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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 01:34 PM
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Posted By arnyk
If the difference between an "objectivist" and a...

If the difference between an "objectivist" and a "subjectivist" "...is that the latter has had, at one time in his or her life, a mentor who could show them what to listen for...", then the clear...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 01:10 PM
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Posted By arnyk
Wow, now people are making the same logical ...

Wow, now people are making the same logical mistake in pairs, and in nearly adjacent posts:



99.99% surely a false claim. You don't know, do you Amir? How would you know? Were you a little...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 12:58 PM
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Posted By arnyk
I bow before you, master! ;-)

I bow before you, master! ;-)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 12:57 PM
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Posted By arnyk
Good example of a common logical error. The error...

Good example of a common logical error. The error is assigning the most global possible meaning to a very limited set of data. IOW, finding the hype. No good scientist makes it. Ever.

Here's an...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 12:50 PM
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Posted By arnyk
Like many things you've said before John, you...

Like many things you've said before John, you appear to be claiming knowledge that no thoughtful person would claim. In essence you are claiming the global ability to read minds. To make that more...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 81
Posted By arnyk
It is impossible to understand what you really...

It is impossible to understand what you really mean without a SPL measurement, which you could easily make if you had something like this:
...
Forum: Speakers   08-01-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 143
Posted By arnyk
The first question is: "Does the speaker work...

The first question is: "Does the speaker work normally when hooked up by simpler means?".

The second question is: "Does another speaker known to be good work normally at that location?"

If you...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-01-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 544
Posted By arnyk
I don't know why a legacy receiver would...

I don't know why a legacy receiver would outperform a modern one. Most modern FM receivers are based on chips with the whole FM Stereo receiver on them, minus very few parts. They operate largely in...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-01-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By arnyk
Hold that thought. People say the...

Hold that thought.



People say the darndest things, many guided by what they heard who knows where from who knows who? Other comments are based on what is intuitively clear, but a lot of...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-01-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,407
Posted By arnyk
really? My E5 and the E9 have volume controls: ...

really? My E5 and the E9 have volume controls:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41lmrgFEDvL.jpg




I recently picked up a Topping NX1 and it seems have good performance, a volume...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 290
Posted By arnyk
Problem is, hiss during quiet passages is IME not...

Problem is, hiss during quiet passages is IME not what people are complaining about with modern video sound tracks.

The complaints I hear relate to things like sonic balance and clarity of dialog...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 04:35 AM
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Posted By arnyk
It's a clear case of the little boy who cried...

It's a clear case of the little boy who cried "Wolf" That article has been waved under my nose more times than I can count, and I actually read it once or twice.

Furthermore, it seems to...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 04:10 AM
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Posted By arnyk
Sure me for pointing out that claiming audibility...

Sure me for pointing out that claiming audibility maybe 3-6 orders of magnitude below the average JND is pretty high class magic.



Most JNDs relate to the components and structure of ears. Show...
Forum: Speakers   08-01-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 210
Posted By arnyk
RS meters have both A weighting and C weighting....

RS meters have both A weighting and C weighting. If you are listening to just about anything and switch to A weighting the reading goes down because A weighting introduces a big roll off in the bass....
Forum: Speakers   08-01-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,156
Posted By arnyk
Mics pick up many differences, especially when...

Mics pick up many differences, especially when you locate them a few inches away, when you move them a few degrees. Even air currents and temperature changes can lead to differences.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-30-2014, 05:23 PM
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Views: 60,098
Posted By arnyk
Yes, Ethan has an account here, and posts here. ...

Yes, Ethan has an account here, and posts here. His postings are somewhat throttled by the fact that he has several day jobs.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-30-2014, 05:21 PM
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Views: 60,098
Posted By arnyk
If people overdrive their amplifiers then the...

If people overdrive their amplifiers then the usual result is symmetrical clipping which is the same as odd-order distortion. Odd order distortion is composed of third, fifth, seventh, nineth and so...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-30-2014, 05:04 PM
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Views: 60,098
Posted By arnyk
I'm going to try to keep this discussion...

I'm going to try to keep this discussion math-less. ;-)

So far we've been talking about nonlinear distortion of the most obvious and clear cut kind, which is to say: clipping. In clipping the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-30-2014, 09:46 AM
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Views: 60,098
Posted By arnyk
In the paragraph above the Wikipedia author is...

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...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 300
Posted By arnyk
They tell me that there are people who are highly...

They tell me that there are people who are highly opinionated, and impugn the good taste of anybody who would be so bold as disagree with them just because.

Science matters, and there is no...
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,156
Posted By arnyk
Known in the trade as: "Hit and run posting" AKA...

Known in the trade as: "Hit and run posting" AKA trolling or shilling.

Begs the question: Why post and then run away?
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,156
Posted By arnyk
Sighted evaluation, right?

Sighted evaluation, right?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By arnyk
The hole on the front panel is called a port. It...

The hole on the front panel is called a port. It is not a means for connecting the speaker up to an amplifier. Please disregard it and follow my previous advice.



Please see my previous post. ...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-30-2014, 04:21 AM
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Views: 60,098
Posted By arnyk
Depending on other influences - such as the exact...

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.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 300
Posted By arnyk
Tons of audiophiles, myself included are...

Tons of audiophiles, myself included are successfully driving 4 ohm speakers with AVRs.
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