From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ben Bradley)
Subject: Re: Music - Do numbers matter?
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2003 15:04:37 EST
Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2003 20:10:46 GMT
I wish I'd seen this before sending the other message. This is much
email@example.com (John Fields) wrote:
>On 2 Jan 2003 00:56:44 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (James Llort)
>>I'm after a new sound system for my studio. I have very sensitive ears
>>so sound quality is of the upmost importance. I mostly enjoy classical
>>mustic, and I can hear the nasty 'stepping' on CD players as the
>>wonderful sound is horribly broken up into chunks with the digital
>>scheme. I'm guessing this is because my old system uses a duel "1 bit"
>>ADC. This brings me to my first question: How many bits can a human
>It depends on the size of the bit. I'ts a lot easier to hear a lot
>of small bits than it is to hear one large bit. The lowest level is
>believed to be 3 teledynes per root Hertz for a little bit.
Also, the dueling [sic] one large bit is toggled so fast that the
signal loses resolution and low end. It's actually in a dither.
>> I would have thought an 8 bit sound card from my old 286
>>would offer better sound quality, but it is rather nasty I'm afraid.
>>My 32 bit sound card isn't much chop either - I want a sound card to
>>hook up to my new system to listen to my MP3's. I have looked but been
>>unable to locate 128 bit soundcards - I guess companies like Creative
>>only care out the 'leaded ear majority'. Does anyone know of an
>>excellant sound card without digital stepping? I'd prefer an optical
>>output of some sort to prevent phasing errors.
>You can get any resolution you want by using a Cockcroft-Walton type
>multipler. Remember, though, that the upper limit will be bondwidth
>limited by the package size.
Speaking of size, wouldn't a barrel shifter be more approriate for
this poster? This would allow for more bits-per-MAC-cycle, causing
less 'woosh' in his mp3's.
>>Now, to the meat of my question: What is the best sound system money
>>can buy(for under 5 grand)? I need your advice. This is for a small
>>room, roughly 15 by 15 feet.
For Maximum Acoustic Resonance, the room also needs a ceiling
height of that same 15 feet.
>>My problem is that I am 'super-size' and
>>find it very difficult to leave my house. No flames please, it's
>>genetic. But I degress...
>No need to apologize, degression is normal in the morbidly obese.
>Getting back to the point, however, any system will be equalized to
>the norm if you make sure that your finals are class "C" with
>tracking notch filters. It cannot be emphasized enough, however,
>(since you have sensitive ears and can appreciate the difference)
>that your speaker cables should be 0 AWG fine-grain centrifugally
>cast directionally solidified silver clad with at least 251 migrons
>of hard gold. It's not generally known, but the gold cladding keeps
>oxygen from migrating into the surface of the silver and causing
>inverse skin effect, which keeps the high frequencies from
>propagating along the outside of the cable, where they belong.
You can get cables like that for only 5 grand??? WHERE?!?
>>This is not meant as a troll, I am genuinly interested.
All too well, apparently...
>Professional circuit designer