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    The Headcase Stax thread

    According to their web, they’ve taken over distributorship for Denmark and in the process renegotiated lower prices with Stax. Stax lists them as official distributor on their international pages.
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    Digital pianos

    +1 on Kawai. I have both a Yamaha and a Kawai at home; the lighter Kawai action is preferable.
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    Denafrips DACs

    Got it a few months back. Will not be selling it. Sound is great, parametric eq is really handy for some hp’s/recordings, and it gets reassuringly warm Archimago has all the numbers: http://archimago.blogspot.com/2018/10/measurements-rme-adi-2-pro-fs-as-dac.html?m=1
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    CFA3 balanced amp

    Yes. Highly recommended.
  5. Payment sent. Thanks!
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    2018 PCB Group Buy with TKD pots

    +1. Many thanks!
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    2018 PCB Group Buy with TKD pots

    These exist. I built one, works fine. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F192504438683
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    So, tried the youtube video songs on both 007 and 009 with both Carbon and GG, and I can't hear any sounds that do not seem to be meant to be part of the mix. There's however a ton of bass content in the first song and even more so in the following OG Heartthrob. It's not many songs that make me want to eq down the bass substantially on the 009's; these definitely do. Can't run youtube stuff through the spectrum analyzer in any simple way, but to me it sound like there's more going on in the lower freqs than what's healthy for home listening systems. Maybe mixed for clubs? I've turned it up as loud as I'm comfortable with, so can't help further I'm afraid. Steven Wilson's "To the bone" has a few massive bass tones during the intro. Would you mind having a listen and see if you hear the same type of distortion?
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    It’s not about the loud volume in itself, it’s the process of getting to a loud master, by adding lots of gain, compression and limiting, that can cause audible distortion. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war Anyway, I’ll have a listen tonight to your link and report how my gear behaves...
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    It’s the curse of high end gear; it’s actually capable of reproducing the recording in full. Less capable gear tend to be more ”forgiving” of poor recordings, since it does not resolve as well.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    It’s unlikely to be coupled to the gear, it’s more likely tied to how the music has been produced, i.e. mastered to compete in the ”loudness wars”. Archimago (among others) has a number of well written pieces on the subject (see links in post): http://archimago.blogspot.se/2018/04/musings-on-dysphonic-sounds-and-mobys.html?m=1
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    2018 PCB Group Buy with TKD pots

    Paid. Thanks!!!