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23 hours ago, firedog said:

Since having the Kii Three that has excellent AD and DA conversion and that converts everything to PCM, and since experiencing using HQP - I've come to the conclusion that I couldn't care a whit about which digital format I listen to. They all can sound good, and with well done conversion, even DSD keeps some DSD like qualities when converted to PCM. I try to find the best version I can, ignore the format, and just listen. 

 

I'm glad you have Kii3s.  I love that system and have written several glowing show reports on them at RMAF and Axpona.  I think that is a testament to the quality work of Bruno Putzeys.  And I believe there is still some value in hirez over 16/44.  At the end of the day, you end by agreeing with my statement to find the best version and just enjoy listening to it.

 

https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2017/04/29/axpona-2017-kii-audio-is-under-your-thumb/

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1 hour ago, Samuel T Cogley said:

 

My clock says there's about 5 minutes left on that 15 minutes of fame Lee.  🙂

 

I hope that notoriety is as fulfilling for you as it is for others.

 

I would love to hear my mp3 library on my Sansa Clip with that system.  Bet it would sound spectacular.

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3 hours ago, Lee Scoggins said:

 

I'm glad you have Kii3s.  I love that system and have written several glowing show reports on them at RMAF and Axpona.  I think that is a testament to the quality work of Bruno Putzeys.  And I believe there is still some value in hirez over 16/44.  At the end of the day, you end by agreeing with my statement to find the best version and just enjoy listening to it.

 

https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2017/04/29/axpona-2017-kii-audio-is-under-your-thumb/


Funny that you mention Bruno, as he's against MQA:

"No Scientific Tests Were Done, Says MQA Founder"
https://hifiwigwam.com/forum/topic/126628-bruno-putzey-on-mqa/

And then the study popped up:

http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=19396

 

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Data shows that listeners were not able to significantly discriminate between MQA encoded files and the unprocessed original due to several interaction effects.


 

 

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3 hours ago, Rt66indierock said:

 

Steve Guttenberg having nothing to say posts a bunch of pictures of Lee's stereo. 

 

This is just the latest entry in Steve's "Show Us Yours" series: https://www.cnet.com/show-us-yours/

It is intended to be a "GALLERY" format (photos with brief comments),  not an article. 

But it's your thread. Color it Call it the way you see it.  ;)

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52 minutes ago, christopher3393 said:

 

This is just the latest entry in Steve's "Show Us Yours" series: https://www.cnet.com/show-us-yours/

It is intended to be a "GALLERY" format (photos with brief comments),  not an article. 

But it's your thread. Color it Call it the way you see it.  ;)

 

I'm generally okay with Steve filling space this way but I would rather have his gallery be his readers equipment and spaces not members of the press. I'm pleased with the direction he is going but it has taken more than a couple of conversations with him to get him pointed in a better direction. 

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5 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

I generally like seeing people's systems. It gives me ideas for setup and placement and once in a great while aesthetics.

 

I've got more car artwork coming.  Wish it had arrived for the shoot.  The biggest challenge is getting the right chair.  Many are too short or have backs that interfere with the ears or are not comfortable enough.

 

I have a large storage closet that houses the bulk of my CD, SACD, and LP collection.  My wife suggested not filling the room floor to ceiling with music to make it more inviting for guests.  I think that was a great idea.

 

Still looking for the right floor lamp though.

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15 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

I generally like seeing people's systems. It gives me ideas for setup and placement and once in a great while aesthetics.

I do too, but in its own thread.  I enjoy audio porn.

 

I had a difficult time deciding if Lee was begging for attaboys here or trying to derail a thread that was mostly asleep. 

Either way, I was trying hard not to contribute to either of his motives and now look at me.  Ugh.

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1 hour ago, Kyhl said:

I do too, but in its own thread.  I enjoy audio porn.

 

I had a difficult time deciding if Lee was begging for attaboys here or trying to derail a thread that was mostly asleep. 

Either way, I was trying hard not to contribute to either of his motives and now look at me.  Ugh.

 

Not trying for either.  Just thought some here would find my setup interesting.  It's been a long journey to assemble so I am a bit proud of it.

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46 minutes ago, Lee Scoggins said:

 

Not a fair comment.  This is in addition to a daily video he shoots and several articles a week he writes.  He's got a lot to say and is very much in demand.

 

It is a fair comment. Volume means nothing to me. Look at this like the s-curve cycle of innovation.  I want people to write about topics before the tipping point. The best Steve Guttenberg can do is be a part of a late majority. In other words he is on the wrong side of the bell curve.

 

Bringing this back on topic. Steve's YouTube video the"problem" with MQA is perfect example. Recorded October 19, 2017 he is just noticing that MQA changes the master. This was four months after I talked with Bob Stuart about the issue myself. And I noticed  the issue more than a year before I talked with Bob about it. In this case Steve Guttenberg is a laggard on the s-curve.

 

 

 

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34 minutes ago, kumakuma said:

 

Color me cynical but it is hard to take you seriously when all of your posts in this forum up until now have been MQA propaganda.

 

So I guess CA has reached a point in the MQA debate where a dissenting opinion is labelled propaganda.

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