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On Fri, 5 Apr 1996 STEADIRIC@aol.com wrote:

> "Judge" (BTW What the hell is your real name.... Your pretty prentious 
> with this "the judge" Crap) I would have to say that from both your 
> response and tone that you've never really heard a good audio system...  
> Passive EQ's add noise and can't add gain so their effectiveness is very 
> limited.  Active's are not that expensive and MUCH Better sounding...FM 
> Modulator CD changers are VERY Limited in response due to the FM section 
> on your radio.  Most car Tuners have a Frequency response of 100hz - 
> 15KHZ +/-3.5db (6 1/2 octaves), CD players are more like 5hz-20KHZ (12 
> Octaves, Twice the response) +/-1db.  (Remember 3db is twice as much...)  
> Signal to noise ratio for a tuner is 70db and it's 96db for a CD player, 
> which means a CD player is 8.6 times quiter. and stereo separation in the 
> tuner is 40db and it's 96 db in the CD player meaning that one channel 
> can be 18.6 times louder than the other.  Trust me those are difference's 
> that even my father with his tinitus can hear. To top it off you can get 
> a in dash CD player that will control a changer for less than the cost of 
> a FM modulator CD changer.  

Those are just the subjective differences.  There are many others that 
are objective and less tangible, but very important nontheless.  
Designers of tuner circutry usually don't give a hoot about audio quality 
because the signal being recieved is prettly low fidelity anyway, so why 
pass it through an expensive high quality audio stage?  Things like 
dynamics, timbral acuracy, midrange bloom, treble purity, bass punch, 
etc.  Measurements are one thing, but objective performance, untouchable 
by measurments, are what we actually hear.