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  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...
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    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...
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    comparing live and recorded music

    Here's another good book, this one's free: http://www.elibrary.com.ng/UploadFiles/file0_1490.pdf
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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........
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    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.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Use of EAC & Enquiry for best output sound (MP3 & FLAC) & Laptop Drive

    You'll need Flac.exe somewhere on your hard drive. In EAC go to the "File" menu and choose "Compression Options". In the file requester box for the external program, you'll need to point to the location of Flac.exe. and you can set your various flac settings under this tab. In the EAC main...
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    R2R/multibit vs Delta-Sigma - Is There A Measurable Scientific Difference That's Audible

    I believe Floyd Toole is presenting the work of Sean Olive in the video, most of the graphs are the same or similar. Anyway, at about 12:30 in, Toole states that the two speakers were visually identical, it was the crossovers that differed, so I'd hazards a guess that you are right.
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    Objectivists board room

    Her who has to be obeyed decided that my speakers were perfect to hold her plants up off the floor. The water rings on the teak finish are a marvel of geometric precision, the beauty of which I hadn't considered when I bought them. Still, what's mine is her's and what's her's is her own, she's...
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    Why 24 bit audio and anything over 48k is not only worthless, but bad for music.

    @nick_charles gave a perfect explanation of why you are incorrect. He even linked to an excellent article on the why's and wherefores, which would have enlightened you, if you'd chosen to read it. The sampling theorem is as true for higher sample rates as it is for 16/44. You repeating this pile...
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    Huge Controversy Within the Hi-Rez Community

    But it's not a case of not being labelled, which is one thing, this is a case of being deliberately mislabelled, which is something else entirely. And why does it matter they find out after the sale that what they paid for isn't what they got? That makes it worse, not better, doesn't it? It's...
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    Huge Controversy Within the Hi-Rez Community

    All that's true, but what HDTracks hasn't done is go back and re-classify any of their product which is labelled hi-res, but isn't, so their QC system doesn't apply retroactively. This means a potential user has to go hunting around on other websites to find out if the album they are interested...
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    Vinyl vs CD - Harbeth's owner Alan A. Shaw compares

    Except that the reproduction of music is technical, not artistic. The problem starts when someone wants to conflate the two by implying that because the music is the art then it's reproduction must be to, which is only true if a consicious decision is taken to ignore fidelity, (accuracy). And...
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    Why 24 bit audio and anything over 48k is not only worthless, but bad for music.

    That link is an excellent place to start and as relevant today as the day it was published, there have been zero developments in the meantime which would have rendered it obselete. Anybody saying otherwise is either offering bad advice or has no clue what they are talking about. The biggest...
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    I don't like the Burden of Proof Augument.

    @castleofargh, you haven't noticed that in this thread @mmerrill99 is arguing that any form of home administered abx tests are rubbish and indicative of nothing, while in the "Objectivists board room" thread, he has latched on to someone elses home administered abx test as his gold standard and...
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    Objectivists board room

    So it's fair to say you have no view of or are unaware of null testing, neuroscience or abx are the only viable choices? I would argue that null testing is likely to be more precise than neuroscience, with digital audio it's purely mathematical. And after 150 years of research, science has...
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