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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: OpenMPT Module Decoder
Last post by kode54 -
Enjoy the real configuration dialog (you'll need to change your settings from defaults again), and enjoy the new pattern visualization, whose renderer was carefully ported from the official OpenMPT XMPlay plugin, to a UI Element of my own design, based on the foo_gep SPC visualization's design. It takes system colors, or foobar2000 Default UI colors, based on background, selection, and text colors.
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General Audio / Re: Advice on transformer hum
Last post by Atmasphere -

However, pressing on the  top of the DAC (avoiding the tubes or at least the tube holes if the tubes are removed) does not seem to alter the hum at all. What does appear to alter the hum somewhat is removing the chassis altogether (i.e. leaving only the base and the front plate). When this is done, the hum is less and possibly below the threshold of being a problem. If the casing were then to dampen this sound further it would likely be OK. The problem is, the casing appears to worsen the hum.

Whilst I remain keen to address the root cause of the problem, if there is anything that can be done casing-wise then of course I would be keen to try it! As mentioned earlier, I tried putting a rubber washer in-between the 2 screws that fasten the chassis to the front panel, though this did not alter it. I considered putting washers in-between all the smaller screws that hold the casing to the base panel, though this would be extremely fiddly to do.


OK- if you are alright working with the unit while the case is off, if it were me I would be using a plastic straw and probably also a light metal rod, each pressed against the power transformers in the unit, with the other end at my ear. IOW, using them as a stethoscope to see which transformer is making the noise.

Once you've done that, report back with any findings.

Have you contacted the manufacturer regarding this issue?
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Code: [Select]
REM DATE 1978
REM DISCID 85084809
REM COMMENT "ExactAudioCopy v1.3"
PERFORMER "The Cars"
TITLE "The Cars [UDSACD 2162]"
REM COMPOSER " "
FILE "The Cars - The Cars [UDSACD 2162].flac" WAVE
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    TITLE "Good Times Roll"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    TITLE "My Best Friend's Girl"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek"
    INDEX 01 03:46:21
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
    TITLE "Just What I Needed"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek"
    INDEX 01 07:30:52
  TRACK 04 AUDIO
    TITLE "I'm In Touch With Your World"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek"
    INDEX 01 11:14:58
  TRACK 05 AUDIO
    TITLE "Don't Cha Stop"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek"
    INDEX 00 14:45:69
    INDEX 01 14:47:04
  TRACK 06 AUDIO
    TITLE "You're All I've Got Tonight"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek"
    INDEX 01 17:50:67
  TRACK 07 AUDIO
    TITLE "Bye Bye Love"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek"
    INDEX 01 22:05:02
  TRACK 08 AUDIO
    TITLE "Moving In Stereo"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek;Greg Hawkes"
    INDEX 01 26:17:73
  TRACK 09 AUDIO
    TITLE "All Mixed Up"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek"
    INDEX 01 31:02:33

Removed REM from composer but then the CUE didn't read.
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General Audio / Re: Advice on transformer hum
Last post by DVDdoug -
extracampine,

If the hum is really annoying to you, I suggest you cut your losses and buy something less exotic.    You bought something exotic and you got exotic problems.   :(  

Seriously...  vacuum tubes have been obsolete since the 1960s (although guitar players still like tube distortion).    It's super-silly to put tubes in a DAC.   There are DAC chips that don't need any additional active electronics in the signal path, although you might want an op-amp buffer on the output.

I don't have a separate DAC but I've got a $20 USB soundcard and a $300 AVR and there are no "sound quality" issues.   I've got a couple computers with no sound quality problems but they do have audible fans and that might annoy you as much as the hum .
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From the SimPlaylist Documentation section Column colors: "Note that text in parentheses "(...)", brackets "[...]", and braces "{...}" is dimmed automatically."
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Anyone Have a Layout To Share?
Last post by eahm -
Nah, no offense taken of course, this is just a forum, I was trying to make a point.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Anyone Have a Layout To Share?
Last post by Coreda -
He wanted to know where the album art was, the full list of components is irrelevant, he only needed the ones for the theme, useless comment for a thread that he was going to forget.

No offense was intended, just weren't sure if you realized the OP was blind from your posts. The plaintext list was just for reference.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Anyone Have a Layout To Share?
Last post by eahm -
He wanted to know where the album art was, the full list of components is irrelevant, he only needed the ones for the theme, useless comment for a thread that he was going to forget.
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edit: I just tested it out:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

It's alive!  :)

Thanks, after tinkering a bit with wine and playonlinux I got CUETools working with no problems. Fortunately I had my old windows config from the days of winXP floating around with all my presets and everything...

Before this I was running it with mono on linux, but that way only works with WAV files, now I can save an extra step of transcoding and some tagging... and verifying in one step is much easier.
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FYI I'm experiencing some visual rendering differences between SimPlaylist and the core Playlist. Here are two screen caps :

Core Playlist : http://i64.tinypic.com/2zz8cie.jpg

SimPlaylist : http://i65.tinypic.com/24btdg8.jpg

As you can see :
- The "2017" in the header is dimmed in SimPlaylist, when I didn't ask for it
- The "(Interlude)" (track 09) and "[Bonus / Panda Remix]" (track 15) are more dimmed (hence difficult to read) in SimPlaylist

My formatting codes are apparently identical in both cases. So why is SimPlaylist acting this way ?