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"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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If this thread takes off there is going to be a bunch of spirited opinions along with many “White Papers” around the discussions.

 

For Chris .... I have always wondered why there 

has never been a dedicated forum topic in CA /Audiophilestyle.  Maybe you can add.


MacMini > JRiver > Mytek Stereo 192 > Krell KSL Line Stage > Krell KMA200 & MDA500 Mono Block Amps > Meadowlark Nightingale Speakers> Music Hall 9.1 w/Goldring Erocia LX > Krell KPE Phono Stage

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1 hour ago, STC said:

Obviously the writer never heard how the system sounds in RT 0.2s room. 

 

 

Maybe the writer knows about and/or heard a RT 0.2s room and feels , as others, two channel audio needs a room with a bit more liveliness.  I personally don’t have that specific listening experience but I have heard overtreated listening rooms that were Dead.

 

BTW ....  I don’t agree with several points in the writers paper but I don’t think anyone could pen a couple pages titled “The Bases” and cover everything so we won’t argue.  

 

Regarding the writers comment about a 2.5 meter listening distance for a larger floor standing speaker... It has nothing to do with the fact that speakers are measured at 1 meter.  Speaker manufacturers measure efficiency, and other things, at one meter.  They all do that.  None of those manufacturers would recommend sitting 3 foot (about a meter) from a floor standing speaker as an ideal listening position. 


MacMini > JRiver > Mytek Stereo 192 > Krell KSL Line Stage > Krell KMA200 & MDA500 Mono Block Amps > Meadowlark Nightingale Speakers> Music Hall 9.1 w/Goldring Erocia LX > Krell KPE Phono Stage

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I think his idea was to cover the basics.  It's definitely not Handbook for Sound Engineers...


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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8 minutes ago, HIFI said:

Maybe the writer knows about and/or heard a RT 0.2s room and feels , as others, two channel audio needs a room with a bit more liveliness

 

Firstly, I am not sure how he could achieve 0.2s and that is one dead room.

 

2.5 meter is still near field. Unless his room is made of all marble. 

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