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  1. mansr

    MQA is Vaporware

    That statement is mathematically incorrect.
  2. https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/ast/26/1/26_1_50/_pdf http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rd/pubs/reports/1974-11.pdf Note that the BBC paper is from 1974. The notion that jitter is something recently discovered by the audiophile industry is thus clearly a fabrication.
  3. mansr

    Invert absolute polarity in recordings

    Audacity can do it and save the result.
  4. mansr

    My System is So Good that...

    ... I can hear when the NSA wiretap is active on my internet connection. Gives everything a spooky sound.
  5. mansr

    Album of the Evening

    Pop it in a PC and ask your favourite ripping program. If it doesn't give this information, you need a new favourite.
  6. That's just saying that the attack and decay are not symmetrical. A piano still has a pretty slow attack compared to many other instruments.
  7. He forgot "micro-dynamics." Otherwise it's a pretty complete list of Things Audiophile Tweaks Improve™. Regarding transients, a piano is one of the last places I'd go looking for them.
  8. Bring it on. I'll be sharpening the blades in my shredder.
  9. Does your DAC use a hard drive for intermediate storage between the USB receiver and the conversion circuit? If not, I fail to see how that has any relevance whatsoever.
  10. I was responding to this: Why did you say that if you don't want to talk about clocking and buffers? You appear to be suggesting that a memory device can somehow pass on jitter from the writer to the reader. That's pretty much the central tenet of Alex's beliefs. We were. Then you completely changed the subject. Your outburst was somewhat incoherent, though, so perhaps I misunderstood what you were trying to say (besides insulting me). Are you drunk or something? You usually make a lot more sense than you have done in the last few posts.
  11. Consider a memory (SRAM) chip. Its flip-flops can each be in either of two states, representing a binary 0 or 1. There are no intermediate states of a little, around half, or almost 1. Once a bit pattern has been stored, it is impossible to determine the timing of the write sequence. When the data is later read back, it is thus equally impossible for jitter in the write clock to influence what is being read or the timing of the reading, provided the correct values were stored in the first place. It is a mistake to view a memory device as a jitter attenuator with properties comparable to a PLL. When did you start believing in Alex's ideas?
  12. OK, but the next one had better be a howler.
  13. mansr

    Bird Music

    The owls are not what they seem.
  14. Well, this is fun. Can we have another quote?