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  • ncdrawl
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ressonence labs invicta lol. Eggheads, lend me your brain
"Some audio enthusiasts are outstanding in
their ability to note differences that the engineer cannot find. Scientific
double-blind tests confirm over and over again that two digital audio
devices with identical specifications of noise, dynamic range, bandwidth
and distortion can be reliably distinguished by the human ear. There
is certifiably something that the ear perceives that our measurement
apparatus does not."


http://www.resonessencelabs.com/invicta/In...serGuideILB.pdf

  • mixminus1
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ressonence labs invicta lol. Eggheads, lend me your brain
Reply #1
Just read through the entire site and the first several pages of the user manual...and I'm hearing that line from the classic Thomas Dolby song:

"She blinded me with science!"

No proof whatsoever for their double-blind test claim, and while the Invicta does appear to be a very well-engineered DAC (the measurements are impressive, no doubt, and for $4K, they'd better be), they make a number of unsubstantiated claims and logical jumps, not the least of which are in regards to MP3 encoding - for instance:

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...few would argue that MP3 was anything more than an acoustic illusion, burying detail of the music behind louder sounds in the assumption that the human ear would not miss it.


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There can be no surprises, no unexpected detail in MP3 music - they are simply not there. You will not be moved to comment on fine detail in the MP3 playback, that detail is in your head - your own ultra-sophisticated audio processing has cleaned up the MP3 signal to an acceptable level.
"Not sure what the question is, but the answer is probably no."

ressonence labs invicta lol. Eggheads, lend me your brain
Reply #2
"Some audio enthusiasts are outstanding in
their ability to note di?erences that the engineer cannot ?nd. Scienti?c
double-blind tests con?rm over and over again that two digital audio
devices with identical speci?cations of noise, dynamic range, bandwidth
and distortion can be reliably distinguished by the human ear. There
is certi?ably something that the ear perceives that our measurement
apparatus does not."


http://www.resonessencelabs.com/invicta/In...serGuideILB.pdf



Back from the past, it is "The big lie"! ;-)

  • sorabji
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ressonence labs invicta lol. Eggheads, lend me your brain
Reply #3
"Some audio enthusiasts are outstanding in
their ability to note di?erences that the engineer cannot ?nd. Scienti?c
double-blind tests con?rm over and over again that two digital audio
devices with identical speci?cations of noise, dynamic range, bandwidth
and distortion can be reliably distinguished by the human ear. There
is certi?ably something that the ear perceives that our measurement
apparatus does not."


http://www.resonessencelabs.com/invicta/In...serGuideILB.pdf


...pablum...