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tonywinga

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Aries-Cerat Helene Review
The vinyl side does have one advantage.  I can turn it on and within an hour it is sounding good.  If I shut the DAC and Music server down, it then takes 3 days for them to warm up and sound their best- ie. I have to leave them on.    
Aries-Cerat Helene Review
I got around to playing some vinyl.  It is just as enjoyable and satisfying as the digital rig.  I think the rhythm and pace has much to do with the satisfaction of the music- both vinyl and digital are comparable now.  The bass is comparable now ... 
Ayon DAC or...
The Hele’ne is at another level compared to the Kronos.  It was twice the price almost but I could not go back to the Kronos after hearing the Hele’ne in my system.  It’s hard to imagine how the sound can get better until you hear it for yourself.... 
Speaker isolation - spikes on puck, springs, sorbothane
Another thing to keep in mind:  Springs isolate, rubbers dampen.  And the damping properties vary with weight, frequency input and durometer of the rubber as well as formulation and temperature.  Rubber materials will affect the sound of a stereo ... 
Speaker isolation - spikes on puck, springs, sorbothane
I started out some years back replacing the spikes on my Thiel speakers with springs.  I bought big butcher blocks for platforms and bored holes to hold the springs.  I used four 48 lb/in springs per side to get a Fn of 3 Hz.  The travel was limit... 
AI (Audiogon Intelligence)
AI is still a computer and the first axiom of computers is, “garbage in, garbage out.”  
AI (Audiogon Intelligence)
We are able to experience and feel.  Music is more than patterns of pressure waves.  Music can inspire, soothe, excite and help us morn.  AI only parrots what it compiles from entries with perhaps some algorithmic filtering to remove less popular ... 
AI (Audiogon Intelligence)
When AI can hear and appreciate music then it will have something to say.  
TAS. The Absolute Sound?
That is a very clean, sweet setup @corelli   
TAS. The Absolute Sound?
The presumption being that reviewers must have the ultimate in gear to be qualified  to write about lessor offerings affordable to mere mortals?  And in this case affordable means equivalent to the cost of two or three high powered luxury automobi... 
Ayon DAC or...
I bought the Ayon Stealth Xs DAC and CD-TII transport back in 2021.  That combo rocked my world.  I had no idea CDs could sound so good.  Last summer I got the Ayon Kronos.  It has the same sonic signature as the Stealth but more refined and quiet... 
I Don't Understand What Determines When A Thread Gets The Axe
We are being facetious. It seems some YT influencers have the power to shut down threads on this forum.  What a rush that must be.  
I Don't Understand What Determines When A Thread Gets The Axe
Doh!  
I Don't Understand What Determines When A Thread Gets The Axe
It was me, wasn’t it.  I bet it was me.  I should have never talked about Alan Parsons Project.  
Aries-Cerat Helene Review
Thank you.  I agree.  I will have to let the phono preamp settle back in for a couple of days first.