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Forum: Speakers   09-02-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By arnyk
PC351 Comparisons Frequency response, Stock...

PC351 Comparisons

Frequency response, Stock versus Vifa tweeter

Red line stock tweeter
Blue line Vifa tweeter

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Forum: Speakers   09-02-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 310
Posted By arnyk
Two words: sighted evaluations. Why anybody with...

Two words: sighted evaluations. Why anybody with a brain would risk their reputation on something as flawed as a sighted evaluation escapes me.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-02-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,682
Posted By arnyk
What contest? I thought you just screwed up the...

What contest? I thought you just screwed up the links. I couldn't find any relevance to the topic at hand in where they led.



There are dozens of forums discussing DACs, mostly one as useless...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-02-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By arnyk
Mostly due to the speakers and the room. 1% (-40...

Mostly due to the speakers and the room. 1% (-40 dB) @ 90 dB SPL is really good for speakers. Depends on frequency. Most drivers have noticeably increasing distortion at their lower frequency...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-02-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 599
Posted By arnyk
Where's the beef?

Where's the beef?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-02-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 604
Posted By arnyk
The above seems to be based on someone's penchant...

The above seems to be based on someone's penchant for finding something that someone posted in a different context and a different time.



Another technique to foul the well is to accompany...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-02-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,682
Posted By arnyk
I clicked the link and I saw nothing but a page...

I clicked the link and I saw nothing but a page of brief and content free PR items about allegedly new high end audio gear with questionable performance.

I tore the link apart and found a list of...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-02-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,682
Posted By arnyk
That's just it, there is not just one real...

That's just it, there is not just one real system, there are a number of them. The real systems should probably be investigated in order of prevalence in actual consumer installations. The 30 Hz...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-02-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By arnyk
The hardware approach to that might involve a...

The hardware approach to that might involve a MiniDSP.
Forum: Speakers   09-02-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 361
Posted By arnyk
An AVR is the easiest route by far, but you can...

An AVR is the easiest route by far, but you can also do a craft project with something like MiniDSPs doing the bass management for you. However, that costs more than the amp you already bought and...
Forum: Speakers   09-02-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By arnyk
The noise benefit from XLRs is pretty subtle...

The noise benefit from XLRs is pretty subtle unless you have a grounding problem and the balanced I/O makes an audible hum or something like it go away.

The extra 6 dB volume that you get all...
Forum: Speakers   09-02-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,160
Posted By arnyk
If you tune your system with either a manual...

If you tune your system with either a manual system (e.g. REW) or set it up with the automated Audyssey system or one of its competitors the slight frequency response damping effects of most speaker...
Forum: Speakers   09-02-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 310
Posted By arnyk
There's no doubt that any good speaker needs...

There's no doubt that any good speaker needs enough power to listen to the real sound. It is also true that in the cosmic scheme of things two 6.5 inch speakers per tower can only warm a room up so...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-01-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 599
Posted By arnyk
This argument lost its merit decades ago when...

This argument lost its merit decades ago when digital filters became widely implemented.



That all happens internally in modern DAC chips and is not an issue, either.




Reality is that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-01-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 599
Posted By arnyk
It is not a secret that Audyssey and competitive...

It is not a secret that Audyssey and competitive products often run at non-audiophile sample rates like 48 KHz to manage the load on the AVRs DSPs.

However, most of the processing in an AVR is a...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   09-01-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 32,414
Posted By arnyk
Of course and the right place to do that is as...

Of course and the right place to do that is as close to the listener as possible.





Two obvious problems - no level matching and not a bias-controlled listening test.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-01-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By arnyk
Agreed. About 2 minutes listening to...

Agreed.



About 2 minutes listening to music in an anechoic chamber will correct that! ;-)

Listening or even just being in an anechoic chamber is a weird experience for most. We are so used...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-01-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 836
Posted By arnyk
Well I have to admit that I'm impressed with the...

Well I have to admit that I'm impressed with the research and scholarship that went into that post. Good job!

However, the statement: "Line arrays don't comb filter" is not one that I want to...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-01-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 604
Posted By arnyk
It is quite clear that the Stereophile line was...

It is quite clear that the Stereophile line was swallowed hook, line, and sinker.

One of the tactics of propaganda is to surround the lies with a veneer of truth.

In this case the deception...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-01-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 604
Posted By arnyk
Unfortunately obtaining the same results as...

Unfortunately obtaining the same results as another test doesn't globally validate the first one.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-01-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By arnyk
The main equalizer in my main AV system is...

The main equalizer in my main AV system is Audyssey which is self-programming and is a standard feature of my Denon AVR.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-01-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,682
Posted By arnyk
Actually Amir what you demanded was and I quote:...

Actually Amir what you demanded was and I quote: "Please create the files with the complete profile of any of the above AVRs. Not just one frequency but the full profile."

There are thousands of...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-01-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 863
Posted By arnyk
And then out pop the counter-trolls who claim...

And then out pop the counter-trolls who claim that people who would actually be so brave as to disgree with their anti-scientific beliefs need to be lied about by saying they "Claim all DACs sound...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-01-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 863
Posted By arnyk
What I see is good engineering being sacrificed....

What I see is good engineering being sacrificed. If you need to have good sound, and you tip the construction of the computer so thoroughly towards video that sound suffers, then the obvious answer...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-01-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
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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