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  1. Yes, because they want to know if/when you can perceive the sound. In a typical audio test, you want to know if someone can tell the difference between A and B. They do not use the same sort of method as is done for a hearing test.... .it is much more typical to use some variant of A/B/X https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABX_test They can do, sure.... and so what you can say about the result can definitely depend on it. If you result was extraordinary .... then you might conclude that you need to control better, etc... before you'd be sure the te
  2. Yes, there are plenty of poorly constructed tests. Depends on the test methodology as to how robust the results are.... and what you can say because of them. Is it very "surprising" that people cannot hear a change in the sound/signal? (and so, what degree of "extraordinary" evidence would we want to see to "prove" something) ..... that depends on what the change in the sound/signal *is*. This is why "Can you hear a difference? Yes or No" .... is not a good question. It depends on what is being tested, and what the
  3. That depends on the test method. In a typical ABX method.... then they will have to choose one or another, and guessing will be 50/50. That is why the sort of test method/scenario you are suggesting, is not used.
  4. It's hard to apply..... and difficult for people to really verify to themselves whether it is actually supported (or if it "makes sense" vs theory) .... or whether a bunch of people just say it does. That last part if critical.... because what happens is that they come to places like this (for example), and they see that 50% of people have other ideas (eg. Tool says stuff, but I found something different 'in my system') ..... and so they conclude that everything is soup and nobody knows.
  5. Test would often screen and control for the participants, to the degree it is relevant. You should not draw conclusions about your test, which you have not done good analysis to support..... this would not happen in a well run test. Yes, some tests draw stupid conclusions. Most of what people call "DBTs" are first not double blind tests.... and secondly poorly, run and analysed. See: "no-one" .... this would be an incorrect conclusion. The results of the test you describe should not be extrapolated to everybody.
  6. No.... The two outputs are identical signal (except one is +180deg)
  7. The device has two outputs. The outputs are identical, except one is +180deg. You could also just use one of the outputs with a Y cable. Just a 60 second skim read of the manual (which took 30 seconds to find).
  8. I think this is a bad suggestion for most people. Get a system which offers you a good outcome (automagic) and follow the instructions.
  9. I wouldn't say "difficult" ... but it important to get it right, otherwise it will sound "bad". The other dspeaker model (antimode 2?) does the calibration automatically too. Yes.
  10. Ah.... OK, hold on. I just read the manual for the Antimode II. All four analog outputs (XLR and RCA) are individually active. So... how it would be possible for your to use it is: Connect your two phonos to an analogue switch box (you would need to buy this). Connect the output of the analogue switch box to the analogue input of the anitmode. Connect your cdplayer to the antimode using SPDIF Connect the XLR or RCA outputs of the anitmode to your amplifier input Connect the XLR or RCA outputs of the antimode one to each of
  11. Yes. To correct your main speakers.... you will need "power amp input" on your integrated amp.. .... OR, a more "complicated" (or at least "bigger change") way ...... you will need to integrate a DSP earlier in your chain - eg. between your CD player and DAC (and then connect the phonos to inputs on the DSP)..... this will require a DSP with more inputs, and with volume control - so you would adjust the system volume at the DSP (as opposed to on your integrated amp). Without changing your integrated amp (or going earlier in the chain) .... You could just apply DSP
  12. This would have been one of the easiest ways. This is extremely difficult... if not impossible, to do properly. Not at all. It's not ideal from a preamp output ...... although it is often done. As mentoned, the DSPeaker 8033 is a neat/simple choice.
  13. No... it just means that the way he suggested won't work (which is running the signal out of the integrated to the subwoofers... and then back to the integrated).
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