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Feb 24, 2007





Hi thread! I need terrible audiophile YouTube channels in my life. Please help me out with some recommendations.

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qirex posted:

Steve Guttenberg, Thomas & Stereo, John Darko, Zero Fidelity

drat, Steve Guttenberg sure could use a haircut. After Iíve watched a few of these even worse stuff started popping up. Thank you qirex!
I can now recommend Pursuit Perfect System as the worst snake oil consumer Iíve ever seen and Hans Beekhuyzen as the least interesting YouTube personality.

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If you want decent YT reviewers, I like Audioholics. They actually managed to explain amp classes to me, which is a huge success. They also tend to recommend newer stuff and believe even better stuff is yet to come

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qirex posted:

I like their site a lot but most of the videos are homeboy droning on in the dark surrounded by his collection of Star Trek memorabilia which is a bit much.


You talkiní like itís a bad thing

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Feb 24, 2007






They left out the one thing that really makes the music sound better. itís weed

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They drive a loving Nissan - thereís your problem

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qirex posted:

The smaller players offer it but only if you pay extra. Spotify and Apple Music donít at all.

Yeah, Iím on Deezer and itís Ä3 more for FLAC compared to the 320kbps. I didnít take it since itís not worth it IMO

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What are you using to drive the speakers? Have you considered the option of going for a pure 2.0 setup with a decent pair of sub-$300 bookshelf speakers? ELAC, Klipsch, Dali, Q Acoustics... they all make good bookshelf speakers that probably sound better and even punchier than your current setup.
I would normally advise you to go to a store and audition some speakers, but that is probably not possible at the moment.

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I donít have firsthand experience with any of the gear your local seller is offering, maybe someone else can chime in.
The idea of my first post was to suggest that you should reconsider the need for a separate subwoofer. I think that a couple of decent modern bookshelf speakers can do as much, possibly even a lot more than the smallish subwoofer from your current setup.
My 2.0 setup (Dali Spektor 2s and Yamaha R-S202) has enough bass IMO, and I listen to a ton of bass heavy music - techno, experimental electronica, contemporary hip hop... The speakers cost me $260 in a high markup audiophile store. And they have amazing detail. If you can wait, I would suggest to try and audition some gear once the stores (hopefully) reopen.

edit: just saw the edit, I can vouch for the Yamaha, itís good

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qirex posted:

I have a $1200 audio system and people who I know have like a $700/month car payment look at me like I'm insane for spending "so much." It's all about priorities.

I know people who own shoes more expensive than my system and they still think I am the weird one

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https://mozzaik-audio.com/ I was shown an ad for this. It's an 8000 euro D class amplifier that also lets you... distort sound according to your personal taste, I guess? I have no idea what to make of this.

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I got a ton of professional use out of MD. Paired with a decent microphone, it was good enough to record interviews in broadcast quality at the time. It was 100% reliable, built like a tank and went for ages on a single AA battery.

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I know a dude who writes insane hifi gear reviews for an obscure online outlet. He owns one of those van type Renault thingies on a regular car platform. Maybe the kangoo, if that still exists? Anyway, he bought it because he was convinced it had better acoustics than a normal car.

e:found it

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ynohtna posted:

My partner's DAC and amp are from the same manufacturer but have indicators that are very slightly different shades of blue. I try not to notice it but my it gets my antennae softly twitching every night.

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BurritoJustice posted:

Yeah, I know tapes have a higher end that can approach archive quality. They're just more suceptible to wear and cheap gear so the end user experience is often really poor. Were digital audio tapes ever a thing?

There is a format called Digital Audio Tape. A friend of mine had one of the early consumer products using DAT in his pretty sweet setup, but the CD pretty much killed any possibility of a DAT home market. As far as I know, it still has use in commercial applications.

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