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  1. I got these from the other forum that might be worth repeating here. The actual data is not an opinion. It is data. Data are facts. Data may or may not be an index of what the experimenter thinks it is, depending on the skill of the experimenter. Any conclusions drawn from data, whether the data is experimentally sound or not, are indeed opinions. ----- An opinion is as good as the data that it is based on. I value opinions based on good data highly. I value opinions based on unsound data less. When somebody says that they have demonstrated something scientifically, I look at t
  2. Could be that some think they are taking the scientific approach and do these DBT's but in the end it seems they are mostly done poorly and would not pass the scientific tick of approval. No use taking the science direction if done poorly?
  3. There appears to be some good posts in this thread on another forum. https://www.head-fi.org/threads/what-is-dbt.26217/ A quote from Hirsch "DBT as a methodology is particularly well-suited to large scale drug trials, where there may be hundreds, or thousands of participants. It is not particularly well-suited to small-scale trials, or even trials where a person tries it for himself. Ideally, you want an analysis to say that an effect is present when it is real, and to say that it is not present when the effect is not real. However, you can't do this on an absolute b
  4. From all I have read, if you want to do a DBT properly, then you want the switching as fast as possible. Alan Shaw seems to think if the differences are small, then he will try to make it millisecs in switching to have the best shot of hearing them. Doesn't matter about sighted tests and what people say, it is the DBT tests that if you are going to do them, you want to do them properly I thought.
  5. The big one here is the time to change over in this test. Waiting for an amp to restart etc. I think power cables are not the one you want to try for these type of tests because of this.
  6. Whoops it does appear that way. Maybe it could be the way they talk about components, like turntables dacs etc. But I did say can be quite cold. (as in sometimes) I know the given is we all like the music. It may be just how the different groups approach it? I think for me it is the gear that has grabbed my attention and kept my interests so strong and enjoyment in this hobby.
  7. This is the beauty of this hobby. If components, equipment is important to the person and they really enjoy the hobby because of this, it really is a win for them. So i think you if are in this hobby and really enjoy the equipment and enjoy swapping changing, buying new stuff, upgrading then great and the other benefit is you can listen to great music too. Some people enjoy owning their boat/done up car and hardly ever go sailing or driving. They still love it I certainly love the equipment side myself and all what it brings to me. Love listening to music too.
  8. Could this also be a difference between the science based people and others. In the science types I keep seeing you have to distance yourself from your emotions. Even the tests you have do this. When you think about any hobby, could be having a boat, or a spending a lot of cars, etc when you talk to them, they are so passionate about their hobby. It is what drives them. Same when you talk to people into turntables or even other components, when you talk to them, they are so passionate about it. For example Catman is one on here that comes across as very passionate
  9. Thanks!. Now ordered 2 copies on vinyl from Amazon as think a mate would love this too plus it gave me free freight getting 2. He has a Lenco turntable and has been buying a lot of records lately.
  10. I was trying to say if bands, singers, Record companies etc are putting out there material they might not be thinking of audiophiles at all. Very small market. this quote made sense "Today's audio landscape is fraught with formats. Radio, Vinyl, Streaming, Downloads, Club Mixes. Played back on disparate systems: laptops, phones, earbuds, PAs, cars- and they all sound different. How will your megahit land? Will the ballad resonate? Does the anthem deliver body blows? Get your mix to translate emotively everywhere." So the audio engineers are shaping, enhancing and compress
  11. It was just a certain system that is used by I take some Audio Engineers. Could be any name but that was just the first one that popped up in google and was on the video. https://www.dangerousmusic.com/dangerous-system-complete
  12. Just saw the add for the dangerous music system for Engineers. This was part of the blurb. "Today's audio landscape is fraught with formats. Radio, Vinyl, Streaming, Downloads, Club Mixes. Played back on disparate systems: laptops, phones, earbuds, PAs, cars- and they all sound different. How will your megahit land? Will the ballad resonate? Does the anthem deliver body blows? Get your mix to translate emotively everywhere." So you would think their mixes are not really targeted for the audiophiles system when they are doing their thing. While the LP may be void of t
  13. This could be another reason of why people prefer vinyl. It might bypass all the sound engineers who love compression, who alter the original quite a bit to add their touch on it to then put it on CD's etc. While the LP is left alone some. Just a quick google of saw this from an Audio engineer discussing adding just a little compression.
  14. I was just thinking if I where new to this hobby and sat down with MLXXX, then sat down with someone like Michael Fremer, (trying to think of who loves vinyl, could substitute others) I would get 2 widely totally different opinions on vinyl playback. Who is right. I would say both are as it is a personal opinion formed over the years for themselves.
  15. That's quite a bleak outlook MLXXX you have formed for yourself of vinyl playback. I gave my young Nephew a Denon DP1200 turntable with ortofon om20 cart and simple nad or rega phonostage & a bunch of records many years ago. He loves it. Always comments he likes the sound more than his digital playback. I doubt he does any of that in your list. Could be just the tactile nature of vinyl playback that draws him in, But I don't think it really matters as anyway it has got him listening to more music and enjoying this hobby more. I count that as huge plus. That
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