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by thomh
Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:13 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: The "high frequency transients" fallacy
Replies: 16
Views: 15148

The "high frequency transients" fallacy

I have been skimming the "Why does vinyl (analog) sound better?" thread over on SHtv and WRT transients there is a great thread over on the Dan Lavry forum where he lays this audiophool myth to rest. http://recforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/mv/msg/4097/0/0/0/ I dunno, some SHtv members m...
by thomh
Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:17 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Hendrix CDs?
Replies: 102
Views: 51525

I'm kinda partial to Foxy Lady 2.
by thomh
Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Beatles remaster rumor
Replies: 6
Views: 4240

Beatles remaster rumor

Browsing through this thread on the PSW forum: http://recforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/t/10893/0/ this caught my eye: http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2006/04/20060412094414.shtml According to Starpulse, the Beatles catalog is in the process of being remastered for distribution on iTunes. "We'...
by thomh
Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Luke's "are identical CDs identical?" thread
Replies: 50
Views: 39296

David, I saw that you brought up the ol' jitter article by Roger Nichols over on SHtv: http://stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=1667374&postcount=102 For the record, that little mess was cleared up some time ago and your hunch that Roger was "hearing things" was not too far off: ht...
by thomh
Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD Technology
Replies: 86
Views: 70929

The problem is that all this research has not been done by me. I don't even have an SACD player (shock!). I prefer to post things that I either observed by myself, or that I can confirm by myself. Fair enough. Check your PM. Of course, I could confirm that there appear to be clipped samples on the ...
by thomh
Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:54 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD Technology
Replies: 86
Views: 70929

Andreas wrote:http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?p=1612323#post1612323
http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showt ... ost1611310


There is too much noise in that thread so I would suggest starting a new one.
by thomh
Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:40 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD Technology
Replies: 86
Views: 70929

About those clipped samples...they don't look "severely" clipped. More like AF Minute By Minute and DCC Eagles Greatest Hits, both of which have clipped samples. When I look at the rest of the songs and compare my SACD A-D transfers to the CD rip, the numbers all match up except for Fortu...
by thomh
Thu Apr 07, 2005 4:42 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Vinyl "improvements"?
Replies: 34
Views: 28764

So if it it's not down to EQ, the sonic differences between the LP and CD may be due to... So, given a well-designed analog stage, if a lossy format like MD (ATRAC Type-R) can capture it, I don't see why uncompressed PCM wouldn't be able to do it as well. I performed a few bias-controlled A/B tests...
by thomh
Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:50 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD "needle drops"
Replies: 30
Views: 16050

Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic from the Ghost In The Machine hybrid SACD SACD CD layer rip ----------------- Min Sample Value: -32768 -32766 Max Sample Value: 32767 32767 Peak Amplitude: 0 dB 0 dB Possibly Clipped: 2 1 DC Offset: -.002 -.002 Minimum RMS Power: -83.62 dB -82.46 dB Maxi...
by thomh
Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD "needle drops"
Replies: 30
Views: 16050

I agree with Krab on this one. If the numbers in the SFM xls file are correct there is no need to waste time with listening tests. Even though DSD does provide the *potential* for greater dynamic range, it is the master tape in question that sets it and I hardly think that there is >90dB DR on that ...
by thomh
Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Dan Lavry on transients in music
Replies: 1
Views: 2421

Remember to check in from time to time on this thread as well.

Basically kills the transient myth that certain audiophiles cling to.
by thomh
Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Dan Lavry on cables
Replies: 9
Views: 5641

Just a reminder to still keep an eye on this ongoing thread . Lots of great information and amusement. For example: The cable marketing contest: Rules: Participants must combine at least 15 of the words or phrases below (in any order) to come up with an effective paragraph(s) for selling speaker cab...
by thomh
Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD "needle drops"
Replies: 30
Views: 16050

SACD "needle drops"

From this SHtv thread "needle drop" SACD I recently did a couple of transfers of SACDs to PCM through the analog connections. The result was as bit of a letdown as any other redbook CD in comparison. I decided that there wasn't really a reason to do this, unless the commercial CD counterpart was rea...
by thomh
Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:46 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: cool article on speaker performance testing
Replies: 2
Views: 2219

Thanks for the heads-up, Krab!

And here is one back atcha:

"high frequency transients" fallacy