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drew gandy

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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2011, 11:18:55 am »


Things like the controls on the front of amps actually control the wattage the amp puts out.


The controls do control the wattage.  All the way down is definitely different that somewhere else on the dial. ;)
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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2011, 12:33:31 pm »

The controls do control the wattage.  All the way down is definitely different that somewhere else on the dial. ;)
Not sure if you were kidding or not but just so others don't misinterpret it, the level controls on an amp typically vary the signal level needed to generate a certain output but they do not change the potential output.
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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2011, 03:37:53 pm »

Thank you Brad for spelling it out. I expected that someone might need to.  And yes, when I use the winking thing it means I think I'm being clever or sly in some way and I want the reader to know it and look for clues.  What I was trying to imply was that when the control is all the way down there is no gain hence no watts.  Anywhere else on the dial and we don't know how many watts but in the 'no watts' position we can be sure of the output (well, short of a leaky gain pot).  So, there is some amount of control of the watts there.  And yes, this is not so clever or sly but it did bring the topic up in more detail.  Maybe that's helpful to someone.   

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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2011, 06:18:45 pm »

Recently I was reading an article and the author (who shall remain nameless for now), says that when he is doing a system, he "voices" the background speakers so they are bass heavy, so that they sound "far away".

That is one of my complaints when I go somewhere and the background music is all "muddy".  I would prefer to knock the low end out so they are a bit clearer sounding.  Not so much as to be "foreground" speakers, but not just a distant mud that you find yourself listening hard to the music to figure out what song is being played.

They could still be run at a low level, but be clearer.

Maybe it is just me-but what would be point of trying to make the speakers unclear and distant?  Just turn them off at that point.

At least that is the way I feel. 

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If I ever got a requires for more 'distance' it would be the HF that I drop and not the LF going up, or more 'verb :P... Can you mention which article this was, may be something that is unclear and you missed the point?
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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2011, 03:26:56 pm »

   +1

    these are the same boneheads that think they're getting all mystical and magical with their ideas. "Clarity and Intelligibility" should always be the goal.

  Cheers,
  Hammer

I have heard a different kind of effect while waiting on hold on the phone.  It sounded like someone connected an unbalanced "line in" to just the two hot leads from a stereo signal (no ground).  The net result seemed to be missing most of the "center" of the stereo image, exposing a bunch of reverb.  Like being in a large shopping mall. 

Unintentional or not, it gave my hearing a rest.  I didn't like the music they were playing anyhow.
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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2011, 07:03:31 pm »

Unintentional or not, it gave my hearing a rest.  I didn't like the music they were playing anyhow.

One time I called tech support, and after wading through several menu options, the last menu was what kind of on-hold music I wanted to listen to... unfortunately, I only got to listen for a few seconds before a real person came on the line.

Maybe some day someone will figure out a way to drive a DSP from a telephone keypad so we can play with the sound while we're on hold.
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