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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-25-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 172
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Posted By arnyk
Lots of people have tested file corruption of...

Lots of people have tested file corruption of attachments by email, probably without knowing it.

A good test is to attach a executable program file or a zip file, which people do all of the time...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-25-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 2,799
Posted By arnyk
A cable that is really bad can cause an audible...

A cable that is really bad can cause an audible difference at any useful length.

A bad cable will cause an audible difference when it is as long as it is, and it may cause an audible difference...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-25-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 2,799
Posted By arnyk
I suspect that many people here are using or are...

I suspect that many people here are using or are at least in agreement with the same definition of what a good speaker cable is.

A good speaker cable is one that does not change the sound quality...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-25-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 2,799
Posted By arnyk
I suspect that many people here are using or are...

I suspect that many people here are using or are at least in agreement with the same definition of what a good speaker cable is.

A good speaker cable is one that does not change the sound quality...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-25-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 2,799
Posted By arnyk
['quote=arnyk] I don't think taht there are...

['quote=arnyk]
I don't think taht there are any golden eared psychoacousticians because the very process of learning psychacoustics demolishes most if not all golden eared myths. Blow away enough...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-25-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 2,799
Posted By arnyk
ABX makes no such requirement. It does require...

ABX makes no such requirement. It does require comparing two events sequentially, but so does any other comparison.

I know where this line of malarkey comes from (a certain self-proclaimed ...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-25-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 52,279
Posted By arnyk
Sounds like a highly biased opinion to me. The...

Sounds like a highly biased opinion to me. The forest seems to be lost in a sea of trees.

The opinion of many well informed experts is that ABX is the easiest of the available array of reliable...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 52,279
Posted By arnyk
That is kinda disappointing, but its not...

That is kinda disappointing, but its not inconsistent with other Reg Williamson anecdotes that I have read.

In contrast a lot of the current crop of objectivists have put their ears on the line in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By arnyk
The tool of choice for answering this question is...

The tool of choice for answering this question is called a Kill-a-watt. About $25 on the web and in some local hardware and big box home improvement stores.

I'd guess that your system is pulling...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 793
Posted By arnyk
That was a joke? Drop the joking attitude and you...

That was a joke? Drop the joking attitude and you are sitting on top of an important truth. ;-) Seriously. There is 20 dB between 1,000 watts and 10 watts, and that is a pretty fair number for the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 793
Posted By arnyk
Joke, right?

Joke, right?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 52,279
Posted By arnyk
A shame. The right answer is to believe the...

A shame. The right answer is to believe the closest things that we have in the way of reliable facts.

Turning it into a popularity contest seems infantile.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 52,279
Posted By arnyk
The above comment seems badly confused. The...

The above comment seems badly confused. The growth that the statement above was responding to is "..maturing in my understanding of Science" which is intellectual. The development that is described...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 52,279
Posted By arnyk
(1) The article in question is > 30 years old....

(1) The article in question is > 30 years old. What inhibited me from growing and maturing in my understanding of Science since then?

(2) I had 2 co-authors. Who says I 100% agreed with every word...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 52,279
Posted By arnyk
There is no "Collective data". There is AFAIK...

There is no "Collective data". There is AFAIK just one set of anecdotal reports from one person that AFAIK have not been proctored, confirmed, or duplicated.

That may sound harsh to someone who...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By arnyk
No. The F12 is highly regarded by many...

No.



The F12 is highly regarded by many at its price point.



I know of no really good technical comparisons. If one existed I would expect to find it at http://www.data-bass.com/home. Is...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 2,799
Posted By arnyk
the rest of the piece seems just fine, but the...

the rest of the piece seems just fine, but the above isn't.

Ordinary pure copper speaker wire may cause a few small frequency response and phase shifts (AKA linear distortion) but nonlinear...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 757
Posted By arnyk
Google is your friend!

Google is your friend!
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By arnyk
Many AVRs just above the econo level have a...

Many AVRs just above the econo level have a feature called Zone 2. Zone 2 is for remote listening and you can at the least control its volume centrally from the AVR. In some cases Zone 1 (main...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-24-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 52,279
Posted By arnyk
Some are questionable and their listeners seem to...

Some are questionable and their listeners seem to have said as much quite clearly, much to their personal credit and credibility.

A few positive results may be reliable as far as they go.
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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-24-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By arnyk
Obviously there's a bad connection in this...

Obviously there's a bad connection in this picture. A bad connection that hisses is a very specific thing - it is a bad connection with moisture in it, and its a bad connection that involves bare...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-24-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By arnyk
Yes. Caps yes, semiconductors not so...

Yes.



Caps yes, semiconductors not so much.

I disagree with the claim that electrolytic capacitors only last 7 years. I have a Dyna ST 120 (possibly dating back to 1966) with 100% origional...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-24-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,459
Posted By arnyk
They are so messy that I am uncertain of their...

They are so messy that I am uncertain of their meaning, either internally or cosmically.

Not nearly enough people participated and reported to get beyond such small numbers of results that any...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-24-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,459
Posted By arnyk
Never met the person who was that easily taught,...

Never met the person who was that easily taught, and it surely wasn't me.

I can teach someone to regurgitate simple programming code and make it run, like a trained seal balancing a ball on his...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-24-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By arnyk
...like room tuning and acoustics...

...like room tuning and acoustics...
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