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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 06:52 AM
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Posted By arnyk
They tell me that there are people who are highly...

They tell me that there are people who are highly opinionated, and impugn the good taste of anybody who would be so bold as disagree with them just because.

Science matters, and there is no...
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,518
Posted By arnyk
Known in the trade as: "Hit and run posting" AKA...

Known in the trade as: "Hit and run posting" AKA trolling or shilling.

Begs the question: Why post and then run away?
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,518
Posted By arnyk
Sighted evaluation, right?

Sighted evaluation, right?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By arnyk
The hole on the front panel is called a port. It...

The hole on the front panel is called a port. It is not a means for connecting the speaker up to an amplifier. Please disregard it and follow my previous advice.



Please see my previous post. ...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-30-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 57,850
Posted By arnyk
Depending on other influences - such as the exact...

Depending on other influences - such as the exact nature of the monitoring system and the listening levels chosen, any of the first few steps you describe can cause nonlinear distortion.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 275
Posted By arnyk
Tons of audiophiles, myself included are...

Tons of audiophiles, myself included are successfully driving 4 ohm speakers with AVRs.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By arnyk
The speakers appear to be missing some jumpers....

The speakers appear to be missing some jumpers. There is supposed to be jumper that ties the two black jacks together and another jumper that ties the two red ones together.
...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-29-2014, 07:28 PM
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Views: 57,850
Posted By arnyk
Since differences caused by IM distortion in the...

Since differences caused by IM distortion in the monitoring chain are irrelevant to the question at hand, I did not treat those obvious differences as being relevant.



I don't think that a lot...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-29-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 57,850
Posted By arnyk
We must be running different releases of Foobar. ...

We must be running different releases of Foobar.

This is what mine shows:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=186258&d=1406670374

From this I deduce that A is the file...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-29-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 57,850
Posted By arnyk
Give me some credit! I don't need people to teach...

Give me some credit! I don't need people to teach me how to cheat! ;-)

I actually figured this cheat out over a decade ago.



Correct.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-29-2014, 11:52 AM
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Views: 57,850
Posted By arnyk
Why are you asking me? Won't I be a biased...

Why are you asking me? Won't I be a biased source? ;-)

If you read my posts you know that the SRC I use was the one in Cool Edit Pro 2.1 with pre/post filtering, and you know about the SRC reviews...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-29-2014, 11:37 AM
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Posted By arnyk
Not much of a help since the room noise is an...

Not much of a help since the room noise is an incoherent signal. Test signals for distortion measurements generally need to be coherent to facilitate the measurement. Something as simple as a FFT...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-29-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,361
Posted By arnyk
Also most good professional reviewers report on...

Also most good professional reviewers report on these influences separately.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-29-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 57,850
Posted By arnyk
The problem john is that you made a global...

The problem john is that you made a global assertion of poor performance which my own measurements and those of many others contradict. There are good SRCs out there, and finding them is not a...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-29-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 57,850
Posted By arnyk
One of these days you might learn how to properly...

One of these days you might learn how to properly interpret FFTs.

The above FFT most definitely does not show distortion. Two very solid reasons:

(1) There's no evidence of an applied signal. ...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-29-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 57,850
Posted By arnyk
Right. I was not directly quoting him. The above...

Right. I was not directly quoting him. The above quote is completely a fabrication.



He said that, but the evidence he provided seems adverse to that conclusion. He provided measurements of a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 275
Posted By arnyk
Please state the technical criteria for the above...

Please state the technical criteria for the above claim.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-29-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By arnyk
The good sounding but inexpensive all-in-one...

The good sounding but inexpensive all-in-one system is IME mission impossible.

General recipe:

Low end refurb AVR. the Denon E200 recommended in another post looks good.

Smaller speakers...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-29-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By arnyk
The comment about "sound will resonate off the...

The comment about "sound will resonate off the bookshelf" looked to me like a correct path to follow because the acoustic structure created by many bookshelves can be acoustically significant. ...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-29-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,361
Posted By arnyk
As a practical matter, I agree. If one...

As a practical matter, I agree.



If one were to take a serious run at doing this, the power cable would have to include some kind of 60 Hz resonant circuit to create a flywheel effect that...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-29-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By arnyk
http://en-us.sennheiser.com/monitoring-headphone-s...

http://en-us.sennheiser.com/monitoring-headphone-studio-professional-audio-hd-380-pro come immediately to mind.

They come in a medium stiff cloth carrying case.
...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-29-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 57,850
Posted By arnyk
Appears to be yet another self-serving unfounded...

Appears to be yet another self-serving unfounded assertion.

I'm very sure that every SRC introduces audible degradation in sighted evaluations of the kind that "Stereophile Truth" is based on.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-29-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 57,850
Posted By arnyk
Yes. You've just described Meyer-Moran when...

Yes.

You've just described Meyer-Moran when the source was a 192/24 recording.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-29-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,361
Posted By arnyk
If they happen, and that is a big if all by...

If they happen, and that is a big if all by itself, then they all could affect equipment measured performance. The fact that their proponents aren't running right out and obtaining and advertising...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-28-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 57,850
Posted By arnyk
One very serious problem with your analysis is...

One very serious problem with your analysis is that you are apparently unknowingly comparing apples and tomatoes. Music is an incoherent signal and naturally shows up on a FFT as a large number of...
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