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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-22-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 22,596
Posted By RobertR
What aspect of the design of the GG bridge is not...

What aspect of the design of the GG bridge is not based on engineering function? What engineering function does "beautiful" high end audio serve?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-22-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By RobertR
I'm supposed to accept everything posted here at...

I'm supposed to accept everything posted here at face value? That's additional news.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-22-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By RobertR
Oh, I didn't know Apple was the be all and end...

Oh, I didn't know Apple was the be all and end all of compressed audio.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-21-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By RobertR
Why didn't they use 320K?

Why didn't they use 320K?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-21-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 22,596
Posted By RobertR
CD is superior by every meaningful objective...

CD is superior by every meaningful objective audio criterion, not to mention immensely more convenient and durable. The fascination with vinyl is a manifestation of the "I don't care about...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,734
Posted By RobertR
Yeah, the guy said he would have fed Barrow to...

Yeah, the guy said he would have fed Barrow to his pigs by now. :eek:
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-19-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 22,596
Posted By RobertR
The closest I've read to achieving this was doing...

The closest I've read to achieving this was doing something like putting special microphones in a dummy head at a live performance that simulated human ears, then listening to the playback with...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-18-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,762
Posted By RobertR
Your post reminds me of a review I read in...

Your post reminds me of a review I read in Stereophile. The reviewer stated that he wasn't interested in faithful reproduction. All he wanted was a sound he found pleasing, and faithfulness was...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,762
Posted By RobertR
That would make for a new high (low?) in...

That would make for a new high (low?) in subjectivist thinking.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 22,596
Posted By RobertR
Oh, I'm sure you can--if you know what's playing.

Oh, I'm sure you can--if you know what's playing.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 22,596
Posted By RobertR
It's not a question of cheap, but value. A very...

It's not a question of cheap, but value. A very expensive speaker can have greater extension, dynamic range, etc., but does it really measure and sound 20, 50, 100, 1000 times "better" (the same...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-17-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 11,881
Posted By RobertR
Labeling it "conjecture" doesn't make it so (I...

Labeling it "conjecture" doesn't make it so (I already told you I read your posts), nor does it improve your argument. Neither does using the lame tactic of labeling posts that describe your...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-17-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,762
Posted By RobertR
I wouldn't use the terms "justify or...

I wouldn't use the terms "justify or rationalize", but rather "influenced by". To deny that such influences exist or that one is "immune" to them is to deny human nature.

The claim that...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-17-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 11,881
Posted By RobertR
Where do you get the idea that I have any need to...

Where do you get the idea that I have any need to or have any interest in demonstrating anything to you? I've made my determination, and none of your "prove it to me" whining will change it.
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-17-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,762
Posted By RobertR
No, it's the subjectivists who are influenced by...

No, it's the subjectivists who are influenced by what they see/know (cost and appearance, etc. of device).

Sounds like a rationalization for determining things based on emotion and belief instead...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-17-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 11,881
Posted By RobertR
No,you're guessing that I didn't read your posts....

No,you're guessing that I didn't read your posts. You're wrong.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-17-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 11,881
Posted By RobertR
The fact that I find your arguments faulty is not...

The fact that I find your arguments faulty is not conjecture.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-17-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 11,881
Posted By RobertR
Claiming that those who find your argument faulty...

Claiming that those who find your argument faulty doesn't improve the argument.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-17-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 11,881
Posted By RobertR
Your argument has already been found to be...

Your argument has already been found to be faulty, along with the movie. Subjecting myself to them again won't improve them.
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-17-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,762
Posted By RobertR
The salient point is that the mind can and does...

The salient point is that the mind can and does perceive things that aren’t really there.



I’d rather not put aside science in the pursuit of better audio.

That doesn’t change...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-17-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 11,881
Posted By RobertR
His "they're supposed to be stupid " argument...

His "they're supposed to be stupid " argument makes as much sense as those prequel defenders who said Lucas was a genius at writing bad dialogue.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-17-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,602
Posted By RobertR
It's more typical, though, for Hollywood to...

It's more typical, though, for Hollywood to portray the planet being ruined because of scientists and engineers.
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-16-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,762
Posted By RobertR
The objective is not to dissuade people that they...

The objective is not to dissuade people that they hear differences, only to show them that the differences they hear can and often do originate in the mind, not the component.

Oooh, straight out...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-16-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,809
Views: 313,683
Posted By RobertR
That's what Leonard said on day one, and he's...

That's what Leonard said on day one, and he's been saying it ever since.
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-16-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,762
Posted By RobertR
Excellent example of why those subjectivists who...

Excellent example of why those subjectivists who claim that whatever they perceive defines Ultimate Reality are dead wrong.
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