However I have noticed on cheaper T/T cart combinations there does seem to be a somewhat artificial widening of the sound stage. It's hard to describe, almost like the fake surround sound some soundbars put out which of course, DSPs can emulate if that is one's thing.
I have never given this much thought but I presume it is due to phase shifts, which vinyl playback always has but more so with less well engineered or correctly aligned set-ups. Any thoughts on this?
If the cartridge is wired wrong the left & right channels can be out-of-phase (one channel inverted). You'll get the same "weird widening" effect if you reverse the wires to one speaker (or if you invert one channel in an audio editor). You'll also notice a loss of bass as the bass soundwaves cancel, and if you mix-down to mono (electrically or digitally) you'll get a "vocal removal" effect where the "center channel" information (the information common to left & right) gets canceled..
Question: how is the component supposed to work with "/" in ID3 tags? ID3 was invented by someone who didn't know enough about music to think about AC/DC ...
I don't think I understand the question. Since the component doesn't parse tags itself but uses metadata provided by foobar2000 the slash is read as foobar2000 sees it. If foobar2000 interprets artist as AC/DC that's what external tag will contain. If it gets read as two fields AC and DC, external tag will include two artist fields.
Last post by Case -
The transacted feature is disabled by default on new installs exactly because it has shown to be problematic. Though I don't know if the reasons for the problems are known - for example I have had it always enabled without any problems prior to testing configuration described here.
Measured how? What is your playback chain? If you are making some strange stuff that runs your signals into digital clipping, then that should be easy to fix.
This is how it looks in Adobe Audition 3.0 the original CD wav, EAC Accurately Ripped (this example does not clip; is up to 0.1dB from full scale):
My PC playback chain is cheap but output good sound: - Intel Skylake PCH-H - High Definition Audio Controller - HD Audio Codec RealTek ALC887 v188.8.131.5258 (default format 24bits, 192000Hz, Studio Quality) - Software Equalizer APO 1.2 with preamp and loudness correction - WMP 12 with all effects disabled - Microlab M 910 2.1 speakers with true frequency range: 30 Hz-20000 Hz, max SPL 80dB, room correction
If the wav does not clip in AA probably something is wrong in my playback chain (too much treble in equalizer).
Last post by Rollin -
Since foobar2000 version 1.4 i sometimes get error "Track information database could not be written (Acces denied)" when closing player.
If i press Retry (Повтор), everything is OK. As i never seen this error before 1.4, i guess it is somehow connected with using of transacted NTFS . Also, i should note that i never had any problems with saving fb2k's configuration and database if player was normally closed. And nothing was changed in my system. So, is it possible that using of transacted NTFS not always works as expected?