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Turn your Playstation into an audiophile CD player
Shiki
post Jun 17 2006, 13:57
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http://dogbreath.de/PS1/index.html

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post Jun 18 2006, 04:03
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From the article:
>Damping: Distinct improvement of the sonic performance of the
>PS1 can be obtained by giving it an appropriate low-frequency damping stage

>During one of my first sessions with the PS1 I listened to
>some very busy Big Band music. I had the feeling that somehow
>everything was muddled toghether and it sounded like a rather
>undefined sound mush. My thought was that the PS1 is good, but
>not good enough to handle such complex music. A little later I
>put a pillow under the PS1, just for testing purposes. I
>listended >to some tracks and did not hear much of a difference.
>Without particular thoughts I put up the Big Band music again
>and was very suprised - suddenly the mess was gone,

Thank you for the entertainment.
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post Jun 18 2006, 04:13
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That's why it's called an audiophile CD player. ;-)

You have to be wicked enough to call that Sony unit a good CD player, while it rejects most of properly written CD-Rs. (probably for copy-prevention purposes)


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post Jun 18 2006, 04:42
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i suspect that if the pillow is placed on top of the PS1, the muddiness would be more apparent.
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post Jun 18 2006, 06:12
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More weird "audiophile" stuff.
"Perhaps he should put the PS1 in a plastic bag and after a few minutes he'll notice a more warm sound to his audio CD's - up until the PS1 catches on fire and melts"


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post Jun 18 2006, 07:27
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Why does he say that the PS1 is known to be a great sounding CD player, but then he starts modifying everything?

If it ain't broke...


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post Jun 19 2006, 11:43
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Hey! It's all psychological... if a *beep* audiophile is willing to spend thousands of goobers to make him feel that his sound improves... let him be satisfied biggrin.gif

About pillows... well I find that the quality of sound improves significantly if I wrap my computer with pillows... the fan's whine surely diminishes laugh.gif


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post Jun 19 2006, 15:17
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biggrin.gif i have scph1002 for 9 years, it was the first model..it so old and abused that it wont read nothing. but i like it, that years of fun and annoying..ah memories crying.gif laugh.gif


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post Nov 13 2006, 09:53
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How about this story:


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15484873/


Here's my favorite quote:


"Before I started my listening tests, Michael had a warning for me: "Plug in the units — turn ‘em on — and don’t turn them off." It seems the PlayStations sound best when left on all the time. Michael was right. You shouldn’t even listen for the first three days. Both units need every second of the break-in period."


Huh?

My head is spinning now...I need to lie down....
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post Nov 13 2006, 12:52
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Break-in, schmeak-in... there's a thread here in the forums that already debunks, in a very thorough and exhaustive way, why break-in is a myth.


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post Nov 13 2006, 14:15
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QUOTE (2814-6890 @ Nov 13 2006, 09:53) *
"Before I started my listening tests, Michael had a warning for me: "Plug in the units — turn ‘em on — and don’t turn them off." It seems the PlayStations sound best when left on all the time. Michael was right. You shouldn’t even listen for the first three days. Both units need every second of the break-in period."


Wow...Do people really do this? I should expect the lifespan to drop considerbly after that.
Anyone done any tests to see wether we can give the Sega CD "audiophile" status? Thats after someone can get the thing to play audiocds first.


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post Nov 16 2006, 00:07
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I think Pepoluan has said what I'm thinking. So I shall say no more. smile.gif

Andavari seems to have a good handle, too.


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post Nov 18 2006, 11:44
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Of course it sounds different if you remove the low-pass filter from its output stage. As the dac appears to be 1-bit there will be tons of quant noise on high frequencies.

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