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post #9181 of 9191 Old Yesterday, 06:27 AM
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Have you ever tried measuring your speakers with different amplifiers? It's time consuming but different amplifiers interact with the load of the speakers in varying ways which can account for sound differences.
I've measured the FR with competent amps and the difference in sonic signatures isn't a frequency response relationship. It's the same concept in preamps. Putting it another way, a preamp has its sonic signature (warm versus clearer) and there is no load.

IMHO, "bright" therefore means bright speakers or bright music. Sometimes amps or preamps get blamed for being "bright" but in reality it is impossible if the FR is linear. I have also hear "bright" in DAC sections which can only relate to flipping and flopping bits (a.k.a. jitter).
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Or simple distortion...

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Really high end setup from customer in Norway with Gen8 S3 dac/pre and 4x Prometheus driving a pair of Aerial 20T V2 speakers. Adding a 2nd pair of Prometheus raised the level to "out of this world".

I have heard a lot of reference system over the last 20 years. There is no doubt in my soul that the sound coming from this system is the best I have heard ever. Incredible!
Not all Aerials are created equal. The 20T's are in a league by themselves. I loved the 20T's with Musical Fidelity. I can easily see why the Prometheus would synergistically appreciate the NCore / Theta topology and design approach. It's one of the best speakers in that price point.
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Distortion? With current SS amps, that's below human perception.
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I've measured the FR with competent amps and the difference in sonic signatures isn't a frequency response relationship. It's the same concept in preamps. Putting it another way, a preamp has its sonic signature (warm versus clearer) and there is no load. IMHO, "bright" therefore means bright speakers or bright music. Sometimes amps or preamps get blamed for being "bright" but in reality it is impossible if the FR is linear. I have also hear "bright" in DAC sections which can only relate to flipping and flopping bits (a.k.a. jitter)." I would disagree. Some amplifiers are bright sounding with all speakers. With other amplifiers it's more speaker dependent. It's much easier to apply EQ to make either mids or highs suit your taste than to follow find an amplifier with the sonic signature you like. I take the position that amps and preamps have sonic signatures.
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Yes. Amps and preamps have signatures. But IMHO nothing to do with FR.
So some preamps and amps are clearer and others not so much. If I put on a well recorded song and it isn't "bright", how can the amp turn on and off its "brightness"? Answer: it cannot.
Hence, the music or speakers are "bright" which is the FR problem.
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It will get even better sounding Sharp. 😊
I agree!

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I agree!

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Thank you to both of you! I was starting to wonder about my decision. Strange thing is last night the current amplifiers gave me a glimpse as they have started to remind me of the demo pair.
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Since 4 hdmi ports is not enough for me with the CB4, I'm thinking that it might not be enough for a few of you as well. Any recommendations on an hdmi switcher?

CRAIG: any chance for an hdmi card with more ports?

STEVE B: do your sources go to your lumagen first, before going to the CB4?


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Since 4 hdmi ports is not enough for me with the CB4, I'm thinking that it might not be enough for a few of you as well. Any recommendations on an hdmi switcher?

CRAIG: any chance for an hdmi card with more ports?

STEVE B: do your sources go to your lumagen first, before going to the CB4?


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I use Lumagen Products. The Radiance XE but they have new products that are 4K, 3D, HDCP 2.2/HDMI 2.0. You get the bonus of having a video processor too. In my case I run sources into the Lumagen first which then has 2 outputs. One for CB4 and one to the display device.
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Any news on the new Extreme DACS? Upgrade/Trade-in Pricing? Availability?
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