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    What does it mean when people describe Digital as Sounding like "Analog"? Best term?

    yes, I knew you licensed the design Would love to see any measurements you have done which show this - by PM if you prefer?
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    What does it mean when people describe Digital as Sounding like "Analog"? Best term?

    I know you use PH regulator design. My customers from way back wouldn't agree that the PH regulators beat LiFePo4 batteries - in this role they are neck & neck - supercaps are another level but let's not get into one is better than the other - there are a few paths to the same end destination.'...
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    What does it mean when people describe Digital as Sounding like "Analog"? Best term?

    Yes, I agree that it appears we come with certain innate machinery configured for learning this specific functionality. The auditory learning even starts in the womb - newborn babies cry with the cadence of the language they were born into suggesting that they have absorbed this cadence while in...
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    What does it mean when people describe Digital as Sounding like "Analog"? Best term?

    Yes, the dynamic response of voltage regulators is a weakness even the SOTA LT3042 regulators - they seem to generate noise under dynamic current conditions which may well result in noise modulation patterned in correlation with the frequencies in music? I've noticed the same issue when I used...
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    What does it mean when people describe Digital as Sounding like "Analog"? Best term?

    BTW, I only just came across this website where the very first problem of recording is addressed - the microphone configuration & placement. I don't know if anyone has seen this before or checked out their recordings with their approach to this? I will be checking them out (they have a free...
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    What does it mean when people describe Digital as Sounding like "Analog"? Best term?

    What I'm suggesting is that before we consciously think about the timbre of an instrument & whether it accurately matches our memory of the live instrument, our analytic engine has done a lot of work subconsciously. This work at the subconscious level is very basic but also very complex. It's...
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    What does it mean when people describe Digital as Sounding like "Analog"? Best term?

    Thanks I don't think we can achieve 1) or at least know if/when we have achieved this. 2) I don't know how to achieve this - correlation systems comparing input with output waveform measurement is fraught with many issues 3) can probably be achieved (at least for a short time) with non-accurate...
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    What does it mean when people describe Digital as Sounding like "Analog"? Best term?

    This was a long post & I posted earlier but lost internet connection when I tried to post it & when I looked back at the post it was garbled so I'm trying to remember my thoughts & rewrite it. I hate when that happens !! I often see the idea put forth that our auditory memory is unreliable &...
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    What does it mean when people describe Digital as Sounding like "Analog"? Best term?

    These examples of water running, rain on a tin roof, audience applause, fire crackling, etc are called texture sounds in the acoustics research literature & are used as examples of how auditory perception uses summary statistics to analyse & categorise them. I extrapolate this function to...
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    What does it mean when people describe Digital as Sounding like "Analog"? Best term?

    Yea, we all try to correlate the ease & effortless, I call it realism, in sound reproduction with some factor in individual electronics or system components chain that is responsible for this realism. I tend to agree with you but would express it in a wider context - that electrical noise in...
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    What does it mean when people describe Digital as Sounding like "Analog"? Best term?

    This post was messed up when I lost internet connection - I'll write it again so as it makes sense
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    What does it mean when people describe Digital as Sounding like "Analog"? Best term?

    My 2 cents for what it's worth - all this is IMO We don't know what the original event or the final cut sounded like so how do we judge the sound of our replay systems? If we look on recordings as a piece of art, the art of the musicians as interpreted by the art of the recording engineer as a...
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    Griesinger's teachings show up in Klippel, Linkwitz, Toole, and Geddes

    Hi Duke It's not an area I have paid much attention to - I struggle enough trying to research/understand one mode of perception never mind multi-modal perception. But I did a quick search & this might be a good starting point for your research "Auditory-Tactile Experience of Music" This is a...
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    PSA: Be Careful Dealing With Uptone Audio

    Hi Alex, Interesting, I had a similar type of customer in 2019 who was buying one of my DACs second hand & wrote to me I'll use his initials M.M) I warned him before he bought it off ebay to check with the seller that the batteries were fully working. When he received the DAC it was not...
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    Griesinger's teachings show up in Klippel, Linkwitz, Toole, and Geddes

    I agree with you about Olive? & Harmon research - there's an obvious experimenter's bias shown in a lot of their research. As you pointed out above, ignoring the different requirements of planar speaker placement, ignoring the role of SOTA electronics, etc. It's a problem I find when reading...

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