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Recent content by Flint

  1. Flint

    Clean Power/Rottweilers/ & A Certain FB High End Audio Group Member

    Turns out the guy I made mad and his comrade are manufacturers of $15,000 power cables. They are made from pure silver wire and he claims it takes 7 engineers and 3 days to assemble one cable for sale. He turned into an ass hat to everyone who dared question his extremely over the top claims...
  2. Flint

    Next upgrade?

    In general, brands like Revel, which is owned by the huge audio conglomerate Harman, which is owned by Samsung, makes an effort to differentiate their speaker brands by ensuring each brand has similar sound qualities and aesthetics. As such, if you cannot perfectly match the surrounds, sticking...
  3. Flint

    Clean Power/Rottweilers/ & A Certain FB High End Audio Group Member

    Reversal... without my involvement they've reinstated me. No word on what happened. Doesn't really matter to me. I am not invested in anything on FB.
  4. Flint

    Clean Power/Rottweilers/ & A Certain FB High End Audio Group Member

    I just got banished from a FB forum for asking a question... an audiophile was arguing that a Power Cable upgrade can make a "significant" improvement to the sound of an audio system. When someone challenged him, he said "by improve I mean, make a dramatic and substantive improvement to the...
  5. Flint

    Next upgrade?

    I think you have a great system. I don't see much real value in the upgrades you are recommending, though if you must spend money getting matching surrounds would provide the most impact on the overall experience. Personally, I would look into spending similar funds on proper and attractive...
  6. Flint

    New TV

    Yeah, I have never desired a huge TV and when I visit people with massive screens and watch television I find it uncomfortable and often miss what is going on at opposite sides of the screen because my focused center of vision cannot extend across more than half the width of their gigantic...
  7. Flint

    Floor bounce and some terrible ignorance in the audiophool world

    …...continuation So, speaking of ambience being necessary – yes, it is absolutely necessary to our ability to truly enjoy audio and getting completely lost in the sound as if we are not in our own homes. However, if one doesn’t get carried away with deadening the room, there should be plenty...
  8. Flint

    Floor bounce and some terrible ignorance in the audiophool world

    I’ve read a few articles, forum posts, and social media posts mentioning Dr. Floyd Toole’s claim that controlling floor bounce in a home audio environment isn’t necessary, Why? Because, according to Dr. Toole, ground reflections are the single most common reflection on the planet, something...
  9. Flint

    Clean Power/Rottweilers/ & A Certain FB High End Audio Group Member

    You are completely missing the point... surge suppression, noise filters, and isolation transformers actually work and do exactly what they claim. I guarantee you that a Tripp Lite IsoBar device (surge suppression and noise filtering) or Furman Balanced Power Isolation transformer will improve...
  10. Flint

    Acoustics, What Acoustics?

    I just saw a post on a FB high end audio group where the poster said he addressed acoustic issues in his room and the "after" photo is of a black leather sofa be placed between his main speakers. The rest of the room is open and reflective with absolutely zero treatment or design elements which...
  11. Flint

    Netflix raises prices, again.

    As they continue to spend more and more on original content (which is necessary given Disneys clear strategy to shift all their creative content to the nascent Disney online services), Netflix and is raising prices again. I am okay with price increase, but I am starting to seriously consider...
  12. Flint

    Ethan Winer is kicking ass, again!!!

    Yep, there's a reason more people believe the conspiracy theory over the truth, but it reflect show human nature works, not how logical and educated we are.
  13. Flint

    Ethan Winer is kicking ass, again!!!

    Right on the money. I've reached the point where EQ should only be applied to address treble timber (too bright? EQ down a tad. Too dull? EQ up a tad). For bass it should be an absolute last resort and then only to reduce boominess in the sound, not to boost nulls or attempt to counteract...
  14. Flint

    Audiophile's primary argument against CDs

    Well.... to that point, his HDD based Library/Player has a cooling fan, so... There's that.
  15. Flint

    Audiophile's primary argument against CDs

    I mean, sure, this guy can do whatever he wants. I am glad he found a way to enjoy music, but the conversation started because he wanted to complain about all the work he has to put into maintaining and operating his music library/player (he has one of those all in one HDD + Player devices). I...
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