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  1. fortunately this is an open forum so I'll carry on providing facts and evidence so there's balance
  2. I have no issue with that (even ignoring the facts), however you're not all even testing the same bloody thing! Agree on the care point - if you want to test something compare it against the internal linn test track with the switch disconnected and turned off. if you can hear a difference then try to figure out what the issue is and fix it instead. Great example of the issue with what this test is trying to do and the issue with the conclusions
  3. You're only interested it proving yourself right regardless of what the facts actually say. I've even provided you a credible way for you prove your point which you won't do for obvious reasons. I've not insinuated that people can't hear a difference, I have explained why they might though - something you're unable to do. ignoring the facts, and treating symptoms instead of the actual underlaying issue is a waste of everyone's time - you're just fooling yourself
  4. I thought the conclusion was that no audible differences were demonstrated? Are you saying that this is wrong? . . https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/townsend-isolda-cable.7109/page-33
  5. Why wouldn't you? not caring about the facts or if isn't technically justifiable doesn't change things, you're trying to draw a conclusion about something which cannot be drawn. Different manufacturers, and different models in the same manufacturer, design and build their switches in different ways so that the "first" and "last" port take different paths in the circuitry. Cisco switch A may route port 1 next to the PSU circuit, while Cisco switch B may route port 1 as far away from the PSU as possible. Your not even asking what model switch people are using, your results are meaningless, and worse than statistically insignificant. You may as well roll a dice, ironically that would statistically give a better result. If you really want to make this useful at least do things properly The question has to be - can you consistently hear a difference using 1 port versus another (because there's no correlation between 1st versus last port) capture the make and model do blind tests increase your sample size I'd suggest you post something in the main forum to get input from more people. You can add my results to the list Switch TP-LINK TL-SG108 Tested blind I can hear no difference in any port and I can hear no difference compared to the internal Linn test track with the switch disconnected
  6. so now it's not even people creating accounts and stating how right you are on their very 1st post anymore, you're just writing it for them instead? you've still not answered Tony's questions from the 1st page.
  7. good 1st post, who do you work for? digital glare? rubbish. files from the NAS over Wifi?
  8. you'd be better fixing your dirty mains and network and spending the money on the hifi instead
  9. no blind testing!? after everything we've talked about you did the exact thing which everyone said wouldn't give a valid result. no explanation of the mechanics as to how this can make a difference when the ethernet standards, physics and psychoacoustics say otherwise. this is easily explained by bais. I look forward to your unfounded, unsubstantiated, and/or unnecessary criticism of my post which won't address any of the points that people have raised in the past 24 pages, and the other related threads.
  10. not quite what you might be looking for but there are solutions which use Airplay if you have a mac, or on Linn there is songcast. this will allow you to play BBC sounds on a PC/MAC through your streamer. I'd guess there might be other options out there as well - maybe chromecast based using a HDMI dongle, it would need some research https://docs.linn.co.uk/wiki/index.php/Songcast
  11. I don't understand your point, sorry it's lost in translation. just taking a guess here, if you're referring to my crazy experiment to see if I could make my Akurate DS sound better, let me explain my thought process. There's sound science & rationale behind increasing shielding & doing things to prevent EMI within the streamer especially given Linns different approach to the Master clock being in the streamer - and before you suggest it, no that rationale does not transpose over to the Ethernet port, that's a different thing for the point which have been raised in the other thread Linn do additional shielding on the Klimax to shield the PSU & shield the boards from each other, in fact other than a higher quality clock, (and presumably higher quality components), it seems to be the only other major difference between the Akurate and Klimax. Replicating the approach aligns with what Linn do themselves Linn use thick Aluminum cases in the Klimax, a quick search shows that Aluminium is relatively cheap so I'm happy to give it a shot just for the hell of it A bit more research and I stumble and a less invasive option in Laird absorption - £30 a sheet, what the hell, why not - I'm at most ~£60 committed to this experiment, it's worth that for my personal entertainment alone bang all the bits together and flick on my usual test tracks - oh, I never heard that bit before, I've used these tracks for critical listening of SO configs for some time, I know them very well i.e. I always use them for listening, that helps mitigate a few (but not all) of the issues we've mentioned in this thread. Post my findings in a bit more measured way than what I actually think because better to be measured & cautious, a few others give similar things a try and confirm they too can hear blacker blacks, veil has been lifted etc So why is this different from our network switch example? From a bias perspective hearing something new is a good indicator to me that something is different - however when people use this as rationale you are putting your trust & faith in what they say, you need confidence that all the other bits of the jigsaw add up, experience, credibility, science etc etc However it still has all the same bias challenges that we're talking about in this thread - I've not tested it fully so if you copy me you have to weigh up the pros/cons and decide if you want to roll the dice on the madman's idea it stands up to scrutiny from a science perspective - in fact I don't remember anyone telling me that the idea contradicted any establish science at all It's cheap so less financially risky it's a marginal gain though, I'm happy with it for ~£60. I'd be a nut case if I'd spent £2500 doing it though. Would it stand up to blind AB testing? I think it would, in fact I'd really like to compare it against another box - I hope once covid has gone we'll be able to give it a try, that would be an interesting experiment whatever the answer is. Hearing something new in a track because your system has become more resolving is different than there being a non-specific improvement e.g. blacker blacks. A great example is the breaking glass in Dire Straits private investigations, some systems will struggle to bring that out well (hell I've heard systems where you can't even hear it!). You also need replicability & ideally doing it blind (though worth saying again that what we're talking about here isn't a true blind test but it's good enough for our purposes). so if you tell me you've blind tested a change and you can consistently hear a difference, and the science stacks up to some scrutiny, you've got my attention.
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