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Is it too low? How much volts should it be?
If you do not intend to replace your active speakers, you could maybe check their specs?

Active speakers tend to have -10 dBv inputs which is about 0.3 volts nputs, and that would work with the OP's processor.

I have Genelec 1031A speakers at home, and they have a bazzilion options behind them,
...
From the speaker's specifications I can't read what they expect to be fed to input:
https://www.genelec.com/sites/default/files/media/Previous%20models/2-way%20loudspeakers/1031A/genelec_om_1031a.pdf
No voltage is mentioned there. I do have gain settings behind, right now they are set to middle.
It takes a little detective work and making some assumptions but...

From this spec, I presume that they clip, either electrically or acoustically @ 110 dB @ 1 meter:

"
Maximum short term sine wave acoustic output on
axis in half space, averaged from 100 Hz to 3 kHz:
@ 1m > 110 dB SPL
@ 0.5m > 116 dB SPL
"

and from this spec, I presume that with the volume control turned all the way up, +4 dB  or about 1.4 volts is the voltage that it takes to clip them:

"
Input level for maximum short term sine wave output
of 110 dB SPL @ 1m:
variable from +16 to +4 dBu
"

An adamantly pro product, the 1031A'S really want pro, not semi-pro or consumer source components.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Crown amplifiers for home audio?
Last post by hlloyge -
Is it too low? How much volts should it be?
If you do not intend to replace your active speakers, you could maybe check their specs?

Active speakers tend to have -10 dBv inputs which is about 0.3 volts nputs, and that would work with the OP's processor.

I have Genelec 1031A speakers at home, and they have a bazzilion options behind them, right now they are connected to small and old Continental preamp, through cinch-xlr cables. I understand this is not ideal, but I am not running them loud, so far the loudness is acceptable. The preamp is analog only, and I need HDMI inputs - and cheap preamps with HDMI passthrough (and optional decoding) are non-existent - which is funny, as I could buy whole receiver for 200 euros which has all the connectors and electronics needed, but doesn't have line out, and I wouldn't need amplification anyway.
From the speakers specifications I can't read what they expect to be fed to input:
https://www.genelec.com/sites/default/files/media/Previous%20models/2-way%20loudspeakers/1031A/genelec_om_1031a.pdf
No voltage is mentioned there. I do have gain settings behind, right now they are set to middle.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Group By - Albums of same name
Last post by j7n -
Thank you for the link. How did we every compose any text in 8-bit encoding if there is need for so many space symbols. lol. Found out that 8201 and 8198 is only pair that works with Tahoma. With 4 of three working symbols, I now have a 1 in 81 chance that albums will merge anyway, which is good enough.

Two s/t anthologies by Zucchero. Split at last.

FontLink on my system pulls special characters out of Lucida Sans Unicode (when Tahoma is selected), letter-like symbols, arrows and so on, but strangely that doesn't apply to these space characters.

Title Formatting is a part I love about foobar the most. It is fun to configure and improve. And I don't need to beg for some display style to be accepted in the official version.
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@Chibisteven

Thanks for the comments :) I too realized that this "problem" might be better off posted on the general topic forum, but I wasn't really sure about it so I ended up posting it here.

The tracks are purchased tracks from an online store, so this would not be the case.

The thing is, I would like to have my files joined album-wise because it is easier and more comfortable for me to manage them that way. If there was an update to the cuesheet format that would be really great.. Especially in these days the music files people are dealing with are not limited to CD resolutions, so the old cuesheet format might need an update to better serve the modern era. It shouldn't be really hard to update it while keeping it compatible with the old format, but I guess the real problem would be whether there is enough need to actually do this.
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Except £15 is a lot less than $50 :) Well built and will last along with all those other things don't come for £15.
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FLAC / Re: FLAC Truncated? (Audio Checker)
Last post by probedb -
If it's an error in the track you downloaded and paid for then report it :)
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Opus / Re: Opus 1.3-beta is here
Last post by Nott -
I want to convert my ~2k files with AC3 5.1 and AC3 2.0, should I wait for opus 1.3? What settings do you guys recommend to opus 5.1 and opus 2.0 to achieve transparency ? File size isn't really a issue here, I just want to have a library fully open source

If file size isn't the problem: Keep the your files as-is, in AC3. You've got nothing to gain quality wise, only to lose. AC3 is so old it *may* already be "free" in terms of patents having expired or being close to expiring and there are open-source implementations.

I still care about streaming my stuff, and AC3 isn't supported on most platforms I stream : browsers, phone.  Only my streaming boxes like chromecast/roku can accept AC3 but I think plex still transcode it lol...  and opus is "future proof"

And I thought there is a transparent quality where the quality will be identical?
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Opus / Re: Opus 1.3-beta is here
Last post by maikmerten -
I want to convert my ~2k files with AC3 5.1 and AC3 2.0, should I wait for opus 1.3? What settings do you guys recommend to opus 5.1 and opus 2.0 to achieve transparency ? File size isn't really a issue here, I just want to have a library fully open source

If file size isn't the problem: Keep the your files as-is, in AC3. You've got nothing to gain quality wise, only to lose. AC3 is so old it *may* already be "free" in terms of patents having expired or being close to expiring and there are open-source implementations.
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For smooth loudness changes use a compressor for the microdynamics, rather than a "leveller" for the macrodynamics.
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i will check it, thanks.

and the R128 normalization. it delivers some sort of real radio feeling somehow. it is definetely a great option for parties (in my case).

i am not a programmer, even if interested, but when the lookahead is seeing a louder part coming, the sound gets noticeable reduced in also noticeable steps.

if i could program this, i would add an exponential curve that gets applied to the part where the sound gets loude (or quiet), i mean to deliver a "smooth" loudness change.

it sounds pretty easy to look at this with simple mathmatical terms, but like i said i do not know code (except some html), so i do not know if this is going to be lots of work to implement. but it would be great!