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Allan F

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  1. Re: A Touching Story: Ooops...Just noticed that I accidentally edited out, "I worked on a real construction crew last week that was building a house next door", the girl replied, after "at such a young age".
  2. A Touching Story A young family moved into a house next to a vacant lot. One day a construction crew turned up to start building a house on the empty lot. The young family's five year old daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and spent much of each day observing the workers. Eventually, the construction crew adopted the little girl as kind of a project mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important. At the end of the
  3. As I understand it, the Bryston BDA-3 DAC has been able to play DSD from SACDs via its HDMI input since its introduction three years ago, typically using an Oppo with HDMI output to read the SACDs. A number of receiver/DACs with HDMI input can do so as well.
  4. As I am sure you are now aware, Acoustic Sounds has shut down its Super HiRez digital download service, so that source no longer exists. A Farewell To Super HiRez
  5. How is AES different from other respected journals that publish the names of peer reviewers without these apparent "grudges" coming into play? If egos are that fragile, perhaps the selection process of these peer reviewers requires re-examination.
  6. It is all well and good that "peers are industry experts and professors that are aware of standards in their fields and standards for journal publication". Of greater importance, however, is whether they adhere to those standards. While publishing the names of peer reviewers does not necessarily provide a basis for consumers to assess this, it does provide insight into possible biases, etc. that may be relevant.
  7. Te each his own. IMO, that colour is "rose". I have no problem with someone writing an opinion piece in the form of a column or blog with nothing but effusive praise for a manufacturer, his history, and his product. Just don't call it a "Review".
  8. Sorry but, IMO, another advertisement presented in the guise of a "Review".
  9. Or as Shakespeare might have described MQA, "Much Ado About Nothing".
  10. Translation: "The next piece is for the one who stole my heart and my guitar..."
  11. Sam and Moe, two audiophiles, bump into each other on the street. Sam says, "Did you hear the news about Harry? He died suddenly last Sunday". "That's terribly sad news", says Moe, "What did he have?" "McIntosh, Thiel, Linn, and Nordost", replies Sam.
  12. Most or some? I don't know that there is any objective data to support one or the other. 🙂 However, vinyl lovers are probably more enthusiastic in their support of their preferred format.
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