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Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1651: Not the Wood Effect by clarkjohnsen on 2018-09-02 
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But thanks for the accolade.The AC plug polarity situation differs from sonic acoustic polarity, although it *is* treated in my book entitled The Wood Effect. ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1649: Plug Polarity by clarkjohnsen on 2018-09-02 
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This trick of disconnecting all the grounds works, depending. . . I am not a happy or unhappy, as the case may be, PP owner, but I know this to be the case anyway.Now, is everyone aware that which way the plug is mounted in the socket make a differen...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #16: Dedobot, there's a movie you should see by clarkjohnsen on 2018-08-27 
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. . . if you haven't already. In English it's called  The Vanished Empire. It's got some LP action in it and other good stuff from the USSR c.1973....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #51: "lifeless and boring" by clarkjohnsen on 2018-05-30 
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Yes, what was it with those smaller Wilsons? And reviewers seemed to love them. ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #10: That's happened to me, too by clarkjohnsen on 2017-12-27 
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And Bill Gaw was there to confirm it. So if it wasn't really happening, it must have been a folie à deux. But maybe you should consider some of the odder exterior causes? Moon void-of-course? Mercury in retrograde? Humidity? EMF environmant? Etc....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #262: What a beautiful set-up! by clarkjohnsen on 2017-12-02 
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I'd only try to move the computer screen out of the way of the tapestry....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #257: Sick? No. by clarkjohnsen on 2017-11-05 
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But Tim is a very difficult man. To everyone....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #223: The grilling analogy by clarkjohnsen on 2017-10-01 
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That's excellent!I once was called to a friend's house to assess the sonic effects of a room DSP he was auditioning. I brought Kwame, my most trusted ears, along. Indeed Jack had a difficult-looking room. So we sat down to listen to some music with t...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #151: Thank you by clarkjohnsen on 2017-04-05 
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A very reasonable explanation -- it's a whole-family room....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #149: I don't understand the video problem. . . by clarkjohnsen on 2017-04-04 
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. . . because I haven't seen the setup. All in the same room? (No opera room?) Why can't the main system be used? Etc. etc....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1545: Romy and Paul are both entirely correct by clarkjohnsen on 2017-02-20 
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Must add that there is also a "break-in" phenomenon with power cords, as there is with other cables, further contributing to the confusion.Borrowing pre-owned cables from some place may be a good idea, but one doesn't know how long they've been used....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1: Audio clubs in London, Tokyo feature high-end listening by clarkjohnsen on 2016-10-31 
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While there is some idiocy reported in this article, the founders are clearly of good heart. Only, no one seems to be listening to classical music.  ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #110: Keep on truckin' by clarkjohnsen on 2016-09-05 
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But before too long, it will seem, you'll miss these days of building a new system and new human beings....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #93: Well it's good that you've considered the humidity. by clarkjohnsen on 2016-07-06 
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As to the rest, before I remodeled both main floors of my house, changing walls and doors and therefore flow patterns, I sat and gave long, deep thought to social effects and area usages. You appear to be doing this too, so all I have to add is that ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #91: True, but. . . by clarkjohnsen on 2016-07-05 
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. . . basements are notoriously subject to high humidity: sweaty walls and floors, water line breaks, sewer backups (the horror). So before you make anything really nice happen down there, insure yourself against these problems. And for winter you'll...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #73: Couple of things by clarkjohnsen on 2016-03-03 
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Depending, somewhat, on the town you're moving into, you'll need to pull a construction permit.But whether or not you must, it might be a good idea to hire a licensed engineer to okay the mods. That's what I had to do to create my large room out of t...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #22: Paul S -- by clarkjohnsen on 2016-02-14 
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I wasn't validating the audio components -- was just saying it's a wonderful room, relaxed, comfortable, good sound (not Macondo) and I would say family- and child-friendly. In my large Studio room I had chairs placed on the perpendicular bisector...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #20: Interesting discussion indeed by clarkjohnsen on 2016-02-13 
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When I was designing The Listening Studio (a business, of sorts) I had 4000 sq.ft. of floor at my disposal. Only the ceiling was fixed : A slanted oak-beamed roof of 14' to 16' height. After considerable thought I hit upon a solution: I would make th...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1524: Ping, Paul S by clarkjohnsen on 2016-01-27 
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'Grats for being one of the few I've seen recently to spell "pique" correctly....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1517: "I can't speak for Rowuk or Clark." by clarkjohnsen on 2016-01-26 
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Oh go ahead, be my guest! You seem to have a proper handle on the situation. As for "designs that have been known for decades", I know someone who says that there's been nothing new since the RCA Handbook of the mid-Forties (IIRC). Yeah. So now what?...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1510: Don't be shy, Steverino. Fuses. . . by clarkjohnsen on 2016-01-25 
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. . .do make a difference. Here's my view on the problems with power supplies within our audio gear. Textbooks are loaded with design desiderata that have achieved the level of gospel truth. No one really thinks much about their effect on sound, just...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1496: USES by clarkjohnsen on 2015-12-01 
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I have a box for pfc that employs a proprietary technology called USES. It's nla for consumers any more, I believe, but I'd be happy to take it over to Romy's for assessment. Listening tests I performed with it twenty years ago produced distinct impr...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1474: The AC polarity problem by clarkjohnsen on 2015-11-23 
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This may have been mentioned already. . . if so, it escaped me. But here's the thing: Each component has its own AC chassis leakage characteristic. This can be measured, and lining every component up by the same polarity produces less noise & hum...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1471: My experience as well. . . by clarkjohnsen on 2015-11-22 
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. . .shows that AC improvement on TT motors is audible. ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1452: A Compendium of Noise Sources on AC Lines by clarkjohnsen on 2015-11-02 
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That's the title of a manual I was given some twenty years ago, an official publication of some electrical association or other. (I can't locate it at the moment.) Two things however remain indelibly imbedded in my mind. "Pole bangers" are the gu...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1: Neat reminiscences from a British orchestral player (Denis Wyck) by clarkjohnsen on 2015-10-06 
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https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=910496129029276&id=140534429358787  One Reply:  Great article! Funny how as listeners to recordings, we only get the experience...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #16: Good story, good news. by clarkjohnsen on 2015-10-05 
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But aren't you starting him a little early with television? ;-)...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #11: Five times... by clarkjohnsen on 2015-09-16 
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Five times (or is it six?) I've heard it live and never has it "come apart", aside from the occasional miscue etc. Although as stated, on this most recent occasion the T'wood Festival Orchestra was not fully up to the ordeal. clark...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #9: It would seem that... by clarkjohnsen on 2015-09-16 
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...forces numbering 1000 happened only once -- at the premier, where 1039 were reported, including the conductor, Mahler himself. The title Symphony of a Thousand was given by the promoter of that concert, so they pretty much had to gather the 100...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #4: I beg your pardon! by clarkjohnsen on 2015-09-14 
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"I invited Clark but he sold his soul to Devil and went to Tanglewood for the concert." Indeed I did go, for I had bought the ticket back in April. As for the Devil part, there had been no selling and therefore no satanic transaction. Plus a...
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