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  1. firedog

    Article: New Linn Selekt DSM: First Listen

    The question is: will you hear the difference? My recent experience is that very good conversions makes the difference inaudible, or so close to inaudible that they are barely noticeable.
  2. I don't bike anymore. One of the reasons I stopped is that my bike had a particular talent for finding any and all objects that could punch a hole through to the tubes. I think I spent more time patching holes than I did riding the bike.
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    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    It is different for different albums and in different countries. Other users may have had more issues than you. Personally, I buy the albums I like the most. That way I know I have them for sure. The artist royalties if you buy the album are orders of magnitude greater than if you stream, so it is also a way of making sure artists you like are properly compensated. The difference in compensation for the artist between purchase and steaming of an album can be on the level of hundreds of times more.
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    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    According to Sound & Vision who appear to have visited the Qobuz booth at CES, the pricing will be the same in the US vs the UK/EU, but in dollars instead of pounds/euros. In other words:
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    Everything sounds the same

    the post is a sarcastic reaction to another thread where the OP asked about USB cable suggestions and specifically asked not to debate cables, and the post became a debate about cables
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    The fallacy of accuracy, we just like what we like

    Yep. As I recall, at the height of Beatlemania a couple of their LPs sold so many copies they made the singles charts. And both stereo and mono versions were widely available. Also true for other pop artists. And yes, “album rock” referred to the idea that the albums were meant to be listened to as albums b/c of some kind of theme, etc., and not seen just as a collection of songs that happened to be on the same LP.
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    Everything sounds the same

    Hey, I don't care about your childish outbursts. Keep answering. I'll answer back just to annoy you, b/c you've asked for it.
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    Everything sounds the same

    Recipe calls for 1 gram of salt. I add one gram of fine grained table salt in at the beginning of the cooking process. Make simultaneously another batch and add one gram of kosher salt in 2 minutes before the dish is plated and served. In both cases the salt is dissolved. The two dishes don't taste the same. Can you figure out why?
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    Everything sounds the same

    Rich, coming from you as probably the most established serial insulter on the site. What we see in both the cable thread and this one is that you feel compelled to argue and be right, even when you clearly aren't. You did the same thing before with your incorrect cake comment. Have you ever noticed I don't argue with you about electronics and engineering? Because clearly your knowledge is greater than mine. But also clearly, you use false food analogies based on ignorance, and are unable to admit that you are wrong. And then you say "go away" because you don't know what you are talking about and can't deal with being called on it. So you can dish it out, but can't take it. And as far as the topic at hand, you still are unable to give me a cogent reason why it's so imperative to derail a thread like the other posters USB query. Is your ego so fragile that you can't live without telling him how he's wrong, even when he's specifically asked not to be drawn into that discussion?
  10. firedog

    Everything sounds the same

    Absolutely correct.
  11. firedog

    Everything sounds the same

    No. You apparently have little idea of how taste works. A simple physical change (not chemical and not ingredients) in the size or shape of food can change how we perceive the taste. This is well established. To be brief, it's related to relative surface area, how saliva (which is part of food digestion) interacts with food, and how aromas are released (smell is thought to be as much as 80%of what we call taste). So specifically with salt as an example; typical table salt can have a different taste than a much larger grained salt such as kosher salt. Both are chemically identical, but the different physical properties can change how they taste to us. And even when cooked, it depends at what point in the cooking the salt is added. Some recipes specifically call for the salt to be of a certain type or to be added at a certain point in the preparation. That changes our perception of the taste of the salt. Friendly suggestion: give it up. You blew it trying to dig your way out of a false baking comment not too long ago, and now you are trying it again with cooking. Kitchen skills apparently aren't a strong part of your knowledge base. Try analogies in area where you know what you are talking about.
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    The fallacy of accuracy, we just like what we like

    The "absolute sound" of that drum depends on how it is miked and how it is mixed into the recording. Is it prominent or in the background, etc. Generally we have no way of knowing how it is supposed to sound, ergo no idea of what the "absolute sound" of it is.
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    Everything sounds the same

    Anyway, for you, I'll change it. If I go onto a food forum and ask about how to cook fried chicken, and specifically state that I'm only interested in hearing about frying methods, and not about other aspects of fried chicken, such as how some think it is unhealthy or it's not the most tasty way to cook chicken. The it is rude and silly to start telling me that fried chicken isn't good, isn't healthy, and reasons I shouldn't make it. If you want to do that, then start an anti-fried foods thread.
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    Everything sounds the same

    No. Not when the OP specifically said he didn't want the cable debate and posters telling him there was no difference. Is your ego so big you feel you must answer, even when specifically asked not to? And your analogy is wrong. The OP clearly stated he wanted to hear about the different sounds of USB cables, so he at least thinks he hears differences. It doesn't matter whether you think he can hear them or not. It's irrelevant to his experience and question. As far as salt, different types of salt can have different trace elements, and different grain/crystal sizes. This can make a difference in how their taste is perceived, and how they and their aroma are released into the food, which also changes the taste. Are you not aware that foods can be perceived as different tasting for no other reason than the size of them on the tongue? That affects aspects of taste such as how fast our saliva reacts with the food and how the aromas are released. Both of those change our subjective perception of taste. Another failed cooking comparison from you. You apparently don't know much about cooking. I'd suggest you look for a different type of analogy next time.
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    MQA The Truth lies Somewhere in the Middle

    Not sure I'm liking your new avatar. Nadal is a lot better looking.
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