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Articles Tagged Ethan Winer

  • Friday, June 29, 2012
    Ethan Winer 06/29/12 03:24 PM,
    “I thought cables didn’t matter, so I tried running my system without them. Huge difference!” —  Posted on a hi-fi audio forum Now that we understand what to measure and how (part 1 and part 2), and know that a null test can prove our measurements valid, let’s use that knowledge to bust some common audio myths. The earliest audio myth I can recall is the benefit of fancy wire for connecting loudspeakers, and it’s still going strong. Some vendors… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallEducationSignalSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

  • Friday, May 11, 2012
    Ethan Winer 05/11/12 10:11 AM,
    Jonathan: “You lied first.” Jack: “No, you lied to me first.” Jonathan: “Yes, I lied to you first, but you had no knowledge I was lying. So as far as you knew, you lied to me first.” — Bounty hunter Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) arguing with white-collar criminal Jonathan Mardukas (Charles Grodin) in the movie Midnight Run When it comes to audio fidelity, the four standard parameter categories can assess any type of audio gear. Although published product specs… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogPollStudy HallMeasurementSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    Ethan Winer 05/02/12 09:21 AM,
    Here we present a portion of a chapter in the new book “The Audio Expert” by Ethan Winer, published by Focal Press. ———————————- “Science is not a democracy that can be voted on with the popular opinion.” — Earl R. Geddes, audio researcher In this chapter I explain how to assess the fidelity of audio devices and address what can and cannot be measured. Obviously, there’s no metric for personal preference, such as intentional coloration from equalization choices or the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallEducationAudio

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