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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-17-2017, 01:20 PM
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Posted By krabapple
:rolleyes: Only when you know it's digital,...

:rolleyes:

Only when you know it's digital, I'll bet.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-13-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,553
Posted By krabapple
So, Bose 901's must always suck, and Gary's...

So, Bose 901's must always suck, and Gary's modified 901 design is not even as good...yet it beat a Linkwitz design in a blind shootout conducted by some rather competent evaluators. Got it.

I...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-13-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 43,565
Posted By krabapple
Because the 5.1 remix doesn't sound as good as...

Because the 5.1 remix doesn't sound as good as the original mix, upmixed; e.g., if some 'crucial' (to me) element or characteristic of the beloved original 2 channel mix was left out/not replicated...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-13-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,553
Posted By krabapple
There's an inherent problem of comparing before...

There's an inherent problem of comparing before and after without the bias of 'expecting' (consciously or not) the change to make things better.

It's impossible to do this blind, and this is why...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-13-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,553
Posted By krabapple
Broaden your horizons. Here is discussion of a...

Broaden your horizons. Here is discussion of a blind shootout where a *Bose 901-based* speaker (the 'IMP') beat some interesting competition
...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   09-15-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By krabapple
'DVD audio' can means several things. It can...

'DVD audio' can means several things. It can mean 'whatever audio is contained on a DVD'. Or it can mean a specific format called 'DVD Audio' that requires a special player.

If you mean the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   09-15-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 82
Posted By krabapple
This is a very bizarre setup. Normally one...

This is a very bizarre setup.

Normally one would connect all the loudspeakers and sub to the receiver unit of the 'hi fi'.

then connect the computer to the receiver, either digitally...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-15-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,598
Posted By krabapple
Have you actually read the paper?

Have you actually read the paper?
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-15-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,598
Posted By krabapple
That's a reasonable conclusion*. (I've read the...

That's a reasonable conclusion*. (I've read the paper, and really everyone should do that before spouting off, don't just read the summary.)

However, you took the point another commenter made,...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-26-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,185
Posted By krabapple
You are confusing mixing with mastering. Mixing ...

You are confusing mixing with mastering. Mixing is not the issue here. It's sourcing , and (re)mastering of those sources. The mix isn't changed by remastering.

When the mix *is* changed,...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-26-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,185
Posted By krabapple
back in the LP days there was: - the...

back in the LP days there was:

- the original 2-channel master recording, mixed down from multi-track recording: the ideal version of the artists's intent.
- this was the source used to cut LPs;...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-26-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,185
Posted By krabapple
:rolleyes: This opinion of yours is beside...

:rolleyes:

This opinion of yours is beside the point.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-26-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,185
Posted By krabapple
Your friend is wrong. Original Master...

Your friend is wrong.

Original Master Recording doesn't necessarily mean it was optimized for vinyl. What it *should* mean is, the release was sourced from the final master recording (tape or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-22-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3,122
Views: 89,493
Posted By krabapple
Great ....but am I correct in thinking it will...

Great ....but am I correct in thinking it will only work with the new Denon AVRs, and not , say, with an aging 4311CI?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-22-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,122
Views: 89,493
Posted By krabapple
Regarding the new Denon AVRs and the app, I'm not...

Regarding the new Denon AVRs and the app, I'm not clear -- if you buy one of the new AVRs, you automatically get Audyssey 'Pro', with the ability to limit Audyssey processing to just the bass (modal)...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   04-06-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,845
Posted By krabapple
Well, yes, that's my point, one shouldn't make a...

Well, yes, that's my point, one shouldn't make a blanket claim that 'AAC beats mp3'. Encoders matter, settings matter, the 'difficulty' of the sample matters....

And for an individual the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   04-06-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,845
Posted By krabapple
I would advise doing one's own ABX tests, using a...

I would advise doing one's own ABX tests, using a good MP3 encoder, before adopting such beliefs as gospel. Especially when we are talking about bitrates >200.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   04-05-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,845
Posted By krabapple
at 320 kbps , AAC does not 'beat' mp3.

at 320 kbps , AAC does not 'beat' mp3.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   04-05-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,845
Posted By krabapple
Hmmm.. I prefer sex with humans. Your mileage...

Hmmm.. I prefer sex with humans. Your mileage may vary. :rolleyes:
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-24-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,768
Posted By krabapple
'Rectaltronics ' (his name choice, not mine)...

'Rectaltronics ' (his name choice, not mine) keeps offering straw men. 'A few cycles above 20'? Well, no one disputes that some people (the young, and possibly some rare adults) can hear out to 'a...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-23-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,768
Posted By krabapple
Are you sure you read the first post closely? ...

Are you sure you read the first post closely?

The frequency sensitivity test sample was recorded at 96kHz/24bits

The dynamic range sensitivity test sample was a 44kHz/16bit recording (a CD...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-23-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,768
Posted By krabapple
:rolleyes: That is lame. You know I was...

:rolleyes:

That is lame. You know I was referring to frequencies above ~20kHz (or a bit higher for young listeners).





But that is not news. Bone conduction has been known about for...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-21-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,768
Posted By krabapple
"" It has been warned since the 1960s that very...

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It has been warned since the 1960s that very high-frequency noises could cause subjective effects, such as discomfort and fullness in the ears, malaise, nausea, vestibular dysfunction, tinnitus,...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-21-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,845
Posted By krabapple
Sure there is: direct *blind* A/B comparison.

Sure there is: direct *blind* A/B comparison.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-18-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,845
Posted By krabapple
In the sense that 'high definition' often boils...

In the sense that 'high definition' often boils down to 'higher than the current standard', sure, I agree. Which is why I suggested 'highER definition' as being more accurate. But it's less sexy. ...
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