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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 10:38 PM
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Posted By Randy Bessinger
Yes I suppose you are right. That said, I just...

Yes I suppose you are right. That said, I just came back from a concert of live music. I just wasn't ready for BS. Again FWIW Gary Clark Jr. was awesome.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,654
Posted By Randy Bessinger
I don't care what you think either. If I broke a...

I don't care what you think either. If I broke a forum rule, report me. I didn't say one system was better than the other. I talked about preference. Oh, I get it, you are being sarcastic...you...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 09:53 PM
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Posted By Randy Bessinger
Of course I could and I never said otherwise....

Of course I could and I never said otherwise. Don't "figure anything". Why would you make an assumption like that. I said FWIW. Take it with a grain of salt or better yet, disregard it entirely. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 04:57 PM
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Posted By Randy Bessinger
This is why AVS is the best thing going for audio...

This is why AVS is the best thing going for audio and video. Scott and Mark are great additions. This is NOT a paid endorsement:-)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 04:14 PM
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Views: 55,505
Posted By Randy Bessinger
Well, I like good aged wine so carry-on:-)

Well, I like good aged wine so carry-on:-)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 229
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Posted By Randy Bessinger
I didn't buy expensive cables. Pretty much the...

I didn't buy expensive cables.
Pretty much the usual suspects...length and gauge matter as does impedance. Most of it above my head but I didn't find anything to make me search out Stereophiles...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Randy Bessinger
So the results of this test are going to be...

So the results of this test are going to be published? I was hoping at best to see Scott and Mark give us the results in the test thread. To be honest, it seems to me this thread has run its course...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,654
Posted By Randy Bessinger
Of course, I am aware of that. It is purely...

Of course, I am aware of that. It is purely anecdotal, however there is a funny story with it. Apparently some audiophiles were very impressed with the system and asked that he bring it over to a...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,654
Posted By Randy Bessinger
the Audioholics web site has had some pretty good...

the Audioholics web site has had some pretty good articles on the subject with comments by various engineers as well as measurements.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,654
Posted By Randy Bessinger
Fwiw, the best stereo system I have heard in a...

Fwiw, the best stereo system I have heard in a home used monoprice speaker cables and I believe monoprice interconnects. It bested another system that had very expensive cables with cable elevators...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 55,505
Posted By Randy Bessinger
Point taken as preference does seem his main...

Point taken as preference does seem his main field of work and this test was a test of whether there was an audible difference and not one of preference (much less if one would pay extra for the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2,560
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Posted By Randy Bessinger
I agree and it would be great if Sean Olive took...

I agree and it would be great if Sean Olive took this on to research further. Since quite a few mfg. are putting out new products for Hi-Rez audio, a published study by Dr. Olive would be great.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-19-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 55,505
Posted By Randy Bessinger
I am curious what the experts have to say about...

I am curious what the experts have to say about this article relative to the test using headphones.



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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-03-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 55,505
Posted By Randy Bessinger
IF you go up and request that in the home theater...

IF you go up and request that in the home theater construction forum I am sure you will get a number of responses. I just went to "The Savoy" home theater opening but don't remember the number or...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-03-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 55,505
Posted By Randy Bessinger
I am not sure I understand. Wasn't Kees just...

I am not sure I understand. Wasn't Kees just using the test as a diagnostic, not that he could pass an ABX test of the two files? Seems to me they were just making sure that the two files were...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-02-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,494
Posted By Randy Bessinger
it probably should and does go to both. I have...

it probably should and does go to both. I have no problem with that!
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-02-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,922
Posted By Randy Bessinger
Sounds good.

Sounds good.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-02-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,922
Posted By Randy Bessinger
If this is correct, won't this lead to people...

If this is correct, won't this lead to people just cheating and invalidating any results?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-02-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 55,505
Posted By Randy Bessinger
I think the water test makes a great point and...

I think the water test makes a great point and attacking Penn and Teller does not take away from the point. The point is that humans are suggestible. There is a load of scientific tests to back...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-02-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 55,505
Posted By Randy Bessinger
Marketing is everywhere...high end, low end,...

Marketing is everywhere...high end, low end, middle end. Why, well, obviously because it works. That is why advertising execs get the big bucks. I am still waiting for my Stereophile, ad free...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-01-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 55,505
Posted By Randy Bessinger
Back to the subject at hand, how many are either...

Back to the subject at hand, how many are either taking up the Scott and Mark's hi res test or intend to do so? Show of hands. What to think about the level differences reported in the files?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-01-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,922
Posted By Randy Bessinger
Great post. Scott had a great podcast a couple...

Great post. Scott had a great podcast a couple weeks or so ago. Definitely, worth a listen. One thing I learned was that noise related hearing loss is CUMULATIVE so if you go to loud concerts, it...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-01-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,783
Posted By Randy Bessinger
Haha. I just asked him and he wouldn't go for...

Haha. I just asked him and he wouldn't go for it....darn:-)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-30-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 55,505
Posted By Randy Bessinger
You would think that a good magazine editor would...

You would think that a good magazine editor would know:-)


Of course, the person who posted in the Revel thread could have been lying, but somehow I doubt it.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-30-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 55,505
Posted By Randy Bessinger
Aren't the speakers in the Meyer and Moran test...

Aren't the speakers in the Meyer and Moran test photo, Snells. Thought I read that. What we don't know is if they were Kevin Voeck's redesign when he was at Snell. Kevin is the same chief designer...
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