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You clearly have never listened to a Mac amp before.
You clearly have never listened to a Mac amp before. The use of tone controls is a choice, not a requirement...but go ahead, exclude a BIG chunk of music out there because it sounds like hammered shit on your "Hi-Fi" system. Me, I think I'll crank the bass up a bit or trim the treble a tad with my tone controls so I can enjoy ALL of my music regardless of the recording quality....on my mid-fi rig
I though you was a tube man Scott.
Just got tired of feeding them expensive tubes every year.
This is a shame, if this amp need tone controls to sound properly it keep the amp in the Mid-Fi grade, it seems more suited to the Life Style category imo.
Tone controls are essential if your going to get the very best out of your system. Most of them are found in pro audio though. The schiit loki mini makes the Mac tone controls a moot point but to each his own. I run a sony se-p900 that set me back a pretty penny. Would not have it any other way.
Man, your listening room sure has changed since I last visited! Very nice!
Sorry Jibzilla I was not clear, I will try again:If an amp or pre amp has tone controls or Flectcher-Munsson Loudness in the circuit it is a mid fi equip, due to the disastrous effects these devices cause to the music signal.An even worse situation would be if an amp needs tone controls to have some audible satisfactory bass or tolerable treble, this means that without tone control this amp linearity is not satisfactory neither to the human ear nor more to a freq chart 20 / 20kHz, obviously the target of this kind of equip are not hi-fi audio.The fact that tone controls exist in pro audio equipment are unfortunate and it is not a worthy example of any sound quality, they has tone controls by necessity due the low quality of circuits and speakers used, since guitars, basses and keyboards have all their own tone controls.The pro-audio amps have tone controls by necessity due the low quality of circuits and speakers, they are not a reference to high-fidelity equipment, quite the contrary, guitar tube amps are designed to produce high distortion for guitarists to be satisfied with the sound, guitarists call this distortion harmonics, bright, tone body etc and these guitars amps have many tone controls as bass, mid, treble, presence, compressor, reverb some bass amps even have an graphic Eq as Hartke HA series.
... After all, I don't seek perfection, I seek happiness and enjoyment.
I have tone controls, and I'm not afraid to admit it. The recordings I'm able to listen to have increased since I opened my mind to the thought and idea that all recordings aren't suited to every system, so that a "nudge" here and there improves the overall playback quality and therefor increased the shear amount of music I get to listen to.After all, I don't seek perfection, I seek happiness and enjoyment.
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