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Danny Kaey

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  1. I have always said that - well at least as long as I can remember - that there is usually very little correlation between the price of a component and the sound quality derived from it. Sure, there's always exceptions; entry level components in particular are always built to a price point, not ultimate fidelity. That said, if you consider the jewelry like build quality of many top flight, expensive components on the market today, the case work alone consumes more than half the overall component budget and in many cases, even more than that... Alas, it's difficult to sway someone fr
  2. Someone please sell me a code book... Marx Bros Day At the Races - YouTube
  3. I haven't seen this review before - thanks for sharing... Clearly a more measurement centric review; in practice, leashed to the Auterpe, I didn't notice the 2khz peakiness in particular. Then again, I like the crisp, detailed sound the 3.2s deliver. As far as bass, the 3.2s obviously lack the punch of a sealed or over the ear design; that said, here too, I never felt as though it was lacking in bass overall... cheers!
  4. Thanks Chris!!! Fun project... these two components really "stole" my heart so to speak... old school charm = Auterpe, meets new world super tech = Mysphere... Cheers!
  5. R&R. No, not M&Ms. Renner and Ryback. If you are a headphone connoisseur, surely you will have heard of these two gents. You haven’t? Well then, here is a quick dive into history and just why these two clever Austrians are forever tied to headphones, ehem, ear speakers. You see, the story begins around 1989, when AKG, Akustische und Kino-Geräte [Acoustic and cinema systems] launched the most unusual looking headphones, the now famous K1000. Costing more than any other pair of headphones at the time, necessitating a dedicated loudspeaker amplifier (you connected them via the supplied sp
  6. it's genuinely fascinating the break-neck speed of development when you consider that I still remember the novelty of USB keyboards and mice! LOL! 🤣
  7. I listened to every one of these... absolutely fantastic project and series!
  8. the game changer here is Spatial Audio via Dolby Atmos for headphones. Lossless playback was a simply add-on that, given how complicated it is to playback, is not Apple's priority. Spatial audio playback via headphones - if the music is done right - forever removes the in your head feeling and actually makes someone like myself, who isn't all that much into headphones, listen to more music via headphones, preferably the ANC kind. PS: here is a link to my review on my new channel, SonicFlare: Apple Music now featuring Lossless and Spatial audio! *Dolby Atmos - YouTube
  9. Yes! The entire brush is serviceable...
  10. Lovely interview Chris, Chad is a treasure trove of stories and more stories... followed by even more stories. We - the community at large - really owe Chad a tremendous sense of gratitude for what he and his team do for us... they are the unsung heroes of this music business... everyone loves to complain about a record being late a day or three, when in reality we should be grateful that Chad is producing these amazing reissues for us to listen to ... Awesome stuff! PS: the KOB UHQR has just been released this morning............ w00t.
  11. Pretty sure it’s the best brush I’ve used. How much better is it compared to a $20 Audioquest labeled brush? No clue. The contact patch is a lot wider, the carbon fibers and goat hair is no doubt of far superior quality, so from the get go the materials used are at an advantage. It works supremely well and each time I hear that magnetic clack, I feel like the brush did it’s job. ✌
  12. Chris... you need one just to look at the craftsmanship and that ever so satisfying "clack" when the magnets lock in place... it's hilarious how that little bit of detail highlights the experience and use for me... like hearing a vintage 80s Mercedes door snap in place. They don't build them like they used to...
  13. A record brush? Yes, a record brush. Mind you, not just any sort of record brush. Put differently, my Kuzma XL DC is not just another turntable, much less a Crosby $99 Amazon special. See what I mean? Frankly, record brushes are a must have accessory for your LP playback process. Generally speaking, they have been around for just about as long as records have been around, gaining ever greater popularity in the 60s and 70s as vinyl playback was defacto mainstream, save for the FM or AM radio station you’d be listening to. Wise men long ago knew what they were doing. Simply put, a record brush i
  14. the reference guide for today's digital libraries!!! wow!
  15. another brilliant podcast, love these stories!!! It's a shame that many of the performers we enjoy leave this world far too soon.
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