Meridian Director USB DAC

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,783
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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,889
    Ya wanna know what's wrong? I'll tell ya what's wrong. Entering a reply before one quotes the post to which one is responding. Yeah, that's really screwed up. Makes reading a thread like this even more painful. Glad I got that out. :|
    Viking64 wrote: »
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,783
    edited March 2018
    I know! I wholeheartedly agree. And I have to say, that drives me effing nuts.
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    Ya wanna know what's wrong? I'll tell ya what's wrong. Entering a reply before one quotes the post to which one is responding. Yeah, that's really screwed up. Makes reading a thread like this even more painful. Glad I got that out. :|

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,216
    Not sure what you are referring to.
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    Ya wanna know what's wrong? I'll tell ya what's wrong. Entering a reply before one quotes the post to which one is responding. Yeah, that's really screwed up. Makes reading a thread like this even more painful. Glad I got that out. :|

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,783
    May God have mercy on your soul!
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Not sure what you are referring to.

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,216
    edited March 2018
    Did something change about the way you're posting? They look right now.
    Viking64 wrote: »
    May God have mercy on your soul!

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,783
    About 10 minutes ago I bumped my head on the bottom of a kitchen cabinet.
    I think I got a little drain bamaged.
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Did something change about the way you're posting? They look right now.

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,867
    Clipdat,

    H9's comments were good and relevant. For casual listening, adding a dac to MP3 files can help some in SQ, but it also brings to the forefront the shortcomings of an MP3 file.

    It's like trying to evaluate 10k speakers on a 300 buck receiver driving them, makes the review practically worthless. I'm not calling your review worthless, just maybe misguided, and here is the basic reason why.

    Your trying to do critical listening, on a system setup for casual listening.

    You'll never be pleased with the sound if you don't pick a path, a style of listening you wish to accomplish. I get that your hearing may be sensitive to the effects of the filter, we all hear differently. I would suggest maybe playing a cd quality file through the Meridian and compare notes, see how that filter effects your ears on a different file format.

    In the end, maybe the Meridian isn't for you, and that's ok. Trial and error is how we move forward in this audio thing.
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,024
    come unglued, Slang.

    a. to become upset, disorganized, or confused; lose emotional control:

    b. to disintegrate or collapse; fall apart; break down:
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,867
    heiney9 wrote: »
    come unglued, Slang.

    a. to become upset, disorganized, or confused; lose emotional control:

    b. to disintegrate or collapse; fall apart; break down:

    Hmmm....sounds like a description when I see someone put ketchup on a hotdog....or use Ragu spaghetti sauce. :)
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,024
    tonyb wrote: »
    heiney9 wrote: »
    come unglued, Slang.

    a. to become upset, disorganized, or confused; lose emotional control:

    b. to disintegrate or collapse; fall apart; break down:

    Hmmm....sounds like a description when I see someone put ketchup on a hotdog....or use Ragu spaghetti sauce. :)

    I'm right with you there! Lol
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,889
    tonyb wrote: »
    heiney9 wrote: »
    come unglued, Slang.

    a. to become upset, disorganized, or confused; lose emotional control:

    b. to disintegrate or collapse; fall apart; break down:

    Hmmm....sounds like a description when I see someone put ketchup on a hotdog....or use Ragu spaghetti sauce. :)

    I prefer catsup on my dogs. :p
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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,350
    heiney9 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    heiney9 wrote: »
    come unglued, Slang.

    a. to become upset, disorganized, or confused; lose emotional control:

    b. to disintegrate or collapse; fall apart; break down:

    Hmmm....sounds like a description when I see someone put ketchup on a hotdog....or use Ragu spaghetti sauce. :)

    I'm right with you there! Lol

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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,024
    edited March 2018
    vmaxer wrote: »
    heiney9 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    heiney9 wrote: »
    come unglued, Slang.

    a. to become upset, disorganized, or confused; lose emotional control:

    b. to disintegrate or collapse; fall apart; break down:

    Hmmm....sounds like a description when I see someone put ketchup on a hotdog....or use Ragu spaghetti sauce. :)

    I'm right with you there! Lol

    https://goo.gl/images/xvz12u

    Put that on a t-shirt
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,236
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    heiney9 wrote: »
    come unglued, Slang.

    a. to become upset, disorganized, or confused; lose emotional control:

    b. to disintegrate or collapse; fall apart; break down:

    Hmmm....sounds like a description when I see someone put ketchup on a hotdog....or use Ragu spaghetti sauce. :)

    I prefer catsup on my dogs. :p

    Not from Chicago, are you?

    ;)
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,867
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    heiney9 wrote: »
    come unglued, Slang.

    a. to become upset, disorganized, or confused; lose emotional control:

    b. to disintegrate or collapse; fall apart; break down:

    Hmmm....sounds like a description when I see someone put ketchup on a hotdog....or use Ragu spaghetti sauce. :)

    I prefer catsup on my dogs. :p

    Not from Chicago, are you?

    ;)

    Not from this planet... :)
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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,350
    heiney9 wrote: »
    vmaxer wrote: »
    heiney9 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    heiney9 wrote: »
    come unglued, Slang.

    a. to become upset, disorganized, or confused; lose emotional control:

    b. to disintegrate or collapse; fall apart; break down:

    Hmmm....sounds like a description when I see someone put ketchup on a hotdog....or use Ragu spaghetti sauce. :)

    I'm right with you there! Lol

    https://goo.gl/images/xvz12u

    Put that on a t-shirt

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,783
    Why do people from Chicago never take into consideration the FACT that mustard is a vile, disgusting condiment?
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,256
    Chicago dogs have that blue stuff on em
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,256
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Why do people from Chicago never take into consideration the FACT that mustard is a vile, disgusting condiment?

    Pass the Grey Poopon
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,256
    Yeah, ketchup belongs on eggs!
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,783
    tonyb wrote: »
    Dude....lol. Mustard is way better for you than that High fructose Ketchup. Ketchup belongs on French fries, that's about it.

    Ketchup is like the MP3's of the food world, doesn't belong on good food, like MP3's don't belong in good audio. Hotdogs certainly don't fall into the good food category though.
    Perhaps, but we're not talking "good for you". We're talking just plain "good". And I don't buy ketchup with high fructose corn syrup in it. Hot dogs are the MP3's of the food world, so making a big deal about the condiments that should go on them is freakin RUH-tarded. :p
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,783
    Now, in the interest of keeping this thread on track, I am going to go listen to an MP3 of Adele caterwauling in her annoying (yet oft copied) vocal style on my Meridian Director USB DAC while eating a hot dog with non-high fructose corn syrup ketchup.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,783
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Yeah, ketchup belongs on eggs!

    EGGS?!?!?!?!?!?!

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  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
    LOL at this thread.
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,350
    LOL at this thread.

    Yeo it is entertaining
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