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post #1 of 87 Old 06-12-2014, 08:56 AM - Thread Starter
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Exclamation Yamaha Soavo NS-F901 Speakers...Giant Killers !

Have you all seen this video?


They start out by playing some music on the $100,000 TAD R-1's and around 21 minutes into the video a guy comes on stage and puts his hand on top of the Yamaha speakers, letting you know that they are going to be switching to the Yamaha speakers.

At about 20 minutes into the video they start by playing the first part of a song on the TAD speakers and when they play that same song on the Yamaha speakers, the Yamaha speakers clearly...sund better !...
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I don't watch internet videos but I can tell you that price has very little to do with sound quality in the audio world.
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I don't watch internet videos but I can tell you that price has very little to do with sound quality in the audio world.
A lot of people out there say these TAD R-1's are among the best speakers you can buy!
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I would imagine you can find people that say that about every speaker ever made.
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I would imagine you can find people that say that about every speaker ever made.
We all hear things differently
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I heard that the Yugo was the best car you could get for free if you purchased a Toyota.
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Have you all seen this video?

At about 20 minutes into the video they start by playing the first part of a song on the TAD speakers and when they play that same song on the Yamaha speakers, the Yamaha speakers clearly...sund better !...
Do you really think you/we can tell how a speaker sounds from an internet video played back though computer speakers?

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Do you really think you/we can tell how a speaker sounds from an internet video played back though computer speakers?
With computer speakers NO! but with GOOD headphones YES! you can HEAR the difference!...
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Judging the audio quality of a speaker based on an internet video using headphones is as ridiculous as performing open-heart surgery on yourself.
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Judging the audio quality of a speaker based on an internet video using headphones is as ridiculous as performing open-heart surgery on yourself.
You can really hear a difference between these two speakers if you use good headphones like my Audeze LCD-3's!
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With computer speakers NO! but with GOOD headphones YES! you can HEAR the difference!...
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You can really hear a difference between these two speakers if you use good headphones like my Audeze LCD-3's!
Can I realistically audition your headphones using my computer speakers?
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Can I realistically audition your headphones using my computer speakers?
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They are having a limited run only on these Yamaha Soavo speakers so by the end of this year there be gone ...forever!...
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They may be the best speakers in the world, Audio Karma. But that video doesn't demonstrate ANYTHING.

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Realistically, nor will "headphones" properly demonstrate the audio properties/qualities of speakers.
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Realistically, nor will "headphones" properly demonstrate the audio properties/qualities of speakers.
I disagree !...
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Can you also evaluate the comfort and performance of a car you'd like to purchase by riding in a bus or train?
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Bud... I know you are not "happy" that I disagree. Can you provide some technical data to reinforce your claim that headphones can accurately reproduce sound "exactly" like a standalone speaker?

I don't care which make/model $2000 headphones or earbuds one uses, it ain't the same. Especially using a YouTube video.
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Kind of like trying to evaluate 4k monitors from a youtube video on an 800 x 600 monitor!
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Bud... I know you are not "happy" that I disagree. Can you provide some technical data to reinforce your claim that headphones can accurately reproduce sound "exactly" like a standalone speaker?

I don't care which make/model $2000 headphones or earbuds one uses, it ain't the same. Especially using a YouTube video.
MY OWN TWO EARS !
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Ah yes, the old last line of defense.
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Bud... I know you are not "happy" that I disagree. Can you provide some technical data to reinforce your claim that headphones can accurately reproduce sound "exactly" like a standalone speaker?

I don't care which make/model $2000 headphones or earbuds one uses, it ain't the same. Especially using a YouTube video.
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wow! Now that my modified Yamaha a-s2000 Integrated amp has broke-in some more after 30 days with the QuickSilver GOLD contact enhancer on those connector pins inside, I can now really tell the difference between the TAD and Yamaha speakers with my Audeze LCD-3 headphones!

I think I may be on to something here with this tweak!...

I was listening to some Joni Mitchell music today and I nearly fell out of my chair!.. she sounded like she was right there in front of me in my room!.. it sounded SO REAL!!

With Home Theater the sound was like I was at a Theater But I only have two speakers!..

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wow! Now that my modified Yamaha a-s2000 Integrated amp has broke-in some more after 30 days with the QuickSilver GOLD contact enhancer on those connector pins inside, I can now really tell the difference between the TAD and Yamaha speakers with my Audeze LCD-3 headphones!

I think I may be on to something here with this tweak!...

I was listening to some Joni Mitchell music today and I nearly fell out of my chair!.. she sounded like she was right there in front of me in my room!.. it sounded SO REAL!!

With Home Theater the sound was like I was at a Theater But I only have two speakers!..
thanks for the laugh pal!
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thanks for the laugh pal!
I'm the one that's laughing...all the way to the Bank with all the money I'm going save now!

My tweak is the Real Deal ! Break-through for those with cheaper gear that wants better sound from that cheap gear!

You don't have to pay those HIGH prices anymore to get really GOOD sound NOW!!
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