Published in TAS #219, I'm having some real problems with this article co-authored by Charles Zellig and Jay Clawson.
While most of the article is actually quite good I have a very hard time with the following sentence, "Although JRMC reported an accurate rip for all reading speeds, and are bit-for-bit identicle at all reading speeds, we are still able to detect sonic differences in the resulting files."
Really? Maybe that's not exactly what the authors meant to say but it's the equivalent of saying one can make a copy of a ripped file and somehow the exact copy sounds different. I want to trust what's being presented in the article but this is a sticking point for me. The same bits (*the same bits*) played back from a different position on the hard drive sounds different?
Someone please clear the air on this.