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Wired video re analog vs digital
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Re: Wired video re analog vs digital

Problems with the test:

- Quality of the headphones
- Quality of the headphone cable
- Quality of the source playback devices
- Unknown path from source to headphones (how many DACs, ADCs)
- Unknown frequency and bit rate of digital path (if any)
- Participants not completely isolated from one another

I'm sure you can all find many more problems with this comparative test.

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Re: Wired video re analog vs digital

that wasnt my point in posting it... it was just interesting to hear one of my favorite engineers(albini, not that other hack) discuss this matter... i dont give a continental damn about the "test"


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Problems with the test:

- Quality of the headphones
- Quality of the headphone cable
- Quality of the source playback devices
- Unknown path from source to headphones (how many DACs, ADCs)
- Unknown frequency and bit rate of digital path (if any)
- Participants not completely isolated from one another

I'm sure you can all find many more problems with this comparative test.

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that wasnt my point in posting it... it was just interesting to hear one of my favorite engineers(albini, not that other hack) discuss this matter... i dont give a continental damn about the "test"

Unfortunately, way too many people DO give a continental damn about these kinds of tests, which is why they bug the heck out of me. All it takes is one or two compromised components to completely demolish what might otherwise have been a valid point. And if the video is viewed by millions of people, that translates to millions of people who now believe the crap that's been spewed.

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Re: Wired video re analog vs digital

who gives a damn? since when did the mass market get anything right? it doesn't affect me nor my listening habits. i valued the video not for its tests..but for the comments from steve albini. i don't generally base my listening on any tests(nor alter what i listen to because of discovering test results)... take it for what it is, not what you wish it to be, jeesh..


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that wasnt my point in posting it... it was just interesting to hear one of my favorite engineers(albini, not that other hack) discuss this matter... i dont give a continental damn about the "test"

Unfortunately, way too many people DO give a continental damn about these kinds of tests, which is why they bug the heck out of me. All it takes is one or two compromised components to completely demolish what might otherwise have been a valid point. And if the video is viewed by millions of people, that translates to millions of people who now believe the crap that's been spewed.

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http://www.pbs.org/kcet/wiredscience/video/embed/212

I've been trying this link for over a day, and at best I get only the first half of the video. What happens in the second half?

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What happens in the second half?

Everyone dies.

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I have yet to get the site above to load at all.

So what ever is it on about? I think a description is due, since it seems that it's a wee bit hard to know what the thread is even about otherwise.

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