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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 01:34 PM
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Posted By arnyk
If the difference between an "objectivist" and a...

If the difference between an "objectivist" and a "subjectivist" "...is that the latter has had, at one time in his or her life, a mentor who could show them what to listen for...", then the clear...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 01:10 PM
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Posted By arnyk
Wow, now people are making the same logical ...

Wow, now people are making the same logical mistake in pairs, and in nearly adjacent posts:



99.99% surely a false claim. You don't know, do you Amir? How would you know? Were you a little...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 12:58 PM
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Posted By arnyk
I bow before you, master! ;-)

I bow before you, master! ;-)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 12:57 PM
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Posted By arnyk
Good example of a common logical error. The error...

Good example of a common logical error. The error is assigning the most global possible meaning to a very limited set of data. IOW, finding the hype. No good scientist makes it. Ever.

Here's an...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 12:50 PM
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Posted By arnyk
Like many things you've said before John, you...

Like many things you've said before John, you appear to be claiming knowledge that no thoughtful person would claim. In essence you are claiming the global ability to read minds. To make that more...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 244
Posted By arnyk
It is impossible to understand what you really...

It is impossible to understand what you really mean without a SPL measurement, which you could easily make if you had something like this:
...
Forum: Speakers   08-01-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 171
Posted By arnyk
The first question is: "Does the speaker work...

The first question is: "Does the speaker work normally when hooked up by simpler means?".

The second question is: "Does another speaker known to be good work normally at that location?"

If you...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-01-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 559
Posted By arnyk
I don't know why a legacy receiver would...

I don't know why a legacy receiver would outperform a modern one. Most modern FM receivers are based on chips with the whole FM Stereo receiver on them, minus very few parts. They operate largely in...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-01-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By arnyk
Hold that thought. People say the...

Hold that thought.



People say the darndest things, many guided by what they heard who knows where from who knows who? Other comments are based on what is intuitively clear, but a lot of...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-01-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,451
Posted By arnyk
really? My E5 and the E9 have volume controls: ...

really? My E5 and the E9 have volume controls:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41lmrgFEDvL.jpg




I recently picked up a Topping NX1 and it seems have good performance, a volume...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By arnyk
Problem is, hiss during quiet passages is IME not...

Problem is, hiss during quiet passages is IME not what people are complaining about with modern video sound tracks.

The complaints I hear relate to things like sonic balance and clarity of dialog...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 04:35 AM
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Posted By arnyk
It's a clear case of the little boy who cried...

It's a clear case of the little boy who cried "Wolf" That article has been waved under my nose more times than I can count, and I actually read it once or twice.

Furthermore, it seems to...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-01-2014, 04:10 AM
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Posted By arnyk
Sure me for pointing out that claiming audibility...

Sure me for pointing out that claiming audibility maybe 3-6 orders of magnitude below the average JND is pretty high class magic.



Most JNDs relate to the components and structure of ears. Show...
Forum: Speakers   08-01-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 217
Posted By arnyk
RS meters have both A weighting and C weighting....

RS meters have both A weighting and C weighting. If you are listening to just about anything and switch to A weighting the reading goes down because A weighting introduces a big roll off in the bass....
Forum: Speakers   08-01-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 3,412
Posted By arnyk
Mics pick up many differences, especially when...

Mics pick up many differences, especially when you locate them a few inches away, when you move them a few degrees. Even air currents and temperature changes can lead to differences.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-31-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By arnyk
A couple of audiophile myths spring out of the...

A couple of audiophile myths spring out of the statements above.

(1) Lossy compression as used in video releases always causes a signficant loss of sound quality.

(2) 24 bit coding is required...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-31-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 61,004
Posted By arnyk
You are wrong about that, too. It is just a...

You are wrong about that, too. It is just a matter of having a sample of water that is bad enough. Giardia, arsenic, lots of things will make anybody sick if the bad stuff is highly concentrated.
...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-31-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 61,004
Posted By arnyk
Excluded middle argument with elements of denial...

Excluded middle argument with elements of denial added in apparently for fun and profit.

Some of our measurements can tell us: "Just about everybody can hear this" and we have other measurements...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-31-2014, 11:54 AM
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Views: 61,004
Posted By arnyk
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rjaw0fd9vgcodg1/keys%20j...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rjaw0fd9vgcodg1/keys%20jangling%202496%20test%20tones%20f3.zip
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-31-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 61,004
Posted By arnyk
What mistake? Bird calls are generally very...

What mistake?

Bird calls are generally very faint. Just because a person's threshold of hearing is high doesn't mean that they can't hear anything.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-31-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 61,004
Posted By arnyk
Maybe she had talents along the line of this guy:...

Maybe she had talents along the line of this guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us2-6Ed8byg
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-31-2014, 05:32 AM
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Views: 61,004
Posted By arnyk
The service manual is here:...

The service manual is here: http://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/nad/c326bee.shtml (registration required), but it and the schematics do not say a lot about it. I find no spec, adjustment, or...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-31-2014, 03:16 AM
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Views: 61,004
Posted By arnyk
I strongly advise not holding one's breath... ;-)

I strongly advise not holding one's breath... ;-)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-31-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 61,004
Posted By arnyk
Enough relevant facts from that demonstration...

Enough relevant facts from that demonstration seem to have survived in the historical record, especially in the papers of Anna Case, that we know what people said at the time with pretty good...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-30-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 61,004
Posted By arnyk
Yes, Ethan has an account here, and posts here. ...

Yes, Ethan has an account here, and posts here. His postings are somewhat throttled by the fact that he has several day jobs.
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