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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 08:39 AM
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Posted By arnyk
Reliable science versus public opinion. ...

Reliable science versus public opinion.



Reliable science versus public opinion.



Cables matter. Their length is all-important. Make them a little shorter than the distance between the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
Not so. The test files have been tested...

Not so. The test files have been tested thoroughly and analyzed thoroughly, and perform as desired. We have had test results that clearly indicate audible IM and other test reports that don't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By arnyk
If the AVR has some kind of pure direct mode,...

If the AVR has some kind of pure direct mode, then there is very little but the analog domain volume control in the signal path. Typically the DSPs that implement just about everything else including...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 50
Posted By arnyk
Speaker height doesn't matter nearly as much as...

Speaker height doesn't matter nearly as much as having the speakers pointed at the listeners. Good speakers aren't like laser beams, they are more like flood lamps.

If your speakers are a...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
The funny looking part can be concealed. The rest...

The funny looking part can be concealed. The rest might work out quite well.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 02:31 AM
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Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
No there is a fourth possibility that seems to...

No there is a fourth possibility that seems to have somehow slipped through the cracks.

The above results are not the least bit remarkable if the monitoring system is less than audibly linear over...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By arnyk
It looks like a few years. I've...

It looks like a few years.




I've never seen a VCR with multichannel outputs, Every one I've ever seen has just stereo outputs and AFAIK analog stereo inputs are not slated for elimination.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By arnyk
Standardizing the acoustic output of the speakers...

Standardizing the acoustic output of the speakers attached to the AVR to match the dB markings on its volume control are one of the things that automated system optimization (Audyssey, MCACC, YPAO,...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
Both Mark's post and mine show up here as the URL...

Both Mark's post and mine show up here as the URL for the YouTube video with a large thumbnail from the video below it. There is an arrow for activating the video in the middle of the thumbnail...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
Incorrect. I always had a love/hate relationship...

Incorrect. I always had a love/hate relationship with cassette tape, and could never stand to listen to anything on cassette but 1:1 recordings on top grade metal tape. I generally preferred vinyl,...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 11:17 AM
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Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
If he could substantate his self-congratulatory...

If he could substantate his self-congratulatory comments with some reliable listening tests, that would be cool.

Maybe we've found a new career for Amir? ;-)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
You mean like this? ...

You mean like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCWL-zusyqw

Just imbed the link and the conference software seems to take care of the rest.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
In the constellation of sound selections that...

In the constellation of sound selections that have been used over the years for diagnostic listening, keys jangling is probably among the shortest and easiest to listen to.

Imagine the effects of...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
We have some other candidates for this test (at...

We have some other candidates for this test (at least 3 or 4) , and I don't want to bias their findings. I will explain it all when I have sufficient responses.

Please attempt the corrected...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
Now please proceed to this post and report your...

Now please proceed to this post and report your results from both tests in it:
...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
I beleive that the results of the IM and...

I beleive that the results of the IM and soundcard tests described and made available in this post:
...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
I was the creator of the experiment and I...

I was the creator of the experiment and I approached it with an arguably open mind. Creating the experiment took legwork and significant out-of-pocket expenses. We're talking a ca. $500 audio...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
OK, here's my first shot at an IM test. ...

OK, here's my first shot at an IM test.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5xk18jgqmuopf3b/keys%20jangling%20test%20tones.zip

There are two files in the zip file - both 2496, both containing the usual...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By arnyk
Remove all cables but the power cord and see if...

Remove all cables but the power cord and see if it still turns off right after you turn it on. If so, it is seriously broken and needs repair.

If not, check your speaker wiring. Add it back a pair...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
Well this is all very interesting. The last time...

Well this is all very interesting. The last time I circulated this recording (10-14 years ago) it seems to have stumped everybody. Now, not so much. But the number of reports is still very small...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
For one thing, the above seems to be only half an...

For one thing, the above seems to be only half an answer, as it seems to describe usage involving just one player.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-21-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 990
Posted By arnyk
The big difference being that when you buy eggs...

The big difference being that when you buy eggs you pretty much unconditionally own the eggs. Every egg you own is a unique entity. When you buy a recorded work the ownership is not unconditional,...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
Please describe the sensory means for obtaining...

Please describe the sensory means for obtaining the obvious detectible difference. As I recall it required the use of a certain laptop, right?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
I figured out how to "Pass the test" too, even...

I figured out how to "Pass the test" too, even with my ratty up-to-12 KHz hearing. Merely turn the volume on my laptop up just enough to get barely audible distortion due to the extra content > 20...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-21-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 48,396
Posted By arnyk
Well, it wasn't the 2008 article, whose use of...

Well, it wasn't the 2008 article, whose use of charts and graphs reminds me of that classic book: "How to Lie With Statistics", and it wasn't the brief 1999 article. Probably from before the 1998...
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