Originally Posted by krabapple
If Geddes is concerned with the 'low level stuff' you might ask him if this could be expected to make an audible difference at normal listening levels.
I don't need to ask him anything. You can tho, let us know his answer would ya?
So, I am going on the assumption that you disagreed with my assessment of his statement. (let me know if wrong)
Oh, to make sure we are on the same page, it seemed to me he felt that on sonic grounds they made a mistake using class d amps ok?
We have read your recent scathing dismissals that no true scotsman..oops, no true objectivist would say that all amps sound the same. I mean you throw in a whole bunch of weasel words...level matched, not clipping yada yada.
I mean WHO'D say that right? No true sco..objectivist.
Crap. Cmon, at least be true to your beliefs??
Even here, the elected darling of the fashionable objectivist (did HE elect himself BTW?? or is it being layed on him), per my interpretation of his words, seems to be saying that not all amps sound the same.
And here we are, straight away you are in correcting that impression quick bloody smart. Why would you do that if all amps did NOT sound the same?
Yet in soon to come 'clarifications' (no doubt) we will again be subjected to all the caveats.
Can't let it get out there can we that maybe, just maybe, there could be differences in amps?
It is the utter hypocrisy that rankles, not the viewpoint.
"oh, we say they need to be not clipping'. Sure, I agree. All it is is moving goal posts, the end result being 'all amps sound the same, buy the cheaper'.
What is so hard in admitting it? That is after all what I do when it comes to amps, but I don't go thru the farce of trying to claim otherwise.
At the end of the day, expensive amps are snake oil and all amps sound the same (all things being equal..level matched and not clipping, unsighted)
maybe throw in a few cents worth of resistors and caps eh?
Well all of you have the courage of your convictions. THAT is fine, all this weaseling is just pathetic.
To use an example from another audio realm,
I get the example, and that is fine.
but what I DON'T get is why when you use 'an example from another area of audio' it's ok, when amir does it it is 'dancing furiously again'??
Dancing? Crikey, we have a chain of man love going now? Dipstick wants to be AJ, now you want to be dipstick?
The mask slips (easily
), that's all. 'No true scot..objectivist-when arguing-ever says all amps sound the same...but hey! bet they can't pick mp3's!'
And what IS with that graph?? If lame 320 kbps mp3 is indistinguishable from cd, why is there (on it's own graph) different points of quality vs file size?? (serious question, I know nothing about it) But it seems to suggest that there is different levels of quality, are they all the same?? (level of audible quality I mean)
If no difference, why list them. Seems redundant.
So what level of lame encoding is transparent?
Seriously, I know nothing about it.