So, Arny, just to make sure we don't mix things up:This is the link that eric.w linked to:http://djcarlst.provide.net/abx_digi.htm... which is, if I understand it correctly, what I was essentially asking for: an analogue tape with actual music vs. an A/D/A loop (in this case a delay line).
The one you linked to originally was the blind test between analogue tape generations:http://djcarlst.provide.net/abx_tapg.htm It seemed to me like your last post was about the analogue tape generations, rather than the analogue tape vs. an A/D/A loop.
Do you recall/know if the analogue tape vs. the A/D/A loop was with actual music?
I'll try e-mailing Carlstrom as well and see if he responds - then we know for sure (I'll update here if he responds) :-).In any case, thanks for your help - it seems like my request has been fulfilled.
A very big thanks to eric.w for linking to this. It's actually a little bit funny: He linked to a site that I had known about for a couple of years and that Arny had already linked to, albeit a different page, but both of us had overlooked that specific page, ha ha ha :-)! Well, that's how it is sometimes.I was a bit surprised that I found that Computer Audiophile article about ringing recently (which has a new link now, due to an update of the site: https://www.computeraudiophile.com/forums/topic/19347-audibility-of-digital-reconstruction-filters/ ), as I had searched for the same concern for a while before even starting this topic. I suppose I must have included some search terms that excluded that specific site.
By the way, Arny, do you recall more or less what year the analogue tape vs. A/D/A test was?
I ask, as early converters are slammed by many, even people like Lipshitz and Vanderkooy,
lately I have started to think mastering has been a much bigger factor in why certain CDs from the 80s sound poor.
I caught a big fish, ajinfla!
I now believe mastering was more to blame when CDs sounded bad.A video with John Vanderkooy will probably also appear in the sidebar, where he expresses similar opinions about early converters not being very good (but again just "early").Although this is more subjective, mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, who's also pro-digital, said that the early albums he mastered didn't sound great on CD, as early converters had an "industrial" sound. But I understand that this is mainly an anecdote.