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Dont get angry because Im proving a point, I have my opinions dont I?
yes you're right... but keep posting like those, there will be no one left to contribute anything anymore.
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But why mod the :turd: z-5500 to try and make them sound better, this cost money and time unless you have too much. Is it not better to just buy the higher end equipment in the first place?

There is a reason for Audiophile grade equipment being so costly, and you cant compare it to cheap multimedia equipment like the z5500
     
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Uh, the z5500's plow over near all home theater setups for 1k. It is not even close in comparison.
    
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Uh, the z5500's plow over near all home theater setups for 1k. It is not even close in comparison.
Well I was talking about audiphile grade equipment which is 2 channel so if you were to have more channels it would cost sooo much

Take the company Linn for example, If you can buy 5 Klimax Music systems @ $97,000 USD each and still have a roof on your head, you will have the all respect
     
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But why mod the :turd: z-5500 to try and make them sound better, this cost money and time unless you have too much. Is it not better to just buy the higher end equipment in the first place?

There is a reason for Audiophile grade equipment being so costly, and you cant compare it to cheap multimedia equipment like the z5500
anyway, the intention on this thread is not to persue audiophile grade.
it's called getting optimum results for your audio setup.
since it cost way cheaper than getting yourself an expensive amp + speakers + sub.

one can learn to truly appreciate something if he knows its limit and capabilities.
and by doing this mod i learned the limits of my own setup.

i keep telling ppl i'm not much of an audiophile... not at all to be exactly.
if i was, i would not buy X-Fi z5500 in the first place.
i'd rather buy Onkyo Soundcard + Yamaha RXV1500 Reciever + Quad speakers + Yamaha YST SW800 Sub.
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it's called getting optimum results for your audio setup.
since it cost way cheaper than getting yourself an expensive amp + speakers + sub.
one can learn to truly appreciate something if he knows its limit and capabilities.

and by doing this mod i learned the limits of my own setup.

TBH you really dont need a sub if you mid/bass speakers are capable of low freqs

But still if it teaches you something its is worth it in the end
     
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Frostbite i get exactly what your saying, and I personally own the z5500, and my dad owns an audiophile 2 chanel setup with vandersteen 5a's and McIntosh amps. But i have to disagree with you about comparing the two. By that i mean, there really shouldn't be any comparison involved. With such a delta in price its kinda a moot point.

point in case: kids modding their Honda's in comparison to a Ferrari.
Why do they do it if they could just buy something better.

Modding the z5500's may not make it audiophile, but at the end of the day this is still overclock.net, and its a modding community. And i say good job for modding.

Just my .02
    
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post #38 of 104
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Well I was talking about audiphile grade equipment which is 2 channel so if you were to have more channels it would cost sooo
much Take the company Linn for example, If you can buy 5 Klimax Music systems @ $97,000 USD each and still have a roof on your head, you will have the all respect
Pfft,

Thats like telling someone if they don't have the most high quality instrument they aren't the best musician. Being a musician, a traveling musician; you come across people like this guy a lot. People with the green will recommend you drop what you got and upgrade when what you have perfectly suits your needs.

If your a professional then sure, if you got $100,000 to shed out go for it. But what your saying is such a pointless argument in a internet forum with real life working people that live on a budget.
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Pfft,

Thats like telling someone if they don't have the most high quality instrument they aren't the best musician. Being a musician, a traveling musician; you come across people like this guy a lot. People with the green will recommend you drop what you got and upgrade when what you have perfectly suits your needs.

If your a professional then sure, if you got $100,000 to shed out go for it. But what your saying is such a pointless argument in a internet forum with real life working people that live on a budget.
but likewise you could be the best tuba player in the world, but if you have a crappy tuba only sound so-so... and never get far.

it's not a pointless argument, I would say maybe not the best way to argue the position, but not a pointless argument.
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but likewise you could be the best tuba player in the world, but if you have a crappy tuba only sound so-so... and never get far.

it's not a pointless argument, I would say maybe not the best way to argue the position, but not a pointless argument.
I play many wind instruments.

A good sound is 90% the player and 10% the horn.

I own about 15 different saxophones and I sound the same on all of them. One of my saxophones cost me $9,000. I can't tell a difference in sound on my Yamaha-Z which only cost me $1,500. The fact is that my $9,000 saxophone is a hand made Mark Vi Selmer and and has the best key action I've ever came across. That being said, the key actions allows me to move between scales and runs easier but no means does the horn make me sound like a new player.
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