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General - (fb2k) / Re: Linux Port
Last post by paregistrase -
So the tone is not absolutely necessary,
If you aren't interested in the subjet is not necessary tring to start the typical flame war.

You are not a moderator, so it's your tone that is not acceptable.  People here can and will question validity of arguments.

So I can and will question your lack of arguments.

I also have the right too I hope.

Until a moderator will say the opposite.

If you have something on topic you're welcome, otherwise this unpleasant exchanget is, by my side, over


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General Audio / Re: Strange frequency spike near 18kHz in song
Last post by blurry_light -
Could also be an intraterestrial signal, probably from Vega.

???

If that's in hihat, it may be sample-based, and the sample could be recorded in times when CRT-monitors were in use and they often had ~16kHz vertical refresh rate affecting the recordings. That sample if transposed up a lil would also transpose up the recorded CRT interference to ~18kHz.
Or if that hihat is procedural/synth-based, the algorithms may happen to generate top content at that frequency.

Hm, that's an interesting analysis. I suppose it could be plausible.

without 3d image (which would have also time dimension; so called spectrogram) it's hard to tell.
but tonal noises starting from ~15 kHz and above are a pretty common kind of recording defects.
this is somehow a thing even now, when CRT are almost extinct. perhaps it's enough to have a CRT nearby even if not directly visible

Hm, I hadn't thought of doing a 3D spectrogram; I wonder if I can do something with GNU Octave.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Only Windows Media Player can RIP CDs: "Could not access any of found CD drive"
Last post by redtownsend -
"Native Win32" interface is the selected and the only one available.  The other two are grey and not select-able.

EAC does not throw the "could not access CD drive" error and rips the CD (except for disk read errors)

Not using using Remote Desktop (RDP).

Rebooted after installing EAC (which RIPs OK), but Foobar2000 still throws the "Could not access any of found CD drive" error. 
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General Audio / Re: Strange frequency spike near 18kHz in song
Last post by magicgoose -
without 3d image (which would have also time dimension; so called spectrogram) it's hard to tell.
but tonal noises starting from ~15 kHz and above are a pretty common kind of recording defects.
this is somehow a thing even now, when CRT are almost extinct. perhaps it's enough to have a CRT nearby even if not directly visible
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General - (fb2k) / Re: File Renaming On Conversion
Last post by Fletchesus -
Got it - knew you were just pulling my leg. Here is where I have ended up for now:

Source: $caps($replace(%album artist%,'(','[',')',']') - $replace(%artist%,'(','[',')',']') - $replace(%album%,'(','[',')',']')/%tracknumber% $replace(%title%,'(','[',')',']')%)

Pattern: $caps(%album artist% - %artist% - %album%/%tracknumber% %title%)

This is applied prior to conversion using Foobar to upload titles into a Control4/Sonos system.

Expect there is duplication in there. Again, cannot tell you all how much I appreciate being able to seek input from those who know what they are doing. Tx
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Quick Question about "Rescan on startup" & "Monitor for changes while running"
Last post by im_special -
Okay last question (but no promises). How does "Refresh All" play into all of this;



Is that like a mini "Rescan on startup" but only for a single album or whatever song is highlighted, will that update the index/database? Because I think most people can just do a right click > Refresh All, for newly added albums, then just keep the other options checked off.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Active setup help and recommendations
Last post by DVDdoug -
I've never used the miniDSP but can't you adjust/balance the levels with it???   Volume adjustment is about the "easiest" digital signal processing you can do!

Typically the preamp/line output goes to  the crossover.   The (line-level) crossover outputs go to the power amplifiers.   The crossover should have separate level controls for each band and most power amplifiers have level controls too.

You can buy active crossovers starting at around $100 USD and they always have separate level controls for each output.    (That won't help with any other room/speaker EQ.)

You can also buy fixed or variable in-line attenuators.    (Variable stereo pots/attenuators may not track left & right identically, so that's something to be aware of.)

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Note that I'm working a lot on my room treatment so, EQ will be minimal.
I hope you're measuring your room?    ….Diagnosis before treatment!     But, you need to measure your room & speakers together so you can't finish the room treatment before the speakers are done.

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Horn loaded compression driver : TAD TD-4002, 110db/w
Woofer : TAD TL-1603, 97db/W
I assume you'll be making some measurements (with a horn attached and the woofer in a cabinet)?

The Internet says the compression driver is 16 Ohms,.  If that's true that means half the power compared to 8 Ohms (-3dB).    (With the same amplifier & settings).     Do you have the gain (or sensitivity) specs for both amps?   

If the woofer amp has enough gain everything may be OK.


P.S.
If your speakers have an existing passive crossover, maybe you can figure-out the (existing) high-frequency attenuation.   There should be a voltage divider (AKA a "pad"), or a potentiometer or a series resistor.  

If there's a potentiometer it's probably audio-taper (non-liner) and you'd need a multimeter to measure the resistance ratio where you like it.

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