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  1. no no I do want to debate room correction and/or headphone equalization in thread about an ethernet switch review. I meant : compared to x change, if x change yields a 10 difference out a scale of 10, then y change has a zyx value, that is.... i picked headphone equalization as an example for x, etherregen being the y ; pick whatever you want in place of headphone equalization, ie, a change of SPL by volume selector we all have one place or another. It's a general issue I have with any review : how to scale what a change brings compared to other types of changes. Maybe this could be an hygiene for any review : once we have found huge differences through whatever gear or setting, let's listen 1 or 2 dB softer and louder and recalibrate our impressions
  2. I'm not in headphones for ages, so went over Harman's et al research in a swift, but it seems that, even more than room correction, headphone correction is needed since most masterings are done for and with speakers in rooms where room gain lifts the LF. Since Rajiv does not mention any such thing and since I've only seen headphones in his equipment, I hope he's not spending fortunes in minute details to compensate for a way off in very measurable decibels in ears response.
  3. thank you. My remark was based on the "Associated Equipment" listing. I went for it in seconds and therefore haven't actually read the review as you correctly assumed. Now I will read the article with the attention it deserves (you obviously did). However not in too much of a hurry ; I'm not yet convinced it matters the slightest fraction of attention in room response deserves.
  4. Looks admirably thorough but have you tried with cheap CAT6 UTP cables, you know the ones with plastic connectors so they don't create ground issues to start with?
  5. PM. total crash. Can't do journalctl -a but took a pic occurred today after 10 minutes of pleasure from CD rip You'll read cpuidle and thermal etc. With 4.14.1 and previous it gets warm but I can play SACD rips and 24/192 for as long as I want. At the touch the Mac was not hot at all today; hence it's not an issue of more heat built with 4.15.1 but rather a different threshold or maybe even a crash instead of/when before I had just a warning but it kept playing Thus being, I play 16/44 with ext2 and I get more and earlier warnings of cpu throttle because of temperature, than when I play 24/192 with mqa mp
  6. thank you Jussi, my apologies : I was not enquiring about the Upsquared capabilities but suggesting that maybe the crashes I experimented with Embedded 4.15.1 could be revealed only with convolution engaged
  7. On UpSqared I suppose you don't run convolution filters ; did you? If not could you please confirm no pops no crashes even when convolving?
  8. back to 4.14.1... will try to pm u the pictures I took after the crashes (btw, I have assumed no screen capture was possible and took photos but maybe I ignore some trick?)
  9. 4.15.1 on my MBPr crashes after a few minutes tens of lines appear, first time in a narrow column, second as long lines; stories told seem completely different 1st crash mentioned preemption disabled at stp, second time it mentions things about cpuidle... btw, would be nice to be able to back-up matrix ; 8 configurations, 4 being Mch to St, to redo twice in the same hour is boring
  10. perfectly but I'm about to report issues with 4.15.1 in the relevant thread... try 4.14
  11. Yes, works perfectly fine with my mid 2012 MBPr I'm limited to 5EC with PCM, ASDM7 with DSD sources but that's a horsepower issue not a Mac vs PC issue : if your Mac is more powerful than the Lenovo, use the Mac just etch the image and press the option key at boot to select it : that simple
  12. For fair comparison you need to combine RePhase to REW in order to address Time domain. Both are donation free but there's quite a learning curve. Questions : Can we beat automated software such as Dirac by manual cumbersome operations? Is it worth paying a trained third party to do it if we 're not feeling up to? When using RePhase, we need to know crossovers frequency values (at least) ; wonder how Dirac proceeds ; maybe @mitchco can elaborate ?
  13. Maybe it's a good thing to not let you play with frequency dependent windowing or correcting the Amplitude on Vector Average. The Harman targets you refer to as well as the famous B&K are designed to correct responses to which no FDW has been applied. Applying documented targets to improper averages can only produce undocumented freaks. Please go back to the literature and consider reading attachment in
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