[LAU] Pro Audio? OT rant.

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Sat Dec 29 18:30:25 UTC 2012

On Fri, December 28, 2012 4:47 pm, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> On 12/28/2012 03:50 PM, Chris Bannister wrote:

>> Couldn't agree more. Of course, "the sweet spot" can vary from
>> individual to individual. Also upgrading, for example say speaker cable,
>> can improve the sound of your music collection that much more.
> i'm happy for you if you believe that, but i'm more happy for your
> dealer, because he will have an objective benefit :)
> loudspeaker cables only make a difference when used with very weird
> interfaces (such as a minimal tube amp), and even then those that are
> hyped the most are electrically the weirdest (read: just wrong). with a
> modern amp, any old piece of copper is just fine, provided it is thick
> enough.
> if you like to "tune" your sound, get yourself an eq and approach it
> systematically. incidentally, there are speaker cables being sold for
> rates that easily buy you a manley massive passive. now that is a tool
> for tweaking :)

Len's rules for buying a stereo system:
 - spend your whole budget on speakers (listen to them, sometimes cheaper
speakers even from the same manufacture sound better).
 - go to the good will store and buy whatever amp you can get for $30.
 - Be happy.

Len Ovens

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