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Interesting read from 1981: HI-FI FETISHISM - A psychologist’s view of the lunatic fringe: https://www.heretical.com/miscella/zfetish.html Sep 26, 2021

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    1. econaut
      econaut
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      3. econaut
        econaut
        I wonder how good hifi gear was in 1981. I have no idea. Because I would claim that one "magical" listening experience I had this year was definitely only possible because of the very expensive high end gear that was carefully assembled and tweaked by the owner. I knew the song we were listening to and I already liked it before, but it sounded so otherwordly on his rig that it was indeed "magical" in a sense.
        Sep 26, 2021
      4. econaut
        econaut
        Concerning music in general I'd also claim that one needs at least a decent system in order to appreciate much music. At the same time there's also music that doesn't need a decent system but I think he's too generalizing there or has never heard a truly great two channel setup (again, I don't know what was possible in 1981).
        Sep 26, 2021
      5. Wilewarer
        Wilewarer
        Freudian weirdness aside, most of what's in there is pretty familiar stuff. Especially the final target really being manufacturers ginning up nonsense reasons to sell stuff for inflated prices.
        Sep 26, 2021
    2. econaut
      econaut
      Just canceled my Tidal subscription. This MQA mess must stop.
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      3. shambles
        shambles
        Had no idea about the Qobuz music request thing, thanks for the tip! It's a great concept, but like you say how/if it works in practice is another question
        Apr 19, 2021
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      4. econaut
        econaut
        I also got the hint in a forum, probably the Roon forum. If I remember correctly, the person stated he uses it regularly and it works.
        Apr 19, 2021
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      5. econaut
        econaut
        After the cancellation of the subscription Tidal offers me 14,99 € for 12 months instead of 19,99 €. So if anyone wants to save some money, might be worth the try ;)
        Apr 20, 2021
    3. econaut
      econaut
      Listened to a really high end two channel system today and I cried, completely overwhelmed.
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      3. econaut
        econaut
        Well, I visited someone with a crazy system who not only invested lots of money, but also modded most of his equipment. He modded his B&W 800 D3, the Ayre monoblocks etc. and built himself a PSU with megaspecial components etc. I did not understand everything, because I am not an engineer. The first song was "Agnes Obel - Familiar" and it sounded SO different and fascinating that it made me cry instantly.
        Apr 13, 2021
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      4. econaut
        econaut
        While I have never heard such an amount of detail and such a huge stage in every direction (sounds even from behind, although two channel), it's not tuned the way I would do it. It sounded too "hart" (German word) to me. Dunno what the right word is in English. Maybe glarey, because it was not too bright, but caused fatique and lacked warmth.
        Apr 13, 2021
      5. econaut
        econaut
        He tuned it for perfect resolution, silver cables everywhere. There were songs that just didn't catch me on that system and one of my favorite songs I definitely prefer on my own system (tubes and horns FTW!).
        Apr 13, 2021
    4. econaut
      econaut
      Immediately very impressed by Pi2AES into Yggdrasil!
    5. econaut
      econaut
      Finally! Porcupine Tree's "In Absentia" available with appropriate dynamic range! Besides vinyl that is ;)
      1. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        What? Where? Huh?
        Oct 27, 2020
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    6. econaut
      econaut
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      2. econaut
        econaut
        There are some tricks in order to make folding much more efficient. I'll be glad to answer any questions :)
        Apr 4, 2020
    7. econaut
      econaut
      I just learned a new word: Frisson. Because of this song: Kari Bremnes - Det Kunne Skjedd. Turn the volume up. Highly recommended.
    8. econaut
      econaut
      This is not the status you're looking for.
    9. econaut
      econaut
      ❤ Yggdrasil A2 ❤
      1. 9suns
        9suns
        Mick Yggdrasil A2, from the Rolling Stones? Great musician! lol
        May 16, 2018
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    10. econaut
      econaut
      Yggdrasil A2 incoming and I am on vacation for two weeks. Life sucks.
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      2. Vansen
        Vansen
        Who complains about taking a vacation?
        May 6, 2018
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Yeah, sounds horrible.
        May 6, 2018
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      4. econaut
        econaut
        Oops, I omitted a winking smiley because I thought the irony was obvious.
        May 6, 2018
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    Living room:
    PC with Roon and convolution crosstalk filter made by Home Audio Fidelity Service
    Audioquest Niagara 3000 + Monsoon cables for everything
    Uptone Audio EtherRegen + LPSU
    SotM sms200 ultra neo + LPSU
    Schiit Yggdrasil A2
    Schiit Freya +
    Schiit Aegir x2
    Audioquest Earth XLR cables
    Audioquest Robin Hood BiWire Combo
    Klipsch RF-7 III
    Anti vibration absorbers by B-Fly audio
    Room treatment by HOFA-Akustik

    Desk:
    Schiit Bifrost 2
    Schiit Freya S
    Genelec 8050
    Sonarworks SoundID Reference


    Gaming:
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    Schiit Jotunheim 2
    Sennheiser HD 800 S + EQ
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    Schiit Modius
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    JBL LSR 305
    Nubert AW-441 Sub
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