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The Pregap DSP you tested wasn't previously equipped to deal with your problem but I uploaded a new version that should be able to help. Version compatible with foobar2000 v1.3.7 can be downloaded here.

Since you are not using resampling or DS output you need to enable the "Add silence if audio format changes" setting in preferences.

Edit: the above setting also adds silence to the end of previous stream to prevent the end from getting cut off during sound card initializations. The end padding is currently hardcoded to 100 ms which was sufficient at list with WASAPI outputs at default settings.
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FLAC / Re: FLAC Truncated? (Audio Checker)
Last post by probedb -
"From a good source"? Legal good source I take it?
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I've been trying to figure out what's going on with themes since the latest update and still haven't found any fixes.

Is anyone else having theme problems like mine?

-Imported .fth files change the listed fonts and colors in the Preferences window, but don't have any effect on which colors and fonts display on the foobar2k music player itself
-Manually changing color preferences in the preferences window has no effect on the colors displaying in foobar2k
-Manually changing font preferences in the preferences window has no effect on the fonts displaying in foobar2k
-Changing which windows (visualizations, album list, etc.) should display in the quick setup window has no effect on which windows display in foobar2k
-Columns can no longer be split, although column sizes can be changed by drag and drop
-Resetting all preferences and settings does not change any part of foobar2k's appearance

No matter what I tried to change any part of the appearance of foobar2k, the last theme I created and used appears to now be foobar2k's permanent appearance.  Yes, I've hit Apply and OK, restarted foobar2k, and I'm considering wiping all my themes and playlists, uninstalling, and reinstalling to see if that makes any difference.

I figured I'd ask here first if there's a less drastic way of fixing this (or possibly, still not fixing this), as I'd prefer keeping my themes and playlists, as well as my ratings, play-counts, etc.
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General Audio / Re: Album Art Downloader XUI
Last post by AlexVallat -
Can this file or list be manually edited?
Very strange. I can't guess what might be going on there, but yes, the file can be manually edited. In %localappdata%\AlbumArtDownloader look for the file: "AlbumArt.exe_Url_bunch of random characters\1.0.2.0\user.config". This is an XML file. You are looking for <setting name="Presets"
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Vinyl / Re: 33 vs 45rpm -- Technical Differences
Last post by bennetng -
This site is high on the sad truth about analog domain frequency response. The last plot tells the story by means of comparison.

Even scarier is a problem that I have seen personally, but have not seen a lot written about.

(1) Record a 10 KHz tone at a suitable level, say -10 or -20 dB.

(2) Play it back.

(3) Note that it is  typically modulated with a low-frequency random envelope

I don't know about this test method. Is this issue related to unstable capstan performance?
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FLAC / FLAC Truncated? (Audio Checker)
Last post by brandonluciano824 -
So I have been recently redownloading all my music to the FLAC format. I have used various programs such as Spek and Lossless Audio Checker to ensure they are a true FLAC file. I am also downloading them from a good source, some are even ripped by me.

I decided today to check the program Audio Checker and noticed the following errors for certain files.

C:\Directory...Pusha T - Drug Dealers Anonymous (ft. Jay-Z).flac   (TRUNCATED @ 4m 13s)

However, when I open the file, the file plays without any problems. The error shows that it's truncated at the end of every song.
 I'm not sure what to think of this error, should I replace all my FLAC files that have the same error with a TRUNCATED @ end of the song?

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Vinyl / Re: 33 vs 45rpm -- Technical Differences
Last post by Arnold B. Krueger -
http://www.endino.com/graphs/

According to this site a lot of tape machines tends to have reduced bass response when running at 30IPS, so I guess there there is an optimal range of ideal operation in such analog media.


This site is high on the sad truth about analog domain frequency response. The last plot tells the story by means of comparison.

Even scarier is a problem that I have seen personally, but have not seen a lot written about.

(1) Record a 10 KHz tone at a suitable level, say -10 or -20 dB.

(2) Play it back.

(3) Note that it is  typically modulated with a low-frequency random envelope
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Audio Hardware / Re: Synching a 4th generation 64gb ipod
Last post by HA-User -
i figured out that part of the problem.  i needed to uncheck the option of only syncing checked items.

apparently, 16 songs out of 10,000 have been checked for some reason

now it is just sitting on step 4 of 4, saying "waiting for changes to be applied"

it took about 15 minutes, but now it has started the normal copy process
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I am considering the crown amplifiers: XLS 1502 DriveCore 2 series.
https://www.crownaudio.com/en-US/products/xls-1502

Has anyone used these for home audio use? Would like to hear experiences. From what I have read on forums they are good and sound neutral.

A few things I have questions about:

1. Fans. Wondering if anyone has used these and if this is a problem, if so can it be fixed?

2. Preamplifier:
What would be good recommendations? The sensitivity can be set to 1.4Vrms or .775Vrms (this will lower the S/N by 6 db). Do I need to consider impedance when  matching the preamp and power amp? features? Hoping to find something economical: there is a used shop I can check out, and online.

3. Power output: How Crown measures watts
"The test is simple: the amplifier is set up with the level controls turned to the maximum setting, and then a connected sine wave source is increased until  the specified total harmonic distortion is reached"

I'm not sure how this compares to other amps. What would be the equivalent measuring 20-20khz?

I thought this would be a more economical way to get a amp than a HiFi shop. It can do well into 4 ohms.

Joe

The two most common problems with pro amps for home use is fan noise and interfacing balanced and unbalanced connections.  These are not insoluble problems, but its up to you to figure out how they may impact your plans.

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Audio Hardware / Re: Electrostatic speaker myths
Last post by Arnold B. Krueger -
http://www.princeton.edu/3D3A/Directivity/Essence%20Electrostatic%20Model%201600/index_H.html



What spoke to me is this plot for the same speaker:



IME this is not atypical.

What I see is a speaker that is the opposite of something that approximates constant directivity. It's beamy at high frequencies and compounds that failing with a lot of side lobes.