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  1. #21
    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    I'm Martin.


    Quote Originally Posted by RothwellAudio View Post
    In my opinion you always have to actively listen. When you're on stage it's all "just there" because there is no reproduction system getting in the way, but you still need to actively listen. You'd be amazed how many people don't listen. They're not nice to play with.
    Playing in a band isn't really the same thing though, it is an active as opposed to passive activity and is quite demanding (unless you're just covering Quo tunes).

    Obviously you would need to listen - perhaps what I should have said is that on a very good system there is no need to concentrate or pay special attention in order to hear everything there is to hear.

    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *

  2. #22
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Forest of Dean, Glos & Cambrian mountains, Wales

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    I'm Jerry.


    Quote Originally Posted by Puffin View Post
    I have often seen people say that when they get a new component or up-grade an existing one "it does not seem to add or subtract anything" which suggests that what they are hearing is to them a purer representation than what they were hearing before.

    How do you know?
    When people say things like "it does not seem to add or subtract anything" or, one of my bugbears, "it extracts every last bit of detail".
    Well, you know that they haven't a clue what they are talking about and need to listen to a wider variety of gear.

    Main systems:
    Spotify Premium streaming, Xiang Sheng DAC-01A. Alternating amp setups: Nobsound NS-02G power amp & Philips Black Tulip 270 pre / Philips 380 power amp. Speakers: MBL 116F. Atratus3 i/c & Western Electric 16GA spkr cables. Missing Link Cryo Ref and Nordost Magus power cables

    Headphones: AKG 551, JBL Synchros S700, B&O H6, PSB M4U-1,Beyerdynamic DT-150, B&O Form 2 & 2a B&O U70, and Sony XBA-H1 & SoundMagic E10 IEM headphones

    2nd system: Pioneer DVD transport, Rotel RP-3000 tt / Goldring Eroica LX, Audiolab MDAC, Philips 370 power amp, Klegg Symphony 102 speakers

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