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    All tracks on approximately 92% of compact discs (CDs) play in inverted polarity on approximately 92% of compact disc players

    Everyone has an opinion.  Is there any truth to this one?  What do you guys think?  Rubbish or not?   http://audiogeorge.com/   http://ultrabitplatinum.com/30-years-of-digital-and-the-92-solution/  ...
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    Vinyl vs CD - Harbeth's owner Alan A. Shaw compares

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFxiLeQmb5k   Check it out.
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    What's the best USB to SPDIF converter?

    I have a North Star 192 MKII DAC and I need a new USB to SPDIF converter.   Suggestions please.........
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    Poll: Do Power Conditioners Help or Hurt ?

    Over the years I've read that power conditioners both help and hurt the sound.   Some say it makes the sound sterile while some say it makes the sound cleaner.   What's going on?   What are your Power Conditioner Impressions?   USG
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    Why all HDMI cables are the same... from cnet news

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20056502-1.html?tag=nl.e702   From the article:  (it does, however, mention that it's possible that PCM data could be influenced by the different amounts of jitter inherent in all different cables.)    Why all HDMI cables are the same     There's...
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    AKG 701s Revisited

    I don't like the AKG 701s much.  I got them a few years ago and haven't listened to them very much.  I liked my 650s and 880s much better, so the poor 701s never got much use.  I probably have never came close to amassing the requisite amount of burn in hours in all the time I've had them.... if...
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    FS: iPad, 16GB, WiFi, Purchased in Dec. 2010 * SOLD *

    For sale is my 16GB, WiFi ipad, purchased in Dec. 2010.  It is in perfect condition, with not a mark on it.   It comes complete, in the original Apple box, with the brochure, charger and cable.   Continental US only, $319.  Firm.  PayPal only.   I will pay shipping and absorb PayPal...
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    Withdrawn

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    Re-Cabled 800s

    Quote: Originally Posted by Shahrose Always good to hear from you USG . If you can't hear differences among headphone cables, then it's best you don't waste money on other cables either. I would say you have been blessed. Unfortunately for me, I have found differences from recabling...
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    Sold: One Day Old Westone UM3X

    I thought I'd try IEMs so I bought some UM3Xs from an authorized dealer with full warranty. Tried them for a few minutes, absolutely fantastic sound but I didn't like the way they felt. I guess IEMs are not for me. My loss is your gain. I'm going to get Yuin OK1s instead. Some of you know...
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    My Latest Conundrum: Please Read

    I recently evaluated a DAC on a 30 day trial period. I conducted my evaluation in the "traditional manner" by listening to the new piece of equipment until I had a handle on it's sound signature. Then I occasionally swapped the cables with some of the other DACs I had on had to get some...
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    Sorry For Post, Found Schematic

    Found Schematic
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    Let's Prove The Null Hypothesis

    Let's prove the Null Hypothesis: I'm searching for: 1- A body of evidence to support the proposition that cables sound differently from each other. 2- A body of evidence to support the proposition that exotic power cords, make a difference. 3- A body of evidence to support the...
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    All Amps DO NOT Sound the Same

    As it says in the title, I'm searching for a body of evidence to support the proposition that all amps do not sound the same. Of course, manufacturer's data must be excluded for obvious reasons. I'm looking for any evidence, collected by any methodology. What I'm not looking for is an...
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    Searching For Evidence to Support Differences in Cables and Power Cords

    As it says in the title, I'm searching for a body of evidence to support the proposition that cables and power cords sound differently from each other. Of course, manufacturer's data must be excluded for obvious reasons. I'm looking for any evidence, collected by any methodology. What...
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    Do all amps sound the same.

    This post was taken out of context from another thread. The beginning is missing and so is the end.
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    The Placebo Effect

    What is it? Does it really exist? How prevelent is it? Have you ever experienced it? If so, what was it like? (tell us your experience) How easy was it to mistake the Placebo effect for reality? How sure were you that your heard something? Was it affected by your expectations? USG
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    The Objectivist Audio Forum: Post #4 : Choose Our Name

    Quote: Originally Posted by jude I've been chastised by some of my fellow Moderators about the crappy forum name and description I chose for this soon-to-be-released forum (and it is up, just waiting for the "on" switch to be thrown). Sorry, guys. It was due to frustration with how so...
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    The Objectivist Audio Forum: Post #2 Definitions

    Our forum is not open yet, so I suppose we should continue our discussions here, where we are allowed to express our opinions. We have been called Objectivists, but what we really represent is the "Science-Based" segment of this audio forum. Being "Science-Based" does not mean that we...
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    The Objectivist Audio Forum

    "I, Objectivist: The Objectivist Audio Forum (opening soon) If you feel the uncontrollable urge to use the word "placebo," in here is where you'll post (and only here). Discuss DBT all you want in here." Just a question: Why not, If you feel the uncontrollable urge to use the word "Burn In"...
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    Worst "Almost High End" Equipment You've Heard

    It has been postulated in this forum that you can't get into the high end with less than a $2000 - $3000 amp (plus the rest of the associated gear), This leaves about 98% of us without an answer to the same question that was asked of the high end guys. What is the worst Almost High End...
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    Can Great Designs Sound Bad?

    It was postulated in the "I want To Have Faith in Ray Samuels Audio... But I Just Don't " thread that great designs can sound bad. Can this be true? If so, name them and explain why they were great and why they sound bad. USG
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    ASIO4ALL Vs. USB Dac :: foobar discussion

    I've discovered that there is a very noticable difference in sound between ASIO4ALL and the USB Dac settings with all three of my USB Dacs. What has been your experiences? What equipment are you using? Which setting do you use? Why? USG
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    FLAC to mp3 in Foobar 9.5 beta 2, higher than 245

    There must be a way to get foobar 9.5 beta 2 to encode from flac to mp3 higher than 245, I just don't know what it is.... Anyone? USG d-_-b
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    I want to post a retraction to my rant on the Constantine USB DAC

    I want retract my rant on the Constantine USB DAC! When I first compared the USB implementation of the Constantine to the optical what I thought I heard was a bright, less robust sound and a thin bass. I said: “So here I am, with a Constantine USB DAC connected optically to my Shuttle...
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