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post #1111 of 1128 Old 03-16-2014, 05:22 AM
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I'm referring to those who substitute pseudoscience and biased listening comparisons for scientific test results.
I'm referring to those who substitute scientific test results with pseudoscientific conclusions drawn from those scientific test results. Big difference!
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I'm referring to those who substitute scientific test results with pseudoscientific conclusions drawn from those scientific test results. Big difference!

All I can say is enjoy your DACs.
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I'm referring to those who substitute scientific test results with pseudoscientific conclusions drawn from those scientific test results. Big difference!

All I can say is enjoy your DACs.

I'm more into enjoying music... ;-)
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Those of you who take the time to set up DBX testing, how often do you do it with regular people who aren't into the hobby at all? Obviously randomization isn't feasible, or at least convenient, but I'd be more interested in the results from a group of soccer moms or band nerds than I would those who have experience in audio.
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Those of you who take the time to set up DBX testing, how often do you do it with regular people who aren't into the hobby at all?

You mean ABX testing, right?

What's a regular person, my wife, my kids, other non-audiophile people I'm somehow acquainted with?
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Obviously randomization isn't feasible, or at least convenient,

It seems easy enough to do manually to me. Flip some coins. Of course the widespread availability of automated tools makes it easier.
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but I'd be more interested in the results from a group of soccer moms or band nerds than I would those who have experience in audio.

IME there are a lot of highly damaged ears among both amateur and professional musicans.

The general public is generally clueless about hearing differences. Most audiophiles think they are good at it, but put them in a DBT and they generally have a learning curve when it comes to actual as opposed to imaginary differences.
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Yep, ABX...my bad...havent been to bed yet smile.gif
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Those of you who take the time to set up DBX testing, how often do you do it with regular people who aren't into the hobby at all? Obviously randomization isn't feasible, or at least convenient, but I'd be more interested in the results from a group of soccer moms or band nerds than I would those who have experience in audio.

Nothing stands in the way of your conducting such a test.
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Yep, just have no interest.
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Yep, just have no interest.

Can't really argue with having no interest in the hype surrounding DACs. ;-)
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Yep, Im always interested to hear what others are doing, but in terms of my own system I dont feel any need at all to pursue any sort of high end DAC.
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Can't really argue with having no interest in the hype surrounding DACs. ;-)

Glad to hear that.
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Hi guys! It's been almost a year. Sorry to bump an old thread.

Currently, do any of you guys had experience with Chord Hugo, M2Tech Young DSD and Mytek 192? Am torn between these.

I'm will be pairing it with Dynaudio x38 and Rogue Audio Cronus II.
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IMO the Hugo is more musical than the Mytek & M2. Please also check out the NuPrime DAC-9 with the AKM 4490 chip, as resolving as Sabre chip while being warmer/nicer to Red book CDs that are strident. Gustard X-20 is another sleeper.
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IMO the Hugo is more musical than the Mytek & M2. Please also check out the NuPrime DAC-9 with the AKM 4490 chip, as resolving as Sabre chip while being warmer/nicer to Red book CDs that are strident. Gustard X-20 is another sleeper.
But which one can lift more veils?
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But which one can lift more veils?
Hard to say, as always auditioning in your own system is best. I would suggest the Hugo, Gustard, or other Sabre chip DACs. With AKM & Sabre announcing new chips recently, now may not be the best time to invest a large sum.

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Hard to say, as always auditioning in your own system is best. I would suggest the Hugo, Gustard, or other Sabre chip DACs. With AKM & Sabre announcing new chips recently, now may not be the best time to invest a large sum.
I'm sorry, I was kidding. I imagined that was obvious.
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I'm sorry, I was kidding. I imagined that was obvious.
Hard to convey sarcasm in print.

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Hard to convey sarcasm in print.
If only that were true !
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