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回覆 (1610): Happy New Year 2012!
icefox
12-01-03
21:46:54
回覆 (1609): Happy New Year 2012!
This thing looks like 有D水平!
icefox
12-01-03
21:46:05
回覆 (1608): Happy New Year 2012!
朋友,  
 
I hear you have a special KONDO calendar which I hope is much more tasteful than these Speakers. I mean who was in charge of styling ? @@
daiwok
12-01-02
01:32:24
回覆 (1607): Happy New Year 2012!
朋友,  
 
thanks for the video - it is still a dream to have such a speaker.
daiwok
12-01-01
11:50:43
回覆 (1606): Happy New Year 2012!
Guys! Wish you all a Happy and More Itchy New Year 2012!!! Asshole keeps hitting the right stick and Prime Rib keep getting more jucier than ever!  
 
icefox
12-01-01
00:06:13
回覆 (1605): Air bearing
daiwok, 4u.  
 
icefox
11-12-30
22:40:04
回覆 (1604): Air bearing
The definition of Golden Age of recording is of course only by preference. For me this is late 50's late 60's as this is the period where Mono was at its peak, musicians and recording technicians were both technically and musically also incredible. Stereo was coming of age as a new format. The question is can all these things come all at the same time in the modern era ?
daiwok
11-12-30
22:05:35
回覆 (1603): Air bearing
 
 
The golden age of recording is in the pre-digital era.  
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I got a good feeling that it is yet to come.  
 
 
 
cpsjj
11-12-30
20:59:18
回覆 (1602): Air bearing
 
----I should have pointed out that these new Master files are digitally recorded.----  
 
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That is the root of the problem. Digital recording is still far from perfect. The golden age of recording is in the pre-digital era.  
 
kh33
11-12-30
18:03:24
回覆 (1602): Air bearing
I should have pointed out that these new Master files are digitally recorded.  
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at the end of day, everything is digital. it is only a matter of degree.
drwkng
11-12-30
14:17:30
回覆 (1601): Air bearing
Sorry Dear Doctor, I should have pointed out that these new Master files are digitally recorded.
daiwok
11-12-30
14:15:28
回覆 (1600): Air bearing
 
----- However I find the "music" disjointed, the reproduction unnatural to my ears - may be I cannot get to use to such resolution which was a bit flat without the rich dynamics and nuisances one would associate with a good vinyl playback.-----  
 
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This is a bit contradictory. If the master digital file has incredible resolution how can it sound that way. There must be something missing if the 'music' is disjointed , lacking in rich dynamics and nuisances, and if such important "musical" information is missing how can it has incredible resolution.  
It is very difficult to chop up the analog waveform and put it back together without distortion and loss of those important very low level information.  
 
kh33
11-12-30
12:32:24
回覆 (1601): Air bearing
bobui,  
 
my MG1 arm is actually low pressure as well ...... interestingly enough the pressure required for the Terminator is even lower ! amazing !
daiwok
11-12-29
23:10:54
回覆 (1600): Air bearing
The problem with normal pivotal arms is that you can only have, at most, 2 null points over the LP. The different alignment curves simply offer different compromises.    
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Linear tracking, linear tracking......that is if the designer has managed to sort out the horizontal movement from vertical. The thing is there is never really any real problem with the vertical. It's horizontial that is the tough to get it right. With the vertical you only need to deal with the arm tube and weight reasonance. With the horizontal, you basically has the whole arm to be considered.  
 
The fraction and pressured air gap in the Terminator horizontial movement has almost zero influence to the vertical. And because the horizontal air gap is not in a rounded shape, there is a lesser degree of unwanted gap/movement in the sliding movement. If you look closely on the design features of many linear tracking arms that base around a rounded shape base and moving tubes, it's not hard to understand that they mostly require higher pressure to correct the 360 degree air gap to ensure stability during the sliding movement. The bigger the air gap, the higher pressure you need!  
 
 
bobui
11-12-29
22:45:44
回覆 (1599): Air bearing
Dear Doctor,  
 
I think your device is not primitive at all, rather sophisticated !  
 
I have heard master digital files played through some serious digital playback system and the resolution is incredible ! it would give even the turntable setups a real scare ! I am serious, digital is catching up. However I find the "music" disjointed, the reproduction unnatural to my ears - may be I cannot get to use to such resolution which was a bit flat without the rich dynamics and nuisances one would associate with a good vinyl playback.
daiwok
11-12-29
21:18:41
回覆 (1598): Air bearing
 
'-----to get the best out of this primitive device----'  
 
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To my ears this promitive device can still extract the most informations from a recording medium despite the claimed advancement in digital audio technology.  
 
kh33
11-12-29
18:48:43
回覆 (1599): Air bearing
The problem with normal pivotal arms is that you can only have, at most, 2 null points over the LP. The different alignment curves simply offer different compromises.  
 
LPs cut with different standards (IEC etc.), the kind of music (eg. many classical music pieces have the crescendos at the end), and more importantly, user’s preference, would determine which alignment curve is best.  
 
The Graham Phantom arm comes with an alignment jig that has markings for 2 different alignment curves. The markings are roughly 1mm apart, and which one to choose depends on the items mentioned above. So, I am skeptical when audiophiles talk about gaining dramatic improvements using ultra precision alignment jigs.  
 
I suppose if you compare the alignments on just one particular track, you may have a clear preference. If your record collection consists of LPs from different era, with different types of music, and cut with different standards, I doubt it very much that you can draw a clear conclusion.  
 
Maybe this is one reason why we need more than one TT set up :-)  
thekong
11-12-29
17:24:18
回覆 (1598): Air bearing
I have somewhere software and protractors which do this optimal computation. However like you said Master Limage, in the end, only your ear and small refine adjustments can help you. All this perfect scenario computation is merely a guide IMHO.
daiwok
11-12-29
15:21:48
回覆 (1597): Air bearing
 
 
Well, the phono system is really a half science half art mixed blood creation. No matter what the spec says, you'll still have to make discretionary moves away from the manual to get the best out of this primitive device.  
 
Last week when Wher Sir told me that Audiocraft had a simple gadget to have different cartridges properly aligned, I returned a rather derisive smile because according to what I believe to be the truth, people at Audiocraft were far from correct in their computation.  
 
 
limage
11-12-29
15:00:09
回覆 (1596): Air bearing
The mat and the clamp are therefore one.  
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You are absolutely right ! its all about getting the right combo and this also includes phono as well.
daiwok
11-12-29
12:12:20
回覆 (1595): Air bearing
 
 
clamps are all about matching to the cart and arm ...  
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Along this line, I would add the platter and more specifically, the platter mat.  
 
Clamps are there to keep the LP flat against the platter mat, not overly damped nor left free-wheeled to resonate. The mat and the clamp are therefore one.  
 
limage
11-12-29
10:48:44
回覆 (1594): Air bearing
oh - mine is a kingwood ! 8^)
daiwok
11-12-28
17:35:59
回覆 (1593): Air bearing
clamps are all about matching to the cart and arm ... they are beautifully made by DeccaSG - sadly he supports Manchester Shitty ! he lives about 15 mins from home in Manchester - super guy !  
To be honest, the small slate clamp I have is best match with the Transfig MG-1, the one shown over damps for my current liking.
daiwok
11-12-28
17:35:43
回覆 (1592): Air bearing
is the 'slate and zebra wood record weight' by Allan (DeccaSG) over on LH any good?  
how does it compare to our slate one?
scallywag
11-12-28
17:27:30
回覆 (1591): Air bearing
Given that bobui now is looking seriously into his Terminator ..... and Master Limage is also tweaking his turntable, I decide to install one of my air bearing arms and revisit the Transfiguration Temper W....... certainly a joy to hear this wonderful combination over the Festive Holidays  
 
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daiwok
11-12-28
12:56:06
回覆 (1590): relaxed
may its time I also Cryo treat my Denon 103s @@ !  
 
http://www.musicallife.de/pdfs/MusicalLife_Andante.pdf
daiwok
11-12-18
18:57:47
回覆 (1589): relaxed
PRIME RIB is the ODIN of STEAKS ! 8^)  
 
Would eat any steak less thicker, less bigger, less beefier or less juicier ?
daiwok
11-12-18
00:53:43
回覆 (1588): relaxed
May be just me, 無文化,this stuff looks hugely more attractive to me.....  
 
ODIN, 食吾食得嫁?@@
icefox
11-12-18
00:40:20
回覆 (1587): relaxed
daiwok
11-12-17
23:40:38
回覆 (1586): relaxed
I think we should try this out with my latest cartridge .....  
 
priced at USD 26,000 @@ !
daiwok
11-12-17
23:40:24
回覆 (1585): relaxed
你條XX大過我  
我條XX細過你  
 
Life is always easier for a retarded person.  
 
On9Keung  
Chair and Professor Emeritus  
北京道一號智障會  
feikeung
11-12-16
16:30:40
回覆 (1584): Old Stuff
think you should relax and reread the posts carefully  
 
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I'm totally relaxed.  
This is self sarcasm only, and of course I've tried and heard quite a number of other great cartridges.  
 
kh33
11-12-16
12:37:29
回覆 (1583): Old Stuff
>I was once innocent and naive…..  
 
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Oh yes, using 103 and A90 is wise and sophisticated.  
But I'd rather stay foolish and Clearaudio all the way. <  
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I think you should relax and reread the posts carefully. We were talking about the Sigma, and the Sigma alone. Are you “ staying foolish and Clearaudio SIGMA all the way”? I guess not!  
 
But then, I agree with your other point, I do think the A90 is rather sophisticated, and the Denon 103 can certainly be made to be so with the appropriate modifications. Of course, there are also many other great cartridges out there, and I won't place all my bet on any single one!  
 
 
thekong
11-12-15
23:52:48
回覆 (1582): Old Stuff
I was once innocent and naive…..  
 
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Oh yes, using 103 and A90 is wise and sophisticated.  
But I'd rather stay foolish and Clearaudio all the way.  
 
kh33
11-12-15
18:38:54
回覆 (1585): Old Stuff
Brand is not the issue here, its the price ! Why play with such a cheap cart ! @@
daiwok
11-12-15
16:42:58
回覆 (1585): Old Stuff
Brand is not the issue here, its the price ! Why play with such a cheap cart ! @@
daiwok
11-12-15
16:42:53
回覆 (1584): Old Stuff
 
 
Being innocent has now become a luxury. Sometimes naïve, well, we all are.  
 
Clearaudio is not bad, unless you cannot afford.  
 
 
limage
11-12-15
15:37:45
回覆 (1583): Old Stuff
I am still innocent and naive @@
daiwok
11-12-15
15:34:26
回覆 (1582): Old Stuff
 
 
@@ E 仔,你朋友! ...............was once innocent and naive…..  
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http://images.qianlong.com/mmsource/images/2008/11/13/ently1113008.jpg  
 
 
 
cpsjj
11-12-15
15:31:31
回覆 (1581): Old Stuff
 
>Wah ! Clearaudio Sigma !! @@ E 仔,你朋友!<  
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I was once innocent and naive…..  
 
 
thekong
11-12-15
15:25:03