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Forum: Surround Music Formats   10-09-2014, 08:06 PM
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Posted By Gaugster
Add me to the pre order list. :) Looking forward...

Add me to the pre order list. :) Looking forward to listening to new (old) music.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-27-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Gaugster
Adding glue or epoxy like shown in your picture...

Adding glue or epoxy like shown in your picture is completely normal. Typically is is done for two main purpose. First is to add more stability to taller electrical component and prevent them from...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-27-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,539
Posted By Gaugster
Going to replace my old 8 Ohm JL's with a single...

Going to replace my old 8 Ohm JL's with a single 4 Ohm EMINENCE subwoofer. The LAB12C looks to be the best fit and nearest parameters to the speakers it will replace. LAB12C is kind of a rare bird so...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   09-16-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Gaugster
My point in mentioning the sub crawl was to...

My point in mentioning the sub crawl was to suggest that this same concept be tried within the simulation program as a work around for its reported limitations. I.e. simulate and single sound source...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   09-14-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,742
Posted By Gaugster
Nice interview. In particular I would like to...

Nice interview. In particular I would like to learn more about Mark's comments regarding working with 44.1k content for 8 hours vs. 96k for 8 hours. I think he meant that working with the Hi-Res...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   09-08-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Gaugster
A common old sckool way of doing this is the 'sub...

A common old sckool way of doing this is the 'sub crawl' whereby you put your subwoofer at the listening position and move your head around the room listening for the smoothest "preferred" bass.
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Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   09-04-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,470
Posted By Gaugster
Liked the video. On stage 4 of the Philips...

Liked the video.

On stage 4 of the Philips Golden Ear testing.

Good times!
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-31-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,541
Posted By Gaugster
I have an OPPO BD-95 and am very pleased. It's my...

I have an OPPO BD-95 and am very pleased. It's my only source for audio and video. I listen to DVD-A and SACD regularly. Works well with burned media too.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-31-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 32,533
Posted By Gaugster
PM your result and setup to Scott and he can...

PM your result and setup to Scott and he can provide feedback.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-27-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 32,533
Posted By Gaugster
I agree. This is a nice and fun experiment. Got...

I agree. This is a nice and fun experiment. Got some Sony Hi Rez headphones and hope to try out my laptop for some ABX comparisons to see if it is similar to my HT w.r.t. revealing high resolution...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-21-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By Gaugster
Would anyone care to recommend some headphone...

Would anyone care to recommend some headphone brands that are suitable for hi rez?

Per Scott, I was able to identify all hi rez tracks using my HT speakers and audio chain. Would like to see how...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-17-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 17,970
Posted By Gaugster
Still here. Just watching at the videos takes...

Still here. Just watching at the videos takes time. Lol...

Might be doing some ABX testing with foobar tonight if I can get some silence... :)
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-12-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 17,970
Posted By Gaugster
Sorry but your assertion just does not apply. At...

Sorry but your assertion just does not apply. At least not in my evaluation. My decisions are based within the times (documented prior to your finding of the time alignment fwiw) I have outlined not...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-12-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,417
Posted By Gaugster
The procedure to do this is rather simple...

The procedure to do this is rather simple assuming you are talking about speaker position and time aliment between channels.

Many test discs have tracks that play a simple clicking sound. If the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-12-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 17,970
Posted By Gaugster
I would still contend that in your case it is...

I would still contend that in your case it is cheating as you are already aware of the timing different and comparing a deliberate hard-stop that just plays more or less of a particular music...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-11-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 17,970
Posted By Gaugster
Based on your description above I do not believe...

Based on your description above I do not believe that it would based on they way I hear and decide. I think you are inferring that you make a judgement at the absolute end (or beginning) of a musical...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 17,970
Posted By Gaugster
Your post # 289 makes sense to me and was...

Your post # 289 makes sense to me and was basically the approach I as going for. By segments I am referring to 10 second to 30 second long parts of the song. Typically listing to a soft passage and...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-10-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 17,970
Posted By Gaugster
That's after you have allowed those speaker wires...

That's after you have allowed those speaker wires to "break in" of course. (Feel the Burn-In! :)) Also be sure that you have connected them properly as they are 'directional'..........:D:D:D:D:D

I...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-09-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 17,970
Posted By Gaugster
Exactly. These are effectively different mixes of...

Exactly. These are effectively different mixes of the albums intended for a multi channel presentation. Down mixed 2 channel is a joke under these conditions.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-09-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 17,970
Posted By Gaugster
Me too. Have several surround high resolution...

Me too. Have several surround high resolution mixes of albums that are way better then the clouded two channel (tape) master I wore out. 😱😃
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-09-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 17,970
Posted By Gaugster
I highly recommend checking out the book by Floyd...

I highly recommend checking out the book by Floyd Toole "Sound Reproduction". It hits on most of the flawed paths taken in the audio / surround formats. Which is another component of the "Just like...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-09-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 17,970
Posted By Gaugster
Is there any indication that more versions of the...

Is there any indication that more versions of the files will be presented??? Listening to the music in long segments is what Amir and I seem to prefer. I don't believe it makes a difference for...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-09-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 17,970
Posted By Gaugster
I agree. Was planning to basically repeat the...

I agree. Was planning to basically repeat the same style of test as close too my previous postive results.

Also will try it with some headphones if the specs are okay.

It was not immediately...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-09-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 17,970
Posted By Gaugster
I was thinking the same thing. Was just...

I was thinking the same thing. Was just experimenting with Foobar ABX this morning and it would be too disturbing to hop from track to track back and forth as others suggested. Glad to hear that the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-08-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 17,970
Posted By Gaugster
Good point. I am using the second version of the...

Good point. I am using the second version of the files that are reported to be level matched. However I did submit my thoughts on the first set before the test flaw was found. Never learned the...
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