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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-20-2014, 12:25 PM
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Posted By arnyk
That depends on the sound card. The OP has a...

That depends on the sound card.

The OP has a very good sound card, and it is unreasonable to expect its analog outputs to have an audible quality difference from the digital output driving a good...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 7,334
Posted By arnyk
I did as requested and the response lacks logic...

I did as requested and the response lacks logic and reason. It is all double-talk like so many of the MIT white papers. Double talk is a true sign of a liar and charlatan in most cases. The remaining...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 550
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Posted By arnyk
It is not me who is being evasive. It is not my...

It is not me who is being evasive. It is not my job to improve the profitability of MIT Cables Inc by first buying their products so that I will have the alleged privilege of further improving their...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 08:46 AM
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Views: 7,334
Posted By arnyk
I presume that standard references will suffice. ...

I presume that standard references will suffice.

This seems as good as anything:

http://www.independentrecording.net/irn/resources/freqchart/main_display.htm
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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 7,334
Posted By arnyk
What you desire seems to involve the error of...

What you desire seems to involve the error of criterial biasing. The purpose of magic cables is supposed to be better sound quality. Listener's should not need to know how that improved sound quality...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 123
Posted By arnyk
The basic thought above is that all AVRs sound...

The basic thought above is that all AVRs sound the same and deficient as compared to all integrated amps.

In fact a lot of integrated amps stack up as AVRs for more bucks with lots of potentially...
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By arnyk
Please understand that this is a convenience...

Please understand that this is a convenience issue and not a sound quality issue.

If you can manage it, bare wire on both ends can work well.

Spades on both ends can work just as well.

Pins...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 06:34 AM
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Posted By arnyk
So what? Not at all responsive to my post. Looks...

So what? Not at all responsive to my post. Looks to me like just piling on another irrelevant inaccurate highly biased evaluation that isn't even a decent test. We've got more than enough reviews...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 123
Posted By arnyk
Your choice of good AVRs would eliminate the need...

Your choice of good AVRs would eliminate the need for the DAC and give you lots of amplification and other useful tools.
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2014, 06:27 AM
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Views: 620,453
Posted By arnyk
Minidsp sells some great digital eqs for just...

Minidsp sells some great digital eqs for just over $100 that could be used to tune up your sub if the system tuning options of your AVR aren't up to it.

Products like this one can take a lot of...
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 208
Posted By arnyk
Thing about subs is that you have lots of options...

Thing about subs is that you have lots of options for level setting and tuning, and if you need more you can add something like a MiniDSP. You are better off with a bigger sub restrained than a...
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 208
Posted By arnyk
The word reference in Reference Speakers is a...

The word reference in Reference Speakers is a marketing term. It means whatever the advertising copy writer wants it to mean.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By arnyk
What fits best? Rumor has it that bipolar...

What fits best? Rumor has it that bipolar speakers are better for surrounds if you can place them reasonably.

I wouldn't throw away an otherwise good room setup to include or exclude them.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 7,334
Posted By arnyk
There were dozens of PDFs. Try another. ...

There were dozens of PDFs. Try another.





Obviously then, the magic cable industry has done a good job of keeping people with a technical interest away from further investigations of magic...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By arnyk
I'm thinking: ...

I'm thinking:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=220554&d=1408539717
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 7,334
Posted By arnyk
You are lying again. [/quote] IME Lying is...

You are lying again.
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IME Lying is hard to prove well because it implies a knowledge of the author's state of mind.

Given all of the evidence that has been presented in just this...
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 208
Posted By arnyk
Hold that thought! The other well known...

Hold that thought!

The other well known lines of good econo speakers are:

Pioneer's Famous Designer Line
...
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 253
Posted By arnyk
I've put one on the test bench and all I can say...

I've put one on the test bench and all I can say is: Hop, hop, hop little bunny! ;-)

I've had and destroyed two of them or their predecessor, but the means of destruction were probably my fault. I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By arnyk
Is there any technical or SQ reason for this...

Is there any technical or SQ reason for this upgrade?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 7,334
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: 11
Views: 300
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: 77
Views: 8,766
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: 77
Views: 8,766
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: 77
Views: 8,766
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: 7
Views: 166
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...
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