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    Toslink weirdness???

    Well return your Blue Jeans fibers. Why did you purchase/try them?
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    Toslink weirdness???

    Clear, thanks. i was asking because: touching with metal/fingers/plastic has no incidence at all in the optical unless Blue Jean optical has its metallic connector touching your Denon screw or some metallic case..... passive optical switches are adding additional attenuation to the optical...
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    Toslink weirdness???

    Hi @Sebastian.Athea , You are perfectly right, watching your video I got the wrong idea that you were dealing with an SPDIF cable instead of a fiber (Toslink). My misunderstanding, sorry. Then return your Blue Jean optical fiber. Is the picture dealing with your DAC? Can you tell us more about...
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Time to change your recordings methods then :). Use ultrasonic mics at eye & skull level rather than record them at ears (binaural).
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    Possible source of "digital harshness"

    More details in this not so recent thread: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/ripping-cds-that-have-pre-emphasis.423506/ Some updates are probably needed regarding ripping software but still instructive.
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Even at small Jazz club my ears are rarely less than 5 meters from cymbals and almost never in free line of sight (no obstacles). A few posts back I did provide @KeithEmo with closed mic ed cymbals hits. At that time I was requesting how he could retrieve room characteristics from its ultrasonic...
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Not exactly 20log(2/0.5) + AIr Absorption at 200 Hz ( neglectable) -> roughly 12dB vs 14dB. ( 200 Hz has a 1.5 meter wavelength, in principle the 1/r attenuation is not applicable interactions between waves are more complex. I did the above calculation just for copping with your example )
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Ultrasonics do follow same law as any other frequency provided that they are in Far Field (greater than two wavelength distance). Atmospheric Absorption is frequency dependent. ISO 9613 calculator provided is dealing only with such absorption. https://www.mne.psu.edu/lamancusa/me458/10_osp.pdf
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    2 meters: ~14 dB attenuation for f=30 kHz @2m/0.5m with 50% humidity in free space.
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    No Keith. You have distance! - 20 log r in Free space or Fresnel zone. It is the case for f=30 kHz at 6 feet.
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    The 50 dB attenuation for f=30 kHz @20m/0.5m with 50% humidity in free space is indeed very correct. :)
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    Why do USB cables make such a difference?

    Do you mind sharing the DAC Output effects of an item not coping with your standards? Just the output, no item name or any EMC levels. Thanks.
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Hoping you will have a limit and not ask for ultrasonics up to hundreds of kHz in order to check musicians and public organs/pregnancy/ etc...:)
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Why do you need ultrasonics for reverb when you should have enough of such cues in the audio bandwidth? Gravity analysis is using wavelets transforms since they offer a faster convergence/decay vs Fourier.
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    What kind of Ultrasonic Frequencies are in HD Tracks?

    How much are you estimating that ultrasonic gain? What about the effects of ultrasonic huge amount of energy produced by noise shaping then? Depending on how ears filter the added ultrasonic energy should be insignificant.
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