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Why are we so obsessed with ASR again? We don't really worry about most other forums, why ASR? Dec 5, 2019

    1. Serious
      Serious
      Why are we so obsessed with ASR again? We don't really worry about most other forums, why ASR?
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Cspirou Not to forget Ken Rockwell, besides being really weird once you learn more about photos, also reviews audio gear and Shilla the DT880 hard.

        That might have been a factor in my getting one a few years ago >.>
        Dec 6, 2019
      4. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        ASR is Donald Trump @ the Nato conference. Fake news/Egos/OneSided (Topping!).
        Dec 6, 2019
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      5. zonto
        zonto
        I've seen users in audio groups on Facebook share the comparative measurement "recommendation" charts updated from time to time on ASR as authority/evidence backing their own recommendations. Me telling them I've owned something (or its similar predecessor) recommended and well ranked on the chart and that it sounded horrible falls on deaf ears. I like to think this is why we resist.
        Dec 6, 2019
    2. Serious
      Serious
      How do you know your listening levels are too loud? 16bit quantization noise is audible without changing volume levels...
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      3. Serious
        Serious
        I even heard a difference between a 24bit -96dB white noise file and digital silence in a quick blind test. Anyway, back to listening to 16/44.1.
        Nov 30, 2019
      4. Josh83
        Josh83
        It's almost worth buying a set of EARS to get a clear idea of listening levels.
        Dec 6, 2019
      5. Serious
        Serious
        EARS aren't even a good idea for that. I'd just get a cheap SPL meter.
        Dec 6, 2019
    3. Serious
      Serious
      Shoot, didn't expect the difference from getting better caps parallel to my woofers to be so huge!
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      2. Btdk34
        Btdk34
        Very intrigued! Can't wait to read your next update.
        Oct 23, 2019
      3. Serious
        Serious
        Yeah, the XO parts for the PAP crossover haven't arrived yet, so it'll have to wait until then. Maybe this weekend. I'll try to make graphite resistors, too.
        Oct 23, 2019
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    4. Serious
      Serious
      Thought I'd share a pic of my current progress wrt to PAP Trio clones...
      1. Serious
        Serious
        Oct 14, 2019
    5. Serious
      Serious
      Lol, I fixed that the VPI Classic was running a bit fast using the force (quite literally).
      1. sphinxvc
        sphinxvc
        ? Air choke?
        Sep 12, 2019
      2. Serious
        Serious
        Haha. Well, all I really did was aggressively clean the belt (and pulley) with isopropyl alcohol until it left no residue. Went from 0.3% too fast to about 0.06% or so.
        Sep 12, 2019
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    6. Serious
      Serious
      Just realized the FE103A anniversary page is finally online... and the specs look disappointing
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      3. numbercube
        numbercube
        well, looks like Fostex doesn't smudge their FR plots as much as before!
        Sep 2, 2019
      4. Serious
        Serious
        @numbercube the limited runs all seem to have less smoothed graphs, but even with the usual smoothing that'd look pretty bad.
        Sep 2, 2019
      5. numbercube
        numbercube
        every 4"+ widebander's FR with low Rms looks bad, doesn't it? but for 70000 Yen, the FE103A better have the lowest distortion ever...
        Sep 3, 2019
    7. Serious
      Serious
      Shit, just did a bit of an experiment and now I think we do hear past 20kHz, although mostly subconsciously.
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      2. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        I could definitely hear the alarms. Some poorly-made dog whistles, too. Other times I would "perceive" something, and knew it to be related to hearing, though it's hard to call it hearing since it was so far outside the normal range.

        And yes, CRTs were always annoying, and similar to the ultrasonic alarms.
        Jun 28, 2019
      3. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        As for measuring your ability to hear it, I don't think typical audio speakers are a good choice, since they're not really designed to faithfully reproduce those frequencies. You'll need a specialized high frequency transducer to ensure that it's not emitting harmonic noise you're perceiving instead of the frequency under test.
        Jun 28, 2019
      4. Serious
        Serious
        Yep, especially since I just used my Voxativs. There are cheap plasma tweeters on eBay that I'm sure will have the bandwidth required, but I don't think they're low distortion.
        Jun 28, 2019
    8. Biodegraded
      Biodegraded
      Neutron - UAPP differences: agreed, holy shit, the difference is not subtle. I think what I'm hearing (using Dragonfly Black & UE900s) is with UAPP, dynamics are compressed and transients are slow. Pretty confident I have all additional processing turned off before everything is sent to the DAC - but Neutron is nonetheless rebuilding my 16/44 FLACs to 32-bit, ie its output is NOT bit-perfect.
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        @GoodEnoughGear that *might* be it, but I'm pretty sure I had all that switched off (and Follow Source Frequency, which the author in a forum post says should leave tracks entirely unmolested, switched on), yet 32 bits were apparently still being presented to the Dragonfly. I'll test more today.
        Dec 21, 2018
      4. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        @bixby @Serious it seemed the opposite to me, I think because the effect on dymamics and transients made it seem like UAPP's FR was tilted warmer. Maybe my particular chain...
        Dec 21, 2018
      5. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        From Neutron, UE900s (quad BA with an upper mid to lower treble hole) seems brighter, modded HFW A1 (single DD, more neutral) seems slightly warmer. I think increased dynamics & speed are responsible. Settings are such that both players should be passing data unaltered to the USB DAC. Hmm...
        Dec 21, 2018
    9. Serious
      Serious
      To the android guys: Which app do you use for playing music with an external DAC? Been comparing UAPP and Neutron for a bit...
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      2. bengo
        bengo
        @Serious it sounds like you need to clean up your USB
        Dec 1, 2018
      3. Serious
        Serious
        Did you try UAPP? How did you feel about it?
        This is just for getting the best sound on a portable rig. I normally use a Wyrd and some day I will ditch USB completely, but this is for a GO.
        Dec 1, 2018
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        DeadBeef... but my mobile listening is very much more convenience than critical, and I only really bother with the external DAC stuff for experimenting.
        Dec 1, 2018
    10. Serious
      Serious
      I never told SBAF, but my CRT's PSU was broken for a long time and it wouldn't turn on. Finally got around to it and fixed it now.
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      2. Serious
        Serious
        I have to say 1440i at 155Hz feels like the way it was meant to be used. And the black levels and motion clarity are just glorious coming from my LCD.
        Jun 11, 2018
      3. zerodeefex
      4. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Further improvements (blacker background, better imaging etc.) might be had with an LPS ;-)
        Jun 11, 2018
    11. Serious
      Serious
      This is what keeps me up at night... spooky graphs
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      3. Serious
        Serious
        Gonna do a bit of a write-up in my thread, but I've spent a lot of time thinking about why my graph ended up looking the way it does...
        Apr 20, 2018
      4. L'Orfeo
        L'Orfeo
        You don't get out much, do you? ;)
        Apr 20, 2018
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @L'Orfeo lots of us on here are either dweebs, geeks, nerds, dorks, or some amalgam of the four :))

        P.S. IEM measurements seem to be a massive pain. Good luck, Serious!
        Apr 20, 2018
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    12. Serious
      Serious
      When you wake up and read your own shitty post from before you fell asleep
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      2. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        Self-awaremess is the Way Of Serious Pug.
        Nov 14, 2017
      3. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        Mistakes are allowed, it’s what you do about them that counts. I think you’ll be alright.
        Nov 14, 2017
      4. Priidik
        Priidik
        All 'the Serious is such a child' thing has gone too far. Typical sbaf drama series. I mean Serious deserved a dickslap, he got one. Is it supposed to be funny? I don't get it.
        Nov 15, 2017
    13. Serious
      Serious
      Not surprised randos are asking stupid questions given how difficult it is to wade through BS in threads. On CS information was much denser.
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      3. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Kids these days are all about instant gratification. No one is willing to put in the work anymore.
        Nov 11, 2017
      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        At least the moderators keep an eye on the randos better than before. Nothing against the randos, simply a matter of bad experiences with randos who expect certain things.
        Nov 12, 2017
      5. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        I lurked at Changstar for more than a year. When I was ready to sign up it was nuked. The no nonsense vibe in there probably kept noise away better than here.
        Nov 12, 2017
    14. Meatball
      Meatball
      Nobody on his death bed ever said "I wish I'd spent more time debating internet headphone reviewers when I was in college." Get out and chase some tail, kid. Live.
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    15. Serious
      Serious
      Even after more than a month these Voxativs still impress me like on the first day
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      3. Serious
        Serious
        Nvm

        @Muse Wanderer that would be great. Maybe by then my OBs will have a 2nd bass driver for proper tonal balance.
        Apr 14, 2017
      4. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        Apr 14, 2017
      5. Shinwami
        Shinwami
        which model? (seriously, it says 18 years old?)
        Jun 1, 2017
    16. Serious
      Serious
      I think this profile pic is much better :)
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      2. Priidik
        Priidik
        How is that pic without low pass filtering? Conebreakupmuch?
        Mar 27, 2017
      3. Serious
        Serious
        Haha, the cone breakup seems to be very well controlled.
        You can always add a tweeter, but matching the sensitivity might not be easy without a horn or a high efficiency ribbon. I wouldn't want to do that though.
        Mar 27, 2017
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      1. TRex
        TRex
        *gasp*
        Jan 27, 2017
      2. Azteca
        Azteca
        I was expecting a joke video. I don't want to give any views to whatever he's going to say. It also confirms that the people talking the most shit online are totally un-intimidating soft-spoken people away from the keyboard 99% of the time.
        Jan 27, 2017
    18. Serious
      Serious
      Is the Goldwood GW-1858 worth the gamble or will the bass quality suck?
      1. OJneg
        OJneg
        What are you trying to do?
        Jan 15, 2017
      2. Serious
        Serious
        I want more bass extension. I gotta try the H-frame again.
        Jan 15, 2017
      3. OJneg
        OJneg
        Recommend you save up for the AE Dipole series woofers.
        Jan 15, 2017
    19. Serious
      Serious
      I actually kind of like this picture. You can't really see shit, so it looks like a black flying nazi saucer though.
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      3. dark_energy
        dark_energy
        Yes, don't underestimate your own country. After WW2 the best German scientists and engineers were transported to the USA (Operation Paperclip). Nazis had a lot of bad ideological leaders, but their short-lived success floated on these brilliant people.
        Jan 12, 2017
      4. ultrabike
        ultrabike
        Looks sort of like a black Frisbee.
        Jan 12, 2017
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      5. Serious
        Serious
        Or that, yeah.
        Jan 12, 2017
    20. jowls
      jowls
      The mod has arrived, all the way down here in Australia. Thanks man! SDP is here too. Now to find an HD800...
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    Oct 26, 1998 (Age: 21)
    Location:
    near Munich, Germany
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    UERM, RE272, HD600, HD800X
    Beta15A/Voxativ AC-1.6 OB

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