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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-17-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,445
Posted By arnyk
Have 3 in my LCR.2 home A/V system. Nice sound....

Have 3 in my LCR.2 home A/V system. Nice sound. Biggest problem was interfacing active speakers to an AVR that lacks line level outputs and running AC power to the speaker farm.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-11-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 17,564
Posted By arnyk
I'd like to see evidence of ringing stimulated by...

I'd like to see evidence of ringing stimulated by a 2.2 KHz sine wave. That would indeed be a sight to see!

As far as measurable artifacts go, that is not the same as audible artifacts.



The...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-10-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 17,564
Posted By arnyk
I consider delay errors > 1 mSec to be a deal...

I consider delay errors > 1 mSec to be a deal breaker for ABX tests. It's up to the person providing the test to eliminate such problems. If you detect it in a listening test it is at the best a...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-02-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 34,935
Posted By arnyk
Nothing in this world outside of synthetic...

Nothing in this world outside of synthetic environments such as mathematics is perfect. IOW it all has flaws. Therefore, we cannot draw any conclusions from our experiences in this world. ;-)

I...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-02-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 15,980
Posted By arnyk
Both and more. Other digital sources such as...

Both and more.

Other digital sources such as Telarc Soundstream recordings (50 KHz, 16 bits) and 48/16 tapes from various sources may have been involved.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   10-28-2014, 09:38 AM
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Views: 34,935
Posted By arnyk
Lurking.

Lurking.
Forum: Speakers   10-11-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
Posted By arnyk
Yes. I recommend the Vifa OX20SC00-04. However...

Yes. I recommend the Vifa OX20SC00-04. However it has slightly different dimensions (approx. 80 mm diameter versus 75) , and will take some cutting and epoxying in order to install. My Dremyl tool...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   09-04-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,837
Posted By arnyk
As a practical matter obsessing over power...

As a practical matter obsessing over power supplies and buffer circuits is for naive audiophiles.



It is fitting and proper to ignore the portions of the so-called "body of evidence": that are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By arnyk
A major safety hazard. First cut: Turn...

A major safety hazard.



First cut: Turn the volume control on the integrated amp as low as you can and still get loud enough sound.

Second cut: Get one of these:
...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   09-04-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,837
Posted By arnyk
Both Burr Brown and Analog Devices (maker of...

Both Burr Brown and Analog Devices (maker of SHARC DSPs) make enough different DACs and DSPs that just dropping their brand names is pretty much meaningless.

It appears that this is all about...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   09-04-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By arnyk
Boy, you said a mouthful there! This becomes...

Boy, you said a mouthful there!

This becomes very obvious if listening to CDs of music that was originally recorded in the 50s or 60s.

What I hear is that there have long been at last a few...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-04-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,072
Posted By arnyk
Actually the realm of Klipsch speakers seem to...

Actually the realm of Klipsch speakers seem to include about as much mystery meat as one can find. Many of their speakers are only high efficiency on paper, and the legacy speakers are at this point...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-04-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,072
Posted By arnyk
The spec sheets for DACs tell the story if one...

The spec sheets for DACs tell the story if one understands specs.

Here are the specs for the audio section of the BDP 103:



There is nothing above that suggests anything but sonic...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-04-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By arnyk
One word: subwoofer(s) Two words: room...

One word: subwoofer(s)

Two words: room acoustics
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-04-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By arnyk
Cupping the ears gives a sort of midrange/treble...

Cupping the ears gives a sort of midrange/treble boost effect. It's not that good sounding in general because there are a lot of resonances in it. I'm thinking that the guy's system probably sounds...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   09-04-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By arnyk
Agreed. The range of SQ from readily available...

Agreed. The range of SQ from readily available sources is huge.



As others have pointed out, putting lipstick on a pig doesn't seem to help that much. A pig is a pig is a far better supper...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   09-04-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By arnyk
According to...

According to http://www.lg.com/au/home-theatre-systems/lg-HB806TGW-home-theatre-system your AVR has a single optical digital input and no HDMI inputs.

The BD1000 has only a HDMI digital output....
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   09-04-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,574
Posted By arnyk
Totally agreed. I see our critics as mounting an...

Totally agreed. I see our critics as mounting an excluded middle type of argument.

It is true that theoretical and even measurable destructive interference is endemic with just about any...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-04-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By arnyk
In the real world, nothing is perfectly optimal....

In the real world, nothing is perfectly optimal. However I know a lot of people whose enjoyment of their audio system is not improved by cupping their ears. Their systems sound pretty good just as...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   09-03-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By arnyk
I'd like to see that AVR's user manual to see...

I'd like to see that AVR's user manual to see this monumental potential mistake for myself. I found it here:

Arcam AVR450 ...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   09-03-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,765
Posted By arnyk
As usual while there are claims of omniscience,...

As usual while there are claims of omniscience, proper quoting seems to be an elusive skill. Strange.

I never said that SBT is always the same as Sighted, but the strong propensity is there for...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-03-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,072
Posted By arnyk
AFAIK the OP hasn't posted here for 3 or more...

AFAIK the OP hasn't posted here for 3 or more days. Hopefully he has found something more fun to do with his vacation time.

I think that joining that golden ears DAC forum would give my opposite...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-03-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By arnyk
I don't see any evidence of an understanding of...

I don't see any evidence of an understanding of acoustics or HRTFs which are both highly relevant.



That's all true but misses a ton of relevant detail. When you cup your ears you make a big...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   09-03-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By arnyk
What I'd do is: As soon as the possible disaster...

What I'd do is: As soon as the possible disaster happens, follow up with a new sub which would include a new amp.

I've got two subs that could be in middle school if not vote. The better of two...
Forum: Speakers   09-03-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By arnyk
Why do you think you need something new? Looks...

Why do you think you need something new? Looks like a pretty easy to drive speaker with typical power requirements...
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