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Opus / Re: Opus 1.3-beta is here
Last post by jmvalin -
Yes, see my previous posts in this topic.
1.3b and 95c4871 are no-go at 32 kbps.  1.2.1  hasn't perfect speech/music switching but  right now is the best (as for my ears)
Note that the 95c4871 build is just some point early in the 1.3 development, before some of the speech-related changes. I'll get back to you later on this. In the mean time, I've come across some TF-related issues and made some builds for testing:
This is intended to improve on samples that mix tones and transients, e.g. the #41 intro. I'd be interested in feedback about how it improves and/or makes things worse.
General Audio / Re: Advice on transformer hum
Last post by extracampine -
Thanks for the further replies.

I understand that there are many differences of opinion regarding DACs (and indeed other components, leaving alone cables), and tempting as it is to behave otherwise, my intention here was not to get drawn into a debate on the relative merits of the various implementations. I would rather stay on track with the issue of the hum/buzz if possible - though thanks for the food for thought.

Atmasphere - thanks for the interesting thoughts. I have no experience of isometrically mounting anything. What you describe sounds like it may be worth a try, though it also sounds like a reasonable amount of work. I had already removed the transformer mounting screws and placed the transformer on top of a relatively thin bit of rubber - which made little difference once the case was back on. Is the technique which you described likely to yield substantial improvements over this?

I was planning to take the DAC to an audio store for further investigation tomorrow, though a snowfall has meant that sledging with the kids may take priority and this will have to wait until next week :)
Audio Hardware / Re: Crown amplifiers for home audio?
Last post by hlloyge -
For preamp, I'm checking this one out (or simmilar):
I have active speakers, so I don't neet amplifier, but preamp. Considering I need HDMI inputs, too, I'd rather buy something like this, than something from those companies that sell gold-plated quantuum transformers in their equipment...
Vinyl / Re: 33 vs 45rpm -- Technical Differences
Last post by Foobar3030 -
Faster rotation, more noise and more noise spectra at higher (typically more audible) frequencies.  Working against that is the fact that higher effective linear speed of groove tracking makes the same groove produce more electrical signal with velocity-sensitive pickups.

Interesting. Do you know of any research/texts looking at relative performance of the two speeds? I'm particularly keen to see how the factors you've mentioned typically net -- that is, is it safe to assume that most music pressed at 45rpm will, ceterus parabis, yield less audible noise than if they were pressed at 33rpm?

This thread was first prompted by my seeing several 'audiophile' releases of albums, where a typical LP had been spread across two 45rpm records on account of its purported benefits to sound quality. Audiophile claims are nebulous at the best of times, but knowing more about digital audio, I wasn't sure if there might be something to this one.  :D
is there maybe an indepth tutorial for a working wine solution for Foobar2k?
General - (fb2k) / Re: foobar2000 for mac
Last post by niggurath -
Thank you for bringing fb2k to Mac! One of the things I miss.
General - (fb2k) / Re: Group By - Albums of same name
Last post by MordredKLB -
I use a RELEASETYPE tag for denoting EPs/Albums/Singles, etc.
I use EDITION tag for denoting Deluxe Edition, Japanese Edition, etc. (also RELEASE DATE is sometimes different for this, so I also add ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE where appropriate)
You can also differentiate on %__codec% as well.

Update your group by query to use the combination of those three and it should ensure you never have duplicates.

In the new beta version, the accessibility is great again. Thanks!
But there is a last little problem. In some edit fields like the media library search field, you cannot jump with the tab key into another field like the list of the search results.
I use the screen reader nvda on Windows 10 64 bit.
Audio Hardware / Re: Crown amplifiers for home audio?
Last post by eagleray -
I am using a Crown XLS 1502 to drive LS50's.  Instead of a preamp I have a Grace M9xx DAC which has a line out (RCA) with a volume control.  It can put out lots more than the 1.4v needed to drive the crowns.  I previously used an Audioengine D1 which also had enough output to drive the amp.     The amp has both balanced and RCA inputs.  I have only heard the fan run once in a year and that was with my head right next to the amp.  It draws 18w idle and not much more when playing.  I consider it suitable for home use and is a bargain for an amp with 300 WPC @ 8 ohms and stable into 2 ohm loads (per mfg).
Off-Topic / тренажер мтб 1
Last post by Tarasirip -
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грузовой стек 80 кг
грузовой стек 105 кг
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грузовой стек 60 кг
грузовой стек 80 кг.
грузовой стек 105 кг
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