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  1. 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?
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 2018 PCB Group Buy with TKD pots

    Paid. Thanks!!!
  6. 2018 PCB Group Buy with TKD pots

    Megatron style +1
  7. 2018 PCB Group Buy with TKD pots

    Another board suggestion: the PSU board for the tube based ubal/bal board?
  8. Linkwitz Labs LX Mini

    +1 on the above. Have the LXminis and they really do disappear, and bass can be complemented with sub setup of choice. Stock config goes a long way though, depending on musical preferences.
  9. Dynalo Mini enclosure group buy

    Interested!
  10. The Headcase Stax thread

    Interesting! So, (what at least looks like) the L700 drivers in a L300 housing, and at half the price of the L700 (on japanese sites)...
  11. Soekris discrete R2R DAC?

    Most likely none. There’s a small chance that some come with non-working drivers, so if you are unlucky and get a bad one, then just order another
  12. Soekris discrete R2R DAC?

    Only tried PC myself, but Mac options exist: http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F5U409/
  13. Soekris discrete R2R DAC?

    SMT only. Yep, the serial port is a challenge. There are USB-to-serial adapters on ebay for cheap though; I've used those successfully in the past.
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