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General Audio / Re: Diagnosing Preamp Turn-on Thump
Last post by Bronco Leonard -
OP here.  Thanks for the help.  After looking at my original - and rather sparse - owners manual, I can confirm that Sumo states that there is a muting circuit that delays output for up to 15 seconds.  However, the thump I am hearing happens about one to two seconds second after the switch is pressed, so clearly something is wrong somewhere.  It happens at any volume setting, including zero, and is present with all inputs selected.  I will start by inspecting the power supply and replacing the filter caps; that's undoubtedly a good idea anyway.  However, without any schematics, it's going to be tough sledding after that.  Does anyone know where I can get the the schematics or service manual?  Or if there are any qualified service providers for this preamp out there?

Re using a power sequencer, it may come to that, but I'd rather avoid it and besides, it appears there is something wrong with the preamp and I'd like to address that first and/or instead.  And for what it's worth, I had already researched the power sequencers and found two that were a little pricier but seemed to be well made: the Furman M-8S and the Juice Goose CQ1520, both in the $280 to $350 range.

Re leaving the preamp on all the time, I'd rather clean up whatever is wrong.  It may come to this, though.  Either that or the power sequencer.

Finally, regarding replacing the "legacy crap" Athena with a modern AVR, I think I'll pass on that. 
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_quicksearch
Last post by Daeron -
Is it possible for "Quicksearch for same/" to use values from one tag (%similar% in my case) to perform search in another (%artist%)? For instance, would've like to tag an artist with 5-6 similar ones, separated with ;, then make buttons in PSS (or WSH or JScript), that when clicked would perform an artist search for them and quickly jump to that playlist.
Why not simply tag them with the same genre and search for that (either via Quicksearch or Facets/CUI Filter panels/Album list)? Individually tagging every artist with 5 other artists sounds like a ton of work for something you could achieve much easier.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Foobar Filter
Last post by jazzthieve -
Under path put %METAL ARCHIVES ALBUM URL% (note the percentage signs) if that is the link you want opened.

Note, if you want to have %METAL ARCHIVES BAND URL% to be opened you should create a new label in run services (for example WWW band) and select that label if you want your browser to open that link.

FYI: %% indicates a tag name.
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[...] but the "self leveling" is a cool idea. Makes for tippy speakers if someone bumps into them.

Actually, they aren't even that tippy, even if you were to bump into them. Three points of contact are enough, the weight also helps. Since I placed them on two corners and in the middle of the opposing edge, you really have to push down on the unsupported corners on top to tip them over, else they will just move sideways.

Just think of a tricycle, tripod, the position of wheels at a aircraft are also in triangle shape. I also wondered why speakers have 4 instead of 3 spikes.

btw. I'm using ice hockey pucks as base for the spikes. It saves the wooden floor from damage with the spikes.

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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Foobar Filter
Last post by slayerist -
First of all thank you very much for your kind reply.

I followed your instructions upto running foo_run.

Could you please tell me how to modify the green rectangled area so that when i right click on that album url it should bring the info specific to that album ?

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Lol.  Well, for what it's worth I've just stuck a £10 20-year-old CD-R drive in my computer and burned one 'Higher Quality' CD and one cheap TraxData CD.  Drive burns at 4X max.  Both play perfectly in my bullshit too expensive Audiophool CD player.
Make of that what you will.

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Your claim that there is this magic CD Rega player that uniquely sounds good is unbelievable without better evidence. You may perceive that, but it takes more than an unsubstantiated exceptional claim based on a sighted evaluation to be acceptable around here. You know, around here we don't mess with kid stuff, right?

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I didn't say that all!  I only said I prefer listening to the CD's because the sound is better coming from the CD player which is closer to my Amp - I didn't put it down to any magic properties of the Rega brand.
In fact I only mentioned the model because I was asked.
All I actually wanted was help with how to find a way of burning the discs slower.

But thanks for your opinion, chum!

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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_quicksearch
Last post by OoNebsoO -
Is it possible for "Quicksearch for same/" to use values from one tag (%similar% in my case) to perform search in another (%artist%)? For instance, would've like to tag an artist with 5-6 similar ones, separated with ;, then make buttons in PSS (or WSH or JScript), that when clicked would perform an artist search for them and quickly jump to that playlist.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Foobar Filter
Last post by jazzthieve -
Just opening a browser and linking to the address by left click selecting is not going to work in colums ui filter since that function is reserved for....well....filtering.
However, you can achieve this functionality wit right clicking.
First get foo_run. In foobar preferences under tools - run services add new service. Give it a recognizable name under label and under path place the name of the tag which contains your links. If your tag is www, set %www% under path.

Now go to your filter selection and right click your track, select run services, select your created label name.
I know it's a bit more involved but this is the closest I could think of working within columns ui filter.
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Support - (fb2k) / Foobar Filter
Last post by slayerist -
Hello all,

I have a column/filter displaying band's albums url.

I want to be able to open a browser and visit that specific address when i click on the url listed in that column/filter.

Thanks in advanced,