Indeed, I’ve still yet to reach my three years in home audio. I too have a scientific background. I know there are plenty of heated topics and common sense over rules those things from a simple understanding of physics.If you want to know, I'm not an absolute objectivist nor I am an absolute subjectivist; I'm not an engineer, I'm in the medical domain (I'm a Medical Laboratory Director) and I do have a scientific reasoning; as everybody knows, medicine is not an exact science (old debate with my father in law who is an engineer).
I am first of all a music lover, who loves to feel emotions when listening to music.
That's why perhaps I don't cut decibels in four, and I trust my ears.
Your ears are not deceptive as I pointed a couple posts back. There’s a degree of acceptable and not acceptable, according to Amir each piece of equipment will have a different impact. But as I stated on the topic of amps if an extremely poorly designed and measuring amp can sound okay to someone who accepts objectivity. This surely means these companies can get away with producing a product, amp or other, like an amp that produces -75 db sinad and greater than majority of people will find that as subjectively good.I assume you do understand that our ears can be very deceiving and are easy to fool… Not really trustworthy!
Not out ears... our brains. I find it interesting that the creative nature of the brain is flouted by some as some kind of curse or generally not possible, as they are so infallible. Is it a security thing (or lack of)?excellent, but in the end, they are what matters.
Every sense we have (hearing, touching, smelling etc) is connected to the brain. They can be cheated.Not out ears... our brains. I find it interesting that the creative nature of the brain is flouted by some as some kind of curse or generally not possible, as they are so infallible. Is it a security thing (or lack of)?
Hello,Almost ok with you, but I 'm not sure good measurements mean good sound ( cf tube amps etc etc)
Honestly the sad truth is sometimes the older products get less short cuts. Quite possibly could be better.Hello,
Like I said earlier, I'm also the owner of an Atoll DAC, which I bought probably 10 years ago or so.
I don't see any problem with VintageFlanker's doing honest measurements of the unit.
Would I change my unit for a 200$ Topping that surpasses my old Atoll ? No, for a couple of reasons:
1- It works fine and is reliable;
2- It has multiple inputs, which I appreciate;
3- I'm not sure I would hear any difference anyway because some specs are around listening thresholds.
Do I appreciate the work VintageFlaker did ? I sure am. I really appreciate to finally have measurements of Atoll DACs and it would help me make choices if I need to replace it at some point. I don't feel personally defensive to know that there are better products than mine in the market.
As for the question of good sound, it is the long debate of coloration vs transparency and we enter a subjective topic, which I don't think was the point of VintageFlaker's review.