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room and vinyl

Guillaume posted one observation and one remark/question. The effect of positioning in the room is obviously different for different rooms and different speakers. Sealed cabinets can usually be located closer to the walls than vented cabinets, for example. And you can measure the response.

I don't think sound reproduction is a subjective thing. You can measure frequency response, noise levels, distortion etc. The magic is only in the music.

As for lp's, you can measure frequency response, dynamic range and distortion from a turntable/cartridge, and it is usually not very nice, and never as good as a digital source such as a CD. I know that there are people who swear by vinyl, but I think they are deluded. What they like is the usually reduced high frequency response (warmth is what they call it), and the reduced dynamic range that effectively raises the quieter passages (more resolving is what they call this). Some people also like euphonic distortion from second harmonics. I am fine if people say they prefer the vinyl sound, just as I am fine with people who prefer candle light. But it is not accurate, so if accuracy is your objective, go for digital.

Willem

VicJayL wrote:

VicJayL wrote:

Just sending this to see if the forum is still in operation.  No posts for nearly a month? I check in every day and can't believe no one has anything to say about anything any more.

 

Vic.

 

 

 

 

It seems this site has been abandoned to its fate.   

 

The casual visitor who has just dropped by to see what's here should search back a year or two in the index of any topic and see what a great forum it used to be.  

 

Sad.

sat on a parkbench like bookends......

It is all a bit strange, isn't it? You would have thought some new people would have come along in the past year or so.........

A pity, but hard to know what to do about it. I've more or less given up writing anything at all on the internet, but I would happily join in here if we could muster a decent quorum.

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Apologies for thumbing a lift in this section - just renewed my forum account after a small glitch.  Wanting to start a new query/topic in the equipment section but for the life of me I can't see how you do it.  Have I missed something somewhere?  Maybe people are not active becasue they can't see this either.  Thanks.

starting a new topic

Answering my own question - I just noticed that for some reason the phrase "New topic" does not appear in full on my screen.  I only see "w topic".  I'll check format etc.  Sorry.

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