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Old 4th September 2012, 03:50 PM   #27251
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Assuming I'm the moderator you mentioned, my point (repeated several times) was that it doesn't take collective genius to make a sonically transparent preamp (ears-only listening tests), it's straightforward engineering which is done routinely. You're convinced that there's something magic, deep, and arcane, but if we restrict ourselves entirely to sound, there isn't. You could do it for under $100 in parts. It wouldn't appeal to millionaires, John knows that kind of design far better than I do, but under ears-only conditions, no one will be able to distinguish the cheap home-made deal from a Blowtorch or any other high quality preamp designed to be neutral in sound.
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Old 4th September 2012, 04:00 PM   #27252
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See what I mean, Aero? '-)
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Old 4th September 2012, 04:09 PM   #27253
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Guys...I conceed.

I will tell you all though that my heart was in the right place.
 
Old 4th September 2012, 04:18 PM   #27254
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I will tell you all though that my heart was in the right place.
Perhaps so, but to do high quality electronic design, the head is more important.
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It wouldn't appeal to millionaires, John knows that kind of design far better than I do, but under ears-only conditions, no one will be able to distinguish the cheap home-made deal from a Blowtorch or any other high quality preamp designed to be neutral in sound.
"Only the crazy, rich people, with the world's best associated audio reproduction equipment would be able to note the difference."
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What does Plotnicki use?
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Old 4th September 2012, 04:33 PM   #27257
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Well, lots of luck, finding something to do, aeronautical! '-)
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Old 4th September 2012, 05:09 PM   #27258
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aeronautical, take a look at what Lazy Cat and Joachim Gerhardt are doing
 
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What does Plotnicki use?
I'm sure he has an opinion.
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Well, lots of luck, finding something to do, aeronautical! '-)

Thanks Mr. Curl

I will be around here somewhere
 

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