Hi, what's the reason that you dumped playptmod, st3play, ft2play and bass.lib all of a sudden after all these years?
Last post by DVDdoug -
Why are always 4 spikes used instead of 3?I dunno... Why does a chair have 4-legs? Probably for stability... It's easier to tip-over with 3-feet/legs.
...I'd always assumed those spikes were for carpet...
What can I say? The difference is unbelievable (for a sub-20€ mod, that is) - much cleaner bass response and less rumbling.Please re-read TOS #8 and be careful about making such claims here. I don't doubt that moving your speakers made a difference, but I'm skeptical about what problem was solved with the spikes. But, what I think doesn't matter... The moderators are very strict about the rules and it greatly reduces the nonsense you get on "audiophile" sites. You can talk about spikes, or moving your speakers, etc., but if you are going to make claims about sound quality you have to do the blind listening tests.
I have in ear phones but would like to avoid them if possible.
I suppose I am looking for a device like my Google Chromecast Audio that is battery powered (rechargeable by micro USB cable like my phone/camera) that includes a better DAC than that in my phone that then transmits the upgraded audio to bluetooth speakers.
My Chromecast is connected, via toshlink, to a Cambdidge DAC that is connected to my hifi.
I am looking for a portable version, of the above, for use on the road; slightly lower sound quality acceptable but not as low as the phones audio out, using the phones internal DAC, when running wired headphones from the phone.
You don't need to use the TV as a user interface at all, the Pi can be headless.
Just install an UPnP server/renderer on the Pi (e.g. as part of Volumio for an ultra-simple install, or look up upmpdcli), and control the audio from software on any PC, tablet or phone (look up UPnP control point on your platform of choice. Bubble UPnP is nice on Android, Kazoo or others on Windows, there is a lot of choice).
Last post by Wombat -
MQA Bob tells us digital as we know it is blurred and smeared until you add aliasing, remove the lower bits and wrap it in DRM.
Others trust only in DSD when it has to be digital.
What a mess
Last post by Thad E Ginathom -
Stop right there.
I will answer your question exactly as asked in the title. What do I think about the debates? They are pantomime shows, in which Oh yes it is! and Oh no it isn't are repeated ad infinitum just as they were in the same show the previous year. I've taken part, to some extent, on both sides over the years. Now it's boring.
Sorry, but you did ask. Literally.
Last post by paulrpotts -
Well, I found a solution... I recompiled LAME with a minor change.
I wrote a blog post about the problem and solution here: https://geeklikemetoo.blogspot.com/2017/08/a-workaround-for-mp3-tagging-problem.html
When LAME writes an ID3v2 comment tag, it seems to set the language to either some unicode string, or if the command-line switch --id3v2-latin1 is used, to "XXX." There doesn't seem to be an option to set it to something else. In either case, iTunes will not import this field.
New version with better support for higher bitrates.
This time the binary package contains changelog and help.txt
Please test and report:
Last post by Roseval -
There are times when I believe I can perceive a warmth in analog that I don't in digital
Inherent to analog is imperfection.
This might yield distortions we can detect and perceive as "warmer"
A nice article by Hugh Robjohns: https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/analogue-warmth
Hooray! It was fixed!