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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-01-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By arnyk
True. If you want to connect powered...

True.



If you want to connect powered speakers to the audio outputs of a laptop, obtain the proper cable which may vary with the speakers you choose.

Here is a common example:
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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-01-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,322
Posted By arnyk
You see the highlighted part of my post? I...

You see the highlighted part of my post? I answered your question directly even though you claim here that I have not for "months." For your part, you did not come back with any other test files...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-01-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 366
Posted By arnyk
How audio gear performs these days can be guessed...

How audio gear performs these days can be guessed at with fair reliability.

It has long been known that audio gear with flat response up into the MHz can be a PITA because it then becomes a...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   09-01-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By arnyk
(1) total replace with new competitive product ...

(1) total replace with new competitive product

(2) Disassemble, wash the fabric thoroughly, replace the foam, reassemble.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-01-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,521
Posted By arnyk
Agreed. The usual way to shrink cable involves...

Agreed. The usual way to shrink cable involves scaling everything smaller in accordance with the standard equation for cable impedance which ends up increasing the cable's series resistance due to...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-01-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 316
Posted By arnyk
I can interpret the above as saying that there...

I can interpret the above as saying that there isn't a black and white difference between SBTs and DBTs and in fact there is a judgment call that is involved. Then I agree. The closer the SBT comes...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-01-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By arnyk
Yes. The other day I found that of my LCR...

Yes. The other day I found that of my LCR speakers, only the center channel speaker had an operational tweeter. It made some sense in a way that I didn't notice it because the center channel speaker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-01-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 366
Posted By arnyk
[/quote] These tests may suffer from the...

[/quote]

These tests may suffer from the fact that in these days the phrase "Hi resolution audio" generally conflates two orthogonal (independent) issues being high sample rates and samples with...
Forum: Speakers   09-01-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By arnyk
Usually only an inch or two of cable needs to be...

Usually only an inch or two of cable needs to be split to hook up most amps, AVRs, and speakers so if the whole deal has to be encouraged with one's choice of sharp objects, where is the beef?
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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-01-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By arnyk
Probably the best way to do this is: (1) A...

Probably the best way to do this is:

(1) A portable music player or smartphone. If you have a laptop, then it could be very good, but I wouldn't and don't use mine that way because I have a few...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-01-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 366
Posted By arnyk
Well, every time I measure something, that is...

Well, every time I measure something, that is what I find.



No, the usual standards are to give the -1 dB or the -3 dB points.



Here's the spec sheet for a Denon E200, chosen at random...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   09-01-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 31,857
Posted By arnyk
Seems like an empty web site. I clicked on the...

Seems like an empty web site. I clicked on the FAQ and nothing came up.



It seems like the following, which I already posted once on this thread already answered this:

There is a hidden...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-01-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,216
Posted By arnyk
Not being you and probably being located...

Not being you and probably being located thousands of miles away, I dunno about you. However, I tested my own 67 year old hearing just lately and found that I can still hear pure tones @ 12 KHz at...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-01-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,322
Posted By arnyk
That makes it sounds like a brainless knee-jerk. ...

That makes it sounds like a brainless knee-jerk.

Reality is that there are psychoacoustic limits to audibility and there are a lot of claims in audio from people who apparently didn't get the...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-31-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 31,857
Posted By arnyk
I did a little searching and the only Sylvania CD...

I did a little searching and the only Sylvania CD players that I could find any mention of were portables, mostly boom boxes.

I don't see a valid comparison between what I found and a MBL on the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-31-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 724
Posted By arnyk
I agree that science is not up for a vote....

I agree that science is not up for a vote. However AVS does have seem to have a bias towards good science and it seems to take a certain amount of good science to come up with hundreds of likes.
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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-31-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,322
Posted By arnyk
What Amir neglected to say that he participated...

What Amir neglected to say that he participated in a DBT to determine his abilities to hear jitter, and he started guessing randomly when the jitter was many orders of magnitude greater than any of...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-31-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 316
Posted By arnyk
It is true that DBTs and a SBTs are both blind...

It is true that DBTs and a SBTs are both blind tests, but that does not mean that they are any way equivalent even though they may look that way to a casual viewer of the test.

A DBT experiment...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-31-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 316
Posted By arnyk
When you listen to these files, remember that...

When you listen to these files, remember that "Blind Test" generally means "Single Blind Test" and that a single blind test is just a sighted evaluation with the some of the appearance of a DBT , but...
Forum: Speakers   08-31-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By arnyk
You might want to try turning up the subwoofer.

You might want to try turning up the subwoofer.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-31-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,322
Posted By arnyk
If one wishes to be ignored, why post at all?

If one wishes to be ignored, why post at all?
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-31-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 31,857
Posted By arnyk
Two words: Sighted evaluation. Why anybody would...

Two words: Sighted evaluation. Why anybody would sully their reputation with the results of such an obviously and well known to be greviously flawed evaluation technique evades me.

That's all...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-31-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 31,857
Posted By arnyk
All kinds of details about really high priced...

All kinds of details about really high priced players are easy enough to find on the web. What is harder to find is similar info about players in the $40-100 range.

There is a hidden agenda...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-31-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 366
Posted By arnyk
There is hardly a modern AVR that lacks 24/96 or...

There is hardly a modern AVR that lacks 24/96 or better DACs. The rest of the electronics generally are only 3 dB or less down at 50 KHz.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-30-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By arnyk
Absolutely and totally false. AR3s were...

Absolutely and totally false. AR3s were completely passive designs with zero active components, no power cord or batteries.

AR3s look like this from the back:
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