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  1. No I'm not, that is essentially what he asked me. Besides, you're no referee, you're a troll. A biased troll at that.
  2. And you are dodging the original argument. Who are you exactly? What is your background to doubt what I have said? I honestly want to know. Could you post your CV for us to peruse so we will have a better idea? You are just grasping for traction, for anything to pretend you actually have an argument when you do not. Please, continue to entertain us and by all means, do not depend on me to educate you for clearly, you do not need educating. Goodbye. PS. It's Arrogant Dickhead. Not Arrogant Bastard Ale which is a different thing altogether. Maybe English is not your first language? but I digress...
  3. I didn't call you an arrogant dickhead I asked about your attitude. It was actually an interrogative. Like I said. I believe the point of rapidly diminishing returns occurs quickly in cables and that a bit isn't always a bit. If that has too much gray area for you, there are a lot of things in life that are likely going to disappoint you.
  4. Do you always have an arrogant dickhead attitude or is it only when you're talking about audio? Cables can make a difference depending on the system and environment they're used in. My belief is that the point of rapidly diminishing returns happens a heck of a lot faster than most cable manufacturers would want you to believe. But the whole notion that a bit is a bit in the grand scheme of essentially a very complex data bus is not true when it comes to streaming. Now if you think that is snake oil, I personally do not care.
  5. It's not a common thing, but I have been in many many data centers where a cable has failed. I would really suspect a manufacturing defect or, someone did not handle it properly or a datacenter where there are lots of adds moves changes where it gets abused. I never said anything about boutique cables. A data center is a perfect environment, your living room is not.
  6. Ethernet uses different voltages depending on whether it uses POE or Gigabit Ethernet and what the muxing requirements are. So, a signal over a Gigabit Ethernet cable represents two bits, instead of a single bit. In other words, instead of just using two voltages on a signal representing merely “0” or “1”, it uses four different voltages, representing “00”, “01”, “10” and “11”. Factor in other engineering considerations and it can add up. The data requirements and architecture for real time computing (streaming) are different than latent computing. But I'm sure everyone already knows this. The data bus in streaming applications and therefore the transmission requirements are different than say a desktop environment.
  7. The gist of this article is absolutely correct and I know this from working in the telecommunication and enterprise computing industries for decades. What is baffling to me is why it seems to be such an issue in the audio world. Part of it may stem from poor power supply design and implementation within audio equipment and the fact that manufacturers skimp on parts and power supplies and end up creating a very electrically noisy environment or an environment that does not manage heat well. The other is that the application itself does not lend itself well to tolerating data buffers to deal with error correction and then there is the whole jitter issue which everyone deals with in a variety of ways. Clocking and frequency stability are issues. In enterprise computing, power regulation and power cleanliness is a very important factor because it has a large impact in computing errors, downtime, equipment longevity etc and of course heat is an issue on the IC level and the environmental level. Cables and connections do go bad and you would not really think that would be the case because they are seemingly inert but they're not. Not all transmission mediums are the same (multimode vs singlemode fiber even though they're both glass) but once you get to a certain level, if everything else is accounted for, they should have no impact. It's a mystery wrapped in an enigma lying at the bottom of a beer glass that I'm sure has something to do with money.
  8. That is a fun band to listen to. The lead vocal reminds me of Bob Dylan.
  9. Great album if you've never heard it, very low key
  10. Soundbreaking Great series if you can catch it streaming on Amazon and Itunes or your local PBS station https://www.pbs.org/soundbreaking/home/
  11. Still smile when I hear this song. On a tape machine in a basement no less.
  12. I guess you have not heard of the dynamic range database? http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list/dr/desc You will have to do some extrapolation to get what you want, but it should point point you in the right direction. I have a couple of Denon demo discs and they are very dynamic, more so than a telarc 1812 recording i have. You might also check out. Well. It is a dead website. http://www.pleasurizemusic.com/ The methodology used in both places is I believe the difference between the peak and RMS levels, which was called the "crest factor" this is where you will have to do some extrapolation. You might check this out too https://www.stereophile.com/asweseeit/as_we_see_it_the_spaces_between_the_notes/index.html
  13. Nice wood, a piece of industrial art. I suppose if you have to write your own software, develop a new clocking methodology, and start everything over from scratch (which wouldn't make sense but okay) and you intend to only sell 150 units because they're such a pain in the rear to manufacture, sure, $91K. If it doesn't change the digital playback paradigm though... why? I don't see putting your files on an sd card and putting said card in player as a paradigm change. It will have to sound light years ahead of a any top of the line player today to come close to a justification. A good company flagship marketing product perhaps...
  14. Blue Note puts out some very interesting compilations and this series is great.
  15. Are you concerned about bandwidth? The physical layer usually doesn't have an impact except for the bandwidth.
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