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Mood
@ghdprentice  You have a gift! I cannot rely on my audio perceptions because they swing so much. I noticed this back when I used to play string bass. It would sound rich, warm, and full to me one day, and then thin, raspy, and scratchy the next. ... 
Mood
My perception changes over time. I think I hear distortion that I hadn’t noticed before, or some detail is all at once smeared in a certain frequency range. I can check on my headphones, which are an entirely different system, to see if it’s just ... 
Listening Room
@12many I have enjoyed listening to my system in various asymmetric settings over the years, and found my favorite listening positions were often nowhere close to the center. I wasn’t paying much attention to imaging. I never used to think about... 
Listening Room
If you don't have to worry about that sweet spot, it may be a great blessing. As far as I'm concerned, the sweet spot with just two speakers ain't so sweet. That's right where comb filtering of center panned sounds is the worst, ruining tone. It n... 
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
The owner of the amp/cable company heard no difference. He still thinks that there is a reason for it and is working to help me determine why. Under normal circumstances we shouldn’t expect to hear differences between these cables, so I don’t t... 
Could Class D really be that good?
I don’t know how to get those results that will put my name in lights. If I did, I’d do it. The method is easy, just do double blind tests on signals that measure identically and show that people are statistically identifying them correctly as dif... 
Could Class D really be that good?
@ricevs  I assure you, it will be counted as a discovery with your name on it if you'll just demonstrate this phenomenon. The science of audio and human hearing will be moved forward, and the big blob of love that we are will grow more lovingly. ... 
Could Class D really be that good?
@ricevs The measurements don’t change but anyone can hear a difference? This is a huge discovery, and understanding what is going on will advance science. If you can figure out a way to show what it is we are hearing with some new measurement yo... 
New expensive power cord for amp and no change in sound?
I don't notice anything specific as sounding different from the two video time marks. What do you hear? Have you tried measuring the difference? I guess it's just me but that's what I'd do because I'm a curious dude. Every time I've been pretty su... 
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
As Amir stated earlier, it’s really only when specific measurement claims are made and not met that there is any real problem. Nobody is doubting anyone’s subjective impressions and preferences, although we may doubt the stories told about what ca... 
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
" few electrical measures of the design pieces will not do and measuring speakers will not be enough to complete the optimization process."   A few measurements are insufficient perhaps, but very useful. Ears don’t lie. They just do what they ... 
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
I read about human hearing beating Fourier Transform and thought it was an exciting thing. That’s why the company I work for started analyzing rooms using short tone bursts of known frequency so we could see time domain information in bass notes t... 
Anyone listen to entire albums?
I often listen to complete albums these days. I didn't when first started streaming but now I find myself frequently letting the whole album play, and then my streaming service starts guessing what I want to hear next. I notice it never plays a co... 
If you have a nice system why do you really need room treatments?
A great sounding room is a huge head start. Good sounding rooms are more than just good sounding for the stereo system. They’re pleasant rooms to be in, to talk in, to sing or play an instrument in. That’s the good news. A properly treated room ju... 
Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
I love what Amir is doing with ASR. It gives me more information. I’ve learned lots of useful things there. My system is sounding better than ever, and a lot of that is thanks to solid information on ASR that allows me to make more correlations be...