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Old 4th Jun 2022, 10:52 am   #2781
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This is what we all need

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Old 4th Jun 2022, 12:19 pm   #2782
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Ah, listening apparatus No37a, which was designed for the more discerning Gentleman audiophile.

Quickly, attached one of Terry Gilliam’s listening apparatus I found on the net. I figure this will need some interesting equalization, to account for the unorthodox ‘listening position’

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Old 6th Jun 2022, 3:17 pm   #2783
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Now here's one that popped up when I wasn't looking. From what I can see it's a standard BS 3 pin plug, bit with only the Earth pin. And three bits of wire. Because someone thinks that it's better to ground your interconnects to the supply. Pretty sure it won't meet the relevan BS as it could easily be insterted upside down and open the shutters. I Suppose it's a bargain at £155.
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Old 6th Jun 2022, 4:55 pm   #2784
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This guy, (who's name incidentally is Guy, a perfectly nice individual), claimed that true perfection will only be attained when the source can be connected directly to his speaker system, dispensing with the superfluous intermediate technology.

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I thought that source to speaker was already widely available in a wind up gramophone, no superfluous electronics in the way!
Sssh... I know you're correct, but if the gurus could be convinced that the king is in a new suit of clothes, the potential audiophool revenue could be immense. I'm already drafting designs for the stereo sound box and twin tube tone arm, I just need to get the tracking weight under a quarter ton.
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Now here's one that popped up when I wasn't looking. From what I can see it's a standard BS 3 pin plug, bit with only the Earth pin. And three bits of wire. Because someone thinks that it's better to ground your interconnects to the supply. Pretty sure it won't meet the relevan BS as it could easily be insterted upside down and open the shutters. I Suppose it's a bargain at £155.
https://www.atlascables.com/acc-grun-adapters.html
£155 to get common mode noise into your signal grounds, and dangerous too. What's not to like?
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Old 6th Jun 2022, 5:07 pm   #2786
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I'm certain I've seen similar equipment featured in the cloudbusting video by miss Kate Bush!.
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Old 6th Jun 2022, 7:24 pm   #2787
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It's part of a coherent earthing system.

It is, of course, very important to get your zero volt reference precisely in phase with all other things at zero volts.

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Old 6th Jun 2022, 7:53 pm   #2788
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Is their actually punters out there who buy this stuff ?
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If you've spent time in certain hifi emporiums, you'll find that the concept of fuses, plugs and cables having a 'sound' is accepted wisdom. The further up the price bracket you go, the more prevalent the ideology. The realiity in the marketplace could not be more mutually exclusive from the scientific reality.
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£155, far too cheap!

https://www.russandrews.com/superrou...ature-edition/
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Old 8th Jun 2022, 12:53 pm   #2791
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Somehow i have become inured to the prices, but the concept of a Cher album as a sound source for high-end audio has me floored. I can barely 'Believe' it. Over-production that even Buble would baulk at. Surely that's music that's effectively intended for dot and dash digital reproduction, CD, MP3, etc.

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Old 8th Jun 2022, 12:59 pm   #2792
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That earth box is missing the coal.
See post#11 in this thread.
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Old 12th Jun 2022, 4:59 pm   #2793
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I'm certain I've seen similar equipment featured in the cloudbusting video by miss Kate Bush!.
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An acoustic direction finder - quite a clever piece of kit for its time (1930's/40's).
The apparatus in the Kate Bush video looks like a prop incorporating parts from the Japanese version.
The best design was, unsurprisingly, the German one. It was used in conjunction with an accompanying searchlight to give the operator an aiming point before turning the light on.
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Our side also made some big concrete parabolic reflectors... quite visible from the air. Said to be a cover story to account for aircraft detection by radar.

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Old 13th Jun 2022, 7:26 am   #2795
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Our side also made some big concrete parabolic reflectors... quite visible from the air. Said to be a cover story to account for aircraft detection by radar.
They pre-date radar ....

The Dungeness mirrors, known colloquially as the "listening ears", consist of three large concrete reflectors built in the 1920s–1930s.

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Old 13th Jun 2022, 8:55 am   #2796
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Somehow i have become inured to the prices, but the concept of a Cher album as a sound source for high-end audio has me floored. I can barely 'Believe' it. Over-production that even Buble would baulk at. Surely that's music that's effectively intended for dot and dash digital reproduction, CD, MP3, etc.

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On the subject of choosing a good source for demonstrating the level of audio reproduction, I suppose CDs are the best. Is there a preference for AAD, ADD or DDD? I was thinking that DDD is probably the best for being free of recording artifacts, but it does not mean we have to like the music, I suppose.
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Old 13th Jun 2022, 9:24 am   #2798
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I'm not a Cher fan but good quality analogue recordings of female solos can be useful when testing pick-up cartridges partly because of the dynamic range of the female voice. Also such recordings will often highlight a problem with sibilance when other sources do not.

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Old 13th Jun 2022, 3:26 pm   #2799
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On the subject of choosing a good source for demonstrating the level of audio reproduction, I suppose CDs are the best. Is there a preference for AAD, ADD or DDD? I was thinking that DDD is probably the best for being free of recording artifacts, but it does not mean we have to like the music, I suppose.
The more relevant issues are:

Since the introduction of mass digital audio media (the CD) in 1982, the trend in studio equipment speed and capability has followed a similar trend to computing power. So digital mastering is a very different thing now as compared with forty years ago.

Then there is the quality of the mastering and mixing engineers....

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You forgot to link to the review: https://www.russandrews.com/superrou...nature-review/

You spend decades studying the art of designing electronics for audio and then this fool comes along and decides that some aspect of your amp isn't up to his liking, probably because of his room and general state of mind that day. Who'd want to work in that industry?

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