Responses from jim204

software filters
I use a DAW with Sound Forge 15 which is a full mastering program and can be used to gently tweak sound files or radically change them if you do not have any bass or treble. Once I have altered the sound file I then save it as DSD files which are ... 
RCA cables to a subwoofer- how much does it matter?
It can all boil down to which kind of music you like. In a classical Orchestra there are a few sources of bass notes wind  percussion and string and each has a distinctly different type and timbre of sound. You also have low bass in hall effects s... 
PC Audio recording from external digital source using PC Software/Sound Forge
I would stick with buying a Sound Forge package it's one of the very best out there and so easy to use.  
Classical Music for Aficionados
This lament was penned after the the battle of Flodden in 1513 when King James the Fourth and nearly all the Scottish nobility were wiped out.  
CD transport vs.streaming
If your streamer and CD Player sound the same then I would advise you to purchase the ENO ethernet filter from Network Acoustics and you will be blown away by how much better your Streamer could be.  
Preamp recommendations for Quad IIs with ESL-57s
Well Quad did make a 33 and a 44 and I am sure one of those could be adapted to fit the older amps especially if you want to retain the Quad house sound.   
PS Audio DS w/Bridge II vs separate streamer/DAC
I have had a direct comparison of my PS Senior and a Denafrips Terminator 2 DAC in my own system. Maybe I am just biased but I much preferred my Directstream as the music from it seemed more organic and ( I hate this word ) Analogue. The Terminato... 
Resolution drop
Whit !!!  
Classical Music for Aficionados
Andras Schiff has a very well respected Brahms twin piano concertos that I can really relate to. I think he plays a nearly period Bosendorfer but to hear it you wouldn't know it.  
Classical Music for Aficionados
Oh Len I'm so glad you are getting through it. My thoughts are with you my friend. Take care , Jim.  
Classical Music for Aficionados
Yes Len I surely do agree with you and sympathise at the same time. I also think it is too late to reverse what we yes We have done to this planet.  And I really don,t think the wee poison dwarf will win us our independence. As Rab said "Sold fo... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
@jim5559      Yes you certainly got that one right but you have illuminated another point , in music like the drill field Discipline rules also . Where would we all be without our scales arpeggios, thirds fifths and octaves. Yes that is why the dr... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Aye "jim5559"     I see you have been putting some lovely video files lately, as the drill sergeant would say Keep itUp.   
ISO-PLUS Ethernet RF Filters vs Fiber Optic Cable
I would seriously advise you on Network Acoustic ENO filter , it goes after the switch into the Ethernet input. It made an incredible difference to my setup and they give you 30 days to return it if your not impressed.  
Classical Music for Aficionados
@rvpiano   You are right RV about Lewis playing the Brahms late pieces I listened to them last night and totally agree with you. There are a few recordings of late Brahms doing the rounds at the moment, Volodos Kantorow and Lewis and all special i...