They went digital, would you?

They went digital, would you?

Postby Mr_Putty » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:42 pm

The early commitments to go digital with recording devices was a risky decision. There is a long thread about the reasoning involved and a company that formed because of it. What they did might surprise you.

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Re: They went digital, would you?

Postby 10ovr » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:44 pm

I have about 2000 CDs laying around so I thought I would try the Perfect Wave CD player and the Direct Stream DAC and gotta tell ya it sounds great,, Running it through Zesto tube pre amp and amp with REL S/3 subs with Focal Sopra No2 speakers ,,Still waiting to see the HW 40th anniversary TT to see If I want to add it to this system ,,I wish Harry or Mat would post some pix of it,,,,,,,,,,,For me I love the sound of CDs and Vinyl ,Just depends on what mood Im in,,, :D ImageIMG_1325 by Tim Morgan, on Flickr
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Re: They went digital, would you?

Postby Peer Gynt » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:55 pm

Mr_Putty wrote:The early commitments to go digital with recording devices was a risky decision. There is a long thread about the reasoning involved and a company that formed because of it. What they did might surprise you.


First, I have to say that I like digital recordings as a rule. Brothers in Arms, for example, is incredible on vinyl even though it was recorded and mixed digitally.

With that said, I think the very best, most musical recordings that I own are predigital era. If you can ignore the tape hiss, the music is magical.
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Re: They went digital, would you?

Postby mreeter » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:52 am

10ovr wrote:I have about 2000 CDs laying around so I thought I would try the Perfect Wave CD player and the Direct Stream DAC and gotta tell ya it sounds great,, Running it through Zesto tube pre amp and amp with REL S/3 subs with Focal Sopra No2 speakers ,,Still waiting to see the HW 40th anniversary TT to see If I want to add it to this system ,,I wish Harry or Mat would post some pix of it,,,,,,,,,,,For me I love the sound of CDs and Vinyl ,Just depends on what mood Im in,,, :D ImageIMG_1325 by Tim Morgan, on Flickr


Second system? I've been saving my pennies in hopes of picking up the Direct Stream combo one day, exceptional Digital :o
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Re: They went digital, would you?

Postby 10ovr » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:51 am

mreeter wrote:
10ovr wrote:I have about 2000 CDs laying around so I thought I would try the Perfect Wave CD player and the Direct Stream DAC and gotta tell ya it sounds great,, Running it through Zesto tube pre amp and amp with REL S/3 subs with Focal Sopra No2 speakers ,,Still waiting to see the HW 40th anniversary TT to see If I want to add it to this system ,,I wish Harry or Mat would post some pix of it,,,,,,,,,,,For me I love the sound of CDs and Vinyl ,Just depends on what mood Im in,,, :D ImageIMG_1325 by Tim Morgan, on Flickr


Second system? I've been saving my pennies in hopes of picking up the Direct Stream combo one day, exceptional Digital :o

Yup second sys,,At my Cabin in the AZ White Mountains,,No Phone,TV,or Internet ,,Just Rock And Roll ,,My safe space :o ,,It took a year to find and build this system at less then half the cost of new,,,,
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Re: They went digital, would you?

Postby mreeter » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:26 am

10ovr wrote:
mreeter wrote:
10ovr wrote:I have about 2000 CDs laying around so I thought I would try the Perfect Wave CD player and the Direct Stream DAC and gotta tell ya it sounds great,, Running it through Zesto tube pre amp and amp with REL S/3 subs with Focal Sopra No2 speakers ,,Still waiting to see the HW 40th anniversary TT to see If I want to add it to this system ,,I wish Harry or Mat would post some pix of it,,,,,,,,,,,For me I love the sound of CDs and Vinyl ,Just depends on what mood Im in,,, :D ImageIMG_1325 by Tim Morgan, on Flickr


Second system? I've been saving my pennies in hopes of picking up the Direct Stream combo one day, exceptional Digital :o

Yup second sys,,At my Cabin in the AZ White Mountains,,No Phone,TV,or Internet ,,Just Rock And Roll ,,My safe space :o ,,It took a year to find and build this system at less then half the cost of new,,,,


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Re: They went digital, would you?

Postby gene9p » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:34 am

are those sneakers or some new type of room treatment ???...lol. :P
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Re: They went digital, would you?

Postby 10ovr » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:56 am

mreeter wrote:
10ovr wrote:I have about 2000 CDs laying around so I thought I would try the Perfect Wave CD player and the Direct Stream DAC and gotta tell ya it sounds great,, Running it through Zesto tube pre amp and amp with REL S/3 subs with Focal Sopra No2 speakers ,,Still waiting to see the HW 40th anniversary TT to see If I want to add it to this system ,,I wish Harry or Mat would post some pix of it,,,,,,,,,,,For me I love the sound of CDs and Vinyl ,Just depends on what mood Im in,,, :D ImageIMG_1325 by Tim Morgan, on Flickr


Second system? I've been saving my pennies in hopes of picking up the Direct Stream combo one day, exceptional Digital :o

When you get ready to buy let me know,,I can hook you up to save you about 4500.00 bucks new,,, :D
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Re: They went digital, would you?

Postby mreeter » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:37 pm

10ovr wrote:
mreeter wrote:
10ovr wrote:I have about 2000 CDs laying around so I thought I would try the Perfect Wave CD player and the Direct Stream DAC and gotta tell ya it sounds great,, Running it through Zesto tube pre amp and amp with REL S/3 subs with Focal Sopra No2 speakers ,,Still waiting to see the HW 40th anniversary TT to see If I want to add it to this system ,,I wish Harry or Mat would post some pix of it,,,,,,,,,,,For me I love the sound of CDs and Vinyl ,Just depends on what mood Im in,,, :D ImageIMG_1325 by Tim Morgan, on Flickr


Second system? I've been saving my pennies in hopes of picking up the Direct Stream combo one day, exceptional Digital :o

When you get ready to buy let me know,,I can hook you up to save you about 4500.00 bucks new,,, :D


Sure looks like you're "roughen' it" in that Cabin :lol: When (if) I ever get ready to buy, I will definitely look you up!
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Re: They went digital, would you?

Postby Peer Gynt » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:03 pm

This is another picture like what was shown the other day, where the speakers are obviously extremely close to the wall.

Am I just out to lunch (as usual) and missed the memo on how to make such placement give a reasonable bass response or a reasonable soundstage?

Or are these systems blessed with appropriate software fixes to mitigate the obvious problems of speaker placement?

Or am I just the only one who is curious about why I can't place speakers in this manner and expect to be pleased with the result?

Or ... Or ... Or ... ?

Inquiring minds really want to know...
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