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That fits just fine actually, thank you. 

Is there any reason to believe the idea that sending frequencies to the (slower?) subwoofer is detrimental compared to keeping as much as possible in the (faster and more point-source than a subwoofer?) monitors and that's why bigger monitors are better, or is that just audiofoolery?  
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_popup_panels
Last post by always.beta -
When the main window is minimized, the pop-up window is still displayed and on top. Is that possible?
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No, I do not. ABX testing would only prove that I can hear difference, not the nature of it, and I think it is fairly clear that at 48 kbps each codec has their own artifacts. No codec is transparent at 48 kbps yet, look at listening tests.
No siree! Subjective, arcane statements such as "cassetty", "muddy" or "metallic", used by you in such a context, only belong into the typical audiophile forum.

Were you willing to follow the afore-mentioned science-driven method (which, as you know, and thank god, makes up one of the pillars of this community) a simple "Yes I can/No, I can't (hear differences)" should suffice. As simple as that.

Other than that, your claims stand as they are: discredited and of no use to anyone else.
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  * Version 3.5.0
  + Support for transparent background for texts in tooltip.
  + Support for text shadow.
  + Ability to delete profile in settings.
  + Ability to configure path to folder with foobar2000.exe.
  + Support for relative paths (to fb2k root folder) in album art stub image and button icons.
  + Ability to detect HTTP links in texts and open web browser on click.
  - Fixed stub image appearing for a moment when switching tracks.
  - Fixed size issues when in floating window mode.
  - Fixed some album art handling code.

The main new feature of this release is that we can now have nice looking tooltips, like this:

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Thought I throw my 2 cents in.  FM radio caps out around 15 KHz, so resampling to 32 KHz would remove the pilot tone and have no audible effects.
Wouldn't that push dither noise further into the audible range?

One could use a flat dither at the bottom bit since you're only dealing with 2 channels here and already dynamically compressed material when dealing with lower sample rates that could push shaped dither into the audible range, if you're paranoid.  I question it's audibility because FM hiss is a lot louder than the noise floor of a 16-bit recording.  Now if you had something with 20 channels and the recording is low amplitude, then I be much more worried about how things add together.

FM radio and audio cassettes are so noisy that they practically self-dither when you record them.  Random noise in FM radio has a triangular effect so it's more concentrated towards the higher frequencies and because the stereo signal is modulated in the higher frequencies it tends to be more noisier when listening in stereo for this reason.
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If anyone is interested I've got a working jscript that switches PSS splitters with buttons from the latest JScript panel. You need to have Columns UI, PSS, and JScript panel installed (portable for testing recommended). I used images out of the mono folder from the jscript component folder for generic buttons images. Once those components are installed you can import this FCL file from within Columns UI.

Right clicking the Parent Splitter and selecting Splitter Settings (upper one) will show child splitter names in PanelList tab. The Script tab shows the PSS code that must be used in the parent splitter. Note names in Script tab (1-4) and their placement here. They need to match the names in the PanelList tab.

This type of switcher does not need to be in the same parent splitter as is the case for PSS buttons. You can even use this in the CUI toolbar to change the panels. Right click the toolbar > Panels > JScript panel > copy code from orange jscript panel.

I'm unsure if it could be cleaned up or optimized further, but it works quite well.
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Thought I throw my 2 cents in.  FM radio caps out around 15 KHz, so resampling to 32 KHz would remove the pilot tone and have no audible effects.
Wouldn't that push dither noise further into the audible range?

If the developer would simply resample without doing anti-alias filtering, then the aliases would become very audible.   If, by 'resampling', it is meant to 'anti-alias filter', then 'change the sample rate', then there is little additional benefit over and above just 'do the filter'.   So, I'd just suggest a brickwall filter at just below 15k with some large number of taps (if there is enough CPU.)   The 19k pilot tone would be effectively totally eliminated.   I would NOT suggest using a 2/4/6 pole IIR filter, because there is definitely an audible effect (which might or might not be desirable.)   If one just does a remez generated FIR filter with perhaps 1023 taps at 14.5kHz, then nothing above 15kHz will be allowed through.  (BTW, I sometimes use a 2pole IIR filter with a q of 1, at 15kHz to make certain kinds of musical sounds more 'sharp' sounding.)

John Dyson  
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ABC/HR would be the correct tool in this case.
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No, I do not. ABX testing would only prove that I can hear difference, not the nature of it, and I think it is fairly clear that at 48 kbps each codec has their own artifacts. No codec is transparent at 48 kbps yet, look at listening tests.
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General Audio / Re: lowpass wav file to remove FM pilot signal
Last post by pdq -
Thought I throw my 2 cents in.  FM radio caps out around 15 KHz, so resampling to 32 KHz would remove the pilot tone and have no audible effects.
Wouldn't that push dither noise further into the audible range?