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Thanks for finally admitting that you are detecting differences between the files by intentionally causing nonlinear distortion in your monitoring chain, Amir. That explains why you have been so critical of my files that expose this.
Let me deal with the last sentence first Arny. Your files have been a gift. A true gift. To have Arny Krueger create them and challenge us to telling the difference, and us delivering, could not produce a more defensible situation. You can't say the person who created them was incompetent. You can't doubt the person who created them as not knowing what audio is. You can't doubt the person that created them to have cheated. You can't doubt the person who created them as not being here to question. You can't doubt the person who created them not having an education. You can't even doubt there are aliens on earth. OK, I had to sneak that one in.

So no, everyday I wake up now I am thankful for how you forever have changed the landscape of these discussions. There is no more, "show me a DBT ABX that says there is a difference." We can point to a number of them now. With your name being behind every test, the credibility could not be any higher. Makes putting up with Chu's antics almost, almost worth it!

I know your modesty won't allow you to take credit for it but that is how the history will show it. That it was the power of ABX that finally proved these illusive differences can be found. That and some golden ears.

As to me "intentionally causing nonlinear distortion," you could very well be right. I drag the files into foobar and hit "play A" then "play B." Does that cause non-linear distortion? If so, then you are right. I then select a segment and play X and Y. Does that cause non-linear distortion? If so, then you are right. I then vote and click "Next Trial." Does that cause non-linear distortion? If so, then you are right. After a while the percentage right goes to 100% as far as probability. Does that cause non-linear distortion? If so, then you are right. Lastly, I quit out of Foobar ABX and it generates its report. Does that cause non-linear distortion? If so, then you are right.

As you know, my audio knowledge is even lower than my IQ. Despite that, I am thinking that what I did is what everyone does to play their favorite content. I didn't try to identify the tracks like you did. Didn't try to game the system by analyzing order and such like Krab is doing. I didn't do what m.zillch did because he won't tell us! I simply used being dumb as an asset and compared files playing on my computer.

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Let me deal with the last sentence first Arny. Your files have been a gift. A true gift. To have Arny Krueger create them and challenge us to telling the difference, and us delivering, could not produce a more defensible situation. You can't say the person who created them was incompetent. You can't doubt the person who created them as not knowing what audio is. You can't doubt the person that created them to have cheated. You can't doubt the person who created them as not being here to question. You can't doubt the person who created them not having an education. You can't even doubt there are aliens on earth. OK, I had to sneak that one in.

So no, everyday I wake up now I am thankful for how you forever have changed the landscape of these discussions. There is no more, "show me a DBT ABX that says there is a difference." We can point to a number of them now. With your name being behind every test, the credibility could not be any higher. Makes putting up with Chu's antics almost, almost worth it!

I know your modesty won't allow you to take credit for it but that is how the history will show it. That it was the power of ABX that finally proved these illusive differences can be found. That and some golden ears.

As to me "intentionally causing nonlinear distortion," you could very well be right. I drag the files into foobar and hit "play A" then "play B." Does that cause non-linear distortion? If so, then you are right. I then select a segment and play X and Y. Does that cause non-linear distortion? If so, then you are right. I then vote and click "Next Trial." Does that cause non-linear distortion? If so, then you are right. After a while the percentage right goes to 100% as far as probability. Does that cause non-linear distortion? If so, then you are right. Lastly, I quit out of Foobar ABX and it generates its report. Does that cause non-linear distortion? If so, then you are right.

As you know, my audio knowledge is even lower than my IQ. Despite that, I am thinking that what I did is what everyone does to play their favorite content. I didn't try to identify the tracks like you did. Didn't try to game the system by analyzing order and such like Krab is doing. I didn't do what m.zillch did because he won't tell us! I simply used being dumb as an asset and compared files playing on my computer.
Given your repeated instances of "spiking the football" with your results, any claims that you have been performing these tests in good faith are highly suspect.
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Don't suppose anyone anyone's seen any third or maybe sixth order and beyond non linear distortion in the keys files here ............... or would that be a stretch ?

Image below could be a trained listener elated at finding a difference between Red book 16/44.1 and hires audio file samples....maybe not ? .......... just speculation at this point of course. I didn't ask him what he was listening to. ☺☺

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Given your repeated instances of "spiking the football" with your results, any claims that you have been performing these tests in good faith are highly suspect.
That's only if his case is isolated one.
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That's only if his case is isolated one.
No one else who has passed the ABX test is making the claims that he is, so yes, it is an isolated case.
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Well, this fellow claims he can pass any DBT and woe to any person or country that doubts his abilities.

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As to me "intentionally causing nonlinear distortion," you could very well be right. I drag the files into foobar and hit "play A" then "play B." Does that cause non-linear distortion? If so, then you are right. I then select a segment and play X and Y. Does that cause non-linear distortion? If so, then you are right. I then vote and click "Next Trial." Does that cause non-linear distortion? If so, then you are right. After a while the percentage right goes to 100% as far as probability. Does that cause non-linear distortion? If so, then you are right. Lastly, I quit out of Foobar ABX and it generates its report. Does that cause non-linear distortion? If so, then you are right.
Depending on other influences - such as the exact nature of the monitoring system and the listening levels chosen, any of the first few steps you describe can cause nonlinear distortion.
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Well, this fellow claims he can pass any DBT and woe to any person or country that doubts his abilities.
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Never would have figured Putin for an AKG man who would have thought ?
I would have thought he would prefer the sometimes 'veiled' sound of certain Sennheiser's.
Kinda looks like my buddies Gulfstream V in a way,same color seats and all ..you think they let him fly it ?

Dropped the On The Street Where You Live on the Street or whatever they call it unaltered WAV music files directly into Audacity also no readily apparent visible waveform differences there !

I wonder if these are two same ,same ringers or actually different resolution . I can't reliably hear any difference ?
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No one else who has passed the ABX test is making the claims that he is, so yes, it is an isolated case.
So, it seems we are now conveniently forgetting stuffs to make arguments. The worse is that your forgetting is quite selective, too.
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So, it seems we are now conveniently forgetting stuffs to make arguments. The worse is that your forgetting is quite selective, too.
You may want to review the thread before you post. Run along now.
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Never would have figured Putin for an AKG man who would have thought ?
I would have thought he would prefer the sometimes 'veiled' sound of certain Sennheiser's.
Rhymes with KGB.

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Never would have figured Putin for an AKG man who would have thought ?
I would have thought he would prefer the sometimes 'veiled' sound of certain Sennheiser's.

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Rhymes with KGB.
I can see the AKG /KGB or is it KGB/AKG thing now that you mention it makes perfect sense!


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Almost time Amir to wake up.
You know on this Arny/Amirm thing they have going on here for a long time ,

I just noticed something last night .......... Arny has something like 1065 likes to Arminm's
340 likes and they both joined in like in 2002 .........go figure?




Back to the non linear distortion thing I think I get this for the most part ,


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if you know what I mean, had a car too so it was all good !☺☺☺

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Just for the record, what I did to ace the test wasn't "cheating", at least not by my standards, and I would appreciate it if people would not refer to it by that word. I described it as my keying (or sensing off of) an accidental "tell" left in Arny's originally posted files.
That is what you are supposed to do. That is, listen for any difference. Let's recall the test. We have taken a 24-bit/96 Khz file and reduced it down to 16/44.1. That process is said to be 100% transparent. The conversion was machine made. No human was involved. And it is the same process used by countless mastering engineers to give us CD resolution from their high-res masters. If that process leaves a "tell" such that you can separate the files, then we have accomplished the job of invalidating the assertion of transparency.

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When playing poker, for example, if you notice sweat on your opponent's brow every time they bluff, if you happen to pick up on that "tell" you have every right to act on it. You aren't "cheating"; you are taking advantage of a vulnerability they have.
You are not cheating. But you are not taking advantage of any "vulnerability" either. You have not beat the system in any way. You are using your ears to find a difference and you did. It almost seems like you don't want anyone to take your results seriously. Just like Arny calling his results "bogus" I don't understand why we are so afraid to show that we have started to learn to listen and use our ears to find small differences. Just like reading the player's cards from him sweating, you should be proud of your accomplishments. And not keep positioning as some kind of beating the system when it is not. At least not based what you have told us.

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My selections of A and B were done entirely by my hearing alone, of an extremely subtle difference that took me over an hour to pull off, but the important point is I had no outside assistance from dogs, analyzers, etc.. [Using such external tools as these would have been correctly deemed "cheating", since it is then no longer a test of human hearing at all.]
There we go. It seems that finding positive differences is such a rare thing that we don't even know how to describe our findings. You were supposed to spend an hour getting trained. This is what international standard, ITU BS1116 recommends.

What you are going through is the first baby steps of becoming trained. Over time, finding the differences becomes easier and easier. And you find "tells" that others can't even hear. Those tells is what an engineer would need to find and fix issues. It is not something to sweep under the rug or be ashamed of. Embrace your newfound skills. And make them better. Go and take some compressed music that you thought was transparent to the source. Listen to them with the same intent as here. Likely you will hear differences you did not before.

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You know on this Arny/Amirm thing they have going on here for a long time ,

I just noticed something last night .......... Arny has something like 1065 likes to Arminm's
340 likes and they both joined in like in 2002 .........go figure?
Third post not contributing anything technical to the topic.

When I was in middle school (?) we were sitting in the class and our teacher was nowhere in sight. As kids do, everyone went nuts, talking, paying, screaming, throwing things at each other, etc. All of a sudden this stranger shows up and sits in the instructor's chair. He says our normal teacher is sick or something and he is the substitute. That took the decibel level from 100 to maybe 99 . He sat there calmly for a while. Then he spoke up with a much more stern voice, pointed to one of the loud kids in the front and said: "Every classroom needs a clown. Don't try to be the one!" The room became absolutely quiet. Even the usual clowns became model students. Who wanted to be known as the clown?

So the choice is yours. I hope you choose to contribute technically and not create personal friction and have social discussions. Let others be the clowns. They are the ones giving the likes to Arny which the forum software enabled less than a year ago.

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... Let others be the clowns. They are the ones giving the likes to Arny which the forum software enabled less than a year ago.
And what does that make those that give you "likes"?

And what about the "likes" that you give to others?
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Amirm, (did I spell it right this time ? ) I gave your thoughtful post some careful consideration and much of it has merit
but Consider this ,sometimes it gets interesting and all here but sometimes the subject material is a little repetitious and boring now and then as these things tend to be now and again
but I'm learning some some stuff here ( not sure just what or if it even useful to me ) maybe the same for some others . .

OTOH you have all these really cool guys here like me,
Arny, Chu Gai,koturban , NorthSky, isa, zillch,mcnarus,krabapple,imagic,RayDunzl,Ratman,br iansxx,spkr,
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your buddy and fellow hires advocate stereoeditor,and some others all posting here (sometimes with a little levity ) and keeping it going while you are away and not letting things get cold and the thread die on you what's not to like ?
All work and no play you know what they say ? .

EDIT Folks have been looking for the audio playback holy grail since Edisons wax cylinders and haven't found it but the marketing folks without fail try to sell them on it all the time when something just a little different comes out and they always make tremendous claims for it that rarely pan out so you will have to allow for the scepticks amongst us . Otherwise this thread might die . This thread seems to have a hostile tone at times rather unnecessarily when some one disagrees with you , as the defacto OP you might want to think about that .otherwise people will probably tire of it that's not incomprehensible IMO.

EDIT TBH I've learned a lot of credible and independently verifiable stuff stuff from Arny in the different threads At AVS , here also much more than this thread could ever hope to legitimately accomplish for me in any way shape or form .

EDIT TBH if nothing else this thread is confirming my opinions of hires in general in that IMO it is similar to what I experienced with SACD and a not inexpensive Sony ES spinner that otherwise still works well after all this time but is no longer in use here. Decent PC ODD is probably just as good reading a CDR (disappointment)is the word the only difference being no plastic disc .

Surely one can understand the occasional levity could be a draw for some also Although we all might not agree on everything

I think there is a bit of comaradity present now and then ....or maybe you ain't feeling it for some reason or another ?

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Depending on other influences - such as the exact nature of the monitoring system and the listening levels chosen, any of the first few steps you describe can cause nonlinear distortion.
Arny, you had me run a listening test and I passed it. How can I still be "causing non-linear distortion?" You are a fan of listening tests. You created the test. We ran it with negative outcome. Despite your theory not holding up, you keep insisting that I must have suffered from non-linear distortion?

What was the purpose of performing your listening test if you distance yourself from its results immediately after we report it? Again, this was your test that was supposed to reveal that we had "IM distortion." It was a shot in the dark and it failed.

Ultimately the point is simple: we had insisted up to this point that downsampling to 16/44 is transparent. That no one can tell the 24/96 from 16/44 in "DBT ABX" tests. Well, we managed to do so, yourself included. It matters not why there is a difference at this point. What matters is that there is an audible difference so we no longer can accuse people who hear these differences as 100% suffering from bias.

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You know on this Arny/Amirm thing they have going on here for a long time ,

I just noticed something last night .......... Arny has something like 1065 likes to Arminm's
340 likes and they both joined in like in 2002 .........go figure?
Or, to put it another way, a "like rate" of 7.7% to 1.9% in favor of Arny. But you're even more likeable. You're at 14%.
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Amir, how can one use their new found skills at picking out these differences unless one has the original to compare to?
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Amir, how can one use their new found skills at picking out these differences unless one has the original to compare to?
In many cases you do. Take one of your CDs and compress it to 320 kbps. Pick something with high-frequency transients. Compare the two and keep developing your skill. Learning to tell previously transparent files apart goes a long ways toward becoming a critical listener.

Of course you can also practice with Scott/Mark's files and Arny's.

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So this is the fourth post lacking any technical knowledge or data contributions to the thread.

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your buddy and fellow hires advocate stereoeditor,and some others all posting here (sometimes with a little levity ) and keeping it going while you are away and not letting things get cold and the thread die on you what's not to like ?
All work and no play you know what they say ? .
This is not levity:

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Nor is this:
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The draw for this thread is the technical discussion and results of our listening tests. Your opinion is noted and since you have made up your mind, I trust you won't keep repeating it.

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I think there is a bit of comaradity present now and then ....or maybe you ain't feeling it for some reason or another ?
I don't feel anything other than partisan bickering in your posts. I am going to ask you again to contribute technically instead of these ankle biting posts.

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You may want to review the thread before you post. Run along now.
I believe it is you who need to reread the thread before spewing stuffs like this. I recommend you to respect other people such as those posted results in this thread and one in WBF.
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In many cases you do. Take one of your CDs and compress it to 320 kbps. Pick something with high-frequency transients. Compare the two and keep developing your skill. Learning to tell previously transparent files apart goes a long ways toward becoming a critical listener.

Of course you can also practice with Scott/Mark's files and Arny's.
Well, yes, you can do that but if all you're doing is buying music and not ripping to 320, just storing it on your HD for later playback you can't. There are times a person can get too hung up on minor imperfections and lose sight of a bigger picture, like this fellow.


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not to sure about this stuff so much though ,
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"For many devices, a linear model is accurate only for small signal levels. For example, at 2 volts input, a typical audio amplifier might put out 20 V, meaning the linear gain is 10 V/V. For 3 V input, it might then output 30 V. However, the model implies that at 50 V input it would produce 500 V, which is not possible with most amplifiers."-wikipedia-
In the paragraph above the Wikipedia author is describing clipping. Clipping simply means that an amplifier can be a good amplifier only up to its maximum output. Everything in the real world has limits.

For example an amplifier that is reasonably linear up to 50 watts into 8 ohms will deliver signals as large as 20 volts RMS. Some place above 20 volts, the amp gives up increasing its output (because it lacks the internal resources) and simply won't grow its output any further.

You put in 2 volts and for example you get 20 volts out. You put in 3 volts and you don't get 30 volts out, you get somewhat less.

Good amplifiers have very low distortion up to their maximum output. When they reach their maximum output its like their output hits a brick wall, they can increase their output no further.

Some will brag that their amplifier has soft clipping, and this sounds intuitively nice until you realize what that involves.

Going back to our 50 watt amplifier above, to make it clip softly, you have to give up linearity above a certain point like say 15 volts. Your soft clipping amplifier is clean up to 15 volts, it is pretty dirty from 15 volts up to 20 volts and then linearity goes all cattywumpus above that.

What soft clipping did is turn a clean 50 watt amp into an amp that is only clean up to 28 watts. Such a deal! ;-)
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I believe it is you who need to reread the thread before spewing stuffs like this. I recommend you to respect other people such as those posted results in this thread and one in WBF.
If you have a problem with it, refute it.
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I don't feel anything other than partisan bickering in your posts. I am going to ask you again to contribute technically instead of these ankle biting posts.
And in your opinion, you and your "friend" do not contribute to partisan bickering and bite the ankles of one particular poster???

C'mon! Play nice.
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So this is the fourth post lacking any technical knowledge or data contributions to the thread.
With all your knowledge,expertise and effort how come you can't convince me and many others (some perhaps more knowledgeable than both of us together) of the basic hypotheses of the is thread ?
or that hires is in fact superior on it's own merits there should be no controversy about the superiority of hires after all these years. common sense would dictate that .

If Sony,Harmon int'l,DCM holding Subsidiary, Samsung,et,al cannot prove or disprove it just what is it that makes you think you can ?

All that has been proven here is that some people claim to hear a very slight difference but they don't even know what? Just how useful is that in a practical sense ?

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OTOH you have all these really cool guys here like me,
Arny, Chu Gai,koturban , NorthSky, isa, zillch,mcnarus,krabapple,imagic,RayDunzl,Ratman,br iansxx,spkr,
CharlesJ,Frank Derks,antoniobiz1,Garidy,RobertR,
your buddy and fellow hires advocate stereoeditor,and some others all posting here (sometimes with a little levity ) and keeping it going while you are away and not letting things get cold and the thread die on you what's not to like ?
All work and no play you know what they say ? .
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This is not levity:
Never said that paragraph was levity wasn't meant as such ......... you don't get it !


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EDIT TBH I've learned a lot of credible and independently verifiable stuff stuff from Arny in the different threads At AVS , here also much more than this thread could ever hope to legitimately accomplish for me in any way shape or form .

See I just learned some TECNICAL things in answer to a TECNICAL question I posted that are very useful to me (in a real and practical TECHNICLE sense from arny again in post 2635 told ya !
bet some others learned from that post also That's what I 'm talking about!
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Nor is this:

It wasn't supposed to be levity only the truth it should be readily apparent to anyone reading it.

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EDIT TBH if nothing else this thread is confirming my opinions of hires in general in that IMO it is similar to what I experienced with SACD and a not inexpensive Sony ES spinner that otherwise still works well after all this time but is no longer in use here. Decent PC ODD is probably just as good reading a CDR (disappointment)is the word the only difference being no plastic disc .

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The draw for this thread is the technical discussion and results of our listening tests. Your opinion is noted and since you have made up your mind, I trust you won't keep repeating it.
Maybe tech discussion for some maybe not so much for others people often like to see arrogant condescending people put in their place repeatedly as so often happens on public forums and when they post that way all bets are off it's human nature,.



After all it's just like watching the house down the block burn down they come back for more .
and this one seems to be on fire frequently that's the tone you've set here all along and in other threads when someone may not agree with you ☺.

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I don't feel anything other than partisan bickering in your posts. I am going to ask you again to contribute technically instead of these ankle biting posts.

Ever heard the saying you reap what you sow maybe you consider that.
You get what you give sometimes that's just the way it is if you don't like it grow some thicker skin or try to be less confrontational to others.

I can feel the comaradity maybe you ain't feeling it because you aren't part of it.

We all have to man up and take our lumps like everyone else here when they are deserved
I know it's a hard transition from the workplace . I had to go through the same thing when I retired and realize my word was no longer scripture .

Maybe take a look at your like percentages just saying

You know people wait for you to post sometimes and it ain't always for technical reasons like you think either,if that does not give you pause to think I don't know what will.

I will post what I please within the forum rules comments on opinions duly noted no guarantees however ofc it is your right to do so likewise.

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This is a sickening, gross manipulation of the facts:
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You are not cheating. But you are not taking advantage of any "vulnerability" either. You have not beat the system in any way. You are using your ears to find a difference and you did. It almost seems like you don't want anyone to take your results seriously. Just like Arny calling his results "bogus" I don't understand why we are so afraid to show that we have started to learn to listen and use our ears to [blah-blah-blah]...
Previously he wrote:
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By ignoring his results altogether you are hinting at us that you told him how to cheat on this test...
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Would be interesting to see if your cheat and that of m.zillch work given how I ran the test.
[emphasis mine]

Once again, I didn't cheat, but more importantly amirm has no idea what I did to pass the test, he can only guess, and his guess is 100% wrong. His post attempting to sway either me (?!!) or the other readers here, as to "what I did", is a complete fantasy, misdirection, con job, and fabrication/manipulation of the facts and should be summarily dismissed by all. [Note, I believe he may have edited portions of it by the time you read this, so my exact quotes may be slightly off, but were correct at the time of posting.]

It's sad how in his warped mind he now seems to attribute my successful passing of the test of Arny's original files (the only ones of his he's been able to pass as well, I might add) as some sort of confirmation/validation to his cause, lumping me with [to paraphrase] "the distinguished listeners, with fine taste, who can prove they hear a qualitative difference between the sound of the keys janging, when they are presented in hi-res" [rather than the truth: one person who found a minor, audible error in Arny's construction of the two files, which I believe Arny has now fixed in his latest version and that nobody here can now pass]. This sickens me to my very core that he would USE me in this way, not just here but including in other threads, as well? (perhaps even other forums, for all I know), but there's not much I can do about it, beyond this very post of protest.

He obviously seems to have a lot more time on his hands to post in this forum (than most forum members do) in which to spew his industry's self-serving propaganda (a field I know quite well having worked in it myself for over 20 years before I eventually left in disgust), so moving forward I will be ignoring his posts both in the interest of not wasting my time and to prevent any further nausea and frustration.
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