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11 hours ago, fas42 said:

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Your best post ever!!! ???


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There is some good and neutral Information around active vs passive speakers from Hans Beekhuyzen. I generally like his way of analyzing hifi topics in a more scientific way.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Brewie said:

There is some good and neutral Information around active vs passive speakers from Hans Beekhuyzen. I generally like his way of analyzing hifi topics in a more scientific way.

Please tell me that's a joke.

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59 minutes ago, Brewie said:

There is some good and neutral Information around active vs passive speakers from Hans Beekhuyzen. I generally like his way of analyzing hifi topics in a more scientific way.

 

 

Scientific? Really? I suggest you look up the word so you know what it means before you use it the next time.


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Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>CAPS IV Pipeline Server + Sonore 12V PS>Kii Control>Audiolense DRC>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.
 

Secondary Listening: CAPS Pipeline>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)>Schiit Freya>Kii Three . Also an SBT to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup and a RB Pi 3B+ running RoPieee to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

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42 minutes ago, wgscott said:

 

He has a German accent and an oscilloscope behind his shoulder. What more do you want?

I think "Germanic" might be more appropriate if you are going there. Isn't he Dutch?


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Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>CAPS IV Pipeline Server + Sonore 12V PS>Kii Control>Audiolense DRC>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.
 

Secondary Listening: CAPS Pipeline>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)>Schiit Freya>Kii Three . Also an SBT to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup and a RB Pi 3B+ running RoPieee to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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He is dutch and yes you are probably right that „scientific“ is the wrong wording. This review an his other reviews are easy to understand and explain complex hifi topics in an let’s say „intelligent“ way.

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11 minutes ago, Brewie said:

He is dutch and yes you are probably right that „scientific“ is the wrong wording. This review an his other reviews are easy to understand and explain complex hifi topics in an let’s say „intelligent“ way.

Easy to understand, perhaps, but also utterly wrong.

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55 minutes ago, firedog said:

I think "Germanic" might be more appropriate if you are going there. Isn't he Dutch?

 

Ooops.  Well, he ain't no 'mericun.  You can tell by the absence of a MAGA hat.

 

(Besides, isn't English a Germanic language?)

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2 minutes ago, wgscott said:

 

Ooops.  Well, he ain't no 'mericun.  You can tell by the absence of a MAGA hat.

 

(Besides, isn't English a Germanic language?)

It was a bad choice of words in the first place. I was just trying to be nice by suggesting "Germanic". English is a Germanic language, but it's sort of a distant cousin and the accent certainly isn't Germanic. (Think how many English speakers have trouble with gutturals as in "Bach").  Dutch and German accents aren't  the same, but you  could classify the Dutch accent as Germanic, since Dutch is most definitely a Germanic language.


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Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>CAPS IV Pipeline Server + Sonore 12V PS>Kii Control>Audiolense DRC>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.
 

Secondary Listening: CAPS Pipeline>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)>Schiit Freya>Kii Three . Also an SBT to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup and a RB Pi 3B+ running RoPieee to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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maybe English began as a Germanic language, but the Normans modified it quite a bit; and then...

 

I recommend The Story of English by Robt. McCrum

 

(which I read on a Wyoming sheep ranch while exiled there with 2 pure mathematicians...)

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39 minutes ago, Ralf11 said:

maybe English began as a Germanic language, but the Normans modified it quite a bit; and then...

Old English came from Saxon in the 6th century. Since then it has changed considerably, both through external influence (e.g. Norman) and by gradual mutation.

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10 hours ago, Brewie said:

There is some good and neutral Information around active vs passive speakers from Hans Beekhuyzen. I generally like his way of analyzing hifi topics in a more scientific way.

 

 

 

Logical would be a good word to use. Unlike some who want to be smartarses, I see good value in what's here: in the real world amplifiers are helped a great deal by having loads which are better behaved; and crossover parts which only have to handle low currents will intrinsically perform better.

 

Active speakers win because they're a smarter way of getting the speaker drivers to do the work - but fail because they remove the "fiddling" aspect of having a rig ... :).


Frank

 

http://artofaudioconjuring.blogspot.com/

 

 

Over and out.

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GUTB,

 

Are you deliberately trying to be provocative? 

 

I have heard two B&O speakers with iCEpower amps and could happily live with either: Beolab 5 and Beolab 80.

 

What exactly Is the matter with  iCEpower amps?

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