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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-29-2015, 01:25 PM
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Posted By R Swerdlow
The OP says he is located in NE Arkansas, and is...

The OP says he is located in NE Arkansas, and is looking to receive stations in Jonesboro (15 miles away) and Memphis (60 miles away). A quick look at a map shows this is the Mississipi River...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-29-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 167
Posted By R Swerdlow
The metal roof is almost certainly the problem. ...

The metal roof is almost certainly the problem. It shields the antenna from the weak signals. The same can happen with attic insulation that has an aluminum foil coating.

Mount the antenna above...
Forum: Speakers   01-21-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By R Swerdlow
I haven't heard the Yamaha NS-8390...

I haven't heard the Yamaha NS-8390 (http://asia.yamaha.com/en/products/audio-visual/speaker-systems/home-speaker-systems/ns-8390_black__r/?mode=model)'s, so I can offer general advice.

Most center...
Forum: Speakers   01-09-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 330
Posted By R Swerdlow
I often see questions about bi-amping from people...

I often see questions about bi-amping from people who have a new multi channel AV receiver but who don't use all the speaker channels in their system. They ask if they should convert those unused...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-25-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,770
Posted By R Swerdlow
Does the floating explanation also apply to...

Does the floating explanation also apply to microphones? Their signal voltages are similar to phono pickups, but in studio use, where much longer cables are common, they usually use balanced...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-25-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,770
Posted By R Swerdlow
Although I think this subject has been adequately...

Although I think this subject has been adequately covered, and the answer seems to be that balanced audio is not worth it. I thought this brief anecdote might be interesting.

A number of years...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-09-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,944
Posted By R Swerdlow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Raveman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1533798/double-blind-amplifier-testing#post_24774060)

The goal is to observe...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-03-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,944
Posted By R Swerdlow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mcnarus http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1533798/double-blind-amplifier-testing/60#post_24788639)

The first thing you have to...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-03-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,944
Posted By R Swerdlow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mcnarus http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1533798/double-blind-amplifier-testing/60#post_24787764)

A note on the statistics: If...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-02-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,944
Posted By R Swerdlow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by CharlesJ http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1533798/double-blind-amplifier-testing/60#post_24786046)

Yes, but in audio each...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-02-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,944
Posted By R Swerdlow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Raveman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1533798/double-blind-amplifier-testing/30#post_24783567)

I currently have 10...
Forum: Speakers   05-31-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9,372
Views: 920,785
Posted By R Swerdlow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by GBagley http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/939744/the-official-salk-sound-owners-and-discussion-thread/9150#post_24779345)

Hi...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-30-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,944
Posted By R Swerdlow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by arnyk http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1533798/double-blind-amplifier-testing#post_24776423)

Th e comparison where no...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-30-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,944
Posted By R Swerdlow
In addition to the usual statistical analysis of...

In addition to the usual statistical analysis of an ABX test, I would like to see additional tests where listeners hear two choices where no differences exist (a negative control) and other tests...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-27-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 283
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Posted By R Swerdlow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by arnyk http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1531357/jitter/150#post_24763274)

New low water mark?
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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-25-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 283
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Views: 6,883
Posted By R Swerdlow
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bias?s=t ...

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bias?s=t

bias, noun
1. an oblique or diagonal line of direction, especially across a woven fabric.

2. a particular tendency or inclination, especially...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-24-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 689
Posted By R Swerdlow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Raveman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-24-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 689
Posted By R Swerdlow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Raveman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-24-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 689
Posted By R Swerdlow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Raveman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-24-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 689
Posted By R Swerdlow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Raveman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-24-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 689
Posted By R Swerdlow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Raveman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Speakers   05-09-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9,372
Views: 920,785
Posted By R Swerdlow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by repete66211 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/939744/the-official-salk-sound-owners-and-discussion-thread/9150#post_24701549)
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Forum: Speakers   05-09-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9,372
Views: 920,785
Posted By R Swerdlow
The Parasound Halo A21 is an excellent amp, but...

The Parasound Halo A21 is an excellent amp, but it's probably over kill for speakers like the SCSTs. They just don't require that much power, even though they can handle it.

And, in my honest...
Forum: Speakers   05-09-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9,372
Views: 920,785
Posted By R Swerdlow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by thebland http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/939744/the-official-salk-sound-owners-and-discussion-thread/9120#post_24701071)

How...
Forum: Speakers   05-09-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9,372
Views: 920,785
Posted By R Swerdlow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by repete66211 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/939744/the-official-salk-sound-owners-and-discussion-thread/9120#post_24701156)
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