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Old 25th January 2013, 09:03 PM   #33591
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But for the ultimate, supa ultra dupa plus performance, he of course used [drum roll & fanfare] ... AD797
I suspect he wanted not to have to use it after he copied the oscillator from Jeff Smith and me.
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Old 25th January 2013, 09:14 PM   #33592
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I suspect he wanted not to have to use it after he copied the oscillator from Jeff Smith and me.
Why to copy an oscillator, when it is so easy to design an amplifier stage to get one ?
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Old 25th January 2013, 09:19 PM   #33593
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The important point in this story is that because I was physically doing the action of switching the polarity (thus I was “certain” that an acoustical different effect will take place) I was genuinely fooled by my senses/brain that I was perceiving acoustic differences.
I had unwillingly turned this test into a blind test, on which of course I failed.
My hearing acuity (very degraded) is irrelevant. Were it relevant, I should have decided that I did not hear any difference.
There's a very powerful tool in the arsenal for picking up what's going on. And that's to use the "right" side of the brain, the intuitive, to do the "measurements" ...

Unfortunately, the "left" side, the consciously thinking part is very easy to lead astray, it has ego, etc, attached. The more you "focus", try and force the intellectual area in the brain to come to a "correct" decision the worse it often gets. This is obviously what ABX, etc, has evolved to be, to try and get around this problem ... but it has to be extremely well implemented to come up with a meaningful result.

I personally have "learnt" to deliberately switch to intuitive evaluation, this is like listening out of the corner of your ear: Clayton's listening we would call it down under - listening when you're not listening. The intuitive doesn't come up with figures, it just knows when something is right or wrong; and that's how I assess system sound, and one thing the right side of the brain doesn't like is typical hifi sound - it knows that this is really, really wrong ...

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Old 25th January 2013, 09:24 PM   #33594
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Hum...let solve your job problem.
Certainly not mine, but Stuart's
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Old 25th January 2013, 09:28 PM   #33595
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Good, SY. I would not want to embarrass you again. '-) Buy Crown or even something more cost effective.
Pretty poor posture John, surely not a time to be funny, embarrassed maybe and while at it, they should fix the dynamic killing protection circuit too...


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Old 25th January 2013, 09:44 PM   #33596
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All this over a flipping connector?
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Old 25th January 2013, 09:45 PM   #33597
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I suspect he wanted not to have to use it after he copied the oscillator from Jeff Smith and me.
That's unbecoming of you, Guru Wurcer!

I'm sure Bateman has the highest regard for you; unlike certain pseudo gurus.

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Old 25th January 2013, 09:45 PM   #33598
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An excellent example of intuitive listening is its reaction to poor quality connections: it hates these with a vengeance, the distortion from this is a complete turn off ...

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Old 25th January 2013, 09:51 PM   #33599
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Certainly not mine, but Stuart's
Oh, sorry, PMA, i was thinking to SY, indeed.
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It's the mechanical aspect (which could certainly have a sonic impact if the cable connection is loose)- they don't have a latch like good XLRs. His cables pull out too easily and he has to re-seat them every few hours.
What connectors are used on his cables?

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