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Even professionals are ignorant in some respect...  for example some prefer to do analog summing instead of doing it in their DAW. They have to be ignorant about the extra D/A and A/D conversion and added noise, distortion, crosstalk etc. to justify their purchase. Their brain tells them: this has to sound better considering the price. As a result it does.

Wow, that's a whole other can of worms

post #1862 of 3125

Not really. It's the same can, from a different point of view. 

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Some bands play on Persian rugs because they think it helps. Are they wrong to do that?

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Helps in terms of acoustics or performance (can they play better)?

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 (can they play better)?

Well, yes. I think they feel more comfortable on it, so this helps them to play better.

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It would cut down on monitor level bass reflections, so that could have an actual effect on the sound too. 

 

the point is psychoacoustics are real (on an individual level), but it is also unpredictable and not applicable as a predictive model (currently). They represent a sort of epi-acoustics - that is, an influencing layer on top of actual acoustics. Sometimes that can mean objective differences in sound (perceived comfort/familiarity allows for better performance), and sometimes not (the silver cable is not "brighter"). But they are not a reason to market or recommend products, or propose that they make a "real difference." Especially on the playback side of things. 

post #1868 of 3125

Thanks, this mentions a couple of good reasons why to use rugs.

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Thanks, this mentions a couple of good reasons why to use rugs.

Yes but the music world is full of rug abuse. Oh..um...wait...
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The best reason for a persian rug is the one mentioned by The Dude Lebowski: "it really tied the room together, man".
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Yes but the music world is full of rug abuse. Oh..um...wait...

haha, I saw what you did there....or did I?

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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

It would cut down on monitor level bass reflections, so that could have an actual effect on the sound too. 

 

the point is psychoacoustics are real (on an individual level), but it is also unpredictable and not applicable as a predictive model (currently). They represent a sort of epi-acoustics - that is, an influencing layer on top of actual acoustics. Sometimes that can mean objective differences in sound (perceived comfort/familiarity allows for better performance), and sometimes not (the silver cable is not "brighter"). But they are not a reason to market or recommend products, or propose that they make a "real difference." Especially on the playback side of things. 

actually, I'm not sure what point I was trying to make with that rug analogy.

post #1873 of 3125
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Originally Posted by dcfac73 View Post

I still think burning cds on a laptop on battery power sounds better than doing the same thing on mains power. Am I foolish on this?


my soda came spilling out of my nose when i read this. hilarious :D

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my soda came spilling out of my nose when i read this. hilarious :D

why is that? Have you tried to burn cds both ways?

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Yes but the music world is full of rug abuse. Oh..um...wait...

Xxx, Rugs & Rock 'n' Roll

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