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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 03:52 AM
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Views: 6,415
Posted By arnyk
If it costs a lot of money and sounds like it...

If it costs a lot of money and sounds like it could help they would probably be hawking pig $#!^. That's what a lot of their highly-touted "white papers" are.

It all hangs on the big problem for...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By arnyk
Here's my system: ...

Here's my system:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=220498&d=1408530959

So the answer I'd give is that the speakers can't be too high within reason if they are aimed at...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,595
Posted By arnyk
\ I'm getting the feeling that what some...

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I'm getting the feeling that what some people think they want is a comparator with a cross fade feature.

I've worked with them and they are not panaceas. They might even create other...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,595
Posted By arnyk
It's called Foobar2000 and just about every other...

It's called Foobar2000 and just about every other legitimate ABX tester.

ABX testers work the way you want them to (as stated above). You must have some misapprehensions about them.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,595
Posted By arnyk
If either an digital or analog volume control is...

If either an digital or analog volume control is done right, it shouldn't matter.



No. Your biggest problem is your ears and the brain attached to it.

Listener training seems to be the...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-20-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By arnyk
My paper analysis concurs with the favorable...

My paper analysis concurs with the favorable evaluation of the SMSL SA98E. It lloks basically comparable to a 100 wpc AVR in terms of performance. One good feature is that it does not have Tripath...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 6,415
Posted By arnyk
Supporting this post: ...

Supporting this post:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=220490&d=1408527339
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 274
Posted By arnyk
Content free posts like the above are 100%...

Content free posts like the above are 100% indicative of warrior mode.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 13,316
Posted By arnyk
So where is the PPT deck for this gem? I...

So where is the PPT deck for this gem?

I flogged the AES section web site to no avail...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 13,316
Posted By arnyk
Since you have stated the question in absolutes,...

Since you have stated the question in absolutes, I can guarantee that your quest will never be satisfied in the real world.

I'll even go so far as to say that if you find someone who pretends to...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 13,316
Posted By arnyk
In its way it is a good post. However the basic...

In its way it is a good post. However the basic thesis:

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Any tests down with PC ABX/Foobar2000 are potentially invalid. The problem is that if the two files have a small sample shift or some...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 13,316
Posted By arnyk
Actually I do have a number of very good ideas of...

Actually I do have a number of very good ideas of why the phase response of this ADC is not the complement of that DAC.

(1) It is nonsensical

(2) It is hard to do really well.

(3) Trying to...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 274
Posted By arnyk
It looks like I did in fact have an exact idea of...

It looks like I did in fact have an exact idea of why someone is trying themselves into knots while trying to do the obvious... Pursuit of Magic DACs! Nerve was struck along the way. My apology for...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 40
Posted By arnyk
It definitely can be done. Here is a...

It definitely can be done.

Here is a schematic of the circuit that you desire:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=220474&d=1408523696

The round thingies are RCA jacks,...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 274
Posted By arnyk
Here's what may be a novel idea for the writer of...

Here's what may be a novel idea for the writer of the above useless piece of information. Provide a simple technical, non-insulting response explaining why the best simplest solution can't work, and...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 6,415
Posted By arnyk
Everybody with a brain knows that most patents...

Everybody with a brain knows that most patents these days aren't worth the paper they are printed on. If you have about $6,000 for fees and an off-the-wall idea you can patent it.



Documents,...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 6,415
Posted By arnyk
In the papers listed here: ...

In the papers listed here:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/91-audio-theory-setup-chat/1645353-expensive-cables-waste-2.html#post26617665

some of which are professional papers published by widely...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 6,415
Posted By arnyk
Two words: Sighted Evaluation. If you...

Two words: Sighted Evaluation.

If you breathe, have a pulse and have an IQ in the triple digits, you should be able understand why sighted evaluations involving controversial audible differences...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 6,415
Posted By arnyk
Nice way to say something I've been thinking of...

Nice way to say something I've been thinking of since years back when I found out that he was sitting on some web site I never heard of, tarnishing my name and calling me out.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-19-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 6,415
Posted By arnyk
The white papers are just advertising...

The white papers are just advertising double-talk.

Where is are the professional-grade technical papers?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-19-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 35,998
Posted By arnyk
Not a bad connector at not a bad price. ...

Not a bad connector at not a bad price.

Seems to be available for about half the price from Sewell Direct and GLS.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-19-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 274
Posted By arnyk
A closed mind often leads to a horrific waste of...

A closed mind often leads to a horrific waste of time.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-19-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 6,415
Posted By arnyk
Obviously false, on the grounds that it such an...

Obviously false, on the grounds that it such an incredibly broad statement as to be meaningless.

A believable statement might be that "Some cables sound different and some cables sound the same"
...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-19-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 6,415
Posted By arnyk
I've asked for measurements, made measurements,...

I've asked for measurements, made measurements, read about measurements , read testimonies by reputable people, tried it my and PROVE that it doesn't work as claimed.

Read about it here:
...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-19-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 6,415
Posted By arnyk
Lets review the facts: A large number of posts...

Lets review the facts: A large number of posts have appeared on this thread criticizing people for not trying high end cables and giving them a chance by having personal experiences with them. I...
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