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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   10-04-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By Ethan Winer
If you bought ready-made acoustic panels from a...

If you bought ready-made acoustic panels from a company, you should ask them for advice. They owe you that as part of the sale, and they should know their products better than anyone else.

--Ethan
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   10-04-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 4,606
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb Sure, though nobody can miss the ticks and pops...

Sure, though nobody can miss the ticks and pops and surface noise of LPs, which is more objectionable than tape hiss. Of course, both have 100x more distortion than a CD. But the distortion on a...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   10-03-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 4,606
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb Isn't it the opposite? I did have the original...

Isn't it the opposite? I did have the original source to compare with before it went to any recording medium. So that means I could discern the degradation from both tape and vinyl, and thus hear...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   10-02-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 4,606
Posted By Ethan Winer
Back in the 1960s-1980s LP records were all most...

Back in the 1960s-1980s LP records were all most people had, including me, and they were certainly good enough to enjoy music. By the 1970s I was a professional recording engineer, so then I also had...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   10-02-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 4,606
Posted By Ethan Winer
LOL, this is great. OMG so much jitter from the...

LOL, this is great. OMG so much jitter from the vinyl! The next time some ignorant audiophile tries to claim vinyl has better fidelity than CD, show them this video. :eek:
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-30-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,537
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb When recommending treatment I always suggest...

When recommending treatment I always suggest "membrane" type bass traps (the red line in Figure 1 of my article) for corners and other places away from reflection points. This is not to avoid...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-26-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,537
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb Bass traps always make the LF response flatter...

Bass traps always make the LF response flatter and tighter. You can put them anywhere, though some locations are better for some low frequencies than others. The only way to know how a bass trap in a...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-14-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb I can't tell what you're asking. Usually people...

I can't tell what you're asking. Usually people do headphone listening and microphone assigning with either a USB type sound card that includes a headphone jack and mixing app, or a small format...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-09-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 190
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb LOL, good thread, here's some common sense...

LOL, good thread, here's some common sense information about "vibration control" products and devices:

Loudspeaker Isolation Tests (http://ethanwiner.com/speaker_isolation.htm)
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-02-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 499
Posted By Ethan Winer
^^^ That graph seems very wrong to me. Where is...

^^^ That graph seems very wrong to me. Where is it from? Maybe some people lose that much as they age, but it hardly seems typical. I'll be 68 in a few months and I can still hear well past 10 KHz.
...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-19-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 499
Posted By Ethan Winer
Talking One of the voices in my Garmin is an Aussie dude...

One of the voices in my Garmin is an Aussie dude and it's pretty funny. I also made my own set of voices with a comedian friend. We call it California Stoner. :D We spent an entire evening recording...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-15-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 499
Posted By Ethan Winer
Just to add one more: I agree with Bill and...

Just to add one more: I agree with Bill and James. You've heard this way half your life, so you're used to one ear hearing very slightly higher than the other.

--Ethan
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-11-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Ethan Winer
Then go back to Plan A which is to add panels...

Then go back to Plan A which is to add panels equally left and right to force symmetry.

--Ethan
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-11-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 739
Posted By Ethan Winer
^^^ Okay!

^^^ Okay!
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-09-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb You're on the right track putting panels on the...

You're on the right track putting panels on the right to match the panel on the left. I suggest you put the portable panels precisely symmetrically, so they're the same size and distance from you as...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-09-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 739
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb Sure, but there's a reason many of us called into...

Sure, but there's a reason many of us called into question whether "high resolution" audio is really any better than CD quality. If nobody can hear the difference in a proper comparison, then the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-09-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 739
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb I can believe that. Even the on-board sound from...

I can believe that. Even the on-board sound from my aging Dell laptop is perfectly fine. When I bought it in 2003 I compared its built-in sound to a professional external Firewire sound card and...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-07-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 739
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb I'm not a Mac user so I missed all these...

I'm not a Mac user so I missed all these problems, though I do see occasional complaints from disgruntled users. Of course I agree that extra processing is always to be avoided, even if it's...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-07-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 739
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb I've seen that report and remain unconvinced. Too...

I've seen that report and remain unconvinced. Too many studies have proven that when properly tested - a critical, huge, key factor :D - nobody can tell the difference between CD quality versus more...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-06-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 739
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb Whether "high resolution" audio is useful is not...

Whether "high resolution" audio is useful is not a separate subject. If sample rates higher than 44.1 KHz and bit depths beyond 16 bits don't offer an audible improvement, then the entire discussion...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-05-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,889
Posted By Ethan Winer
Even adding 3-inch thick fluffy insulation above...

Even adding 3-inch thick fluffy insulation above the tiles will help a lot.

--Ethan
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-30-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,889
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb Okay, it's clear you totally get it so you don't...

Okay, it's clear you totally get it so you don't need my advice. :D But here's one more tip that will save you some money: If you have at least 8-12 inches of space above your 1-inch thick fiberglass...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-30-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By Ethan Winer
Another thing to consider is that in most (all?)...

Another thing to consider is that in most (all?) "venue" size spaces, you're hearing a bunch of microphones through a mixing console. (Other than a symphony concert.) So while the music is being...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-28-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,889
Posted By Ethan Winer
If you're going to all that trouble and expense,...

If you're going to all that trouble and expense, please don't buy 1" thick tiles or, worse, even thinner. Tiles like those are for a dentist office, not a room where music is played.

--Ethan
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-28-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By Ethan Winer
Lightbulb I too agree that "analog" interrupts the digital...

I too agree that "analog" interrupts the digital path. Look, we always try to avoid unnecessary degradation, which can happen pretty much anywhere. Most converters these days are excellent and not...
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