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toddalin

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I prefer the "without" wavetouch. Sounds like you’ve removed the body and dynamics.   Similarly, in the thread when the option of the cuts includes the original, the MBLs, and the wavetouch, I preferred the original. The MBLs sounded too thin (m... 
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"Every recording  has a correct volume, a volume at which it sounds best. This is because our ear's frequency response changes with volume."   The "volume control" is to be used like the "focus" knob on a microscope or telescope.  
How does speaker placement affect the width of the soundstage?
The Rhodes on this track is perceived as wider than the 26 foot width of my room, wrapping back into the room, even though the speakers are ~7.5 feet center-to-center.  Stuff doesn't get much wider than this.  A great test track for your system. ... 
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Can’t create what is not there, but what if it’s there and your system can’t re-create it?  You wouldn't know that it's there when it is.  
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Yes! The chosen position of the instrument/vocal is supposed to be exactly where the engineer placed it in the soundstage and you should be able to discern this location/position. It makes no difference whether it is real or contrived, so long as ... 
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"As @patrickdowns touched upon briefly with instrument placement I don’t see why so many here look for which instrument is where in a song. Are there more genres than classical orchestras that play music in such a way? Does most everyone here list... 
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BTW, the other speakers in the room include the modified JBL L200s (with increased cabinet volume, L300 long horns, slot tweeters, revised crossovers), one-off Big Red Supers (Altec 604E2s/Utah aux woofers) triamped with one-off electronic cro... 
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Depending on material, soundstage can be wider and deeper than the room and instruments can be located with accuracy as to their placement.  Sometimes stuff even sounds like it's behind you. I use my own creation which include JBL 2241H (18"), JB... 
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IME, omnidirectionality hurts pin-point imaging by scattering the "image" around the room. I purposely block the rear of my Heils to improve imaging and others have also reported that this aids their Heil's imaging too. If you are in Orange Coun... 
Qualities Of An End-game System
Qualities of an end game system: - Speakers disappear - The room disappears - The listener disappears, his mind is shut down/gone. - There is nothing left but the perception of falling into an abyss filled with music. - The listener doesn’t k... 
Thin Line Between Critique and Courtrooms: A Dialogue on the Recent Audiophile Drama
Actually, I think that this whole thing started as a misunderstanding. The speakers were initially reviewed without feet, leaving four small holes in the cabinet bottom and the tester said that he saw an anomoly in the impedience curve. I don’t k... 
ribbons vs domes and sibilance
I use modified Great Heils and there is no sibilance in my system.  
I see the issue with ABX blind testing
I designed and built my own A/B/X box with volume matching for testing speakers, but there is no reason that it couldn't be used for testing cables if both sets were connected to the same pair of speakers.    
Stereophile review of the $30,000 tekton speakers
The Stereophile magazine write-up should have noted that various other options are offered along with the price range. Seems like they do that for lots of the other products they test. The writer compares the originals to the Be but never notes t... 
Stereophile review of the $30,000 tekton speakers
Had you thought about an option of making a Moab with just one central beryllium tweeter (used as the tweeter) with the others making up the "midrange" of regular composition? It seems like you would get most of the real benefits (i.e., high end ...