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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-28-2014, 02:59 PM
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Posted By mcnarus
And given that there now have been at least two...

And given that there now have been at least two sets of files made available for each 'listening test' -- 2 for Scott's and 2 for Arny's -- plus one set of IM distortion test files --- it's all...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-28-2014, 02:55 PM
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Posted By mcnarus
Is it possible for something to be recorded and...

Is it possible for something to be recorded and the signal split such that one part goes to a 44.1 DAC while the other goes to a 192 DAC?

Don't you mean ADC, not DAC?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-28-2014, 02:13 PM
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Posted By mcnarus
Science that does not adapt new findings is no...

Science that does not adapt new findings is no longer science, but religion.

But we don't have any new findings. What we appear to have is a single result (of a not-exactly carefully conducted...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-26-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,177
Posted By mcnarus
Even my wife, who doesn't give a hoot about such...

Even my wife, who doesn't give a hoot about such stuff, can tell the difference.

From the kitchen!
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-26-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By mcnarus
Anyone can rip off an audiophool. Without even...

Anyone can rip off an audiophool. Without even trying.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-25-2014, 10:43 AM
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Views: 5,177
Posted By mcnarus
How about on several occasions? When you can...

How about on several occasions?

When you can do it 15 out of 20 times, I'll believe you. :)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-25-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,177
Posted By mcnarus
The last time I jumped off a 200 ft cliff, I...

The last time I jumped off a 200 ft cliff, I flapped my arms and landed softly without a scratch.

Well, anybody could get lucky just once.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-25-2014, 08:16 AM
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Views: 56,534
Posted By mcnarus
I'm always willing, able and ready, to engage...

I'm always willing, able and ready, to engage those whom desire to debate me, and not bait me.

Good heavens, you thought I was baiting you??? Nothing could have been further from my mind....
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 06:30 PM
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Posted By mcnarus
With all due respect; you seem emotionally...

With all due respect; you seem emotionally invested.

Ad hominem attack noted. Please let us know when you're ready for a more constructive conversation.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 05:16 PM
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Posted By mcnarus
IMO ABX audio testing is the most difficult of...

IMO ABX audio testing is the most difficult of all such test's to produce conclusive data from, when it's being used to resolve the most challenging issues relating psychoacoustics, and linear and...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By mcnarus
I recently bought a pair of counterfeit XLO rac...

I recently bought a pair of counterfeit XLO rac Signature 3 S3-1 interconnect cable from ebay. Although these cables work as normal, I wish to know if anybody has experience as to what is the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 927
Posted By mcnarus
What exactly is "accuracy" in a studio? ... ...

What exactly is "accuracy" in a studio?
...
And in any case, the whole concept of "accuracy" as you describe it, presumes that the captured audio encoded on the disk is itself a verbatim analog of...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,177
Posted By mcnarus
Fwiw, the best stereo system I have heard in a...

Fwiw, the best stereo system I have heard in a home used monoprice speaker cables and I believe monoprice interconnects. It bested another system that had very expensive cables with cable elevators...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,177
Posted By mcnarus
The purpose for my post/thread is because I don't...

The purpose for my post/thread is because I don't believe in the magic of wire but with such compelling arguments it's worth hearing a rebuttal to all the positive comments and submitted tests.
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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-18-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By mcnarus
Well then I'll have to plead guilty of...

Well then I'll have to plead guilty of extrapolating from a sample of one.

There is, though, a dearth of attention to the capacitive loading issue. This thread is a rarity. In most cases,...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-18-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By mcnarus
The problem with the Music Fidelity is that they...

The problem with the Music Fidelity is that they don't publish the capacitance wtf?

This problem is endemic in the analog domain, and reflects the intersection of vinylphilia and subjectivist...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-13-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 927
Posted By mcnarus
First, you should buy what you like, and ignore...

First, you should buy what you like, and ignore what people on the Internet (most of whom are idiots) say. Bose, in particular, has made some really bad products, and some perfectly acceptable ones....
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-13-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By mcnarus
Those three tables are essentially identical in...

Those three tables are essentially identical in design. At least two of the three are made in the same factory. Each has fanboys, because people like to plug the products they buy, for the sake of...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-12-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By mcnarus
One advantage of upgrading your table is that you...

One advantage of upgrading your table is that you will be upgrading your cartridge as well, to something that will treat your records more gently. Even the next step up the the Audio-Technica line,...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   07-12-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By mcnarus
There are no new tables under $200 that I would...

There are no new tables under $200 that I would recommend. The old B&Os were nice units. I'd keep them and get the cartridge.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-05-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2,611
Views: 56,534
Posted By mcnarus
I took the AVR manufacturers to task for far...

I took the AVR manufacturers to task for far worse performance on HDMI versus S/PDIF. What was the reaction from you all? Was it appreciated? Not at all.

Is that your problem, Amir? That no one...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-03-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,954
Posted By mcnarus
You don't do if five times in a row -- you...

You don't do if five times in a row -- you transpose A and B once and then use that transposition during the test.

ABX tests don't work that way. A unit isn't A or B until you connect it, and then...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-02-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,954
Posted By mcnarus
The 0% case can just as easily be explained by...

The 0% case can just as easily be explained by transposing the two versions in his mind and simply not re-checking. That is, say he listens to A and B and notes their differences. He then goes...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-01-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,954
Posted By mcnarus
(quote)Surely you are not saying that randomly...

(quote)Surely you are not saying that randomly guessing with two choices would differentiate between 0% and 100%? Since ABX Tester has five A/B tests, his likelihood of choosing all right is 3.125%...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-01-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,609
Posted By mcnarus
Have you heard that system yourself? If not, you...

Have you heard that system yourself? If not, you are making a mistake.
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