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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-21-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,692
Posted By arnyk
I've experienced the superficial green corrosion...

I've experienced the superficial green corrosion myself. As long as it does not affect the quality of the terminations, it is moot. When I experienced it, I cleaned off the green corrosion with fine...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-21-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By arnyk
They are as I said elusive. No. ...

They are as I said elusive.



No.



Find a friend or hire a technician, I guess.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-21-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By arnyk
It looks to me like the Rec Out jacks on the back...

It looks to me like the Rec Out jacks on the back of the Azur 340 have a signal that would do what you want. From there to your earphone box it would be just a matter of simple cables/adapters.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-21-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,102
Posted By arnyk
All true but it doesn't work for me as well as a...

All true but it doesn't work for me as well as a subtle click.




Well yes, but I like to be *really* sure that I can't hear a difference.



I never do listening tests with AVRs....
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-21-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By arnyk
Are you aware of the fact that Burr Brown has...

Are you aware of the fact that Burr Brown has produced a zilliion different models of DACs at all sorts of performance levels, so the phrase "Burr Brown DAC" is meaningless as related to sound...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-20-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By arnyk
Since the identity of the sound card seems to be...

Since the identity of the sound card seems to be lost and gone forever, this is not really a very sensible discussion because even if we could agree what outputs sounded the same or different we...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 13,734
Posted By arnyk
Got it, thanks. Got a good laugh out of...

Got it, thanks.

Got a good laugh out of some pink noise segments being excluded from the video "due to copyright restrictions" or some such.

Seriously, the guy who made this video did a nice...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 8,834
Posted By arnyk
Thank you for dropping the pretense of being...

Thank you for dropping the pretense of being willing to help people to test your products.

Bullying people into testing products is obviously just a technique for obtaining short-term sales of...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-20-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By arnyk
Agreed. The following is a relatively inexpensive...

Agreed. The following is a relatively inexpensive device that can drive the pants off of all kinds of headphones, both low impedance and high:

Topping NX-1 w/ Shure SE 425 tests:
...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-20-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By arnyk
Compared to 24/192 recordings, the traditional...

Compared to 24/192 recordings, the traditional DSD recordings AKA SACD are significantly data reduced by lossy means.

There are now new additional DSD modes called DSD-128, DSD-256 and DSD-512...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 8,834
Posted By arnyk
Nor would anybody else who had the ability to...

Nor would anybody else who had the ability to provide relevant listener training. Straw man argument.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-20-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By arnyk
4 words or 5: non-level matched sighted...

4 words or 5: non-level matched sighted evaluation. They are invariably positive for audible differences no matter what.

Next possible source of audible differences is problems in the analog...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-20-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
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: 594
Views: 8,834
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: 594
Views: 8,834
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
Replies: 594
Views: 8,834
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
...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 8,834
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: 14
Views: 179
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: 153
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
Replies: 594
Views: 8,834
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: 14
Views: 179
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
Replies: 6,015
Views: 621,127
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: 15
Views: 296
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: 15
Views: 296
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: 213
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.
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