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The Ryzen 7 is really quite an unreasonable CPU - the six core/12 thread chips are a bit more sane. I'm rather irritated with AMD for making a chip like this, because I don't know how to utilize all of its resources. On some occasions I've maxed out quad core systems but that's just not going to happen here. Happily the chip is extremely energy efficient, and the Threadripper CPUs exist exist, helping to make me feel somewhat less ridiculous. :-[

Edit: for any system builders, my board shipped with the 'F3' BIOS and works flawlessly with EVGA 'SuperSC' DDR4 at the advertised 3000/cas 15 (2x8GB).

I've been a long time user of larger AMD chips and Chrome, and there has been a dirty little secret - that Chrome multitasking on previous and current (Ryzen 7)  AMD chips with  6 or 8 cores has been piss poor for years. Opening more than a dozen windows was pretty ugly.

I don't know what happened but just lately Chrome Version 63.0.3239.84 seems to have alleviated this.
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The OP should probably look for a means of dynamic range compression rather than just increasing the gain, preferably range compression during recording.
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C'mon now LoFiers, give the HiFi guy a break.
I know y'all can't afford a $100 cartridge, but you really owe it to yourselves to go to a "High End" show and meet these old freak "inmate" types from Asylum and other such fora. Them and their D-K believer audio systems are a hoot in person.
You think this thread was funny? Go check out one of those shows. ;)

Ok, I think the credits are rolling on this one....
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Either I missed on some specific reason, or I don't know what the point of uploading "that" actually was, either - besides it being a blatant shot in a placebophile's own foot.

As if there were any questions or doubts, we now know for sure why this guy is a true believer in just about every placebophile myth that flushes down the sewer of ignorant audiophilia - he doesn't even know enough to use the tape outputs on that megabuck retro-tech preamp of his.  (please see attachment)
So, we rest our case. (again)
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As if there were any questions or doubts, we now know for sure why this guy is a true believer in just about every placebophile myth that flushes down the sewer of ignorant audiophilia - he doesn't even know enough to use the tape outputs on that megabuck retro-tech preamp of his.  (please see attachment)
...and an extremely funny post like this:
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,115012.msg949291.html#msg949291
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Either I missed on some specific reason, or I don't know what the point of uploading "that" actually was, either - besides it being a blatant shot in a placebophile's own foot.

As if there were any questions or doubts, we now know for sure why this guy is a true believer in just about every placebophile myth that flushes down the sewer of ignorant audiophilia - he doesn't even know enough to use the tape outputs on that megabuck retro-tech preamp of his.  (please see attachment)
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I don't see this as a valid sample. In my opinion, it should be recorded from the preamp out to the line ins on the Zoom. I naively assumed that's what he was going to do.
Exactly. Just use the line-in of the portable recorder.
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,107529.0.html

The link is broken due to last year's forum upgrade, the result is still there:
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,107528.0.html

If the recorder doesn't even support line-in, the whole test is pointless. Even my 10+ years old Creative Zen has a line-in jack, it only supports 128k wma though. I attached a line-in recording of my Zen using my soundcard's 3.5mm output to play the LP sample.flac in this post, the sound quality is much more reasonable, even with lossy encoding.
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,114377.msg943125.html#msg943125

What an innovative method to use the mic to hide the artifacts. :))
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Either I missed on some specific reason, or I don't know what the point of uploading "that" actually was, either - besides it being a blatant shot in a placebophile's own foot.
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Many ticks and pops are the result of oscillation on the part of the phono equalizer- I'm not saying that the ticks or pops is not there, just that they are normally inaudible if the phono preamp does not oscillate with each event. The other aspect is of course that the pickup be properly able to track the cartridge without issues.

Equipment used for playback: Atma-Sphere MP-1 preamp, Triplanar 9" arm, Transfiguation Orpheus cartridge.


You keep repeating this fallacy about pre-amp/phono stage oscillation, so how did you arrive at this conclusion? I've had plenty of occasions to be using an oscilloscope on audio gear; this would easily show such oscillation, yet I've never seen even a hint. Do you actually have a clue what oscillation is? Any phono stage or pre-amp has more than enough gain to oscillate, given the right (or wrong, depending on your viewpoint) conditions. Once oscillating, they are not going to stop until the power is removed or the "fault" is corrected.

On the other hand, a zero-feedback 16-valve (tube) design like the MP-1 might be more common in your world and I can believe such designs would be prone to problems.