may i ask do you get the connected magazine they send out ?Only ever bought one thing from RA, which wasn't any good and was returned. They were very slow and reluctant to refund, and I have stayed on their mailing list ever since to incur them a small ongoing cost.
Childish and not environmentally friendly - I really should stop them now.
I know what you mean, I even have a couple of their one-step recordings..... but they were birthday presents.....I know Al ,but.... I have many Dylan pressings and now I find that mobile fidelity have many options ( rising in price) for our Bobby. Fool and his money and all that jazz but your buy the best pressing argument is valid.
Mmm, yeah , Russ would.yes but some argue the actual "start" of the hifi chain is not the source or even the records themselves...its the mains supply quality hence all those fantastic mains products !
Jealous? Nothing fancy about my CD player apart from it sounds brilliant to my ears, is SACD compatible and has an excellent DAC. I tend to purchase better kit to increase my enjoyment factor, not stupidly expensive cables! This kit enables me to enjoy all my media collection, end of.so if it is nothing to do with "cables and kit" may i ask why spend, what is for me, a small fortune on a fancy cd player ?
would it not of been a better idea to save the cash and spend it "optimising" your cd collection with one of these instead ?
i was only kidding !Jealous? Nothing fancy about my CD player apart from it sounds brilliant to my ears, is SACD compatible and has an excellent DAC. I tend to purchase better kit to increase my enjoyment factor, not stupidly expensive cables! This kit enables me to enjoy all my media collection, end of.
You are beginning to sound like a troll, stop pushing the cable debate and concentrate on kit as no one is interested in your ridiculous posts... you are becoming a right .
The same argument could be put forward for recordings comparing 2 different versions of the same, the difference are just a subtle, compare the difference between the Abby road releases for example, tidal and Spotify and so on. You're pulling at straws in regards to the equipment and placing it very low on the scale.It really isn't chicken and egg as such I think. Your saying a good system lets you hear a good recording. Therefore a good system , however constructed is going to do nothing to a bad one (remastered , bad pressing , apparently anything not Hi-Res etc )
Ergo , rubbish in , rubbish out at various degrees. Any part of the hardware chain is solely dependent on what it has to work with.
I think you are right up to a point but it's another audiophile mantra that you can polish the proverbial with hardware. A good recording makes the most of your system and a great system is not going to make the bad one better.
A balance of sorts but audiophile logic sadly fails at the first hurdle . The irony of taking care to system match while paying little heed of the source. I think a good recording requires less of an esoteric approach to sound than Mr Andrews and high Ender's would lead you to believe. Time and money is better spent on good sounding pressings that are discernable rather than using wavy lines on graph paper to prove a piece of equipments credentials. The reward comes from what you can hear . You can tell mono from stereo , vocals too far back in the mix or gated drums. Can you hear what a mains filter does or a directional cable , honestly experience such obvious plus and minuses based on what two amplifiers are doing a thousand pounds apart in price?
Your welcome it’s nice to have a sensible chats Its all part of the hobby I’m a bit of a sleeper on here. I really do know what I’m talking about 😉 Though I don’t always seem like it.Hi Millennia . Great reply chap.
Fantastic isn't it, actually discussing and thinking about what we spend our money on and what is needed to really benefit the listener. I don't think we disagree on much to be honest.
Maybe the cable freaks have been given food for thought , eh?
Thanks again for the reply.