopped A/B/X blindly. probably good headphones from the Lavry would be most neutral so as...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-08-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 19,520
Posted By pmdubs
A/b/x

Yes it is in pairs, but a proper blind test requires a/b/x. This means that there are two choices but they are not always in sequence. The added complication is that the 'switch' between them must...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-08-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,012
Posted By pmdubs
You can have RTI press for you with or without...

You can have RTI press for you with or without using Acoustech for the mastering. No reason not to per se, but if you had a certain mastering engineer you want to use, its fine.

There is a lot of...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-07-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 19,520
Posted By pmdubs
The signal technically can't be perfect left to...

The signal technically can't be perfect left to right if you're hearing one as better. Better sound = different signal. BTW how do the two cables impedence measurements compare, just out of...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-07-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,592
Posted By pmdubs
Thats why wavelab breaks the files down when you...

Thats why wavelab breaks the files down when you capture more than xx amount of data. It can be enabled to happen auto while recording.

So can you open the file in Wavelab and get at least the...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 11-28-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 19,520
Posted By pmdubs
We are having a friendly discussion of how...

We are having a friendly discussion of how "high quality analog cables" should be defined thats all!

Now flogging every detail of a system is the high road, make no mistake, I'm not saying 'plug in...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 11-27-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,581
Posted By pmdubs
'Do not seek...

...to emulate the old masters. Seek what they sought' paraphrased quote attributed to Basho. I like it alot.

There have been a number of posts getting into equipment design, cabling, connection...
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