Ok here goes: One mans experience and opinion about the over sampling ripping of ALL HIS CDs ...

Discussion in 'Digital Sources' started by Bill Ferris, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. IPADave

    IPADave AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I'm familiar with the story. I'm a Bob Carver fan. What he did was prove that he could voice an amplifier to sound like what would make the Stereophile reviewers happy. You didn't really answer my question. Yes, or no would have sufficed.
    -Dave
     
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  2. awillia6

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    I tend to answer things with a bit more than 'yes' or 'no.' Carver showed that amplifiers can be purposely (and purposefully) "voiced." That a SS amp can be made to sound indistinguishable from a tube amp. And he did it using measurement, comparison, and iterative modification. If you were familiar with the story, you should have presented it forthrightly as it is directly responsive to your somewhat leading question.
     
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    Excuse me for not being forthright enough. I understand what Bob Carver demonstrated. I don't need you to explain it to me.

    We've derailed this thread enough. Happy listening.

    -Dave
     
  4. onwardjames

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    You'd be dead wrong about my knowledge of human psychology. An arrogant claim, if ever I read one.

    You don't seem to get it - this is a hobby, not a science experiment.

    Nobody will get their name on the list of Nobel recipients if they demonstrably prove their "fiddling" leads to better sound. It's what hobbyist DO. Follow the model plane guys if you want to hear some pretty amazing discussions about the "fiddling" that they do.

    I simultaneously appreciate your need for validation on specious claims, and have to shake my head at your pedantic screams for evidence.

    Your behavior on this thread is akin to watching a fireworks display and expecting data sheets each time someone yells "OH, THAT WAS THE PRETTIEST YET!"
     
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  5. JP

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    Nice.
     
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    Nice screed. Unfortunately (and as drearily expected), at skew lines to my point. Good listening, I believe, is the usual decoupling around here...
     
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  7. onwardjames

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    So you think what I wrote was tedious?? Did you think using the word "screed" somehow made your arguments more valid?? I too have a vocabulary.

    Usually, I ignore these type situations, and I always try to find the middle ground....you know....go along to get along?

    You're not leaving me much wiggle room here, fella.

    If you'd like to start a thread with a/b double blind type situations, go ahead. I'll gladly play along, and probably enjoy finding out what is shinola, and what is shit.

    However, your entire involvement with this otherwise peaceable thread has seemed contentious, and not in the spirit of AK.

    For my "screed", I sincerely apologize to those I might have offended.
     
  8. onwardjames

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    I liked your comment because I see your point, and agree.

    It's all in the delivery, man.
     
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