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Happy to hear that. I have a new respect for Dynaudio after visiting the factory. There was no marketing push or smoke and mirrors. It was all - here's what we do and why we do it, measurements, measurements, measurements, listening ...

 

I should also tag CA reader @DigiPete and let him know I really enjoyed his homeland :~)


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I don’t see any mention of Roon.  Did they offer any hints as to whether that would be added?

 

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14 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

I should also tag CA reader @DigiPete and let him know I really enjoyed his homeland :~)

 

Thanks Chris @The Computer Audiophile, glad you enjoyed our little showcase for a happy sustainable way of living.


Dynaudio is a nice little export, but I lack intelligent use of DSP for room compensation.

Dynaudio actually recruited Jan Abildgaard Pedersen as CTO but I fear they didn't let him spread his wings.
AES past president and responsible for many patents in the digital / DSP area.
Dynaudio recently lost him to Amazon - Audio Hardware Technology. :-(

Some nice key deliveries:
Bang & Olufsen - ABC room correction  for Beolab 5 
Bang & Olufsen - ICEpower
Lyngdorf Audio / Steinway Lyngdorf - RoomPerfect
Dynaudio - ???

It seems Jan jumps ship when the company doesn't have the balls to use DSP to it's fullest.
Now the US brain drained us, and we deserve it :-( 


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Nice write-up, Chris. Denmark is my heritage and is on my list of travels this year, so was very interested in your mention of the country and people. I have a pair of their Focus 140’s and have had an incredibly hard time trying to upgrade them, they are such sweet, competent speakers. Again, nice job. 


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Nice article excepting maybe your Uber comment which tends to suggest that Uber is a bad thing. Having example of some european countries I can tell you that Uber just set fair prices over some stagnant taxi monopolies and the stronger were those monopolies the harder they were hit. I assume that peoples are not that stupid to lose money by doing Uber taxi which means there is room for improvement over the local taxi prices. And here I'll give you the France's example: in the Paris area a normal taxi license costs about 10 K euros but you have to wait like 20 years to get it at that price. Or you could buy right away one license from a retired taximan but that is 200 K euros. Given all this taxi license mafia, the fares are all but fair for the vast majority of peoples. So you guessed, depending on the camp, Uber is either a plague either a blessing.

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2 hours ago, ca2018 said:

Nice article excepting maybe your Uber comment which tends to suggest that Uber is a bad thing. Having example of some european countries I can tell you that Uber just set fair prices over some stagnant taxi monopolies and the stronger were those monopolies the harder they were hit. I assume that peoples are not that stupid to lose money by doing Uber taxi which means there is room for improvement over the local taxi prices. And here I'll give you the France's example: in the Paris area a normal taxi license costs about 10 K euros but you have to wait like 20 years to get it at that price. Or you could buy right away one license from a retired taximan but that is 200 K euros. Given all this taxi license mafia, the fares are all but fair for the vast majority of peoples. So you guessed, depending on the camp, Uber is either a plague either a blessing.

 

I love Uber and use it everywhere I can. 


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I just came back from my first visit to Copenhagen, so it was nice to find your write up here. We may well have been walking down Strøget at the same time. As a sustainability and cycling nut, CPH did not dissapoint. A beautiful, liveable city indeed. 

 

I stopped into one hifi store. This lovely guy humoured me by demonstrating a few speakers - a B&W 800 and a Dali. They were powered by a Bluesound source. Not exactly ideal... but fun to touch in with the friendly audio culture.. far more welcoming than the snobbery I remember back in Australia... 

 

shout out out to all those fabulous great Danes out there ?


 

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Very much enjoyed the Dyneaudio tour Chris, as I had just purchased a pair for my European flat on which I am in the process of closing. I've visited Denmark, and while I don't quite agree that the Danes are the happiest people on the planet (trust me, that is merely a political narrative to push socialism and acceptance of high taxes on that nation), nor with the ideal of the Danish HYGEE (more on it at the link), I do agree the Danes can make very good products, excellent cinnamon rolls too, and their audio gear is often grossly underrated in favor of the small, and just as grossly-overpriced brands typically reviewed in the high end rags. As for the Danes love of hygee, see this: THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD  http://canadafreepress.com/article/the-happiest-people-in-the-world

 

No, the Danes do not fit that bill. Not even close.

However, we Americans do.

 

In fact the latest PEW poll suggests that Americans now strongly believe they can, or have already, achieved the American Dream. http://pewrsr.ch/2A1EjqF

 

The Danes are content. Happiness is another matter.

 

A flock of sheep are content too. To be happy one needs to be challenged and feel he has achieved something worthwhile. And more: the key to happiness can be found from another well-known audiophile and orchestra conductor at: https://www.prageru.com/node/1155

 

We Americans - exceptions of the ingrates on football fields aside - have more of this human trait, universally expressed on Thanksgiving Day, as I write this - than any other people on earth. We are programmed to be happy provided we do not reject who we are.

 

In any event, you may be interested in my take on earbuds, and these from another European company. The take is that balanced armatures specifically and in general are garbage that belong in hearing aids and in the ears of half-deaf juveniles at HeadFi who fancy themselves reviewers and experts, not in high end audio products.

 

I'm sure I'll be crucified for my views by the various assemblers of these and the aforementioned juveniles. Nevertheless, as the fellow who coined DIGITAL SUCKS back in the eighties (I no longer think so by the way), I tend to be ahead of the current thinking usually by years, not days or weeks.  I'm a trader by profession, I had better be.

 

As were you ahead with Computer Audiophile.

 

If any of your readers want my White Paper on earbuds, by all means, see the attachment or write to [email protected]

 

Andrew Benjamin

 

 

Beyer Dynamic Xelento Remote.docx

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1 hour ago, AGB said:

A flock of sheep are content too. To be happy one needs to be challenged and feel he has achieved something worthwhile. And more: the key to happiness can be found from another well-known audiophile and orchestra conductor at: https://www.prageru.com/node/1155

Hi AGB - Dennis was actually over at my house to hear my system a few years ago :~)


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6 hours ago, lmitche said:

Hang in there Audio_Elf.  This fellow is not a typical American. The majority of American people are humble, self effacing and decent.  We are now going through an exercise that in the end will reinforce those values for another generation.  Please don't be too harsh on us as this plays out. It is very painful for us as well.

I did say some Americans.  Most Americans I know are nice people (like most Brits).


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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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As a responsible parent I must express my shock and outrage at the fact that your five year old daughter is listening to the Bill Evans Trio. 

 

Needless to say, my 14 month old daughter is now being fed a strict diet of Aphex Twin for breakfast, Thelonius Monk for lunch and Delia Derbyshire for supper. 

 

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24 minutes ago, iansen said:

As a responsible parent I must express my shock and outrage at the fact that your five year old daughter is listening to the Bill Evans Trio. 

 

Needless to say, my 14 month old daughter is now being fed a strict diet of Aphex Twin for breakfast, Thelonius Monk for lunch and Delia Derbyshire for supper. 

 

I love it :~)


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Thanks Chris for the tour.  Love my Contour S 1.4LE.   


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My apologies to all whose feelings I apparently disturbed with my strong opinions, live observations on the scene, and genuine life experience, especially about the Danes whom I like almost as much as I like the Swedes, the Dutch, and the Norse. Especially I need to apologize for having had to write a longer apology (than my original inane comments) and for my war crimes .

 

I must apologize for potentially sullying the sensitivities of some Americans whom I also like. In fact I like everybody, especially Americans. As someone whom on occasion writes parody, comedy, punnery, satire, and sometimes when I've consumed an entire bottle of brandy, serious stuff meant to be consumed fully clothed, I bow my head in shame. As opposed to the other stuff meant to be read while soaking oneself in a warm bathtub with an electric heater perched on the tub's edge. Some of these can be found here, as my real name never disclosed before for fear of a congressional investigation about collusion, is Komrade General Kommissar Vassily Ilych Chernobylski. Tell you the truth. My last ruble was spent on lawyers.

 

So, if some of you sensitive souls broke down into heart-rending sobs because I didn't find the Danes overwhelmingly happier than other folk, I herewith extend my deepest apologies. Even to the folk in Denmark.

Even to those Danes, Americans and Germans who can't sleep over Donald Trump's orange hair or taste in women.

 

And, to prove the authenticity of my contrition; and at the same to lighten my guilt over my overstepping the bounds of civility, and mostly to make my life bearable, I let you know right here that not only have I eaten Danishes in several European nations, as well as at least five stale cinnamon buns, but I outfitted my small flat in Budapest with the aforementioned Danish brand's wireless speakers driven by optical wire directly from the 4K TV.

 

That is not all. When I apologize, I mean it!

 

I had purchased several very expensive custom knives by Danish makers Jens Ansø and Mikkel Willumsen - go ahead, ask them I did!

 

As you can clearly see, with my purchases I had made complete amends, having improved Denmark's economy to the extent that no one in that nation will ever have to work again. They can spend the rest of their lives eating cinnamon buns.

 

Lastly, I promise henceforth not to do what a Japanese tourist did in utter boredom visiting Copenhagen. Denmark is most famed for a tiny statue of a mermaid set a few feet off shore in the Copenhagen bay. There is nothing else in Denmark to see, trust me.

 

The gent, in desperation about his boring fate having had to visit Denmark at his wife's insistence, and having probably drunk the entire contents of the bar from which he recently exited, decided to climb up on the wet, slimy, slippery rocks on which the said mermaid was perched. You can guess what happened next.

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