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Re: [ARSCLIST] Aren't recordings original sources?

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 8:21 AM, Rob Poretti <r.poretti@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> <SNIP>
> There being no evidence offered, I'll just have to note that on all
> wide-range high-resolution audio systems I've ever heard, specialty power
> cords have wrought major improvements. Granted that's just observational
> data, but it's the only data so far.
> <SNIP>
> Hi Clarke,

Jus' plain ol' Clark.

> In another life, I too have had the pleasure of working in some of the very
> best mastering facilities in the world - Bernie Grundman, Gateway, Sterling
> Sound, Mastermix, Georgetown, etc...  Many of these I've been to on
> multiple
> occasions and was involved in various listening tests... but not related to
> AC cables.

Nice company you keep. I mean it!

Ever have occasion to speak to Stan Ricker? I'm sure he would back up
everything I've said on this thread -- and probably go further!

Ditto Steve Hoffmann.

> A few of these facilities use those $1000+ AC cables.  I did not have the
> balls to ask them to swap to a standard cable for my own curiosity, but I
> can tell you *none* of the mastering engineers described the differences as
> "major improvements".

Again, the studio environment... these are not listening studios, these are
recording (or mastering) studios.

Besides, I've never claimed that differences are instantly detectable.
They're not, usually. They get to you over an extended period.

>  Do I understand by your comments that the "major
> improvements" that you discerned did not require ABX listening tests?

"Require"? As stated earlier, ABX only blurs the distinctions.

Someone locally here once told me he'd done a DBT that proved to the 99%
confidence level, that insertion of the ABX box was audible. I chuckled, as
I might hope everyone would.

Who elected the ABX box as our arbiter?

>   It
> was easily audible?

As I said, sometimes it was immediate, but sometimes not until the DUT's *

> Please elaborate...

Hope that helps.


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