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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-14-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,310
Posted By arnyk
Putting standard speakon sockets into typical...

Putting standard speakon sockets into typical utility boxes is very common, particularly in studios and other places were speakers are used. They are pretty shallow.



A fair proportion of the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-14-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 7,715
Posted By arnyk
Of course the above never happened, look at the...

Of course the above never happened, look at the post!

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/91-audio-theory-setup-chat/1494476-brief-guide-audio-skeptical-consumer-8.html#post30738937

This gets so old...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-13-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,134
Posted By arnyk
What a question! Why would it matter. As I...

What a question!

Why would it matter. As I said:

"But aside from grudge matches, we must not lose track of the fact that the hearing abilities of just one person has very little logical value...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-12-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,134
Posted By arnyk
It seems to be very important to some to berate...

It seems to be very important to some to berate certain people's hearing repeatedly. Just speculating, but there may be a desire on some people's part to try to balance some imaginary books due to...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-12-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By arnyk
CL2 or CL3 rated (see what's code for your...

CL2 or CL3 rated (see what's code for your application and community) 12 or 14 gauge (depending on length) is fine, and available for reasonable prices. Amazon, Monoprice, many other wire and cable...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-12-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 802
Posted By arnyk
I'm using JBL Pro LSR 308 (powered) that way. ...

I'm using JBL Pro LSR 308 (powered) that way. When a SS amp power is driving a high impedance load its distortion generally goes way, way down.

I did end up with an odd situation - when I...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-12-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,134
Posted By arnyk
How did my hearing credibility enter this...

How did my hearing credibility enter this discussion? Did I ever make any claims about it being exceptional?

Well yes I have made claims about my hearing, I've claimed that these days my hearing...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-12-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,427
Posted By arnyk
Subwoofer power levels are almost always far in...

Subwoofer power levels are almost always far in excess of LCR speakers and surrounds for doubly sure.

I think my two subs together sum to over 700 watts while the AVR is more like 100 wpc. No...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-12-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 802
Posted By arnyk
The AVR of your choice with speaker to line level...

The AVR of your choice with speaker to line level adapters.
Forum: Speakers   01-12-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,726
Posted By arnyk
JBL Pro LSR 308.

JBL Pro LSR 308.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   01-12-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 16,172
Posted By arnyk
IME the odds favor it but to know for sure, that...

IME the odds favor it but to know for sure, that might be a reach.



What I'm skeptical of is the idea that sighted evaluations are the best or even a workable way to establish the reliable...
Forum: Speakers   01-12-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By arnyk
I have a number of JBL Pro LSR 308 studioi...

I have a number of JBL Pro LSR 308 studioi monitors in my system and I would know that the biamp feature was broken because either a woofer or a tweeter would stop working.

That's how biamping...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-12-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 36,759
Posted By arnyk
Please provide an explanation why this alleged...

Please provide an explanation why this alleged improvement necessarily makes an audible difference.

I freely admit that I listen to one of my battery-powered digital music players a lot, but I...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-12-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,362
Views: 121,544
Posted By arnyk
Contrary to some misguided beliefs,...

Contrary to some misguided beliefs, implementation does matter.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-12-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 682
Posted By arnyk
"Although every detail makes a difference there...

"Although every detail makes a difference there are some things that will influence your system much more than others. Going back 30 years or so everyone believed that speakers made all the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-12-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,427
Posted By arnyk
Right, so back to the original question - which...

Right, so back to the original question - which restated is "By what reliable means has it been determined that the AVR's amp are or would necessarily be causing audible problems?
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-12-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 7,715
Posted By arnyk
I see no evidence of the claimed cause. I do now...

I see no evidence of the claimed cause. I do now recall the original post, and it is what it is.

Looks to me like a high end overpriced poorly designed DAC doing violence to the music. Not the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-12-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By arnyk
Seems like a complete obfuscation of the basic...

Seems like a complete obfuscation of the basic question - do we need the exorbitant expense of the Pono or Sony megabuck players to get good sound?
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-12-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 7,715
Posted By arnyk
The plots shown did not come from that article....

The plots shown did not come from that article. They related to two different pieces of software, not two different pieces of hardware.

The leap from there to the characteristics of two...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-12-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,134
Posted By arnyk
While the checksums are there, they are...

While the checksums are there, they are meaningless because they do not relate to known musical samples. "A" could have been a 1 KHz sine wave and "B" could have been a 2 KHz sine wave. I'm not...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   01-12-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,092
Posted By arnyk
The relevant question is what it is that blows...

The relevant question is what it is that blows people away? The SQ or the $1500 price tag? It is a sighted evaluation. Nobody knows for sure.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-11-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 7,715
Posted By arnyk
Again an almost identical same lame attempt to...

Again an almost identical same lame attempt to take the discussion off topic. The discussion was high resolution, and the post is about jitter.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-11-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By arnyk
Yes, that is what hi rez recordings give to the...

Yes, that is what hi rez recordings give to the audiophile marketplace: "The Business."

It is pretty wild when you see arguments that almost seem straight out of AVS in the NYT:
...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-11-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 7,715
Posted By arnyk
I see the usual kind of reply we get from people...

I see the usual kind of reply we get from people who are cornered.

(1) They veer off-topic. We were talking about device linearity, and all of a sudden there is this magical topic change of topic...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-11-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 7,715
Posted By arnyk
For those of us who have been here day-to-day the...

For those of us who have been here day-to-day the past two years: no surprise. Google doesn't seem to work so well inside the forum posts, but if it did I'd instruct you to search on "False claim'...
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