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  1. Personally I have found the Objective-Fi section and various threads springing up there a massive refreshment. I never could find much out before about technicalities due to the endless bickering and was drifting away to other fora. It's not been my area of interest before partly because the level of discourse was on a primitive level so it has been hard to learn anything - but I'm now looking there to see what's going on and learn new things.
  2. Thanks for letting me know. Look forward to reading your thoughts.
  3. Hi Greg @gstew did you get a chance to do this comparison?
  4. I tend to agree, much prefer smaller venues. But memorable large scale events stay with you for life, especially with kids along for the ride.... Live 8 Pink Floyd - first (and last) performance together in 24 years. U2 and Coldplay are not my favourite musicians but in a stadium they can be epic - back in the day of course
  5. Note, the ERed-dock is not roon ready but they are working on it...
  6. I think you have done a good job in your blog post of covering all the relevant areas involved from music production to listening. And maybe the conversation is now concluded. If only everyone would acknowledge and respect each others 'intent' as you put it then there would be a lot less misunderstanding. I am none the wiser which measurements matter but I have to say I'm now clear that measuring and analysing equipment outside of listening leaves me cold. I will leave that to others more qualified but I will keep an eye on developments.. .
  7. Thanks and good points.. A change within ourselves is all part of the 'science' from my point of interest which includes (trying) to understand subjectivity. For sure spending $$$ is always going to be a major influence on any assessment.
  8. @archimago wondering what you think of this Genelec paper... questioning quick v slow listening..
  9. "Using traditional subjective testing, it has proven difficult to argue clearly in favor of higher data-rates than 48 kHz/24bit linear PCM per channel [12]. The same kind of tests, however, have also been used to promote lossy data reduction, where most audio information is discarded, though anyone interested in sound today notice warbling “space monkey” artifacts and collapsed imaging across platforms, be it broadcast, YouTube, music streaming or phone..... At least three temporal time-scales—the 400 ms grey zone, auditory fatigue, and long-term learning effects— should be taken into account in audio standardization, so our society is not used to rubber-stamp vulgarisation in recording, storage or distribution." Confirms what I thought that short term quick listening comparisons do not fully take account how we perceive sound. Our brain/ears are not a mechanical measuring device - the main concern I have about objectification is how everything is assumed at some level to be a machine... Thanks for posting @semente
  10. ...a line from a punk rock anthem with appropriate guitar riff..:)
  11. In general online forums are unsatisfying for deeper more complex discussion for the reasons you state as there are so many usually conflicting interests at play. It takes a lot of good will, intention and players who know and admit the limits of their knowledge - this thread shows its possible to exchange points of view and knowledge without a bun fight. Yes to be convincing there would have to be this level of rigour applied. Any studies I have come across (which aren't that many) which depend on data from listeners preferences reveal that there seem to be very few people who are consistently accurate. The study on wine tasting experts not being able to tell good from bad was similar in this respect. so true if only it could be left at that with interest switched to finding out how to measure improvements that are subjectively obvious. Agree. Next step hopefully would be a hybrid where subjectives who are convinced of improvements would engage with some objective analysis. Then the 2 camps as well as being important places for like minded exchange do not remain just echo chambers.
  12. I have met McGilchrist too and asked him some questions - a great man. Agree wholeheartedly but I do not have the training or experience so this might be a good point to ask: • what are the measurements that can be made, or should be made in relation to analysing performance of equipment? • and secondly overall sound quality • what equipment can be used/bought for home use? • how do you make and record these? • how can we 'view' them? • what should we be looking for in the measurements?
  13. I don't know but I want to know is a profound position to adopt....
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