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    Senior Member Archimago's Avatar
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    MUSINGS: Computer Audio Part I: Demystifying "Computer Audio Demystified"

    You know guys & gals, it's one thing to get all tweaky and religious about old turntables, idolize analogue, and worship at the temple of the SET... But to bring all that nonsense to the computer audio world is simply... sad...

    Just had to say a thing or two about the YouTube video.


    MUSINGS: Computer Audio Part I: Demystifying "Computer Audio Demystified"


    Hope you're all well and enjoying the tunes...
    Archimago's Musings: (archimago.blogspot.com) A 'more objective' audiophile blog.

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    Senior Member Mnyb's Avatar
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    Good work as usual

    The combined impact of all your very good writing , is a signifikant countermeasure to all the mysticism out there .
    Most of your articles are good by themself . The combination of all of it is even greater .

    It's the same power as the mysticists use . There are decades of TAS and sterephile countless CA articles etc.
    For the newbie or the non engineer person it all have the look and feel of deep knowledge and insights.
    But it's not . A bit sad many of these started as well intended efforts for the enthusiast.

    It's cool that someone writes accessible for everyone about audio in a real way.
    Sean Olive has done some nice blogs to ( some obvious brand bias there , but not pseudoscience).
    And others I've read over the years .

    Most of the real knowledge is often in dry reasearch papers .
    Like our knowledge of human threshold for hearing limititations distortion and such .
    I simple can't find a good accessible laymans article about it . Science was done with it decades ago and our organism has not evolved significantly so it's stilll valid knowledge .

    But no audio magazine revisits these topics as they should do imo . There is always a new generation .
    Writing about basics is necessary.

    I don't think it's common that people entreanched in this magical thinking change . But a good article such as this may stop some new people getting recruited into to this trap .
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    Senior Member Mnyb's Avatar
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    I have a look ( not at home ) the one in the middle is in my forum signature
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    Meanwhile, over at ComputerAudiophile there's a 59-page thread on choosing the best linear power supply for your DAC.

    Thanks, Archimago; keep up the good fight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mnyb View Post
    Most of the real knowledge is often in dry reasearch papers .
    Like our knowledge of human threshold for hearing limititations distortion and such .
    I simple can't find a good accessible laymans article about it . Science was done with it decades ago and our organism has not evolved significantly so it's stilll valid knowledge .

    But no audio magazine revisits these topics as they should do imo . There is always a new generation .
    Writing about basics is necessary.

    I don't think it's common that people entreanched in this magical thinking change . But a good article such as this may stop some new people getting recruited into to this trap .
    Unfortunately you can come up every week and add some sentense like "*QA is based entirely on science. Specifically, it is based on new findings in Neuroscience" and all solid critics based on recent hearing is ignored.
    I like Archimago uses the most spot on word you can use for these audiophile findings. I love it, it is fantastic! It is 'fluff'
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    Senior Member Mnyb's Avatar
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    And the first link is another of monthy's very good videos .

    And the last link does not work , but I think it's a good one I've seen too.
    But it migth be regional and other may see the link .

    All,these are good
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    Senior Member Mnyb's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    Unfortunately you can come up every week and add some sentense like "*QA is based entirely on science. Specifically, it is based on new findings in Neuroscience" and all solid critics based on recent hearing is ignored.
    I like Archimago uses the most spot on word you can use for these audiophile findings. I love it, it is fantastic! It is 'fluff'
    There is bad science that, in that case bad biased science .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mnyb View Post
    And the first link is another of monthy's very good videos .

    And the last link does not work , but I think it's a good one I've seen too.
    But it migth be regional and other may see the link .

    All,these are good
    I spotted the link in your signature, after I posted...

    Try this link for the Audio Myths workshop.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x59xvic

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    Senior Member Mnyb's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenPG View Post
    I spotted the link in your signature, after I posted...

    Try this link for the Audio Myths workshop.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x59xvic
    Yes that works , Ethan Winer is also one of those who tirelessly writes about audio in a realistic way .
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