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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-30-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By arnyk
Absolutely and totally false. AR3s were...

Absolutely and totally false. AR3s were completely passive designs with zero active components, no power cord or batteries.

AR3s look like this from the back:
...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-30-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,531
Posted By arnyk
That is mostly true. The cheap shot at Von...

That is mostly true. The cheap shot at Von Braun's personal state of mind is irrelevant to the discussion at hand.

Notice who instigated this bogus line of false facts and illogical reasoning....
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-30-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,531
Posted By arnyk
That is probably true if you are designing me-too...

That is probably true if you are designing me-too stuff that already exists.



That might be true if designing me-too products which many people spend their lives doing. They may never know...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-30-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,413
Posted By arnyk
Ideally, somewhere that is always available when...

Ideally, somewhere that is always available when you want to play it.



My current preferred methodology is based on this device:

http://www.arrisi.com/products/product.asp?id=37
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,540
Posted By arnyk
News items this spring suggested that Yamaha is...

News items this spring suggested that Yamaha is looking at their exit strategy, for example.

I don't think that the speed of exit is necessarily based only on financial strength. Ability to adapt...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By arnyk
I don't get this strong aversion to speaker...

I don't get this strong aversion to speaker cables. How many 100's of feet long is your listening room such that fairly ordinary loudspeaker cables wouldn't do the job? ;-)
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-30-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,040
Posted By arnyk
But for the inclusion of the word "fully" the...

But for the inclusion of the word "fully" the above would be hopelessly out of date.

Formula 1 cars use semi-automatic transmissions (automatic clutch), while many high performance drag racers...
Forum: Great Found Deals   08-30-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By arnyk
Crown X1000 200 wpc 8 ohms power amp $99 at Guitar Center web site

Crown X1000 200 wpc 8 ohms, 300 wpc 4 ohms power amp $99 shipped at the Guitar Center web site

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Crown-X1000-Stereo-2x300W-Power-Amp-108270653-i2670626.gc

This...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-30-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By arnyk
In theory an optical disc that is pressed rather...

In theory an optical disc that is pressed rather than burned has a greater probability of being playable on the widest variety of players. I'd check out actual prices before jumping to any...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-30-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 733
Views: 31,039
Posted By arnyk
The further you step up that price chain, the...

The further you step up that price chain, the greater the possibility that the players will indeed be sonically indistinguishable. Thinking otherwise denies the law of diminishing returns which is...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-30-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 733
Views: 31,039
Posted By arnyk
That's got to be one of the weakest arguments...

That's got to be one of the weakest arguments I've ever seen!

It says to me: "This guy must know how to do reliable listening tests because of his internet anonymous posting handle". Why would...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-29-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 262
Posted By arnyk
Everything electronic with digital logic or high...

Everything electronic with digital logic or high speed power switching devices in it that is sold in the US has to pass FCC Part 15 testing. In some sense everything is built to the same final...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-29-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By arnyk
An AR3 is a passive speaker which means that it...

An AR3 is a passive speaker which means that it can't possibly hum on its own. The hum is probably coming from the amplifier that is driving it. If the equipment being used with the AR3 is as old as...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-29-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 262
Posted By arnyk
EMI is like a bad smell. In many cases you don't...

EMI is like a bad smell. In many cases you don't know how it got to you, but you know when it gets to you. It often flows through the air like a radio signal because it can be a radio signal. Or, it...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-29-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By arnyk
No. USB rules. They generally have a...

No. USB rules.



They generally have a bit-perfect I/O mode that may not be the default but is usually available.



Enough to know that separating the DAC function and the computer...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-29-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,531
Posted By arnyk
One of things that the above post does not seem...

One of things that the above post does not seem to show an understanding of is the well known fact that R&D is an iterative process. In real world R&D you build a prototype, test it, find some...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-29-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 31,039
Posted By arnyk
Did you make full disclosure - that your...

Did you make full disclosure - that your impressions are probably due to the fact that you were listening to different music at different SPLs?

You are aware of course that the same music sounds...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-29-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 156
Posted By arnyk
That case seems to have a lot of drive slots....

That case seems to have a lot of drive slots. Manufacturer and model?
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-29-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 705
Posted By arnyk
http://www.fredwhitlock.com/images/scott-integrate...

http://www.fredwhitlock.com/images/scott-integrated.jpg

Point of order. The amp above is a Scott 299 which was sold only as an assembled unit. The corresponding kit was the LK72 with a front panel...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-29-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,531
Posted By arnyk
One reason why so much electronics sounded the...

One reason why so much electronics sounded the same 15 years ago is that the technical differences that existed then were far below what was known to be the Just Noticable Differences (JNDs) for the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By arnyk
Have you done a subwoofer crawl or something like...

Have you done a subwoofer crawl or something like it in order to determine the acoustically best place for the subs?

Depending on the room, one sub in front and one sub in the rear might be the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By arnyk
I'm surprised at the apparent commitment to mount...

I'm surprised at the apparent commitment to mount the amps where they are highly visible.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-28-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 955
Posted By arnyk
Name callling is never a good idea. This forum...

Name callling is never a good idea. This forum has a mixture of true amateurs and true professionals posting, and this particular name is like saying that someone is unprofessional.

Attack the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-28-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By arnyk
Right. Studio monitor has degenerated into a...

Right. Studio monitor has degenerated into a marketing term that means whatever its author wants it to mean.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-28-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 358
Posted By arnyk
Actually, it is both. That, too. ...

Actually, it is both.



That, too.




The way I usually test a line array for phasing and lobing is to stand in front of it and vary the height of my ears while listening to something with...
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