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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 02:20 PM
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Posted By mcnarus
And let's not forget that audio systems are used...

And let's not forget that audio systems are used for more than just reproducing music.

In fact, if you have a home theater, you absolutely must NOT use MIT cables, because they are designed not to...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 11:05 AM
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Views: 8,677
Posted By mcnarus
There have been reported cases where people...

There have been reported cases where people opened up network boxes and found nothing at all—save a cable running through it.

At least there was something there which, depending on what it is and...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-18-2014, 04:54 PM
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Views: 8,677
Posted By mcnarus
Because you, like other members of your species,...

Because you, like other members of your species, are very suggestible, especially about what you are hearing. That's why we use blind tests—because they eliminate suggestibility as an explanation for...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-18-2014, 02:45 PM
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Views: 8,677
Posted By mcnarus
You're right, we should. But it's such a big...

You're right, we should.

But it's such a big fish.

And such a small barrel.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-18-2014, 11:07 AM
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Views: 8,677
Posted By mcnarus
Well, that makes 4. If everyone did this, AVS...

Well, that makes 4. If everyone did this, AVS would be a much nicer place.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-18-2014, 11:03 AM
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Posted By mcnarus
They are poor, and the people who can afford...

They are poor, and the people who can afford their cables are rich.

So they are equalizing wealth.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-18-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 8,677
Posted By mcnarus
I don't even know whether they sound the same....

I don't even know whether they sound the same. The MIT might be so badly designed that it sounds different.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-18-2014, 10:58 AM
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Views: 8,677
Posted By mcnarus
It's probably fine. How long is the run, and what...

It's probably fine. How long is the run, and what is the nominal impedance of your speakers?



Yes. It's what I use.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-18-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 8,677
Posted By mcnarus
Lord, there isn't enough Kool-Aid in all the...

Lord, there isn't enough Kool-Aid in all the world...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-18-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 8,677
Posted By mcnarus
You're at least the third person in the past two...

You're at least the third person in the past two weeks who has admitted to doing so.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-17-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By mcnarus
Well, I gave you some info. You didn't want it....

Well, I gave you some info. You didn't want it. That's fine with me. Good-bye.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-17-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By mcnarus
And how do you know that?

And how do you know that?
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-17-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By mcnarus
This'll work, and iTunes should work just fine,...

This'll work, and iTunes should work just fine, unless it is missing features you need (like handling FLAC). Unless the PB has noise issues (and you'll only know once you hook it up), the only...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-13-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 13,713
Posted By mcnarus
He probably didn't, but typically you get a...

He probably didn't, but typically you get a masters and a PhD from the same school, so you might only list the latter.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-12-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 13,713
Posted By mcnarus
AIUI, the test consisted of 3 pairs of files,...

AIUI, the test consisted of 3 pairs of files, each including:

1) an original 24/96 recording

2) the same recording down-converted to 16/44.1 and then up-converted to 24/96 again

Subjects...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-10-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 925
Posted By mcnarus
I have a few hundred LPs from back in my youth...

I have a few hundred LPs from back in my youth (and my wife's youth), as well as a small collection of classic jazz albums from the 1950s and 60s. But I don't recommend that newbies get into vinyl...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-10-2014, 08:43 AM
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Views: 15,110
Posted By mcnarus
Garidy, Thanks for a very civil post. We do...

Garidy,

Thanks for a very civil post. We do agree on the effect of different cables on the electrical signal passing through it. And I presume we agree that the exact effect depends on several...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-09-2014, 03:30 PM
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Views: 15,110
Posted By mcnarus
I recommend burning in your gasoline first.

I recommend burning in your gasoline first.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-08-2014, 05:09 PM
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Views: 15,110
Posted By mcnarus
hmm, number x = potential threshold for audible...

hmm, number x = potential threshold for audible differences, anything under x isn't probable to induce audible differences... x happens to be 7' max.

To disagree with this statement is tantamount...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-08-2014, 03:04 PM
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Views: 15,110
Posted By mcnarus
I am confident that many of us in here will agree...

I am confident that many of us in here will agree once again, that in the range of 8-9' one would be hard pressed to pass an ABX test, or some variant of, but that at 6-7', such is virtually...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-08-2014, 09:53 AM
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Views: 15,110
Posted By mcnarus
I will also add that I remain open minded and...

I will also add that I remain open minded and eared!

Then please open your mind to the field of psychoacoustics. It isn't just that we can measure electrical differences between things. We can...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-07-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By mcnarus
I said a $300 new system wasn't possible. For...

I said a $300 new system wasn't possible. For $300 on Craiglist, you can get a full system. But if you don't know what you're looking for, that's a risky way to go.

Take just the turntable. For a...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-06-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 13,713
Posted By mcnarus
I'm not going to say that detecting other...

I'm not going to say that detecting other differences was cheating (why the need for such inflammatory words in this thread, I wonder) since the stated question was just whether you could tell the...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-06-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By mcnarus
$300 for a whole system, including turntable? In...

$300 for a whole system, including turntable? In that case, new is out of the question. But buying a used turntable is a very dodgy business for someone who admits to knowing nothing about them. I...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-05-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 13,713
Posted By mcnarus
Ya know, when you don't read Amir and you don't...

Ya know, when you don't read Amir and you don't read tubetwister, AVS is just a much better experience.
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