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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 07:31 AM
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Posted By krabapple
I presume this means you heard nothing, which...

I presume this means you heard nothing, which suggests that what people are hearing is an artifact of how the files were made, not the actual extra bandwidth of 96 kHz SR. Otherwise one must...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 06:50 PM
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Posted By krabapple
Hyperbole at best, utter audiophile bosh at...

Hyperbole at best, utter audiophile bosh at worst. Not all differences matter.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By krabapple
Depends on how it was 'heard', no? Just...

Depends on how it was 'heard', no? Just believing 'I heard it' isn't always sufficient evidence that it was real.

Hence controlled comparisons.

Nor does 'I heard a difference in a blind...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 11:51 AM
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Posted By krabapple
Barry Diament was one of Atlantic's main CD...

Barry Diament was one of Atlantic's main CD mastering engineer back in the early days of CD, but I'd hardly call him 'high profile' now either as an ME or a producer, except in certain audiophile...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 10:14 AM
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Posted By krabapple
I don't have very much beyond that and I had no...

I don't have very much beyond that and I had no problem acing 32kHz vs 44kHz SR, in a noisy environment, with sonically porous headphones....again, by finding a 'highly discriminating' moment in the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 09:21 AM
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Posted By krabapple
For lossy encoding there are 'killer samples'...

For lossy encoding there are 'killer samples' that tend to be more revealing of artifacts; for difference tests generally, pure tones can sometimes allow for easier discrimination than 'complex'...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 08:52 AM
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Posted By krabapple
There's no music I like listening to more than...

There's no music I like listening to more than jangling keys.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-20-2014, 07:02 PM
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Posted By krabapple
Ah, the thread where Fremer came into the fray at...

Ah, the thread where Fremer came into the fray at full boil and JJ proceeded to thoroughly school him on lossy audio and testing...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-20-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By krabapple
Neither I nor anyone else on HA never claimed...

Neither I nor anyone else on HA never claimed that mp3s at even the 'best' bitrate/codec combo are transparent, full stop (i.e., impossible to differentiate from souce, by anyone), regardless of what...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-20-2014, 06:10 PM
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Posted By krabapple
No, not necessarily. Your loudspeakers *might*...

No, not necessarily. Your loudspeakers *might* be fine.



Yes, quite possibly, though 'perfection' is neither necessary or even attainable, except *perhaps* for one very narrow listening...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-20-2014, 06:06 PM
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Posted By krabapple
The danger of maxing out the peak level is if...

The danger of maxing out the peak level is if your monitoring system does not accurately show you *reconstructed* levels -- including 'intersample overs' (levels that exceed 0dBFS, therefore...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-17-2014, 06:37 PM
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Posted By krabapple
Um, OK. Sooooo........... HDMI jitter,...

Um, OK.


Sooooo........... HDMI jitter, likely to be an audible problem for home audio consumers or not?:rolleyes:
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-17-2014, 02:46 PM
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Posted By krabapple
Not sure why there would be hundreds of *serial*...

Not sure why there would be hundreds of *serial* A/D -- D/A -- A/D cycles in a production, unless there are lots of steps where you need to run the signal through analog gear in between digital...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-17-2014, 12:28 PM
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Posted By krabapple
First of all , Arny's file link is buried in this...

First of all , Arny's file link is buried in this thread and not at all straightforward to find. It's not even labelled in the post containing it. It's not findable by searching 'jangling' or...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-17-2014, 10:06 AM
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Posted By krabapple
Another question is can the difference be heard...

Another question is can the difference be heard without earphones?

Again, let's keep sight of the forest: extravagant claim after claim, year after year (going on over a decade now), that 'hi...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-13-2014, 10:24 PM
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Posted By krabapple
Is Robert Harley an expert?

Is Robert Harley an expert?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-09-2014, 09:06 PM
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Posted By krabapple
A concert hall can very well be worse for...

A concert hall can very well be worse for listeners. Recordings are made when they're empty.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-09-2014, 02:43 PM
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Posted By krabapple
Exactly. It's the circle of life. We forget the...

Exactly. It's the circle of life. We forget the things we knew, and invent them again.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-09-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By krabapple
A thing about truly high dynamic range recordings...

A thing about truly high dynamic range recordings -- typically classical -- is that a lot of listeners in a lot of home audio listening environments will complain that when they 'turn it up' enough...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-08-2014, 06:25 PM
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Posted By krabapple
Twice?? Wow, I was feeling sorry for Brazil but...

Twice?? Wow, I was feeling sorry for Brazil but now I think they had it easy, compared to you.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-08-2014, 06:25 PM
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Posted By krabapple
Twice? Wow, I was feeling sorry for Brazil but...

Twice? Wow, I was feeling sorry for Brazil but now I think they had it easy, compared to you.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-08-2014, 10:05 AM
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Posted By krabapple
I gave a template for the No True Scotsman...

I gave a template for the No True Scotsman argument; here it is in practice -- Waldrep's reply. Emphases mine.






Steely Dan's Two Against Nature DVDA, btw, was an all-digital recording. ...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-08-2014, 08:37 AM
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Posted By krabapple
But is that because it's 'high rez' specifically...

But is that because it's 'high rez' specifically , or because its just well-played, well-recorded and well-mastered generally?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-07-2014, 09:52 PM
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Posted By krabapple
I got bored with the Arny/Amirm show so I've...

I got bored with the Arny/Amirm show so I've started pestering Mark Waldrep about *his* NTS (No True Scotsman) argument

(It goes like this: 'Of course hi rez sounds markedly better than CD! Even...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-07-2014, 12:21 PM
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Posted By krabapple
Sorry, i see my mistake, but that's because...

Sorry, i see my mistake, but that's because Amir's quote wasn't presented in consistent quote format.

To do that, you have to add the username to all the 'quote open' tags

e.g., quotes should...
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