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Sal1950

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  1. Very simple, finding the best performing/measuring components minus any non-verifiable BS. In search of real High Fidelity.
  2. Yep, the meanest, nastiest posts I ever read here were put up by a subjectivist having his feet held to the fire when asked to produce proof that what he believes he heard is real by supplying verifiable evidence such as DBT's or measurements. They just can't stand having their religion questioned and get reduced to name calling, snarky remarks and such. Because HiFi is short for High Fidelity. The persuit of HiFi has since the very beginning been accomplished via the use of measurements and the advancement of the engineering community learning to apply scientific principles towards an ever improving SOTA. The human weaknesses toward sighted, known DUT, expectation bias used as a tool has been discounted for every scientific path from chemistry to medicine. If your only interest in this "hobby" is to assemble a system that produces a pleasing sound for you, that's fine. But if your interest is to follow a path that will bring you closer to the artist/producer/engineers intent, you need to take a verifiable path that insures your hearing resembles that which is your desire, High Fidelity. If someone comes here after going to a Copperfield magic show and insist he made a 747 disappear off the runway with his "magic", would you take that as gospel because he seen it with his own 2 eyes, or ask him to please look behind the curtain with a camera to prove the airplane was actually gone? Not faked in any way Chris, that's exactly what your doing. If one of us posts a reasonable objective question to a thread that you or the OP doesn't approve of, you cast it off to Siberia. Not true at all. Amir lets people post most anything they like, but they will probably be asked, mostly by members, to supply verifiable confirmation. That IMO is only fair. You can't just make up fake news there and expect to get away with it. Oh brother, that's a straw man if I ever heard one. "there are starving people the world over, what different does it make if people tell fairy-tales about creating audios SOTA?" BOOO Chris, I find it truly sad what your doing to CA/AS. I came here originally thinking this was a site dedicated to Computer Audio, a place where the technology of computers used for audio storage, etc; held sway. It has slowly swung towards just another WBF "I heard it, so it is so" site where any claim, no matter how foolish is taken seriously. Now it seems the final nail will be to turn this site into the subjectivist version of Hydrogenaudio, were little to any objective challenges will be allowed. Yes Sir, that is censorship in its worst form, to ban the process of critical thinking.
  3. I much prefer the American Sam Kinison 😆
  4. Chris, Like every other issue there are two sides to every story. We don't sensor the MQA threads where people have been continually debating the issues for a number of years now. Why are we to consider any cable threads off limits to opposing views? This is more akin to a religious thread that refuses to allow any science based information to upset the believers. when the basic science runs in direct contradiction to subjective believes What does this say to you? "Conclusion: No evidence in these tests to suggest that the different USB cables used here with the asynchronous CM6631A USB-to-SPDIF converter, direct asynchronous TEAC UD-501 USB DAC, or adaptive isochronous USB setups should sound different (even though one would expect Cable C to be the worst). Subjectively, listening to music with Cable C through Sennheiser HD800's sounded fine. No evidence with the J-Test to suggest data-correlated jitter is significantly different between cables. By the way, for a good demonstration of how jitter improves with interface/cable change, look at my post on Transporter-to-Behringer connection with TosLink vs. AES/EBU. Also, remember that my Oppo BDP-105 tests were done with a single 15' USB cable - still better than Cable C in construction :-). "
  5. Sorry but the truth has to come to light on occasion. The popularity of cable snake oil has made a laughing stock of the audiophile community. A lie repeated often enough still doesn't make it true.
  6. Absolutely. Something is going seriously wrong with either the DAC or cable for the sound of 0&1's to change ????
  7. None of us did at his age. But we live and learn. LOL
  8. Thanks Jud. I have to look into if the current PCLinuxOS dev team is interested in building Nuvola apps to run on our distro. But before bothering I need to find out if the output of its dedicated Qobuz app to direct for bit perfect playback as it does in Windoz with Exclusive. Working around Pulse and getting the stream into Alsa can be difficult. Tricky stuff modern linux sound config is. LOL
  9. Still hoping for a native Linux desktop app to access the various HD data rate files. Spotify has one
  10. Got this Faith Hill album a week or so back. I've played it a few times now, her singing and the sound on this DVD is beautiful, it will get a lot of plays here..
  11. He probably listens to Country when no one is around to catch him "slumming". Country is just not Kool they tell me. BS I say.
  12. Just grabbed Faith Hill - Cry in DVD-A 5.1 surround off ebay. Can't wait to get and play it!!!
  13. Biggest issue with all the streamers is the near total lack of multichannel files. 😡
  14. Father time is without mercy. What I wouldn't give to be able to book a ticket to see Merle Haggard live one more time. I've never seen anyone take command of a stage and make it all seem so easy at the same time. RIP Merle, God Bless
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