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  • Audiophile Style Podcast: Episode 22 | Mitch Barnett of Accurate Sound Interview

     

     

     

    Episode 22 is up and being delivered to all the podcast platforms right now. 

     

    In this episode I interview Accurate Sound's Mitch Barnett. Mitch has been involved in digital signal processing for many years, including writing a book, contributing several articles to Audiophile Style (@mitchco) on the topic, and recently starting his own company called Accurate Sound. I talked to Mitch about digital signal processing, some of the myths and reasons people may have dismissed it in the past, and what we can look forward to in the future. Mitch also discusses his room calibration service, his new software convolution engine called Hang Loose Convolver, and something new he is working on. Enjoy

     

    More from Accurate Sound here - https://accuratesound.ca

     

     

    Listen via the embedded player below or subscribe on any platform.

     


    Current Podcast Setup.jpgAs much as I'd love to deliver this show to everyone in lossless high resolution audio, the podcast platforms only accept MP3. So, I record everything as lossless WAV files using a Neumann TLM 103 transformerless cardioid condenser microphone, then convert to 320 Kbps MP3 to give everyone the best quality currently possible. Given that I'm using a Merging Technologies Anubis analog to digital converter to record, I technically could do everything at DXD (384 kHz) or DSD256, but that's a bit over the top, even for me.

     

    A big thanks to David Chesky for allowing me to use the track East Harlem, from the album The Body Acoustic. The album can be purchased and downloaded at 24/96 from the Chesky Records site here

     

    All AS Podcast episodes can be found here, or you can find / subscribe on every podcast platform known to man. If I missed a platform some people use, just let me know. Here are links to the most popular platforms.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    I am a zealous proponent of Mitch’s room correction service. It made my “unusual” main listening space usable by correcting the room’s influence on the bass, for two sets of speakers over the last two years. But it also did amazing things when I just said, “Why not?” and had Mitch prepare filters for my two BlueSound Pulse Flex 2i speakers that I listen to in mono in other rooms of my house. One sits on the bottom shelf of a bookcase with a vase as camouflage hiding it from view, while the other sits on the bottom shelf of a side table and is listened to while reclining in a bed where I like to drift off to sleep with musical accompaniment.  The improvement in sound - even with these little speakers in less than ideal locations - was HUGE and surprising.  Just a data point to show that DSP can fix issues and listening scenarios 2798F362-98E0-47BF-8471-2AD642C1E1E6.thumb.jpeg.88c71f1f53196a9f24d9aadb6d2fede7.jpegDCAEF5A0-E51B-48D6-A16F-BB1E945047E8.thumb.jpeg.fdb1e61cc38ed602ec8d455ee09ac160.jpegthat were not even conceived of by the manufacturers of your audio equipment. 

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