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Comment: Re:Depends on the bitrate (Score 1) 749

by gTsiros (#43276651) Attached to: Can You Really Hear the Difference Between Lossless, Lossy Audio?

the main idea is that in the chain source-amp-speakers-air-ear

the worst offenders are the speakers

one could raise a point saying that ears (and the air, perhaps, haven't done any measurements or even *seen* any) are even worse (psychoacoustics etcetcetc) but since we can't do anything about it we ignore them

Comment: Re:Depth and Warmth (Score 1) 166

by gTsiros (#43276561) Attached to: Direct-to-Vinyl Recording Makes a Comeback (Video)

Hm.

how does graduation, or fornication, affect perception of sound?

ever since i constructed the 200 L, 12" full-range speakers, i can hear details i could never hear before. MP3? screw that, i can tell if a cd has been properly recorded. metal? pointless. pop? even more so. it sounds clear and perfect, but it is like artificial food flavoring. Acoustic jazz (no electric guitar, eg)? yes. full orchestra? sweet sweet fulfillment.

I had sex 10 years ago for the first time and graduated high school 15 years ago, fwiw.

in relation to this topic, i am thinking of getting a turntable, see if the filters on DACs' outputs have any effect on stereo imaging (and for the first time in my life, excepting binaural audio which in itself is a *revelation*, i understood what it means, because you have to place your head in centimeter-exact position).

Crime

Man Accused of Selling Golf Ball Finders As Bomb Detectors 131

Posted by timothy
from the how-to-defend-against-explosive-golf-balls-and-bananas dept.
CNET reports that a British businessman named Jim McCormick is facing charges now for fraud; McCormick "charged 27,000 pounds (around $41,000) for devices that weren't quite what he said they were." That's putting it mildly; what he was selling as bomb detecting devices were actually souped-up (or souped-down, with non-functional circuitboards and other flim-flammery) golf-ball detectors. The Daily Mail has some enlightening pictures.

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