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    Hi

    Just a message offering support that you're not the only one who feels that way... Certain audiophiles believe when it comes to listening they are totally immune to natural human influences... I think you agree, like me, that there is no way that all their other senses are removed from such examination and recognise the same in yourself and allow for the fact that (for example) you may be drawn to an amplifier due to looks as well as sound quality.

    Just had the argument too often to express this in the thread so hope message is okay.

    Eloise
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Audio System
Music Server(s):
Logitech Media Server (used to be squeezeboxserver)
Music Server Operating System:
Linux
Preferred Digital Interface(s):
USB, AES/EBU (Single Wire), Ethernet (UPnP/DLNA)
Digital to Analog Converter(s):
MF V-DAC, Cambridge DACMagic, custom
Amplifier(s):
Custom "KWAD", 4 x hypex nc400
Loudspeakers:
Linn Isobariks, Genelecs
Interconnects:
Cat 6
Loudspeaker Cables:
Yes
Power Cables:
Yes
Remote Control(s):
Logitech Harmony
Remote Control Apps:
Custom (python)
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Amsterdam

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Audio System
Music Server(s):
Logitech Media Server (used to be squeezeboxserver)
Music Server Operating System:
Linux
Preferred Digital Interface(s):
USB, AES/EBU (Single Wire), Ethernet (UPnP/DLNA)
Digital to Analog Converter(s):
MF V-DAC, Cambridge DACMagic, custom
Amplifier(s):
Custom "KWAD", 4 x hypex nc400
Loudspeakers:
Linn Isobariks, Genelecs
Interconnects:
Cat 6
Loudspeaker Cables:
Yes
Power Cables:
Yes
Remote Control(s):
Logitech Harmony
Remote Control Apps:
Custom (python)
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Not so hip to be square

by Julf on 06-09-2013 at 10:57 AM
There seems to be a fair bit of confusion about trying to reproduce square waves using bandwidth-limited systems (and face it, all audio systems are bandwidth-limited), so I decided to try to write up some basic things that hopefully will help clear some of the confusion.

As we know, a square wave is the sum of all odd harmonics, according to the formula

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By the way, that formula has nothing to do with Fourier analysis -

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The Double-Blind Control Experiment and Scientific Thinking

by Julf on 08-05-2012 at 07:51 AM
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Edge.org[/URL], the website of the science and technology think thank [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edge.org"]Edge Foundation[/URL], has a great collection of answers from various experts to their "[URL="http://www.edge.org/q2011/q11_index.html"]Edge Question 2011[/URL]", "What Scientific Concept Would Improve Everybody's Cognitive Toolkit?"[/LEFT]
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Listening test results

by Julf on 03-20-2012 at 03:05 AM
Here are the results of the listening test. Unfortunately I only got 6 submissions before I decided to stop collecting entries, so it is not really a statistically relevant sample, and I would not draw any profound conclusions from the results.

As has been pointed out, anyone handy with a program such as Audacity could have cheated by looking at the spectrum plots, and just looking at file sizes would already have provided a lot of guidance. Fortunately the results seem to indicate

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Listening test - bits and kiloherz

by Julf on 03-17-2012 at 06:28 AM
As some posters have doubted the benefit of resolutions and sample rates higher than 16 bit and 44.1 kHz, I set up a listening test.

Robert von Bahr of BIS has very kindly arranged for the permission to use a track from BIS-SACD-1949, "endBeginning" by New York Polyphony (available from eClassical).

I made available 8 versions of the track "Lamentationes Jeremiae - IV. Mem.". In addition to the original 24/96 track, there are versions that have been

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