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This question gets at the how, but right now I don't have a good explanation of the why. To my ear: yes they are. For frequency ratios above ~1.25 you just hear two tones "on top of" one another. Each is identifiable as a separate entity. It is only at the lower ratios that they merge together into a single, more dissonant, sound. I tested this by ...
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