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General Audio / Re: Dare I start another vinyl topic?
Last post by ajinfla -
I *am* thinking of posting a few files - some of them will be needle drops, and some will be CD rips.
Their task will be to identify which is which. If vinyl is as flawed as people say it is, then it'll be a trivial exercise.
I personally think they might struggle.
Is anyone willing to risk it?

All of my vinyl-sourced music is needle-dropped and declicked/denoised. I certainly acknowledge that lstening to vinyl direct from the TT is always accompanied by annoying noise.

I think you misunderstand. I'm not suggesting that an LP and CD of the same recording would be indistinguishable - of course they would sound different (and especially so for classical).
Umm, no, It's not me who misunderstands. At all.
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General Audio / Re: Dare I start another vinyl topic?
Last post by old tech -
Post those files.  I'd be interested in doing the test. Hating a format is irrational and I don't get a sense of vinyl hate on this forum.
I still listen to vinyl, still buy records and maintain a high end TT and cart. 

I prefer the presentation of well mastered digital though and I believe will be able to pick most of those files that are needledrops.  It's hard to describe, I have heard so many different turntables and digital rigs and generally vinyl has a smoother sound (which I think is an artefact of imprecise low bass and high treble frequencies which sort of blends the sound) which suits some types of music.  However again hard to describe, nearly always vinyl has a sound that is veiled, a sort of like looking through a slightly opaque lens. Sustained notes, such as a hit of the piano key is rarely pitch perfect.  I do know, to these ears, if I compare my best LPs (ie sound quality, very quiet and and perfectly centred pressing) with my best CDs, it is splitting hairs with the CD coming out ahead on tracks with deep nuanced bass and when the track gets closer to centre of the record.
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General Audio / Re: Dare I start another vinyl topic?
Last post by ajinfla -
In case you missed it, I own a TT. I find plenty fastidiously cleaned vinyl quite enjoyable.

My original aim here was to establish whether those who seem vehemently hostile to vinyl think there are other problems as well as the noise - because reading comments from the likes of AJ and Arny, that's the impression I get.

While I play a psychologist on TV, I'm not really one in real life, so I can't help with that level of disconnect between what I actually wrote vs what's going on in your head. Sorry Clive, no hypotheses to put forward there, perhaps you could help?
Oh and that's a pretty uncalled for low blow lumping me in with Arny. Not nice.
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Hi there. I've been wondering if it's possible to force foobar2000 to load an outdated component.

There's a third party component, foo_m1, which is basically game emu player for arcade games, but it hasn't been updated since forever and I'd really like to be able to use it without having to revert to an older version of foobar.
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General A/V / Re: "Lazy" playback start from AV receiver
Last post by Bero1707 -
A question; will all/any of these components do the same thing with USB output?
Or is there an equivalent for USB?
Try Sound Keeper. Pregap should also work I think.
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A question; will all/any of these components do the same thing with USB output?
Or is there an equivalent for USB?
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General Audio / Re: Dare I start another vinyl topic?
Last post by cliveb -
Because if they do, then I *am* thinking of posting a few files - some of them will be needle drops, and some will be CD rips.
Their task will be to identify which is which. If vinyl is as flawed as people say it is, then it'll be a trivial exercise.
I personally think they might struggle.
Is anyone willing to risk it?
Sure, how about Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture. There is a Telarc version on vinyl (have) and CD iirc. (think I have)
I think you misunderstand. I'm not suggesting that an LP and CD of the same recording would be indistinguishable - of course they would sound different (and especially so for classical).

What I am proposing is to post a few clips (some vinyl, some CD) so that those people who claim that vinyl sounds so bad that it's unmistakeable can prove their claim by identifying which ones are vinyl.

If you're still up for it, I will post the clips.

That said, I think perhaps andy o makes a valid point:
I don't think that's the issue, the issue is that it's so difficult to get no audible ticks, pops or surface noise in the first place.
I absolutely agree with this. All of my vinyl-sourced music is needle-dropped and declicked/denoised. I certainly acknowledge that lstening to vinyl direct from the TT is always accompanied by annoying noise.

My original aim here was to establish whether those who seem vehemently hostile to vinyl think there are other problems as well as the noise - because reading comments from the likes of AJ and Arny, that's the impression I get.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: JScript Panel
Last post by TheQwertiest -
@marc2003 :
It seems that your git got taken down =(
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_wave_seekbar
Last post by Zao -
@EpicForever It was probably confused when a recent spam message was removed.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_wave_seekbar
Last post by EpicForever -
Maybe it is bit off topic, but... Why when I came here to see today's last answer (given by Case) I see this above quick reply window and below last message in thread:
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Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 120 days.
Unless you're sure you want to reply, please consider starting a new topic.
?? Is there something broken within the forum engine?

EDIT:
And it disappeared after I posted above message.