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


"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.


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post May 22 2009, 04:52
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Explain to me again, someone, why we need audiophiles? dry.gif
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post May 22 2009, 06:37
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QUOTE (krabapple @ May 22 2009, 15:52) *
Explain to me again, someone, why we need audiophiles? dry.gif

I must confess I sometimes think HA is a bit heavy on 'phoolery, and then I see stuff like this. Is there any data on how many people take this kind of thing seriously? Like, is it on the Flat Earth scale, a tiny fringe thing invented in the C19th, or is it like vitamin supplements, wasting a lot of time and money?

BTW, in Another Thread I Choose Not To Name, a certain editor is causing consternation because he was educated in Physics--like, "How could a *physicist* peddle this kind of stuff?" But this guy Nugent seems to have been a bona fide engineer--how could his mind flip like this?
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