Quite simply, the only difference between the SHM CD and the Marino master, as indicated by these samples, is an extra 0.6db of gain, and additional brickwall clipping.
A couple of incredibly bizarre threads over at sh.tv has uncovered hard evidence (some contributed by yours truly) that some SHM-CDs contain more clipping than their normal CD counterparts. On a LZ SHM-CD specifically:Quite simply, the only difference between the SHM CD and the Marino master, as indicated by these samples, is an extra 0.6db of gain, and additional brickwall clipping.
There are also diverse examples provided of the SHM-CD digital content being exactly the same (or suspected to be the same from track peaks) as the normal CD counterparts. Even then, several individuals are adamant that SHM-CDs sound better than their normal counterparts (even with the ones with increasing clipping). There has been absolutely no evidence found of any SHM-CD having a higher quality digital master than its normal CD counterpart.
Several individuals on Hoffman's forum are clueless jackasses as regards audio.
Quote from: krabapple on 21 May, 2009, 12:25:21 PMSeveral individuals on Hoffman's forum are clueless jackasses as regards audio.The scary one was the mastering 'engineer' Barry Diament's contributions to the thread where he refused to accept that when the WAV comparator in Exact Audio Copy says two WAVs are identical, that that would mean they are exactly the same mastering. He kept on saying the only way to be sure is to null the files after ensuring that the first samples line up.I guess it proves that you don't need a degree in audio engineering to be a mastering 'engineer'.
IME Diament's a fountain of dubious 'information' and audiophoolery. And in the end he will *always* retreat to 'I hear it, and that's all that matters'.
If comp returns a "Files Compare OK" then that means first.wav and second.wav are byte-for-byte exact duplicates.
... My ones will be more singular, my zeros will be truly nothing.
in den oberen Lagen entspannter, weniger glasig, beschwingter, gelöster und dreidimensionaler. Die Normal-CD wirkt dagegen wie eingeschnürt: kompakter und belegter.
It's simply not possible to read CD sample by sample: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_Disc_...o#Data_encodingSo the whole idea that "we need rigth bit in right time" is meaningless.