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Teresa

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  1. Some people have sibilance naturally in their voices. My speaking and singing voice has very bad sibilance, especially when I pronounce the letter "S", it's even worse at the end of a word. If a singer has natural sibilance in their voice I want that reproduced correctly, it's unnatural sibilance I don't want. If the sibilance is too strong some frequencies are emphasized more than others. Unless I see the singer live it's hard to tell if the sibilance is natural or not. If you hear no sibilance from anyone you are not reproducing the upper midrange correctly.
  2. Great review! 😊 I put on my SACD of Nick Drake's A Treasury while reading this review. I think Island did a great job on this SACD, it sounds very warm and realistic, however it's the only Nick Drake recording I've ever heard so I have no idea how it compares to his other albums. The credits list the 5.1 mix by John Wood with Clive Gregson, no mention of who performed the 2.0 mix. 5 of the songs from Bryter Layter are on this compilation: Introduction, Hazey Jane I, Hazey Jane II, Poor Boy, Northern Sky 4 of the songs are from Five Leaves Left: River Man, Ce
  3. Maybe, maybe not. Since Analogue Productions and APO (Analogue Productions Originals) are available on LP, SACD, CD, and Reel to Reel tape could it be that is enough formats for them? Yes and I would speculate that is why Analogue Productions was the only audiophile remastering company with downloads and why it was limited to their own website. Maybe, the income generated by Analogue Productions LPs, SACDs, CDs, and Reel to Reel tapes is enough for them with less hassles as stated in their farewell letter. (below) Analogue Produ
  4. Thanks but I will pass as that is $2,000 more than I paid for my entire audio / video / computer system. I am curious what makes this worth $5,600, see picture.
  5. Could it be "Britten's Orchestra" sold more copies than anticipated after it won a Grammy award? Maybe the Kansas City Symphony musician's union will make available in some form in the future. Seems a shame to leave it out of print.
  6. Let me correct that for you. It's not one but you who can be satisfied listening to it. Some of us have higher standards for minimum sonic attributes of a recording which would be satisfying to listen to. And this differs with each listener. Just saying. 😊
  7. You have me beat by nine months. 😊 I signed up September 27, 2009 (11 years and 3 months ago). Doing math for mine would be 0.6 posts per day or little over ½ of a post per day.
  8. That's another reason I generally avoid the major labels as their focus is on the bottom line not in supplying the most realistic sounding recordings possible. I have 8 Warner Bros. recordings on SACD, all remastered by Analogue Productions, Audio Fidelity, and MFSL. I usually prefer audiophile and naturally sounding recordings that are recorded by audiophile and boutique labels as opposed to audiophile remasters. However, there is rock music from the 1960s to 1970's, classical and jazz music from the mid 1950's-1960's that I love and couldn't live without so I usually purchase the
  9. I have a Late 2012 Mac Mini running Catalina and with my Teac DAC it plays up to 5.6MHz DSD as well as up to 24bit/ 384kHz PCM with no problems. The Teac DAC says it will do up to 32bit PCM but I have never downloaded a 32bit PCM file yet. My question is does the 2020 Mac Mini sound better than your 2014 Mac Mini? Also, is it safe to have Apple recycle it for $150 as there are programs that can undelete deleted files thus if it ends up in the wrong hands you could have a real problem. I'm planning on using my 2012 Mac Mini until it dies and then putting it a
  10. Alex I'm just responding so you know I read your post, since you mentioned me by name. There are two reasons I won't listen to those two files: According to my apartment lease agreement I am not allowed to stream any audio or video. I hate comparing stuff, and I will never compare anything again unless I have to replace broken or dead equipment. And I dread that happening. My use of internet is limited to checking email, reading and writing posts at Audiophile Style, checking for new SACD releases, and purchasing SACDs and canned goods online.
  11. Great post. 🙂 I'm also not interested in voice control. My Mac Mini doesn't have a microphone and that is the only thing I have connected to the internet. I also don't use any social media, no facebook and no twitter, etc. My HDTV is not connected to the internet, I use an indoor antenna which picks up 33 stations in my city. My only phone is a corded landline. I only use prepaid non-reloadable debit cards to purchase stuff on the internet. When my 8-year old computer dies, I'm not replacing it and I will go back to checki
  12. Your screenshots show the source on both as TIDAL FLAC 44.1kHZ 16bit 2ch. So are you comparing TIDAL FLAC 44.1kHZ 16bit 2ch upsampled to DSD256 versus not upsampled, and not comparing DSD256 versus 44.1kHz?
  13. @Axial here are my favorite Halloween albums:
  14. My pandemic music playing is the same as before the pandemic. However, my purchasing of physical formats have changed drastically with social distancing, face masks, etc. Perhaps I am getting paranoid. Before the pandemic I purchased many CD and SACD lucky finds for 59 cents to 1 dollar from Grassroots Books and thrift stores, post pandemic not any more. Pre-pandemic Grassroots Books had large crowds. Post-pandemic that has changed now as they let in only a few people at a time, and the others are supposed to wait in their car until it is their turn. Also I am afraid t
  15. Personally. I'm fine with the impasse, as I consider myself an audio nihilist as I don't believe anything I've not heard with my own ear/brain system. So I take personal experiences, reviews, ad copy and even published specifications with great skepticism. Just because someone else loves something it doesn’t follow that I will too, I might, I might not, or whatever it is may not make any difference I can hear. I believe each person should listen for themselves because they are the ones who listen to their music though whatever they are considering purchasing. However,
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