Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

a bit OT. Is an 'audiophile' amp a waste of money?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Wolf
    replied
    Re: a bit OT. Is an 'audiophile' amp a waste of money?

    Originally posted by Brewski View Post
    I probably shouldn't have let her in on it ;) but my wife was LHAO at the picture.

    Take it easy
    Jay
    It's an oldie but goodie that makes a round now and then. I saw it probably 10 years or so ago, and it still makes me laugh!!!

    These are good too! (Mostly Shawn's Photoshop work....all but first 2)






    Heh,
    Wolf

    Leave a comment:


  • Brewski
    replied
    Re: a bit OT. Is an 'audiophile' amp a waste of money?

    Originally posted by Wolf View Post
    .
    I probably shouldn't have let her in on it ;) but my wife was LHAO at the picture.

    Take it easy
    Jay

    Leave a comment:


  • dantheman
    replied
    Re: a bit OT. Is an 'audiophile' amp a waste of money?

    That is the truth Wolf! Man o man.

    Dan

    Leave a comment:


  • Wolf
    replied
    Re: a bit OT. Is an 'audiophile' amp a waste of money?

    .
    Attached Files

    Leave a comment:


  • Wushuliu
    replied
    Re: a bit OT. Is an 'audiophile' amp a waste of money?

    Originally posted by djg View Post
    This is a very serious thread..........
    OMG, the last one is a keeper.

    Leave a comment:


  • domwilson
    replied
    Re: a bit OT. Is an 'audiophile' amp a waste of money?

    When all said and done...It comes down to personal tastes and budget. If a hundred dollar amp makes you just as happy as a ten thousand dollar amp. Stick with your choice. In some ways amps are like women, If you love them, who cares what anyone else thinks...

    Leave a comment:


  • Wolf
    replied
    Re: a bit OT. Is an 'audiophile' amp a waste of money?

    Originally posted by waynew View Post
    Now - I have to go catch me a Marmot. I hear that the urine of a female Marmot, when applied to speaker wires, causes the "Rythm and Pace" of and amplifier to become more evident. It also cures warts, colds, and hiccoughs. I suspect that I may not enjoy this much!

    Regards,

    WayneW
    Yeah- Marcy hasn't been supplying the masses as of late, has she? ;) Supernickmarmottman should be able to help you catch her...

    Later,
    Wolf

    Leave a comment:


  • mzisserson
    replied
    Re: a bit OT. Is an 'audiophile' amp a waste of money?

    Lets see... This one ended the last thread like this.

    Leave a comment:


  • evilskillit
    replied
    Re: a bit OT. Is an 'audiophile' amp a waste of money?

    Amp collecting, like gun collecting may not be the most practical hobby, but it often is a symptom of speaker collecting. If nothing else it is probably a good idea to have a collection of a few good amps that have plenty of oomph and handle 4 ohms well for when we all start doing our active projects. If some of them happen to be fancy, cool. If not well then thats someone's prerogative as well.

    I've got a Parasound that I quite like and intend to build some of my own eventually for fun too. But if I had spare money to blow or found a good deal on ebay I wouldn't be above trying some prosound amps or big name audiophole amps as well.

    Having said that assuming your amp is in good working order and not malfunctioning and you've got speakers you still want to build and haven't run out of things to do with your money you're probably better served by getting an amp that fits reasonably in your budget and spending more money on building more speakers. :D

    Leave a comment:


  • Face
    replied
    Re: a bit OT. Is an 'audiophile' amp a waste of money?

    Originally posted by GranteedEV View Post
    I don't even bother with Onkyo, when brands like Yamaha and Marantz do a fine job at the same price, even if it means missing out on the latest new feature fad (what was it right now, receivers that stream music?).
    Not true, Marantz's newest models has the same features available as Onkyo's(streaming, etc...).

    Leave a comment:


  • GranteedEV
    replied
    Re: a bit OT. Is an 'audiophile' amp a waste of money?

    I've heard lots of stories about Onkyos using heavily voltage biased, class B biased amp sections.

    I don't even bother with Onkyo, when brands like Yamaha and Marantz do a fine job at the same price, even if it means missing out on the latest new feature fad (what was it right now, receivers that stream music?).

    Leave a comment:


  • generic
    replied
    Re: a bit OT. Is an 'audiophile' amp a waste of money?

    Originally posted by Pallas View Post
    The difference was likely entirely in the room EQ.

    Different methods of doing room EQ (and different mic placements for runs, etc.) lead to different transfer functions, which in turn lead to actual sonic differences.
    Possibly, but that still makes it and modern gear that much better then older counter parts. Cheap EQs = better sound. I did setup the distance and pink noise match the speakers as best I could, but the newer unit with auto room setup and EQ was much nicer.

    Overall, I also suspect that the Marantz is a slightly nicer unit as a whole. Using a c weighted rat shack db meter, the Onkyo The right front was 2db softer then the left front from the same distance. I don't know how common that is, but it was corrected in the AVRs setup. The thin Marantz is heavier too and probably made up of higher quality components and a better heat sink. From some of the reviews I've read, probably greatly under rated in power as well, but output and reference levels were not a concern for its use.

    Leave a comment:


  • GranteedEV
    replied
    Re: a bit OT. Is an 'audiophile' amp a waste of money?

    Originally posted by jinjuku View Post
    LOL. I can't believe how many 'experts' I've seen recommend a $1000 amp to solve a $0.50 problem in the tweeter crossover.
    50c? mills resistors would be at least $10 :D ;)

    Leave a comment:


  • jinjuku
    replied
    Re: a bit OT. Is an 'audiophile' amp a waste of money?

    Originally posted by GranteedEV View Post
    You're right, but as I stated earlier, it can be a problem when one group is ignoring a person's goals and giving that person scientifically unsupportable advice. That's where the problem is, in my opinion. IE "if you have a (measurably) irritatingly bright speaker, you need a (supposedly) warm amp" - uh no, you need a speaker that isn't bright!!
    LOL. I can't believe how many 'experts' I've seen recommend a $1000 amp to solve a $0.50 problem in the tweeter crossover.

    Leave a comment:


  • djg
    replied
    Re: a bit OT. Is an 'audiophile' amp a waste of money?

    This is spirited, not contentious.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X