New issue of what? Not everyone lives where you live, and I'd like to read that.
But image stabilization? That's a stretch.
robert harley who has consummate ability to elucidate just about any description of a sound
I'd appreciate an in-depth description of what Harley actually wrote before the inevitable throwdown that is about to occur.
robert harley who has consummate...
robert harley is a digital recording engineer who used to work for reference recordings i believe or a similarly fine company. he is also an analog lover of the first magnitude. when one review equipment at the level he does, MANY more details and nuances become quite obvious.
robert harley who has consummate ability to elucidate
this place is inviting as a toilet with a razor blade seat
Quote from: hifitommy on 05 July, 2009, 08:20:30 PMthis place is inviting as a toilet with a razor blade seatShow us some science, and we'll love you forever. Show us more of the same subjectivist nonsense and your welcome will be warm as a Canadian winter. That's just how it works. It's like walking into a Mac forum talking about how great Windows 7 is.
It's easy to bandy about sarcasm with the word genius just as it is easy for someone to call a subjective audiophile delusional. So far I've not seen ample evidence to conclude either is right as of now.
This book is:Almost what the High-End Audio industry needsIt's important for me that a book be written on the advantages of high-end audio. It's the business I'm in and it is dear to me on a personal level. There are many excellent portions and handy information pieces scattered about the book and that's the good news.I will refrain from personalizing my complaints and stick to the issues as I see them. To write this book as the author, you should know Ohm's Law. Harley does not. This is made evident in several examples. Amperes, voltage and wattage are all part of a greater equation that appears to mystify the author. The basic laws of physics and simple electrical concepts need be firmly grasped prior to making an endeavor such as this. There are many elements of "Dark Science" in the high-end audio realm and a mystique that is largely relevant. This book does a strong job of handling that delicate balance between science and myth, that is so important to this industry. Along the way however it forgets to "check the science"That's too bad, but not a total loss...A serious explanation of negative feedback as used in power amplifiers would have been pretty easy to put down for the record. Most power amp manufactures have fascinating solutions to the problems associated with negative feedback. A breakdown of a few of the key developments in this area would have been excellent. An opportunity missed. Instead he uses an example of a negative feedback amplifier and calls it just the opposite! At that point in the book I admit I was a bit frustrated.The good parts are many!It's an enjoyable read when the author sticks to what he actually knows, acoustics and auditioning gear. I learned much and felt the key points were illustrated clearly and in the contexts of meaningful application. I am not saying "don't buy"I guess I'm saying this book missed a huge opportunity simply by not getting some important parts right. That's all.
You didn't read his Stereophile manifesto anti blind testing?