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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 12:49 PM
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Posted By mcnarus
What exactly is "accuracy" in a studio? ... ...

What exactly is "accuracy" in a studio?
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And in any case, the whole concept of "accuracy" as you describe it, presumes that the captured audio encoded on the disk is itself a verbatim analog of...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,576
Posted By mcnarus
Fwiw, the best stereo system I have heard in a...

Fwiw, the best stereo system I have heard in a home used monoprice speaker cables and I believe monoprice interconnects. It bested another system that had very expensive cables with cable elevators...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,576
Posted By mcnarus
The purpose for my post/thread is because I don't...

The purpose for my post/thread is because I don't believe in the magic of wire but with such compelling arguments it's worth hearing a rebuttal to all the positive comments and submitted tests.
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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-18-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By mcnarus
Well then I'll have to plead guilty of...

Well then I'll have to plead guilty of extrapolating from a sample of one.

There is, though, a dearth of attention to the capacitive loading issue. This thread is a rarity. In most cases,...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-18-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By mcnarus
The problem with the Music Fidelity is that they...

The problem with the Music Fidelity is that they don't publish the capacitance wtf?

This problem is endemic in the analog domain, and reflects the intersection of vinylphilia and subjectivist...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-13-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 832
Posted By mcnarus
First, you should buy what you like, and ignore...

First, you should buy what you like, and ignore what people on the Internet (most of whom are idiots) say. Bose, in particular, has made some really bad products, and some perfectly acceptable ones....
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-13-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By mcnarus
Those three tables are essentially identical in...

Those three tables are essentially identical in design. At least two of the three are made in the same factory. Each has fanboys, because people like to plug the products they buy, for the sake of...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-12-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By mcnarus
One advantage of upgrading your table is that you...

One advantage of upgrading your table is that you will be upgrading your cartridge as well, to something that will treat your records more gently. Even the next step up the the Audio-Technica line,...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   07-12-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By mcnarus
There are no new tables under $200 that I would...

There are no new tables under $200 that I would recommend. The old B&Os were nice units. I'd keep them and get the cartridge.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-05-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 50,221
Posted By mcnarus
I took the AVR manufacturers to task for far...

I took the AVR manufacturers to task for far worse performance on HDMI versus S/PDIF. What was the reaction from you all? Was it appreciated? Not at all.

Is that your problem, Amir? That no one...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-03-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,637
Posted By mcnarus
You don't do if five times in a row -- you...

You don't do if five times in a row -- you transpose A and B once and then use that transposition during the test.

ABX tests don't work that way. A unit isn't A or B until you connect it, and then...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-02-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,637
Posted By mcnarus
The 0% case can just as easily be explained by...

The 0% case can just as easily be explained by transposing the two versions in his mind and simply not re-checking. That is, say he listens to A and B and notes their differences. He then goes...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-01-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,637
Posted By mcnarus
(quote)Surely you are not saying that randomly...

(quote)Surely you are not saying that randomly guessing with two choices would differentiate between 0% and 100%? Since ABX Tester has five A/B tests, his likelihood of choosing all right is 3.125%...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-01-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,513
Posted By mcnarus
Have you heard that system yourself? If not, you...

Have you heard that system yourself? If not, you are making a mistake.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-20-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 50,221
Posted By mcnarus
It sounds like you tried to do the best you could...

It sounds like you tried to do the best you could given the equipment you had and what you knew at the time. That's understandable.

But we are all older and wiser now, and we (and I suspect you)...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-18-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,464
Posted By mcnarus
It often seemed to me that whenever a prevailing...

It often seemed to me that whenever a prevailing idea about audio emerged in audiophile publications such as The Absolute Sound and Stereophile, Tom would concoct a blind listening test with the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-16-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,846
Posted By mcnarus
]By three sources I meant individual input...

]By three sources I meant individual input envelopes from a source. Voice, piano, guitar, drums, keyboard. Even an organ/keyboard uses more than one single note to achieve the tone desired. Many...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-16-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,846
Posted By mcnarus
Perhaps you ought to think for a moment about how...

Perhaps you ought to think for a moment about how all those notes are captured by a microphone diaphragm and travel down a microphone cable.

Long before it hits the ADC, the "music" is just a...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-16-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By mcnarus
Given your budget, your best option would be a...

Given your budget, your best option would be a pair of powered speakers (aka computer speakers) connected to the audio out port of your computer. I can't recommend any in particular, because I don't...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-15-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By mcnarus
I discovered Tom when I discovered...

I discovered Tom when I discovered rec.audio.high-end. He and Arny and JJ and a few others would tag-team whatever subjectivist dared stick his neck out over there. Great fun, and highly educational....
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   06-12-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,788
Posted By mcnarus
I suspect they like being associated with the...

I suspect they like being associated with the high end.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-12-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 50,221
Posted By mcnarus
It's simple. We're not trying to hoodwink...

It's simple. We're not trying to hoodwink customers.



You are twisting facts to serve your commercial interests. And you aren't fooling anyone.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-10-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 50,221
Posted By mcnarus
Quote:(sigh) Another few hours pi$$ed away...

Quote:(sigh) Another few hours pi$$ed away dealing with distractions that no reasonably well informed person acting in good will would introduce.

That's the nub of it right there.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-07-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,213
Posted By mcnarus
Quote:You many have noted that this is a triple...

Quote:You many have noted that this is a triple blind 'x' factor test - 3-amps, A = amp one, B = Amp two, but C = randomly equals either Amp, one, two or three.

"Double blind" does not refer to...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   06-06-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 35,300
Posted By mcnarus
Please stop feeding the trolls.

Please stop feeding the trolls.
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