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The Absolute Sound Magazine listening test, published in the January, 2012 issue (Not TOS8 compliant)
JimH
post Dec 4 2011, 00:07
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JRiver Media Center was reviewed as part of an extensive listening test published in the January, 2012 issue of The Absolute Sound Magazine.

http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?...68169.msg458772
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post Dec 5 2011, 23:20
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Until now, the merits of computer audio have been controversial for many audiophiles.


Controversial because most of the easy tweaks used to claim sonic superiority cannot do not apply. Try rolling tubes on a soundcard, or try monster cables to hook up eSata connections.

There are still idiots out there who claim superiority sound wise of a non smps to a smps when supplying power to your sound card, who claim that an exterior Dac is superior to the Dac of your soundcard, who claim that any of the various players is superior to any other player, who claim superiority of one spdif cable over another, who claim superiority of 192kHz upsampling (why the fuck not upsample to 384 or 768 or into the MHz range, eh?)

Audiophiles are a part of the religious community twice removed from reality, and believe that everything effects the sound and can hear mice whisper.
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- JimH   The Absolute Sound Magazine listening test   Dec 4 2011, 00:07
- - pdq   Is this some kind of a joke? Why would any player ...   Dec 4 2011, 04:17
- - JimH   There are a few reasons. WASAPI or ASIO, for exam...   Dec 4 2011, 14:54
|- - googlebot   QUOTE (JimH @ Dec 4 2011, 15:54) But ther...   Dec 4 2011, 15:46
||- - JimH   QUOTE (googlebot @ Dec 4 2011, 09:46) QUO...   Dec 4 2011, 16:00
||- - Roseval   QUOTE (googlebot @ Dec 4 2011, 16:46) The...   Dec 4 2011, 16:01
||- - JimH   A lot of the audiophile grade equpment has require...   Dec 4 2011, 16:07
||- - Roseval   QUOTE (JimH @ Dec 4 2011, 17:07) Many of ...   Dec 4 2011, 16:11
||- - JimH   QUOTE (Roseval @ Dec 4 2011, 10:11) QUOTE...   Dec 4 2011, 16:19
||- - Roseval   A couple of DACs using XMOS for you: http://www.au...   Dec 4 2011, 16:23
|- - Northpack   QUOTE (JimH @ Dec 4 2011, 14:54) More Aud...   Dec 6 2011, 12:48
- - JimH   Merci. I think the important thing about the ar...   Dec 4 2011, 16:35
|- - Alikris   QUOTE (JimH @ Dec 4 2011, 15:35) I think ...   Dec 9 2011, 22:11
|- - JimH   QUOTE (Alikris @ Dec 9 2011, 16:11) QUOTE...   Dec 9 2011, 23:03
- - Wombat   Somehow i find this claims pretty bullshit regardi...   Dec 4 2011, 16:39
- - Alex B   It seems that JRiver Media Center was just the tes...   Dec 4 2011, 16:39
|- - .halverhahn   QUOTE (Alex B @ Dec 4 2011, 17:39) Withou...   Dec 6 2011, 14:21
|- - kotekzot   QUOTE (Alex B @ Dec 4 2011, 19:39) Withou...   Dec 26 2011, 17:51
- - Alex B   Wombat, I don't think JimH believes that e.g. ...   Dec 4 2011, 16:58
- - Canar   I moved this discussion out of the Recycle Bin bec...   Dec 5 2011, 22:52
- - kraut   QUOTE Until now, the merits of computer audio have...   Dec 5 2011, 23:20
- - gvanbrunt   I believe Jim is abundantly aware of the audio Zel...   Dec 6 2011, 02:45
- - greynol   I'm not so sure the creation of this topic was...   Dec 6 2011, 03:08
|- - Alex B   Oh dear, I thought that this thread split already ...   Dec 6 2011, 14:14
- - Wombat   I wouldnīt have worried but this one question: QUO...   Dec 6 2011, 03:16
|- - greynol   QUOTE (Wombat @ Dec 5 2011, 18:16) Now th...   Dec 6 2011, 03:23
|- - monkey   Using a 64bit data path in JRiver was an engineeri...   Dec 6 2011, 16:21
- - Batman321   The recycle bin is waiting for this thread.   Dec 6 2011, 14:50
- - andy o   Agree that this is the wrong criterion to judge MC...   Dec 6 2011, 17:00
|- - JimH   QUOTE (andy o @ Dec 6 2011, 11:00) That h...   Dec 8 2011, 21:24
- - greynol   QUOTE (Alex B @ Dec 6 2011, 05:14) It wou...   Dec 6 2011, 18:23
- - Donunus   Regarding the statement saying that players sound ...   Dec 6 2011, 18:24
- - Donunus   I have a feeling that companies making their playe...   Dec 6 2011, 18:29
- - Zarggg   Since I'm not an audio expert (my background i...   Dec 9 2011, 06:36
|- - Roseval   64-bit internal data path means that all DSP is do...   Dec 9 2011, 13:55
- - kraut   QUOTE Whether you agree with them or not, and I su...   Dec 10 2011, 03:49
|- - JimH   QUOTE (kraut @ Dec 9 2011, 21:49) Why do ...   Dec 10 2011, 14:23
- - andy o   Adam Savage just reminded this to his twitter foll...   Dec 10 2011, 04:13
- - kraut   QUOTE Did I mention that I was once abducted by au...   Dec 10 2011, 14:35
|- - JimH   Everything was gold plated.   Dec 10 2011, 14:49
- - testyou   What's the point of this thread? Can I report ...   Dec 11 2011, 03:01
|- - bennetng   QUOTE (testyou @ Dec 11 2011, 10:01) What...   Dec 11 2011, 12:57
- - Case   Report button is for reporting spam or illegal con...   Dec 11 2011, 10:53


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