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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 01:53 PM
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Posted By arnyk
That is kinda disappointing, but its not...

That is kinda disappointing, but its not inconsistent with other Reg Williamson anecdotes that I have read.

In contrast a lot of the current crop of objectivists have put their ears on the line in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By arnyk
The tool of choice for answering this question is...

The tool of choice for answering this question is called a Kill-a-watt. About $25 on the web and in some local hardware and big box home improvement stores.

I'd guess that your system is pulling...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 555
Posted By arnyk
That was a joke? Drop the joking attitude and you...

That was a joke? Drop the joking attitude and you are sitting on top of an important truth. ;-) Seriously. There is 20 dB between 1,000 watts and 10 watts, and that is a pretty fair number for the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 45
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Posted By arnyk
Joke, right?

Joke, right?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 09:53 AM
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Posted By arnyk
A shame. The right answer is to believe the...

A shame. The right answer is to believe the closest things that we have in the way of reliable facts.

Turning it into a popularity contest seems infantile.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 09:50 AM
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Posted By arnyk
The above comment seems badly confused. The...

The above comment seems badly confused. The growth that the statement above was responding to is "..maturing in my understanding of Science" which is intellectual. The development that is described...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 08:27 AM
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Posted By arnyk
(1) The article in question is > 30 years old....

(1) The article in question is > 30 years old. What inhibited me from growing and maturing in my understanding of Science since then?

(2) I had 2 co-authors. Who says I 100% agreed with every word...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 07:40 AM
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Posted By arnyk
There is no "Collective data". There is AFAIK...

There is no "Collective data". There is AFAIK just one set of anecdotal reports from one person that AFAIK have not been proctored, confirmed, or duplicated.

That may sound harsh to someone who...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By arnyk
No. The F12 is highly regarded by many...

No.



The F12 is highly regarded by many at its price point.



I know of no really good technical comparisons. If one existed I would expect to find it at http://www.data-bass.com/home. Is...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,952
Posted By arnyk
the rest of the piece seems just fine, but the...

the rest of the piece seems just fine, but the above isn't.

Ordinary pure copper speaker wire may cause a few small frequency response and phase shifts (AKA linear distortion) but nonlinear...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 06:12 AM
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Posted By arnyk
Google is your friend!

Google is your friend!
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 06:11 AM
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Posted By arnyk
Many AVRs just above the econo level have a...

Many AVRs just above the econo level have a feature called Zone 2. Zone 2 is for remote listening and you can at the least control its volume centrally from the AVR. In some cases Zone 1 (main...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 05:55 AM
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Posted By arnyk
Some are questionable and their listeners seem to...

Some are questionable and their listeners seem to have said as much quite clearly, much to their personal credit and credibility.

A few positive results may be reliable as far as they go.
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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-24-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By arnyk
Obviously there's a bad connection in this...

Obviously there's a bad connection in this picture. A bad connection that hisses is a very specific thing - it is a bad connection with moisture in it, and its a bad connection that involves bare...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-24-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By arnyk
Yes. Caps yes, semiconductors not so...

Yes.



Caps yes, semiconductors not so much.

I disagree with the claim that electrolytic capacitors only last 7 years. I have a Dyna ST 120 (possibly dating back to 1966) with 100% origional...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-24-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,397
Posted By arnyk
They are so messy that I am uncertain of their...

They are so messy that I am uncertain of their meaning, either internally or cosmically.

Not nearly enough people participated and reported to get beyond such small numbers of results that any...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-24-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,397
Posted By arnyk
Never met the person who was that easily taught,...

Never met the person who was that easily taught, and it surely wasn't me.

I can teach someone to regurgitate simple programming code and make it run, like a trained seal balancing a ball on his...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-24-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By arnyk
...like room tuning and acoustics...

...like room tuning and acoustics...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 555
Posted By arnyk
Straw man argument. Of course we have multiple...

Straw man argument. Of course we have multiple channels playing music at the same time.

But we don't have ALL channels playing pure sine waves at full power at the same time.



Poor...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-23-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,952
Posted By arnyk
But, be fair - the LCR speakers were self...

But, be fair - the LCR speakers were self powered, so there was no speaker cable as such, just Canare XLR cables.

For people who are not familiar with Canare, they compete with Belden in the pro...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-23-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,952
Posted By arnyk
Another explanation is that there are resonances...

Another explanation is that there are resonances in the earphone drivers or crossover.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 555
Posted By arnyk
ACD (All Channels Driven) testing is not at all...

ACD (All Channels Driven) testing is not at all representative of the actual use of amplifiers to amplify audio signals related to music and drama.

AVS members are hardly alone in criticizing ACD...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-23-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 51,485
Posted By arnyk
Yes, they are completely intentional. Notice that...

Yes, they are completely intentional. Notice that in my initial instructions, I said to listen for them. I can make them go away, but why?
Forum: Speakers   07-23-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 44,207
Posted By arnyk
These are passive speakers that are used with...

These are passive speakers that are used with outboard active crossovers and amplifiers.

I guess you think that passive speakers are always used with passive biamping, which is simply not true.
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Forum: Speakers   07-23-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 44,207
Posted By arnyk
First off, many of the speakers used in Pro audio...

First off, many of the speakers used in Pro audio have integrated amplifiers and active crossovers.

Here is an example from JBLPro:
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