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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 07:32 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Basically the guy who first clearly explained it...

Basically the guy who first clearly explained it all to the world wrote something along the lines of this:
"First you have to ascertain what certainty level you want to use as your criteria....
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 66
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Posted By m. zillch
It is funny how critics of DBTs often find all...

It is funny how critics of DBTs often find all sorts of faults with it which are actually of testing in general, foolishly not realizing that their gripes would equally apply if science, um,...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 06:39 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Do you all know the funny story of why the .05...

Do you all know the funny story of why the .05 significance level is such a common one? It is hilarious.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 06:35 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
There's no law what significance level must be is...

There's no law what significance level must be is used, nor form of analysis in a DBT.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 06:31 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Well Stuart makes some extreme blunders in his...

Well Stuart makes some extreme blunders in his tests where he doesn't verify that listeners aren't cranking the volume to points where they can hear differences in gear due to already very good noise...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 06:22 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
I was speaking not of tests I have administered...

I was speaking not of tests I have administered to others but rather ABX tests where I was the test subject, the listener.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 66
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Posted By m. zillch
That sounds like a question from somebody who...

That sounds like a question from somebody who doesn't have any firsthand experience with it.

Not only can a listener adjust their master volume as much as they want, they can even do so mid-trial...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 725
Posted By m. zillch
How any ABX tests have you personally taken?...

How any ABX tests have you personally taken? [I've done perhaps hundreds, well at least many dozens].
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 725
Posted By m. zillch
Should anyone want to learn how ABX actually...

Should anyone want to learn how ABX actually works, here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5njCrqCN9k
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 725
Posted By m. zillch
Should anyone want to learn how ABX works, here: ...

Should anyone want to learn how ABX works, here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5njCrqCN9k
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 725
Posted By m. zillch
Yeah, I'm sure all of AES is now scrambling away...

Yeah, I'm sure all of AES is now scrambling away from ABX. [sarcasm]

I like how some of the critics, like Stuart, use crippled versions of it, such as AX, or whatever he calls it, which...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 725
Posted By m. zillch
Would I be correct that nobody actually reading...

Would I be correct that nobody actually reading this thread claims to be able to hear an audible difference between [what was it again?] 48kHz and 96kHz?
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 725
Posted By m. zillch
Here's a little trivia for you all. RRod in...

Here's a little trivia for you all. RRod in another forum did some deep statistical analysis and discovered that Reiss' recent Meta study pretty much crumbles away without this very study this...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 725
Posted By m. zillch
Yes, but my gripe I linked to was actually...

Yes, but my gripe I linked to was actually specifically regarding his views on wires, technically not your topic of this thread.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 725
Posted By m. zillch
You could easily prove me wrong simply by linking...

You could easily prove me wrong simply by linking to said study, and it doesn't even have to use a DAT machine.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 725
Posted By m. zillch
In the 20 years since Hawksford's study why has...

In the 20 years since Hawksford's study why has it never been replicated in any other published study? [of the one or two listeners that supposedly "heard a difference"]
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 725
Posted By m. zillch
"Of course, with DBT it’s easy to get a null...

"Of course, with DBT it’s
easy to get a null result, so it may be a
good method if that is your agenda.
My preference is to undertake listening
tests in a completely darkened
room. The fact that...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 725
Posted By m. zillch
Those of us who have worked professionally in...

Those of us who have worked professionally in high end audio for decades certainly know of Hawksford. As I mention a year ago:


Like so many who believe in magic he is dismissive of DBTs unless...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 725
Posted By m. zillch
I just called AES directly at (212)-661-8528 and...

I just called AES directly at (212)-661-8528 and have now confirmed via an AES representative that my above post was correct. This paper, which is a convention paper from 1997, number 4561, was not...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-12-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 725
Posted By m. zillch
Since it was a convention paper it wasn't peer...

Since it was a convention paper it wasn't peer reviewed, but here is a free version one can read (http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.211.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf) without the AES...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-12-2017, 09:26 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
I can't say it is normally recommended and may...

I can't say it is normally recommended and may even harm the product in some instances, say by stripping teeth on the gears(?) of the motor to focus coupling or something similar, however it is my...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-10-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 2,804
Posted By m. zillch
There is no easy single answer to what is the...

There is no easy single answer to what is the smallest discernable change in level because the results are dependent on many factors:

- is the change an increase in level (easier to detect) or a...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-09-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By m. zillch
HDMI works for audio only signals, not video,...

HDMI works for audio only signals, not video, however Toslink itself can't carry the CEC info since it is a one way flow of data.

The majority of high end audio magazines agree integrated amps, as...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-09-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By m. zillch
I agree with Alan that modern day AVRs are just...

I agree with Alan that modern day AVRs are just as good as integrated amps and the number of choices when buying is like 10-fold better, maybe even more.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-08-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By m. zillch
To add to what Wayne wrote I'm not saying this...

To add to what Wayne wrote I'm not saying this won't work however 70volt systems are usually used for lower fidelity applications such as elevator background music, restaurant intercom systems...
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