Recent content by Roly1650
  1. Roly1650

    MQA: Revolutionary British streaming technology

    Not misrepresnting you one scintilla, you didn't qualify your remarks with reference to anything, go look at your post again. No mention of 24 bit, 16 bit or anything else. You made the statement, which in it's context and in isolation, was and is wrong, MQA files are over twice the size of...
  2. Roly1650

    MQA: Revolutionary British streaming technology

    Glad you bought that up, but sorry, you are just flat out wrong, with a file size over double that of rbcd, the last users who get any benefit from MQA are those without fast broadband, (who, presumably aren't/can't trying to download/stream hi-res). Go look at the 2L website for confirmation...
  3. Roly1650

    comparing live and recorded music

    Here's another good book, this one's free: http://www.elibrary.com.ng/UploadFiles/file0_1490.pdf
  4. Roly1650

    On High-Fidelity and Equalizing (rant...sort of)

    As far as I can tell, he removed a couple of posts by someone who agreed with him and a couple of yours, he didn't delete your post that he responded to, so what's the beef? It would really help if you posted some detail of the tests you did which lead you to your conclusion that you could hear...
  5. Roly1650

    is this really a problem with blind tests?

    But it was your fault and nobody elses that your original thread title and first few posts were total bollocks, I can't imagine how these could have been any further away from what you claimed you wanted to discuss. Bluntly, you were being disingenious in subsequently claiming you weren't...
  6. Roly1650

    MQA: Revolutionary British streaming technology

    After being force feed a steady diet of "Bob Stuart said, so it must be true" and links to the usual nutty gooney birds in the media, by the threads resident shill, it was quite refreshing reading the viewpoint of a well regarded industry insider who doesn't appear to have a dog in the fight...
  7. Roly1650

    Headphone Burn-in

    I've yet to hear a sane and sensible reason why you shouldn't just listen to the phones straight out the box. Running music through them without listening seems exactly the same to me as giving your brand new car to the neighbour to break-in, because, hey, the car is so goddam awful to drive...
  8. Roly1650

    Power Cables, any way to test?

    Not off topic in the least, re-read @CoA's post, he's proposing a null or difference test. Record cable A, record cable B, through the same amp, dac, cd player or whatever, invert one recording and subtract it from the other. What's left is the difference due to the cables. A purely mathematical...
  9. Roly1650

    Power Cables, any way to test?

    Obviously at least one poster found them compelling evidence of something, (what that something is remains to be seen), otherwise why link to them? It's really sad how low the bar can be set and yet still get people to suck up this kind of rubbish. Note to self: start a cable company........
  10. Roly1650

    MQA: Revolutionary British streaming technology

    Not forgetting of course, that without a flac decoder you'd be wasting your time downloading all those MQA samples so thoughfully available from their technology partners 2L. Everyone a flac.... http://www.2l.no/hires/index.html. There's disingenuous and then there's flat out confusing the issue.
  11. Roly1650

    ADEL Technology - Discussion Thread - Update: March 27, 2016: Please Read 2nd Post of the Thread

    It's a shame this peer review process didn't eliminate the nonsense spouted in the video linked to on the very first post in this thread : https://asiustechnologies.com and repeated in the video in the very next link for the kickstarter campaign...
  12. Roly1650

    Headphone Burn-in

    What's wrong with turning on the amp/dac, listening to the headphones and then when finished listening turn everything back off again. Ask someone, who believes in all that crap, what it is exactly about the sound of the headphones that is so awful until they've run some magic number of hours...
  13. Roly1650

    Article: "Why USB Cables Can Make a Difference"

    Rubens experience is easy to explain when you know that all connectors in a usb cable are designed not to make or break together, coupled with the knowledge that the contacts are on one side of the plug only, so even with perfect alignment, there are contacts leading and contacts lagging. And...
  14. Roly1650

    Article: "Why USB Cables Can Make a Difference"

    What Rane actually say, from the article linked earlier in the thread, (the same article being quoted as the source of measurements"). Note, the usb cable specification calls for twisted shielded pairs on the data lines. Also note no specific recommendation on the construction of the shielding...
  15. Roly1650

    Headphone "un-burn-in" Did anyone observe it?

    One minute switching time is too long, our echoic memory is less than 10 seconds. Your post above means you haven't got the foggiest idea whether they actually sounded exactly the same when they were both new. Sennheiser would be an absolute anomaly if they could manufacture with zero tolerance...
Top