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kraut
post Aug 13 2011, 05:27
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a short thank you for a site that stands out from the regular audiophile idiocy of sites like audio asylum, audiogon, and unfortunately even DIYaudio where the pest of unsupported claims freely peddled as ultimate truth is an ever increasing phenomenon.
Thanks for the sanity.
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post Aug 14 2011, 00:31
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QUOTE (kraut @ Aug 13 2011, 05:27) *
a short thank you for a site that stands out from the regular audiophile idiocy of sites like audio asylum, audiogon, and unfortunately even DIYaudio where the pest of unsupported claims freely peddled as ultimate truth is an ever increasing phenomenon.
Thanks for the sanity.

Indeed it became worse lately!
Seems like many audiophiles finaly took the way to digital data.
You read the most unbelievable things about changing sound quality with some magic "digital tweaking"
The most stupid theories that can explain "any" changes in the digital domain of cause always change the sound.
Especially funny for a short period was to read about some optimizings done at Squeezebox servers sending data to the Squeezeboxes.

Tweaking of the IP layer on the server leads to several betterings on the Squeezebox because it fills the buffer more fluid, Windows 7 IP stack sounds better as the Ubuntu one, different ethernet cables make a huge difference, routers need linear PSUs... and so on...

There seems there was created a market especially for this clientele lately. You read reviews from some traditional reviewers that jump this bandwagon. They play with these poor souls wallet. Ever read a review about Hires audio? The jump from 44.1 to 96kHz and the most fuzzy feelings that only start with a minimum of 192kHz!?

I did run out of superlatives for descriping all this lately sad.gif

And yes, the sheer quantity of people finding their way to the internet entering such unconfirmed, esotheric discussions and concuring with findings of some half-baked PC knowers is growing.
I still donīt know how to qualify that phenomenon but it must be related to being part of something, having no interest in proving anything to oneself.

I better stop rambling here and thank the mods in here for keeping Hydrogenaudio at this high standard. I think dibrom himself never wanted Hydrogenaudio to become a place where fuzzy, esotheric feelings get over reasoning!
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