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  • I thought I had OCD on audio....then this dude comes along....

    Dick Burwen's music system just shows that I am never going to get "there". I shall still plow forward, but would really, really like to hear this.

    I am sure there are folks here that will argue there is something wrong with it. However, I would still like to hear it to see what, if anything, I am missing.

    A picture of his "preamp"
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    Burwen's Sound System

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    Re: I thought I had OCD on audio....then this dude comes along....

    [QUOTE=tc;2004321]Dick Burwen's music system just shows that I am never going to get "there". I shall still plow forward, but would really, really like to hear this.

    I am sure there are folks here that will argue there is something wrong with it. However, I would still like to hear it to see what, if anything, I am missing.

    A picture of his "preamp"
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    • #3
      Re: I thought I had OCD on audio....then this dude comes along....

      Holy cow! I guess that he doesn't subscribe to the "keep the signal path as short as possible" camp.
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      • #4
        Re: I thought I had OCD on audio....then this dude comes along....

        Well,,,, one of the components is a cable box. I have one just like it. The other crap? As was said,,,,, too long of a signal path for me!

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          Re: I thought I had OCD on audio....then this dude comes along....

          So that's the secret to great sound -- mirror b a l l s.
          "We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true."
          –Robert Wilensky

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          • #6
            Re: I thought I had OCD on audio....then this dude comes along....

            I don't get why he has a seismograph and a lie detector in his system? Looks like a control panel from the China syndrome, or any crappy old sci-fi movie.

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            • #7
              Re: I thought I had OCD on audio....then this dude comes along....

              Originally posted by tmhutson View Post
              I don't get why he has a seismograph and a lie detector in his system? Looks like a control panel from the China syndrome, or any crappy old sci-fi movie.
              How else will you get truth in audio reproduction without a lie detector?!

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              • #8
                Re: I thought I had OCD on audio....then this dude comes along....

                I'm sure it sounds good, but ... even if I had the long green I don't want to be that obsessive about a hobby or anything else.
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                • #9
                  Re: I thought I had OCD on audio....then this dude comes along....

                  I think it's safe to presume he's not using zip cord for speaker wire.

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                  • #10
                    Re: I thought I had OCD on audio....then this dude comes along....

                    If he had better speakers, he wouldn't need all that, stuff.
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                    • #11
                      Re: I thought I had OCD on audio....then this dude comes along....

                      My idea of "heaven" is the guy here who built a preamp in a cigar box with about 4 components.
                      Was that Lowell?
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                      • #12
                        Re: I thought I had OCD on audio....then this dude comes along....

                        How does he know when it's sounding "right"?

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                        • #13
                          Re: I thought I had OCD on audio....then this dude comes along....

                          "this dude comes along ...."
                          Really?
                          Do you have any idea who Dick Burwin is? Take a look:
                          http://www.burwenaudio.com/Sound_System.html

                          http://www.burwenaudio.com/Biography.html

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                          • #14
                            Re: I thought I had OCD on audio....then this dude comes along....

                            Originally posted by Pete Basel View Post
                            "this dude comes along ...."
                            Really?
                            Do you have any idea who Dick Burwin is? Take a look:
                            The morons posting ridicule of Burwin and his accomplishments are probably of the opinion that Enzo Ferrari didn't know anything about race cars......

                            So their greatest claim to fame will be posting on Tech Talk

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                            • #15
                              Re: I thought I had OCD on audio....then this dude comes along....

                              I'd have to take out a 2nd mortgage to replace seventeen amps. This guy must be made of money.

                              It is a very interesting approach.

                              Next time my wife gives me grief about having to operate our system with iPeng (on the iPhone) controlling a Squeezebox ("why does it have to be so complicated?"), I'm going to show her a picture of this system.

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