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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-20-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 86
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Posted By fastl
Obviously, you can't take a hint.

Obviously, you can't take a hint.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-20-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,765
Posted By fastl
A suggestion to get off of the cable thing! This...

A suggestion to get off of the cable thing! This whole "discussion" is a sophistry. It really isn't about cables at all. Cables are merely the medium being used by crackpot audiophiles to promote...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-02-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By fastl
Quote:It might change his mind on tubes ...

Quote:It might change his mind on tubes


I get the impression that the honeymoon is over! I'll have to go check out those KT-120s. I've seen them around for awhile, but never looked any closer.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-01-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,765
Posted By fastl
Quote:just like you will never be a member of...

Quote:just like you will never be a member of the club of respected audio designers, for lack of contribution of any audio design


Daniel Weiss certainly is a respected audio designer and he...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-01-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By fastl
Well I remember frequently re-tubing Dynaco MK...

Well I remember frequently re-tubing Dynaco MK IIIs, amongst others. Don't miss the ritual. I suppose you could use them as space heaters.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-28-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By fastl
Glimmie, here a few thoughts on solving your...

Glimmie, here a few thoughts on solving your tube failure problem.

Try another brand of tube. I needed to buy a couple of replacement 6CG7s for my headphone amplifier a couple years ago. After...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-27-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,623
Posted By fastl
Quote:having a CD speaker does not guarantee...

Quote:having a CD speaker does not guarantee that reflections have the same spectral response as the speaker


That's why they (Harman) are trying to design the off axis response of the speaker...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-27-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By fastl
Dave O'Brien of McIntosh Test Clinic fame once...

Dave O'Brien of McIntosh Test Clinic fame once told me that in his opinion, the most reliable, stable output tube was the 6L6-GC. McIntosh originally was using Tung Sol 6550s in the MC275, but the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-26-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By fastl
Way back when I first got interested in audio,...

Way back when I first got interested in audio, it was all tubes. Transistors were few and far between, cost a fortune and didn't work well at all. I had my fun with tube amplifiers too, but moved...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-24-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,623
Posted By fastl
Those B&Ws always seem to have some sort of dip...

Those B&Ws always seem to have some sort of dip or suckout up in the midrange. They're definitely not what I would call flat.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-24-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,765
Posted By fastl
Glimmie - you going to update the pics of your...

Glimmie - you going to update the pics of your system someday? My impression was that you've substantially changed your video hierarchy from what is shown in the old pics.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-07-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 28,557
Posted By fastl
Quote:I assume Dolby Volume only works with...

Quote:I assume Dolby Volume only works with Dolby codecs as well though. No?


Dolby Volume is a single-ended process that works with any source.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-26-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 16,544
Posted By fastl
It wasn't designed for "consumer" use. The HDMI...

It wasn't designed for "consumer" use. The HDMI input is there as a basic interface for pro gear that isn't employing HDCP.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-28-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,706
Posted By fastl
Really! It looked like component only on the...

Really! It looked like component only on the back panel. Can you dim the front panel?
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-28-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By fastl
FTC requires the manufacturer to precondition...

FTC requires the manufacturer to precondition the amplifier at one third power for an hour before making any performance measurements. I suspect that when they preconditioned this particular model...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-28-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,706
Posted By fastl
Are you feeding component or composite from...

Are you feeding component or composite from you're laserdisc? There is no comb filtering in the BM Teranex design that I'm aware of (or gamma adjustment either if that's important).
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-28-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By fastl
The reply that you received is basically what is...

The reply that you received is basically what is known as "weasel wording". Any power amplifier that I would consider buying would show power ratings into 4 ohms (or lower), for the simple reason...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-26-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,587
Posted By fastl
As I suggested in the other parallel thread on...

As I suggested in the other parallel thread on this topic, you really need to involve somebody who has connections in the industry to get the problem solved. I was suggesting Dave Moulton, because...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-02-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,587
Posted By fastl
Quote:Since from this and other threads it's...

Quote:Since from this and other threads it's obvious the problem is an HBo/Cinemax source issue, and is happening on many providers,


If the distortion is originating at HBO, then it should be...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-29-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,587
Posted By fastl
One thing you might want to try is to send an...

One thing you might want to try is to send an email to Dave Moulton at MoultonLabs and outline the nature of the (unresolved) problem. He writes an audio column for trade rag TV Technology, and...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-28-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,962
Posted By fastl
Quote:The exception being an episode of the...

Quote:The exception being an episode of the Sopranos with a few specific audio notes from a gun shot every thing I watched sounded normal.


FCC regulated broadcasters are required to maintain...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-27-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,587
Posted By fastl
If you are downmixing and broadcast levels are...

If you are downmixing and broadcast levels are peaking close to full scale, you could be experiencing clipping internal to your playback equipment. Dolby's AC-3 system has a peak limiting function...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-24-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,587
Posted By fastl
Quote:Can Audio clipping occur from their...

Quote:Can Audio clipping occur from their broadcasting signal? That would mean its not related to equipment on our side correct?


It could be unique to certain audio stream decoder chip-sets. If...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-23-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,587
Posted By fastl
Quote:and my Directv tech said several times...

Quote:and my Directv tech said several times this is the first time he has ever heard this issue before


Really! Considering that there have been several threads on this very topic posted here...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-23-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,012
Posted By fastl
I've heard similar comments being made against...

I've heard similar comments being made against Sony's OLED BVMs, although nobody referred to them as being metameric. Some claim that they have a slightly pinkish cast, others green, and most claim...
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