mello yello II, on Feb 22 2011, 08:46 PM, said:
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It is only with hard evidence that this type of scepticism can be overcome, if indeed hard evidence can be found! If and when it is found, we may wish to explore what caused the audiophile equipment to perform differently.
MLXXX with all due respect but this whole thread sounds like just an exaggerated vehicle for you to just put forward your opinion that corresponds to the same opinion you had in Power Cords I and II
especially the highlighted excerpt at the end where you just forward another similar opinion to yours
The part you highlighted was a postscript. It reflected the results of an attempt of mine to find support for power cord differences in overseas forums. What I mostly found was lack of support, and I quoted an example of that.
As for my interest in why
power cords can make a difference for some model power amplifiers and not others, I don't understand why you seem to see that as a negative. Surely, it is natural to be curious and to understand what is preventing an audiophile device from operating at its best when connected with the power cord the manufacturer provided with the audiophile device. Why do you object to that?
couldnt this all have been kept in the Kajack BT thread ?
- The first thread was theoretical.
- The second thread (BT at Kajak's) is about an attempted BT by listening live. That thread reached an amazing length and had still further posts added to it today.
- This third thread is intended to offer an opportunity to anyone in the forum to witness for themselves the 'night and day differences' that others have experienced.
even if you succeed in accomplishing getting sound files on this forum how is anyone going to be able to distinguish any difference coming from regular PC speakers...not that mine are regular PC speakers but I still wouldnt be able to discern any subtle variations at any stretch
I have my HTPC hooked up to my main AVR. I assumed that others would be able to download the files and transfer them to a media player of some description hooked up to a good hi-fi system.
I note that if anyone is to do automated ABX testing, they will need to use a pc.
However to keep things simple for those who may need to burn CDs, I'll supply some files in 44.1KHz 16 bit stereo format; tonight if I have time. My files will not be of power cord differences but are in response to Drizt's suggestion.
Drizt, on Feb 22 2011, 07:18 PM, said:
I was just thinking that people seem reluctant to contribute if the OP hasn't done it himself (added measurements/files to this thread). It doesn't really matter what you compare as long as you can give an example of what you are asking for. That is all I was trying to get at.
Ok well I might try some recordings tonight of a ghetto blaster style CD player vs a Blu-ray player, playing the same CD.
I had originally intended to capture and master at 48KHz sampling, but given that some people may need to burn to CD, I'll revise that plan and master at 44.1KHz. (I will capture at 24 bits because level adjustments will be needed post recording. I'll then dither to 16 bits for compatibility with CD burning.)
Note: people just capturing power cord differences could use 16-bit capture as there will be no need later to manipulate the files to match levels between recording sessions. Any difference in recorded level will presumably be due to the different power cord, and must be preserved.
Edited by MLXXX, 22 February 2011 - 10:09 PM.