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by thomh
Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Dan Lavry on cables
Replies: 9
Views: 7543

Dan Lavry on cables

by thomh
Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:49 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD Technology
Replies: 86
Views: 93953

For those members in need of a "Pit"-stop, head over to the ProSoundWeb forum and check out this excellent and informative thread concerning DSD/PCM: Digidesign and DSD . Also this one over on Lynn Fuston's excellent board concerning 24/16bits: 16 bit blues...... I would also recommend anyone who is...
by thomh
Mon Oct 04, 2004 3:37 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Dan Lavry: Audio Electronics - Theory to practice forum
Replies: 1
Views: 2837

Dan Lavry: Audio Electronics - Theory to practice forum

Dan's new forum is now open for business over on http://recforums.prosoundweb.com/

He is the man to ask if you want the *facts* about digital technology.
by thomh
Thu Sep 16, 2004 6:03 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Steely Dan's Aja on CD
Replies: 4
Views: 3642

Steely Dan's Aja on CD

Leppo has supplied a link where you can compare (what is purported to be) SH's version with (supposedly) Nichols' version. It cuts back and forth at 30-second intervals. Japanese - US JVC - Japanese - US JVC The US JVC is (supposedly) SH's version. http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=74...
by thomh
Fri Sep 10, 2004 6:06 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: $1 Million James Randi Challenge offered to golden ears
Replies: 17
Views: 14624

Here is an update from James Randi: No, none of those 13 people I e-mailed about the audio challenge weeks ago have replied, a fact that I'm sure will not surprise my readers. They won't because they can't. They're fakers, irresponsible quacks, and they've gone under that huge rock where the other f...
by thomh
Tue Jun 08, 2004 5:19 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD Technology
Replies: 86
Views: 93953

I can't find this particular post -- is it edited together from several others? This was taken from the Mastering Web Board . There is a section there called 'The Big Controversy' and in there is an article called '192k vs 96k Discussion/Analysis'. I felt it summed up his overall thoughts pretty go...
by thomh
Mon Jun 07, 2004 4:31 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD Technology
Replies: 86
Views: 93953

Since that thread on the George Massenburg forum is rather long and it contains a lot of noise, read this post from Mr. Lavry carefully as it pretty much says it all. I first stated my objections to 192KHz sampling for audio publicaly, while chairing the seminar "All about AD converters" at the NY A...
by thomh
Mon Jun 07, 2004 4:28 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD Technology
Replies: 86
Views: 93953

Those looking for a corrective to SACD enthusiast bull (and aren't we all?) are hereby directed to this HT forum thread for a stellar example: Another Lee Scoggins Smackdown That LeeS is quite a character. At least on that forum they do let him get away with it. He reminds of Reagan's comment that ...
by thomh
Sat Feb 14, 2004 6:05 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD Technology
Replies: 86
Views: 93953

Thomh, if I understand you correctly, it's interesting that you seem to be saying that a downsampled SACD excerpt, when A/B'd against the actual SACD, sounds identical. So much for the need for higher resolutions then, no? Sorry for my late response. I wanted to wait until we had a chance to test s...
by thomh
Mon Feb 09, 2004 6:34 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD Technology
Replies: 86
Views: 93953

Question for the gang: Who is able to hear the difference in the echo? When I play the wav file through my LynxTwo soundcard and listen through a pair of headphones, the last 4 snare hits has a deeper and more 3D echo. And when I a/b it against the SACD layer on the disc they are identical. Gardo, I...
by thomh
Sun Feb 08, 2004 3:27 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD Technology
Replies: 86
Views: 93953

Listen through a pair of headphones. It does not scream out you but the last 4 snare hits exhibit a fuller and deeper echo. Here are the stats for Fortunate Son: SACD ---- Min Sample Value: -32768 -30383 Max Sample Value: 32759 30397 Peak Amplitude: 0 dB -.65 dB Possibly Clipped: 2 0 DC Offset: -.00...
by thomh
Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:49 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD Technology
Replies: 86
Views: 93953

This echo difference you speak of -- which I assume is apparent enough to obviate the need for a blind comparison -- if it's this* audible, it shoudl show up as a visible diff in a .wav view of the various versions....for the SACD, you'll have to capture the analog feed , but the two CDs can be cap...
by thomh
Tue Feb 03, 2004 5:01 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD Technology
Replies: 86
Views: 93953

Apparently the eyes of god are upon us: Apparently not god himself, but one of his loyal servants. ---------------------------------------- Steve responds: I don't want you to believe anything. All I'm saying is TRY IT FOR YOURSELF. Thomh, Krab said I use different mastering chains. I do not. I use...
by thomh
Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: We need a FORMAT WAR thread (or twelve)
Replies: 46
Views: 26833

My first post at this forum! Wanna hear the dumbest one of all? True story! You know, Steve Hoffman actually got all in a huff over my questions and legitimate doubts about the supposed "superiority" of SACD, particularly when I insisted on hitting them with the scientific facts of the matter. He f...
by thomh
Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD Technology
Replies: 86
Views: 93953

Again, you bring up nothing about the sampling depth here. I can sample at 44kHz using *1* bit, but what I get certainly won't be a "complete" encoding of the original signal. What has been said along is that all signals <Fs/2 will be sampled equally accurately for amplitude, phase and frequency. A...