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FasterThanEver
post May 22 2009, 00:33
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I was amazed by this post on Audio Asylum's PC Audio forum

http://www.audioasylum.com/forums/pcaudio/...es/5/52276.html

"After proper set-up to do accurate-rip and setting the C2 pointers, i ripped some Led Zep tracks that I had previously ripped using a good CDROM drive and EAC.

The result: The EAC .wav rips are not even close. I thought they were good, but I was wrong. The dbpoweramp .wav rips are highly focused, with improved depth and imaging.

Well worth the less than $100 investment. Best tweak I have done in years. The Teac rips at 10-12X too, so its fast and accurate."

He didn't supply adequate detail on how the 2 rips were done but he seems have used Accurate rip when he ripped a CD with the TEAC drive and dBpoweramp. Does he understand that if his files are verified by the Accurate Rip database, the drives used for the other rips in the database are equally accurate?

He based his conclusions on listening to files rather than doing a file comparison.

Bill


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Ron Jones
post May 22 2009, 01:49
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QUOTE (FasterThanEver @ May 21 2009, 16:33) *
Does he understand that if his files are verified by the Accurate Rip database, the drives used for the other rips in the database are equally accurate?

But accuracy and such are non-issues if he claims to have perceived differences!

The only validation a gentleman like Steve Nugent needs is "do I hear something or do I not". Anything else -- even well-established science -- is entirely and unquestionably irrelevant. Over at Computer Audiophile, Nugent's made various proclamations about how USB cables "make a difference" and that different versions of iTunes produce rips that are audibly different (despite the resultant files being identical). No proof or validation of such claims are ever supplied.

Armed with this knowledge, you'll realize that Arny's challenge is akin to attempting to climb Everest without any appendages smile.gif
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