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Re: S/N db's
Scott, I've been involved in high end audio for more than 10 yrs,
mostly car audio.
I know some people feel that high end and car audio don't belong in
the same sentence, but I would argue that. Not here though.
For a look at my involvement with car audio, pick up the next issue of
Auto Sound and Security (yeah I know it's a crappy rag not worthy of
going on the bottom of my macaw's cage, but I got published again.)
In the next issue (june) there is a 92 ACSchnitzer 318is that we did
at my old shop that won it's class and took third in a related class
at the IASCA finals. It was also voted "best sounding car" at the 1996
CES in Las Vegas in Jan.
Ok, now I'm feeling boastful..............
What I mean to say is that there are so many people that are
uneducated about audio in general, let alone high end or audiophile
grade systems that they use what few buzzwords they've picked up in a
dangerous way. Thats the main reason that although I'm sure I could
prove to be an asset to someone looking to learn, I refuse to play
teacher. Too many opinions coupled with too little knowledge on the
part of the consumer.
Lets take the misc b.s. about audio for what it's worth,
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Subject: S/N db's
Author: PDQSHIP@aol.com at Internet
Date: 4/5/96 03:07 AM
In a message dated 96-04-05 01:53:11 EST, you write:
>Those are just the subjective differences. There are many others that
>are objective and less tangible, but very important nontheless.
>Designers of tuner circutry usually don't give a hoot about audio quality
>because the signal being recieved is prettly low fidelity anyway, so why
>pass it through an expensive high quality audio stage? Things like
>dynamics, timbral acuracy, midrange bloom, treble purity, bass punch,
>etc. Measurements are one thing, but objective performance, untouchable
>by measurments, are what we actually hear.
..... I hear a buzzing sound somewhere in cyberspace.....
1, you have the definition of Subjective and Objective backwards. 2, car
tuners are rated and hoots are given to them. 3, haven't seen a car audio
manufacturer yet that doesn't measure EXACTLY what you describe, it's called
a SOUND FIELD ANALYZER, and it quantifies EXACTLY what you hear in THE
environment you will hear it IN, and in fact can analyze sound you CAN'T hear
as well (but your dog might thank you) . You might want to ck the archives
on the level of audiophiles here, there are more than a few.......