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Old 14th April 2011, 08:35 PM   #31
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I haven't used Macs so much. But the few times i've tried them i like them. Especially the MacBooks. Nice quality feeling. Nothing for gaming though so it would not suit me at all.
The downside with Windows is... We all know it so no need to mention.
Linux is free and appears to be nice. Never tried but it seems like you need to know quite much about it

Time to go a little more ontopic. Have you tried the CSS EL70?
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Old 14th April 2011, 08:44 PM   #32
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Linux is free and appears to be nice. Never tried but it seems like you need to know quite much about it
Its easier than you think (I'm a big fan, and one of the reasons my mac felt so restricting)

I haven't tried the EL70. If I remember right, that's the paper version of the CHRs? Would it offer substantial gains over the CHRs? I'm going to be building some fancy speakers this summer as a continuation my clay speaker thing.
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Its easier than you think (I'm a big fan, and one of the reasons my mac felt so restricting)

I haven't tried the EL70. If I remember right, that's the paper version of the CHRs? Would it offer substantial gains over the CHRs? I'm going to be building some fancy speakers this summer as a continuation my clay speaker thing.
Oh, you are the "clayman". I thought i recognized your name Interesting project i must say.

I don't know if they're the same but paper. I think there's some more differences, maybe Dave can help us out.
I think they sound really good in my Mar-Kel70 cabinets. But for heavier music such as really heavy metal i think my headphones (AKG K271 MKII) sounds better. But for classic, acoustic music and more "normal" music the speakers sound better. And they're really cheap to build (the Mar-Kel cabinets are not the easiest though).
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Old 14th April 2011, 08:52 PM   #34
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Let's stay OT for some more time

I'm a hard core PC guy too , and a PC DIYer. So that way, Macs have not been on my buy list.

Dave,

The new iMacs are great AIOs (All In One) - the performance should be great with Intel's latest Sandy Bridge processors and the form factor is stunning. I tried out a video editing suite in a Mac Store and it was super... my friend who was with me is a grpahics/video guy and he lamented why PC software isn't this easy to use; he's planning to get an iMac sometime. One knitpick I have is that the IPS display is glossy instead of matte...

Do you use the onboard sound or external DAC with your iMAC setup?

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Let's stay OT for some more time

I'm a hard core PC guy too , and a PC DIYer. So that way, Macs have not been on my buy list.

Dave,

The new iMacs are great AIOs (All In One) - the performance should be great with Intel's latest Sandy Bridge processors and the form factor is stunning. I tried out a video editing suite in a Mac Store and it was super... my friend who was with me is a grpahics/video guy and he lamented why PC software isn't this easy to use; he's planning to get an iMac sometime. One knitpick I have is that the IPS display is glossy instead of matte...

Do you use the onboard sound or external DAC with your iMAC setup?

-Zia
I am a computer diyer since i was... 13? Built my own computer which i am still using now (Intel I7 920, Asus P6T Deluxe and so on). Have been building all sorts of computers (from office to high-end gaming) for friends, relatives and other people and that has helped me finance my audio-hobby :P

The downside with the Macs are that the hardware is very bad for the price you pay.
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Oh, you are the "clayman".
Oh jeez, I have a reputation already

From here on out, I'm staying out of mac/pc/other arguments since I do enough of that outside of the internet.
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Rullknufs,

Mar-Kel70 is a bookshelf, right? For metal it is likely you need a dual driver design like Micro Tower or some of the larger MLTL designs.

I have got CHR70 and can't wait to try them out in Micro Towers. EL70 and CHP70 should be better than CHR70.

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Rullknufs,

Mar-Kel70 is a bookshelf, right? For metal it is likely you need a dual driver design like Micro Tower or some of the larger MLTL designs.

I have got CHR70 and can't wait to try them out in Micro Towers. EL70 and CHP70 should be better than CHR70.

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Yes. The bass is almost deep enough, not a problem. It's just that the distorted guitars get a little muddy and "unclear" i think. Might be my room that is messing it up too. To be honest it's an acoustic nightmare i think
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I am a computer diyer since i was... 13? Built my own computer which i am still using now (Intel I7 920, Asus P6T Deluxe and so on). Have been building all sorts of computers (from office to high-end gaming) for friends, relatives and other people and that has helped me finance my audio-hobby :P

The downside with the Macs are that the hardware is very bad for the price you pay.
Rullknufs,

Good to know that your hobby is fuelling your finances - keep it up! For me let's just say I've been tinkering with PCs for ~20 years , and the hobby helped me also when I was a student.

Hope the moderators don't get annoyed by all this off topic PC talk!

Are you using on-board sound?

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Rullknufs,

Good to know that your hobby is fuelling your finances - keep it up! For me let's just say I've been tinkering with PCs for ~20 years , and the hobby helped me also when I was a student.

Hope the moderators don't get annoyed by all this off topic PC talk!

Are you using on-board sound?

-Zia
I used to use the onboard soundcard (only for my headphones, using DAC in Harman Kardon HK3490 for the speakers). Now i got a Creative Soundblaster Audigy 2 which is ~10 years old. I salvaged it from a wreckage and it sounds better than the onboard one. Planning to buy an Asus Xonar DX soundcard though. And an Emotiva XDA-1 for the speaker setup.
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