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seems most people are coming to thier senses as far as HIFI is concerned.  WHO MADE THE RULES>> OH THIS IS THE WAY YOU MUST LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC.. AS FAR AS AM CONCERNED NO ONE TELLS ME HOW TO LISTEN TO MUSIC..  I USE TONE CONTROLS AND IT DOES NOTHING BAD TO THE MUSIC.. CAUSE LIKE SOMEONE MENTIONED PUTTING A SYSTEM TOGETHER IS A FORM OF TONE CONTORL... THE WAY I SEE IT, AS FAR AS MY SYSTEM IS MUSICAL THEN TONE CAN BE DEALT WITH AS FAR AS ITS NOT TOTALLY OVERLY BRIGHT OR DULL.

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RE: Tone Controls

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Native_bon wrote:

seems most people are coming to thier senses as far as HIFI is concerned.  WHO MADE THE RULES>> OH THIS IS THE WAY YOU MUST LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC.. AS FAR AS AM CONCERNED NO ONE TELLS ME HOW TO LISTEN TO MUSIC..  I USE TONE CONTROLS AND IT DOES NOTHING BAD TO THE MUSIC.. CAUSE LIKE SOMEONE MENTIONED PUTTING A SYSTEM TOGETHER IS A FORM OF TONE CONTORL... THE WAY I SEE IT, AS FAR AS MY SYSTEM IS MUSICAL THEN TONE CAN BE DEALT WITH AS FAR AS ITS NOT TOTALLY OVERLY BRIGHT OR DULL.

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RE: Tone Controls

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DocG wrote:

Native_bon wrote:

seems most people are coming to thier senses as far as HIFI is concerned.  WHO MADE THE RULES>> OH THIS IS THE WAY YOU MUST LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC.. AS FAR AS AM CONCERNED NO ONE TELLS ME HOW TO LISTEN TO MUSIC..  I USE TONE CONTROLS AND IT DOES NOTHING BAD TO THE MUSIC.. CAUSE LIKE SOMEONE MENTIONED PUTTING A SYSTEM TOGETHER IS A FORM OF TONE CONTORL... THE WAY I SEE IT, AS FAR AS MY SYSTEM IS MUSICAL THEN TONE CAN BE DEALT WITH AS FAR AS ITS NOT TOTALLY OVERLY BRIGHT OR DULL.

SAY WHAT, NATIVE? CAN'T HEAR YOU!!!  Blum 3

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You're an excellent observer, hifikrazy, I'll give you that...

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Could not live without them. I refuse to buy a stereo amplifier that does not have tone controls.

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Sony 808es amplifier, PSP Imagine B bookshelf speakers, Sony CDP-XA5ES CD player and  [whatever].  

Mmmm. Old school Sony ES.

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Love my old school 808es. It has a pannel on it to cover the tone controls when they don't need to be accessed.   

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I believe that tone controls can improve sound quality. For me the sound should be as smooth as possible without sacrifice details and be to dark/dull sounding and adjusting the treble down on the amplifier might help a bit, instead of a expensive external dac I play from a cheap computer soundcard with some equalizer on.

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I believe that tone controls can improve sound quality. For me the sound should be as smooth as possible without sacrifice details and be to dark/dull sounding and adjusting the treble down on the amplifier might help a bit, instead of a expensive external dac I play from a cheap computer soundcard with some equalizer on.

 

good for you ! dont let anyone dictate what sounds best for you and that using a tone control is a sin

if turning the bass up to say 3 o clock position  makes things sound balanced to you, then so it be

 

  

 

 

 

 

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instead of a expensive external dac I play from a cheap computer soundcard with some equalizer on.

I'm fine with this so long as you don't think that anyone who buys an expensive external DAC is a crazy idiot who could achieve the same result from any old PC soundcard and an equaliser.

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Every time I bought an ampilfier with tone controls I always found it needed them in order to give the sound a bit of weight and zing. Maybe this is because primarily they were cheap budget offerings that were a bit bland when flat. Yet whenever I've bought an amp without tone controls, like my current amps, I've never felt the need for them.

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Every time I bought an ampilfier with tone controls I always found it needed them in order to give the sound a bit of weight and zing. Maybe this is because primarily they were cheap budget offerings that were a bit bland when flat. Yet whenever I've bought an amp without tone controls, like my current amps, I've never felt the need for them.

 Well thats good for you that you dnt need tone controls.. Just as much as others think they need them... There is no rules. Every one should be free to do wht they like.

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Eh? Where did all that come from? Didn't tell you that you shouldn't use them, did I? 

Take a chill pill.

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May be another way of saying only cheap products have tone control?.. If  that makes you feel better that you spent more hence better sound quality then cnt argue with you. ROFL

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MajorFubar wrote:
Every time I bought an ampilfier with tone controls I always found it needed them in order to give the sound a bit of weight and zing. Maybe this is because primarily they were cheap budget offerings that were a bit bland when flat. Yet whenever I've bought an amp without tone controls, like my current amps, I've never felt the need for them.

You are not actually saying that only  "cheap budget offerings" need tone controls but you came very close Smile

Obviously - as we all know - tone controls are also found on some extremely well respected (and expensive) amps too.

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I have owned amplifiers in the past without them and I missed not having them. Its just something I need on my stereo ampfiliers. Having tone contorls helps somewhat when it comes to badly record music.

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