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Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-31-2014, 10:30 AM
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Views: 4,438
Posted By Gaugster
I have an OPPO BD-95 and am very pleased. It's my...

I have an OPPO BD-95 and am very pleased. It's my only source for audio and video. I listen to DVD-A and SACD regularly. Works well with burned media too.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-31-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,473
Posted By Gaugster
PM your result and setup to Scott and he can...

PM your result and setup to Scott and he can provide feedback.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-27-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,473
Posted By Gaugster
I agree. This is a nice and fun experiment. Got...

I agree. This is a nice and fun experiment. Got some Sony Hi Rez headphones and hope to try out my laptop for some ABX comparisons to see if it is similar to my HT w.r.t. revealing high resolution...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-21-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,254
Posted By Gaugster
Would anyone care to recommend some headphone...

Would anyone care to recommend some headphone brands that are suitable for hi rez?

Per Scott, I was able to identify all hi rez tracks using my HT speakers and audio chain. Would like to see how...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-17-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
Still here. Just watching at the videos takes...

Still here. Just watching at the videos takes time. Lol...

Might be doing some ABX testing with foobar tonight if I can get some silence... :)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-12-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
Sorry but your assertion just does not apply. At...

Sorry but your assertion just does not apply. At least not in my evaluation. My decisions are based within the times (documented prior to your finding of the time alignment fwiw) I have outlined not...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-12-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,047
Posted By Gaugster
The procedure to do this is rather simple...

The procedure to do this is rather simple assuming you are talking about speaker position and time aliment between channels.

Many test discs have tracks that play a simple clicking sound. If the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-12-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
I would still contend that in your case it is...

I would still contend that in your case it is cheating as you are already aware of the timing different and comparing a deliberate hard-stop that just plays more or less of a particular music...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-11-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
Based on your description above I do not believe...

Based on your description above I do not believe that it would based on they way I hear and decide. I think you are inferring that you make a judgement at the absolute end (or beginning) of a musical...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-10-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
Your post # 289 makes sense to me and was...

Your post # 289 makes sense to me and was basically the approach I as going for. By segments I am referring to 10 second to 30 second long parts of the song. Typically listing to a soft passage and...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-10-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
That's after you have allowed those speaker wires...

That's after you have allowed those speaker wires to "break in" of course. (Feel the Burn-In! :)) Also be sure that you have connected them properly as they are 'directional'..........:D:D:D:D:D

I...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-09-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
Exactly. These are effectively different mixes of...

Exactly. These are effectively different mixes of the albums intended for a multi channel presentation. Down mixed 2 channel is a joke under these conditions.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
Me too. Have several surround high resolution...

Me too. Have several surround high resolution mixes of albums that are way better then the clouded two channel (tape) master I wore out. 😱😃
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-09-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
I highly recommend checking out the book by Floyd...

I highly recommend checking out the book by Floyd Toole "Sound Reproduction". It hits on most of the flawed paths taken in the audio / surround formats. Which is another component of the "Just like...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-09-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
Is there any indication that more versions of the...

Is there any indication that more versions of the files will be presented??? Listening to the music in long segments is what Amir and I seem to prefer. I don't believe it makes a difference for...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-09-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
I agree. Was planning to basically repeat the...

I agree. Was planning to basically repeat the same style of test as close too my previous postive results.

Also will try it with some headphones if the specs are okay.

It was not immediately...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-09-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
I was thinking the same thing. Was just...

I was thinking the same thing. Was just experimenting with Foobar ABX this morning and it would be too disturbing to hop from track to track back and forth as others suggested. Glad to hear that the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-08-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
Good point. I am using the second version of the...

Good point. I am using the second version of the files that are reported to be level matched. However I did submit my thoughts on the first set before the test flaw was found. Never learned the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-08-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
I was misquoted per above. Not my words. No...

I was misquoted per above. Not my words.

No harm done. We're all friends here. :)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-08-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
Granroth, what software do you use (or recommend)...

Granroth, what software do you use (or recommend) to evaluate the dynamics etc... for these digital files. I would like to understand how you are digitally comparing them. I am thinking to measure...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-07-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
Dynamics were my main judgement factor. This...

Dynamics were my main judgement factor. This could very well be related to conversion process although I would not go as far to say it was anomalies.

I don't have any other systems at my disposal...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-07-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
Sort of. I discovered the rare bamboo and patent...

Sort of. I discovered the rare bamboo and patent it's use for audio electronics. So all the audio grade components and line conditioners have to pay me royalties. Sorry way OT.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-07-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
I have read the "Sound Reproduction" book by...

I have read the "Sound Reproduction" book by Floyd Toole twice now over the last year or so. So understand the need for blind testing and more that 30 samples to be considered statistically relavent...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-07-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
I don't have any sort of ABX setup. I just did...

I don't have any sort of ABX setup. I just did the exercise as originally described. No more, no less. :)

Funny that I enjoy poking fun at audio snobs too but find myself in the crosshairs this...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-06-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 14,462
Posted By Gaugster
I will apologize in advance for the fancy terms I...

I will apologize in advance for the fancy terms I list below as part of my observations. Just be grateful I omitted "Timbre" :)

Yes, I can claim victory (Battle or War? - not sure) to have...
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