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Can you hear a difference between 2 solid state preamps?
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View Poll Results: Can you hear a difference between the two test files
I can hear a difference, but have no ABX result 12 50.00%
I cannot hear a difference and have no ABX result 6 25.00%
I can hear a difference and have an ABX result 4 16.67%
I cannot hear a difference and have an ABX result 2 8.33%
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Old 4th December 2019, 03:38 PM   #381
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Obviously saying a piece of equipment sounds better is purely subjective, and couldn't it also sound subjectively worse depending on the source? That is another thing that seems to have been displayed in this thread.
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Old 4th December 2019, 03:50 PM   #382
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Right now that is time I don't have. My critical listening time is a couple of hours a month at the moment. Come the spring that should change, but such is the self-inflicted burden of a second brood.
I understand that, as I know that a lot of things are much more important than audio reproduction issues.
Just in case, it wasn't meant as critique just to point out that it is more about categorization and writing down what we hear when listening to reproduced soundfields. (even when listening to real soundfields)

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<snip> I am no closer to a common lexicon but at least now I can be sure I focus on different things. Wrong or not, they are my preferences and I make no claims for if anyone else would enjoy my system.
That's the crucial point and one of the reasons why I so often emphasized the intersubject differences when it comes to the evaluation of music reproduction.
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Old 4th December 2019, 03:55 PM   #383
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That’s not an explanation, that’s an opinion, and it should be taken as such.
You asked for an explanation and you got one; seems that you don't like it, but is that Mark4's problem?

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comment shows again that you are not looking for any technical progress, but only attempting to create a group of cult followers. Likely for commercial purposes, by yourself and your (self admitted) business partner Jam. There’s nothing new in attempting to promote, under DIY pretences, a fake “secret sauce” in audio, in a desperate attempt to differentiate from the pack.
And now you're stating _your_ _opinion_ as fact, while constantly blaming others for not explicitely marking their opinions as such.

I think, more people are able to get that a member writing about his listening impressions is doing it based on a subjective basis, while it could be that something like your paragraph above will be taken more often as an objective factual description which it is not.
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Old 4th December 2019, 04:06 PM   #384
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If anyone else sees a problem with syn08's rule breaking, I would encourage bringing it to the attention of the moderators. Unless people speak up the rule breaking and attacks on the character of other members will continue.
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Old 4th December 2019, 05:03 PM   #385
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The Moderators do not like returning to the same thread for the same reasons. Potential action is being discussed.
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Old 4th December 2019, 05:12 PM   #386
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I understand that, as I know that a lot of things are much more important than audio reproduction issues.
Just in case, it wasn't meant as critique just to point out that it is more about categorization and writing down what we hear when listening to reproduced soundfields. (even when listening to real soundfields)
I didn't take it as one. I was just being brutally honest about my current position.


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That's the crucial point and one of the reasons why I so often emphasized the intersubject differences when it comes to the evaluation of music reproduction.
Crucial and I fear impossible to move forwards on meaning we are doomed to go around in circles.
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Old 4th December 2019, 06:19 PM   #387
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This comment shows again that you are not looking for any technical progress, but only attempting to create a group of cult followers. Likely for commercial purposes, by yourself and your (self admitted) business partner Jam.
Ah, that explains.

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The explanation is simple: I listened to the dac with the 7805 and with an LT1963. Also, in the past I listened to ADM7150 verses an opamp buffer voltage regulator (with a different dac).
But you won't disclose how your listening "test" was set up.
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From my perspective, I don't owe you my time spent on research to prove I am justified in saying one things sounds better than another thing.
Right, it's your freedom. At the same time, it's their freedom when others challenge your extraordinary claims without extraordinary evidence.

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I think, more people are able to get that a member writing about his listening impressions is doing it based on a subjective basis, while it could be that something like your paragraph above will be taken more often as an objective factual description which it is not.
Then why is it that the one who posted his listening impressions keeps the listening "test" set up details a secret?
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I am not involved in any business with Jam or anyone else. Never said otherwise.

Someone may have assumed that. I can't help if other people jump to wrong conclusions.
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I am not involved in any business with Jam or anyone else. Never said otherwise.
Are you planning on starting a DAC business?
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