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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-20-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By arnyk
Since the identity of the sound card seems to be...

Since the identity of the sound card seems to be lost and gone forever, this is not really a very sensible discussion because even if we could agree what outputs sounded the same or different we...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 13,605
Posted By arnyk
Got it, thanks. Got a good laugh out of...

Got it, thanks.

Got a good laugh out of some pink noise segments being excluded from the video "due to copyright restrictions" or some such.

Seriously, the guy who made this video did a nice...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 8,155
Posted By arnyk
Thank you for dropping the pretense of being...

Thank you for dropping the pretense of being willing to help people to test your products.

Bullying people into testing products is obviously just a technique for obtaining short-term sales of...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-20-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By arnyk
Agreed. The following is a relatively inexpensive...

Agreed. The following is a relatively inexpensive device that can drive the pants off of all kinds of headphones, both low impedance and high:

Topping NX-1 w/ Shure SE 425 tests:
...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-20-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By arnyk
Compared to 24/192 recordings, the traditional...

Compared to 24/192 recordings, the traditional DSD recordings AKA SACD are significantly data reduced by lossy means.

There are now new additional DSD modes called DSD-128, DSD-256 and DSD-512...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 8,155
Posted By arnyk
Nor would anybody else who had the ability to...

Nor would anybody else who had the ability to provide relevant listener training. Straw man argument.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-20-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By arnyk
4 words or 5: non-level matched sighted...

4 words or 5: non-level matched sighted evaluation. They are invariably positive for audible differences no matter what.

Next possible source of audible differences is problems in the analog...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-20-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By arnyk
That depends on the sound card. The OP has a...

That depends on the sound card.

The OP has a very good sound card, and it is unreasonable to expect its analog outputs to have an audible quality difference from the digital output driving a good...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 8,155
Posted By arnyk
I did as requested and the response lacks logic...

I did as requested and the response lacks logic and reason. It is all double-talk like so many of the MIT white papers. Double talk is a true sign of a liar and charlatan in most cases. The remaining...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 8,155
Posted By arnyk
It is not me who is being evasive. It is not my...

It is not me who is being evasive. It is not my job to improve the profitability of MIT Cables Inc by first buying their products so that I will have the alleged privilege of further improving their...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 8,155
Posted By arnyk
I presume that standard references will suffice. ...

I presume that standard references will suffice.

This seems as good as anything:

http://www.independentrecording.net/irn/resources/freqchart/main_display.htm
...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 8,155
Posted By arnyk
What you desire seems to involve the error of...

What you desire seems to involve the error of criterial biasing. The purpose of magic cables is supposed to be better sound quality. Listener's should not need to know how that improved sound quality...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 164
Posted By arnyk
The basic thought above is that all AVRs sound...

The basic thought above is that all AVRs sound the same and deficient as compared to all integrated amps.

In fact a lot of integrated amps stack up as AVRs for more bucks with lots of potentially...
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By arnyk
Please understand that this is a convenience...

Please understand that this is a convenience issue and not a sound quality issue.

If you can manage it, bare wire on both ends can work well.

Spades on both ends can work just as well.

Pins...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 8,155
Posted By arnyk
So what? Not at all responsive to my post. Looks...

So what? Not at all responsive to my post. Looks to me like just piling on another irrelevant inaccurate highly biased evaluation that isn't even a decent test. We've got more than enough reviews...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 164
Posted By arnyk
Your choice of good AVRs would eliminate the need...

Your choice of good AVRs would eliminate the need for the DAC and give you lots of amplification and other useful tools.
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6,009
Views: 620,717
Posted By arnyk
Minidsp sells some great digital eqs for just...

Minidsp sells some great digital eqs for just over $100 that could be used to tune up your sub if the system tuning options of your AVR aren't up to it.

Products like this one can take a lot of...
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By arnyk
Thing about subs is that you have lots of options...

Thing about subs is that you have lots of options for level setting and tuning, and if you need more you can add something like a MiniDSP. You are better off with a bigger sub restrained than a...
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By arnyk
The word reference in Reference Speakers is a...

The word reference in Reference Speakers is a marketing term. It means whatever the advertising copy writer wants it to mean.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By arnyk
What fits best? Rumor has it that bipolar...

What fits best? Rumor has it that bipolar speakers are better for surrounds if you can place them reasonably.

I wouldn't throw away an otherwise good room setup to include or exclude them.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 8,155
Posted By arnyk
There were dozens of PDFs. Try another. ...

There were dozens of PDFs. Try another.





Obviously then, the magic cable industry has done a good job of keeping people with a technical interest away from further investigations of magic...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By arnyk
I'm thinking: ...

I'm thinking:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=220554&d=1408539717
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 8,155
Posted By arnyk
You are lying again. [/quote] IME Lying is...

You are lying again.
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IME Lying is hard to prove well because it implies a knowledge of the author's state of mind.

Given all of the evidence that has been presented in just this...
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By arnyk
Hold that thought! The other well known...

Hold that thought!

The other well known lines of good econo speakers are:

Pioneer's Famous Designer Line
...
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By arnyk
I've put one on the test bench and all I can say...

I've put one on the test bench and all I can say is: Hop, hop, hop little bunny! ;-)

I've had and destroyed two of them or their predecessor, but the means of destruction were probably my fault. I...
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